Having quick, healthy and vegan-friendly snacks on-hand doesn't have to be difficult by any means. In fact, it can be quite easy. Keeping your fridge stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables are a sure way to get most of the nutrients you'll need to keep you fueled.
Simply pair your produce with nuts and seeds to make the best vegan snacks that are substantial. These snacks are not just for the vegan eaters, but for anyone looking for some fun new snacks.
20 Vegan Snack Ideas
- Frozen Grapes: Wash them, pop them in a stainless-steel container (click here to purchase –affiliate) and place in the freezer. They remind me of mini popsicles and taste ever so sweet.
- Sliced Apples and Cinnamon: Slice an apple and sprinkle with cinnamon. That easy.
- Fruit and Almond Butter: Almond butter (click here for the recipe) is a much healthier option than peanut butter. Pick your fruit and dip away or you could just eat it straight from a jar- you'll see what I mean. If you have a nut allergy Sun Butter (click here to purchase –affiliate) is just as awesome.
- Roasted Chickpeas: Crunchy, delicious and packs a nice protein punch. (click here for the recipe)
- Trail-mix: Making your own is not only easy but fun. You get to pick your dried fruit, pick your nuts and seeds, and even add some chocolate chips and goji berry. Add it all to a container and shake.
- Berries and Cashew Cream: This is one of the easiest and yummiest vegan snacks. Grab a bowl of berries and cover with cashew cream. (click here for the recipe)
- Celery with Almond Butter and Goji Berries: These are totally a tasty version of the grown-up ants on a log, but do not worry, they'll be a hit with the younger crowd.
- Raw Veggies and Tzatziki Sauce or Hummus: Chop up those veggies and dip them. In addition to the vitamin-packed vegetables, hummus is high in protein, healthy fats and fibre that will keep you satisfied for a few hours. You can even buy some pre-made hummus if you do not have the time to make your own, just be mindful of the ingredients list and make sure there are no added ingredients. Bonus points if you purchase organic. (click here for the recipe)
- Kale Chips: Kale is very high in beta-carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It's definitely a a superfood. Kale chips are quite easy to make yourself, but if you're pressed for time you can always buy some at your local health food store. (click here for the recipe)
- Fermented Salsa with Almond Crackers: Salsa (click here for the recipe) is a great snack, especially when filled with fresh vegetables and probiotics from the fermenting process. Grab some almond crackers (click here for the recipe) and start scooping.
- Chia Berry Jam: This jam (click here for the recipe) can be paired with some grain-free crackers or eaten as is. It makes a nice “pudding” or even a fruit dip. The possibilities are endless.
- Smoothie: Load up on your fruits and/or vegetables by making a smoothie. (click here for the recipe) There are so many possibilities when it comes to smoothies. They can be as simple as bananas, greens of choice and water or a little more sophisticated with added chia seeds, raw cacao powder, goji berries etc. Get your smoothie on and have it ready first thing in the morning by making it the night before.
- Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates: Cut open a date and smother it with coconut butter—so creamy and sweet. If you have a sweet tooth, this will meet your craving! Coconut butter (click here the recipe) can be runny depending on the temperature, so if it is, just dip your dates in the coconut butter instead.
- Nut Date Balls: They are full of protein and healthy, natural sugars that won't spike your blood sugar levels. If you need to go nut-free, try pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds! (click here for the recipe)
- Dried Fruit: Easy and so sweet. Need I say more?
- Raw Cacao Pudding: This easy pudding (click here for the recipe) is delicious and full of the good fats from the avocado. Sprinkle hemp seeds for added protein and chia seeds for some Omega-3's.
- Homemade Chocolate Bark: Who doesn’t love chocolate? It is not only delicious but high in vitamins, minerals and theobromine- which stimulates the brain. Most of the time though, conventional chocolate (click here for the recipe) is full of sugar and unhealthy added ingredients. Making your own chocolate is so easy and tastes better than the store-bought variety.
- Chocolate or Regular Plant-Based Milk: Either make your own milk or purchase some. Add some cacao powder (click here to purchase –affiliate) and sweetener of choice. The store-bought varieties are usually filled with lots of sugar and questionable ingredients. Making your own means you know exactly what you are consuming. (click here for the recipe)
- Muffins and Cookies: Muffins and cookies do not have to be unhealthy at all. There are many ingredients such as coconut flour (click here to purchase) and almond flour (click here for the recipe) that can be the base of any cookie or muffin recipe, and maple syrup or coconut syrup can be used as a sweetener, which are much better options than sugar cane. (click here for chocolate mint cookies) and (click here for almond raisin cookies)
- Water: I think we can all agree that water should be part of any healthy diet. Make sure to have it on hand when you are snacking!
Tips For Preparing Your Vegan Snacks
- Make a large batch of muffins, and cookies, etc and freeze them.
- Soak and sprout grains ahead of time that you will be using for muffins, cookies etc.
- Chop-up your veggies for the week and leave them in the fridge so they're ready to be eaten.
- Soak your nuts and seeds in advance and dehydrate them. This way they're ready for you to grab and go.
- Make smoothies the night before and place in glass mason jars.
- If dip will be part of your week, prepare it ahead of time.
- If nut dips are going to be consumed, soak your nuts ahead. No need to dehydrate, just place in the freezer until you need them.
- As you meal plan, don't forget to vegan snack plan for the week, too!
So now that you have a whole list of vegan snack ideas, I'm sharing below how to pack your vegan snack on the go, in a way that's best for you and the planet!
How To Pack Your Vegan Snacks On The Go
I use all of the following products to pack my family's lunches and snacks when we are away from home. I use them all pretty much daily and highly recommend them. The products are almost all plastic-free and made of good quality, eco-friendly materials. No nasty chemicals leaching into your foods—enjoy your healthy vegan snacks on the go!
- Stainless steel container (click here to purchase –affiliate): These containers are great for packing snacks for lunches, traveling or just when you are out if the house. I have about 8 at home. Addicted. Yes.
- Stainless steel dipping container (click here to purchase -affiliate): They are the perfect size for dips, or almond butter or even coconut butter.
- Stainless steel Thermos (click here to purchase –affiliate): Leak-proof. Sturdy. They are great for water and smoothies.
- Organic cotton sandwich bags (click here to purchase –affiliate): These bags are great for dried food, like raisins or dates, and sandwiches!
- Eco-Friendly wraps (click here to purchase –affiliate): I adore this product and use it for wrapping, sprouted bread, veggies, fruit, and basically anything you use plastic wrap for. Just simply replace with the plastic wrap with Abeego wraps. They are last about a year and are biodegradable
So tell me, which of these vegan snack ideas will you try?