Sep 12, 2020 BY: Tammie Ortlieb
When you get a craving for that childhood favorite—peanut butter—you need a grown up way to handle that. Whether it’s breakfast, dessert, or a snack you’re looking for, these brands have you covered.
All-natural, frozen protein balls that contain just five ingredients (including peanut butter!) and are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and non-GMO? What perfect world have we been dropped into? Wholly Rollies just upped the snacktime game!
Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies and Cookie Bites, both available in peanut butter flavor (the Cookie Bites are chocolate-covered!) are just the right size to satisfy your urge for sweets. Individually wrapped or by the bag, these little treats are perfect for popping into your mouth as is (ask us how we know!).
Peanut Butter Cups
This Boulder-based company knows a thing or two about peanut butter. They stock the product by the jar or the 1.15oz packet and carry Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups in regular size or mini. If you’re not a fan of peanuts, but love you some nut butter, they also offer almond and cashew butters in varied flavors.
These non-dairy pints come in P.B. & Cookies and Peanut Butter Half Baked, and pair nicely with a large spoon and evening of Netflix. When those tubs are empty, try one of the brand’s other non-dairy flavors, including Chocolate Salted ‘n Swirled, Cinnamon Buns, Cherry Garcia, and more.
For those times you need to throw an energy bar into your bag, go for GoMacro. They offer their protein bars in Double Chocolate + Peanut Butter Chips, Peanut Butter, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, among others. While you’re shopping, pick up some organic, gluten-free MacroBars for the kids.
Endangered Species, that sweetheart of vegan chocolate bar brands, has you covered when it comes to celebrating peanuts. Try their 3oz bar in Salted Peanuts + Dark Chocolate. Not only will you satisfy that sweet treat craving, but you’ll benefit from brain-boosting 60% cocoa as well.
Working on those gains? Let Planta help you out with their organic brown rice- and pea protein-based powder in Peanut Butter Cup, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Peanut Butter Banana flavors. This plant-based protein powder is available as a one-time purchase or on a subscription basis.
For that home-baked goodness taste and feel, try Bobo’s Oat Bars. This mother-daughter founded, small batch brand stocks their classic bars in Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Peanut Butter & Jelly. You’ll also find Peanut Butter & Jelly Stuff’d Oat Bites, Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Toaster Pastries, and more.
Food & Drink
Thankfully, the days when vegan pizza meant flimsy crust, store-bought tomato sauce, and overcooked veggies that no one actually liked are long behind us. If you made it through the vegan pizza apocalypse, congrats! And if you’re just joining us on your vegan journey, welcome to the party! Here are a few of our favorite spots to grab a slice (or a whole pie) of vegan pizza across the states.
Guac doesn’t have to be extra, but that doesn’t mean you and your culinary creations can’t be! From spur of the moment fiestas to mashed avo breaky toast to roasted veggie grain bowls topped with spicy guac, the possibilities are endless. With several packaged guacs available, it’s easier than ever to rock out with your guac out. Here are 10 store bought guacamole varieties you need to try.
You won’t want to miss these vegan pumpkin-flavored products! Break out your fall-scented candles, seasonal decorations, and pumpkin-craving taste buds, because fall is in full swing. Do you know what that means? The countdown to the return of the beloved pumpkin spice flavor is over––hallelujah! We know this is #basic of us, but pumpkin spice is basic for a reason––it’s just so dang good! Here’s a list of pumpkin-infused vegan products we can’t get enough of.
Pasta Salad is the Midwesterner’s way of tricking themselves into thinking that they’re eating healthy. This recipe serves one. Or like eight people. Whichever.
Everyone needs a go-to chocolate cookie, so consider this your new one. Gooey and thick, this rich chocolate cookie is grain-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free—sweetened only with Just Date Syrup. It’s gonna be a ritual, starting tonight.
This uber creamy 20-minute vegan mac delivers the tang of sharp cheddar from a surprising source—sun-dried tomatoes! A few basil leaves add complexity to the flavors without making it taste “tomato basil-y.” I like to top it with hemp seeds for a little extra texture and nutrition, but that’s totally optional. Use chickpea or lentil pasta to make this mac ‘n cheez super healthy! Add a side of steamed green beans or broccoli for a complete meal.
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Wondering what to feed your vegan fur babies? We’ve got the answers! When it comes to finding food for our pups, we want to make sure they have the best nutrition possible. That’s why we’ve curated a list of vegan and veg-friendly brands that offer dog food, treats, supplements, and more!
These brands offer biker shorts that are trendy and earth-friendly––hey, that rhymes! Whether you’re an avid mountain biker, spin class enthusiast, or have never sat on a two-wheeler in your life, we can all agree that biker shorts are one of the hottest new movements in the fashion scene. With the stretchiness of leggings and the breeziness of short-shorts (without all the chafing), these mid-length bottoms hit the sweet spot for comfort and style. Here are a few of our favorites!
LA-based Goodmylk Co. delivers frozen and powdered plant mylks straight to your door. Available in hemp, almond, and a new Almond Latte Creamer, these organic mylks can stay frozen up to a year and, once thawed, provide a rich, creamy, homemade taste without all the draining, straining, and hassle of making it yourself.
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
Anja is a pediatric dietitian by day and vegan foodie by night. She posts recipes, nutrition tips, and mediocre foodtography. Her New Year’s resolutions include building a virtual nutrition coaching business for vegan and veg-curious clients. Check out her blog at vegcentricdietitian.com.
Cayla is an event planner, copywriter, catering manager, and vegan foodie. If she’s not working, she’s probably catching one of her favorite composers in concert, riding her bike to the movies, watching a gorgeous sunset at the bluff in Long Beach, or convincing her girlfriend to go out to eat at another vegan restaurant … again.
Vegan 4 years, Kayla Pasko is originally from Milwaukee, WI and graduated from St. John’s University in 2015 with a degree in communications. When she’s not scoping out trendy vegan spots in NYC you can find her reading, taking a yoga class, or shopping at Trader Joe’s.
Vegan 15 years, Tammie is a VegOut OG, with the team since its beginnings. Self-proclaimed super-woke wellness guru, she’s an author, dreamer, and YouTube star wannabe. Her passion, aside from writing about #alltheveganfood, is helping individuals overcome personal barriers to happiness and success.
Tanya Flink is an Orange County journalist willing to run for vegan food. She’s written for several plant-based publications, including VegNews, Organic Authority, EcoSalon, and LIVEKINDLY. She currently serves as the Content Manager for Switch4Good.