Russell Simmons Refutes Every Anti-Vegan Argument In 2 Minutes

“How do you get enough protein?” “How can you even LIVE without bacon?” “How can you afford to eat all of that bougie plant-based stuff?”

These are just a sample of the questions every vegan must endure over his or her lifetime. But now, thanks to a special rapid-fire rebuttal session featuring Russell Simmons, who recently published “The Happy Vegan,” and the Atlantic’s James Hamblin, there’s an answer to even the most needling inquiries. Watch and be impressed in the Atlantic’s video above. 

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Quick, Healthy Vegan Snacks

Quick, Healthy Vegan Snacks

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Nuts
Nuts are a vegan snack superstar. A recent study found that eating just a handful a day could extend a person’s lifetime. That’s kinda cool, huh? Buy them in bulk, mix and match, eat them for a breakfast on the goor whenever you need a pick-me-up.

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Nuts
Nuts are a vegan snack superstar. A recent study found that eating just a handful a day could extend a person’s lifetime. That’s kinda cool, huh? Buy them in bulk, mix and match, eat them for a breakfast on the goor whenever you need a pick-me-up.
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Popcorn Trail Mix
Sweet and salty is the name of the game and popcorn trail mix has won it. This is an easy snack to put together, but if you need a recipe for inspiration, check out this one from Inspired Edibles.
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Seaweed Snacks
When a salt craving hits, dried seaweed can help. These packs arelow in calories and provide a nice crunch for when you’re in the mood for some texture.

Beyond protein and fiber content, seaweed is a great source of iodine.

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Nut Butter
Peanut, cashew, almond — whatever you like, nut butters make a convenient and hearty vegan snack. Brands likeJustin’ssell individual-sized packs, which are great for storing in your desk and for portion control. Some of us have a hard time stopping at one spoonful of the stuff.
The spreads are tasty on their own and also pair well with fruit or crackers.
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Roasted Chick Peas
When you roast a can of garbanzo beans, you get a crispy, flavorful snack full of satiating fiber and protein. This recipe from Steamy Kitchen(pictured) calls for creole seasoning, but you can really dress up these beans however you like. Make a couple of batches and portion them out in a couple of snack bags for convenient office or travel munching.
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No-Bake Energy Balls
There are so many variations of these magical, energizing no-bake balls. This bunch from Pumpkin And Peanut Butter(pictured) containsoats, almond meal, peanut butter and dark chocolate chips but you can add whatever you like. Pop a batch in the fridge or freezer, and you’ve got delicious, healthy, ready-made snacks for days.
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Baked Parsnip Chips
Kale chips are so last year (just kidding, they’re really delicious), but parsnip chips are easier to make and will give you that crunch you crave. And they’re so much healthier than potato chips. Get the recipe from Food Fanatic.
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Baked Apple Chips
If you want that crunch but want something a little sweeter, try making your own baked apple chips.Get the recipe from Tasting Page.
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Vegan Broth Or Soup
It’s not all Cup Noodles out there, friends. There aregood-for-yousoups on the market that only require the addition of hot water. The hot broth is soothing and will keep your hunger at bay until dinner. This miso ramen from Dr. McDougall’s is one of our favorites.
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Ants On A Log
Sure, this snack may remind you of childhood, but there’s nothing childishabout this magic combo of veggies, healthy fats and a bit of fruitto give you the energy you need to make it through the day. And with just three ingredients, it’s easy to assemble when hunger hits.
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Sweet Potato
Thisstarchy veg is immensely versatile: It’s tasty with peanut butter, cinnamon or a butter alternative like Earth Balance and you can make it in the microwave.Get inspired and get the recipe from Connoisserus Veg here.
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Banana Boats
You can eat a nanner on its own and feel good, or you could stuff it with your favorite trail mix. Think chocolate and peanut butter chips, shredded coconut and any other treatyour heart desires. Get the recipe from Lick My Spoon.
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