If you are looking for Cruelty Free Foods to spread on toast, bagels, wraps, crackers, rice crackers, peoples bodies etc or want alternatives to butter… give these a try…
I bloody love Avocado!!!
Its creamy and smooth like butter, great on toast/bagels/wraps, has AMAZING nutritional value and is a great replacement for many dairy products! Did you know you can make a dairy free chocolate moose using avocado? I’ll talk about that later… this is about spreads. Back to spreads.
So a great breakfast/snack/meal (is there really a need to label these? lets not pretend we all don’t eat pizza for breakfast every now and then) is Avocado spread on toast with some cherry tomatoes. I often have it with a bit of Violife Cheese and chilli jam spread.
Its Packed full of nutrition! They are very high in omega 3 fatty acids (the good fat, THE GOOD FAT) They are fairly low in sugar, contain more protein than most other fruits (yes it’s a fruit). Are a good source of vitamin b5, Vitamin k and fibre. Plus, they are also high in magnesium, phosphorus, iron and potassium!
They are great for your heart, they lower cholesterol, have great anti-inflammatory properties, regulate blood sugar, contain Glutathione which is a powerful antioxidant, reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, aid digestion and are GREAT for your skin!!
They really are packed full of goodness!
Love Hummus! Again, very nutritious, has a huge range of different flavours to pick from and is so easily accessible (easy to make too)! Its made by blending Chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon, garlic and anything else you want to add! Sweet chilli is one of my favourites. Its ace on a sandwich and fairly filling too!
Its got a ton of health benefits. It’s anti inflammatory, has a good amount of protein, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin C, B6 and zinc just to name a few!
Chickpeas and beans have been shown to balance cholesterol levels, protect against heart disease and reduce hypertension. They also help keep the digestive system and the colon free from harmful bacteria and toxic build up. Plus, with them being full of fibre… it’ll keep you er, moving!
So this is things like Peanut butter, Almond Butter, Cashew butter. They can all be used as a substitute for butter on toast, sandwiches (have you ever tried it with marmite on toast? not joking… so nice), bagels, crackers. They are a great source of protein and contain good fats. They lower cholesterol, help keep your arteries flexible, and promote heart health. They will also keep you ‘fuller for longer’. I often eat the Almond butter with a spoon or dip some fruit or veg in to it. Really does the trick of filling you up for a while.
Along with its many, MANY other uses (which I will go in to on a separate post), coconut oil is great spread on toast (add some Jam or vegan chocolate spread on and you’ll be in heaven) Its has a good consistency on the toast and you don’t need too much! A jar lasts a long time and I use it for all sorts.
Health wise, coconut oil can improve blood cholesterol levels and lower your risk of heart disease. Its loaded with good fats and also helps to actually lose weight!
JAMS, CHUTNEYS AND MARMALADE
These are pretty self explanatory but still, they are a great option to spread on toast etc or have in a sandwich. As above, try Jam on top of coconut oil on toast! Tastes gorgeous! Honestly! They are of course high in sugars (fruit sugars) but they do contain real life fruit and are bloody tasty! So go forth and spread that gooey fruity loveliness. Plus, who doesn’t love peanut butter and jam? Unless you are allergic to peanuts… Probably not a big fan then.
THIS! Love it or hate it, its cruelty free and packs a nutritional punch more than most would think! It’s low in fat, has very little sugar, (0.6g per 5g) and contains 5 essential B vitamins! It contains Thiamin, Niacin and Riboflavin which all play a key role in converting food into energy. It also contains the almighty B12 that many meat eaters are so good at telling me I must be lacking It has a good amount of Iron too, a 5g serving will give you 15% of your recommended intake.
I love it, especially with peanut butter… give it a try! I shit you not.
Ps, you only need a very small amount of this, a little goes a long way! I’ve made that mistake before. Ooof!
Lovely lovely lovely chocolate spread! What’s there to say? Get a spoon and get stuck in. There are PLENTY of cruelty free Chocolate spreads, some are just regular cheap supermarket ones, some are organic fancy ones… either way… if it ain’t harmed an animal, get it in ya!
Have you tried BISCOTTI SPREAD yet?!?!?!
It’s unreal! It’s unreal and totally Vegan!! Get the smooth if you want it on toast or if like me you want to spoon the little bugger.. get the crunchy one. Get both just to be safe. Get both and be happy forever.
VIOLIFE CHEESE SPREAD
Think you’ll Miss spreadable Cheese? You won’t. Give this a whirl! Try it with some Chilli Jam too… so nice!
Any thing you’ve tried that’s ace and I’ve missed? Let me know!