Side Street Style: Fun ways to include ZENB Veggie Sticks in your lifestyle

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16/09/2020

Fun ways to include ZENB Veggie Sticks in your lifestyle


porridge toppings

*This blog post is part of a paid advertisement with ZENB


I like to think we have a well-balanced diet and enjoy plenty of time outdoors being active but I am still all about getting the kids and myself eating as many veggies as possible (can you really ever have enough veggies?). So I was really excited to take part in the ZENB Challenge of incorporating it's new Veggie Sticks into our diets every day for a week, to help get that delicious vegetable taste into some of our most-loved recipes in a new and exciting way.


ZENB Veggie Sticks are a new delicious veggie snack that use as much of  the whole vegetable as possible, including the peel, core, stem and seeds to raise awareness of food waste and create organic, gluten-free, plant-based snacks. I have to say they are like nothing else I have seen on the market. I really love that they use whole vegetables as it gives them a really deep flavour. 

Firstly what are ZENB Veggie Sticks?

ZENB Veggie Sticks are a new delicious veggie snack that uses as much of the whole vegetable as possible, including the peel, core, stem and seeds to raised awareness of food waste and creates organic, gluten-free, plant-based snacks. I have to say they are like nothing else I have seen on the market. I really love that they use the whole vegetables as it gives them a really deep flavour.

Available in four flavours - Beetroot Stick, Carrot Stick, Pumpkin Stick and Red Pepper Stick - the ZENB Veggies sticks are full of delicious ingredients such as vegetable, puffed brown rice and red quinoa as well as being sweetened with ingredients such as agave and date syrup.


beetroot bar


So the challenge was to include these Veggie Sticks into our life each day for one week and I tried to get as creative as possible to help switch things up. Here is how it went

Day 1

We took a trip to our local National Trust property, the first time visiting since lockdown began to lift, so made sure to eat before we went but of course, I had some ZENB Veggie Sticks on hand as a great little plant-based snack. My favourite is the Red Pepper Stick, while my boys love the Carrot and Pumpkin ones.



porridge toppings



Day 2

Porridge is a very popular breakfast in our house and I'm always adding extras to the bowls such as sliced banana, shredded coconut or nuts and seeds or whatever I have on hand and needs to be used up. So this time we crumbled some ZENB Pumpkin Stick along with a handful of pumpkin seeds on top and it was such a delicious way to start the day.

Day 3

We have made having a green juice or smoothie a bit of a daily tradition in our house, it's an easy way to get the kids to have things like Spinach and Kale without them even realising. This time I whizzed up two ZENB Veggie Sticks in my processor before adding them to some Kale, Spinach, Lime and Apple for an easy peasy nutrient-packed midday pick me up


healthy breakfast


Day 4

We had a really busy day planned and started the morning with a big breakfast before heading out for a walk with my mother. I put together a small "snack pack" for a bit of an impromptu picnic and took some ZENB Veggie Sticks, apples, crackers and mini cucumbers to keep us going until lunchtime and make sure any hangry moments stayed away.

Day 5

Each week I like to bake a batch or two of "anything goes" muffins, so if I have a few ripe bananas or apples that need to be used up they go in. I decided to see whether the kids would enjoy a whizzed up ZENB Carrot Stick and Pumpkin Stick added into the mix. I can tell you that they were very yummy and the muffins were soon gobbled up and they made for a great midday snack

veggie muffins


Day 6

Despite the hit and miss weather on day 6 we made a break for it to the forest for an hour hike and to blow some steam off. I always find that halfway through a hike we naturally slow down and find a place to sit for a moment, enjoy an apple and snack, that powers us through. Having these ZENB Veggie Sticks on hand is perfect when you go for a last-minute outing as they are so quick and easy.

Day 7

With day 7 came the rain and a bit of a say at home day and for me that calls for a warming soup and tomato soup is always a winner in our house. So I thought why not add in a crumbled Red pepper Veggie Stick to the mix as a crouton and it actually worked really well.


healthy soup


ZENB Veggie Sticks are a tasty way to add plant-based snacking to a balanced diet and as they are very portable, are great for when you're on the go. They are also certified organic by the Soil Association, a source of fibre, free from artificial flavours and preservatives and packed with delicious ingredients.


ZENB Veggie Sticks which have recently launched in the UK can be ordered online at ZENB.co.uk and delivered straight to your door with the boxes perfectly sized to fit through your letterbox. You can currently try a trial box fro £5 plus free delivery just go to the ZENB website for more. T&C's apply.



16 comments:

  1. The “anything goes” muffins sound wonderful. Adding the carrot & pumpkin makes it perfect for fall. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. They turned out really well and the kids ate them all up (as did I)

      Laura x

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  2. What a nice tips about making ZENB Veggie eatable. I will try this at home if I can grab this product soon.

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    1. They go so well with so many things, my favourite is crumbling them over porridge for a morning pick me up

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  3. I've never heard of these before but I love how easy they are to use in so many different recipes! I need to try them!

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  4. I have never tried anything like that but I think it's a great idea the non waste program :)

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    1. Yes it's a great ethos and love the no food waste concept - plus they are really tasty

      Laura x

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  5. oh wow these sounds so amazing and delicious one..haven't ever tried or nor ever heard of these products before..glad you shared an honest review with us..

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    1. Honestly they are really good and packed with natural ingredients, highly recommend them

      Laura x

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  6. I just learn about ZENB veggie by reading your post. Nice info! I will try this of course.

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    1. They are new to the market so many people have not heard of them yet but they are delicious and perfect for a snack on the go

      Laura x

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  7. Oh wow. Now I want to try all those! Looking so yummy! I’ll have to find this and try! -Ruth I

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    1. Yes they are so yummy and easy to add to meals, I love them on my porridge in the morning

      Laura x

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  8. Ooohhh, I didn't know that those were possible combination. I'm interested in trying it out now.

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    1. I found these combos deffo work :) everything tasted so yummy

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