Vegan snacks

14 Healthy and Easy Dietitian Approved Vegan Snacks 

We are snack obsessed and love to share recipes! Vegan snacks can be a very important part of your meal set up for the day. Therefore, they can generally help to curb hunger and prevent you from overeating at your next meal. So, to help you stay fuller for longer, pair your carbohydrates with protein. Here are some healthy and easy vegan snacks you can add to your snack rotation.  

Sweet Snacks

Apple and peanut (or other nut) butter. A classic vegan snack to get you started! Slice apple into segments using an apple slicer. Put 2-3 tablespoons of your favorite nut butter in a bowl. We love Justin’s brand. Dip and enjoy! You could also take it up a notch and sprinkle cinnamon on your apple for added blood sugar balance.

Banana “ice cream”. A combination for the ages. First, combine 1 frozen banana, 2 tablespoons of your favorite nut butter and some dairy-free milk (we like cashew milk) and blend. Keep an eye on the consistency, if you want it to be thick like ice cream, start with about 1/3 cup of your liquid then add from there. The final step, grab a spoon and enjoy! Alternatively, you an add more liquid and make it a tasty smoothie!

Frozen grapes + mixed nuts. Need we explain more? Just put some rinsed and dried grapes into the freezer for a couple of hours and pair with your favorite trail mix! You have a refreshingly crisp and nutty snack to enjoy.

Coconut yogurt with granola and fruit. A vegan snack for the ages! Coconut yogurt has the same texture as regular yogurt, but without the dairy! Combine with some Purely Elizabeth granola and your favorite fruit to make a balanced and delicious snack.  

    Dipping Snacks

    Veggies with hummus. Choose your favorite dipping veggie (cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers) and grab some hummus – we particularly love the Ithaca brand! In addition to classics like plain and Fresh Lemon Dill, Ithaca comes in fun flavors like Buffalo Ranch and Everything Bagel.

    Guacamole and whole grain chips. Guacamole is certainly a great vegan snack to have on hand! Full of healthy fats and it will also leave you full for hours. We like these Sabra Singles for on-the-go snacking. Pair with some Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and you are golden! 

      Salty Snacks

      Roasted chickpeas. Chickpeas are a versatile snack that provides both carbs and protein. If you are looking for something to make with your chickpeas that is not hummus, try out this tasty recipe for roasted chickpeas.

      Rice cakes with nut butter and chia seeds. Sometimes you need a good crunch in your snack. This is where rice cakes come in! Rice cakes on their own will leave you hungry soon after eating, but the addition of your favorite nut butter and some chia seeds sprinkled on for some added protein and fats will keep you full all afternoon long.

      Popcorn and nutritional yeast. Popcorn is a great vegan snack option! In fact, two cups of popcorn provide you with whole grains and 16 grams of fiber that keep you full and energized. By sprinkling your popcorn with nutritional yeast, you are adding some flavor and a great source of Vitamin B12 (which is a common micronutrient that can be missed in a vegan diet due to its main sources coming from animal or meat products). We like popping your own versus microwavable bags. You can also get single-serving bags of Boom Chicka Pop.

      Seaweed snacks. If you are looking for a light and crunchy snack, seaweed snacks are undoubtedly a great choice for you! These individual packets of dried seaweed make for a savory and light vegan snack you can take with you on the go. You can even add these to any kind of wrap or sandwich for some extra flavor and crunch. (hint: pair these with some roasted chickpeas for a great balanced snack!)

      Edamame with salt. Edamame is a great source of plant protein! 1 cups surprisingly offers about 17 grams of protein. Enjoy with some salt sprinkled on top or dip in some low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos and enjoy! On the go? Try these dried edamame snacks.

      Air-fry tofu bites. A crunchy snack that is packed full of protein! Start by cutting your tofu into 1″ cubes, sprinkle with your favorite seasonings (we like garlic and onion powder) and some cornstarch (the cornstarch helps to create the crunch). Air fry at 400 F for 10 minutes. Finally, let them cool for a few minutes, then enjoy! (hint: pair these with the frozen grapes for a great balance of sweet and savory!)

        On the Go Vegan Snacks

        Bars. Bars can be an easy, on-the-go snack. Some of our favorite vegan snack bars are Aloha, Larabars and GoMacro bars! (Be sure to add in some protein like edamame with the LaraBars as they may be low in protein on their own!)

        Energy bites. Energy bites are perfect for a sweet bite during your afternoon (or any time of day! Check out this recipe for peanut butter protein bites that’s on our blog. Also, on our blog: no bake peanut butter chocolate bars.

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