Top 25 Healthy Vegan Snacks

Top 25 Healthy Vegan Snacks

Top 25 Healthy Vegan Snacks

Each afternoon, around 3pm, I just need a little something. Either out of restlessness or true hunger, the kitchen always calls to me in the afternoon.

When I make my grocery list, I think about what I have on hand to snack on. Because I keep my diet low-sodium, this means that I don’t get to eat a lot of packaged goods. Most of my snacks are home-prepared.

If you love to snack too, here are my top 25 favorite healthy vegan snacks:

  1. Sliced apple spread with nut butter (I used almond in this pic) and rolled in granola.
    Apple Snacks
  2. Bearitos microwave salt and oil free popcorn drizzled with flavored olive oil. (garlic is super yumm.)
  3. A piece of fruit (pear, apple, kiwi,…) with a handful of raw nuts, either almonds or a mix.
  4. Raw dried fruit and nut mix. I get mine at Trader Joe’s.
  5. The best healthy oatmeal cookies. I leave out the raisins.
  6. Smoothie of your favorites: frozen fruit, ice, juice, maybe even some wheatgrass powder.
  7. Nut butter (peanut or almond) spread on celery & topped with some raisins. (AKA: Frogs on a Log)
  8. 4 oz. of chocolate or vanilla soy milk.
  9. Hummus with veggies (cucumber, carrots, celery, bell pepper, blanched green beans – my personal dipping favorite).
  10. Unsalted tortilla chips and edamame hummus, wonderfully green and lemony, now available at every grocery store I frequent.
  11. White bean dip with whole grain crackers. I love the white bean aioli recipe from Veganomicon.
  12. Carrot – apple juice. I have to go a bit easy because of the potassium, but I love it so!
  13. ½ of an English muffin with nut butter and a drizzle of agave or naturally sweet jam.
  14. Soy yogurt with fresh berries.
  15. Baked soft pretzels. Oh joy!
  16. ½ a whole grain sprouted bagel with vegan cream cheese and veggies (tomatoes, sliced sugar snap peas, let your imagination run wild).
  17. Strawberry toast: super hearty sprouted wheat toast with vegan Earth Balance “butter” and sliced fresh strawberries.
    Strawberry Toast
  18. Zucchini bread. So happy I found this recipe.
  19. Eggless tofu salad spread on ak-mak crackers. Kris Carr has a great recipe for tofu salad in her cookbook: Crazy Sexy Kitchen.
  20. Veggie soup: last night’s steamed veggies pureed with some veggie stock and reheated. Perfect for any combo you have on hand. It was delicious yesterday with leftover potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
  21. Guacamole toast. I am seriously going to chow down on Kathy’s recipe when I can eat avocado for real again.
  22. Bran muffin. I cheat and get mine from our local co-op.
  23. Kale chips – so wonderfully crispy. Bake your own: toss cleaned and torn kale with olive oil and seasonings, bake at 350-degrees for 10 minutes or until crisp.
    Kale Chips
  24. Spicy baked chickpeas. These turned out great.
  25. Whole grain cereal topped with fresh fruit and doused with almond or rice milk.

Ooh, now I’m hungry!

What are your favorite vegan snacks?

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6 thoughts on “Top 25 Healthy Vegan Snacks

  1. 'Becca

    Mmm, tasty ideas! I like this vegan raisin bran bread (which you could make with less salt) warmed up and spread with almond butter or coconut oil, or just plain. Another of my favorite snacks is pumpkin warmed up with coconut oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg; sometimes I add honey or syrup, but some pumpkins are sweet enough on their own.

  2. Carolyn Fowler Myres

    I would like to add that while all of these snacks are wonderful, their health benefits could be ensured by buying only organic products. GMO soy and food additives and dyes

    1. Danea Post author

      Hi Carrie! Thanks for your comment. It is important to not overload on soy when you’re doing the vegan thing. Kris Carr has a great how-to guide about incorporating soy into our diets in a healthy way. You can find her post here: http://kriscarr.com/blog/are-soy-foods-healthy/

      I try to always buy non-GMO organic sprouted soy products. As with all foods, the less processed the better. I urge all readers to talk with your doctor or a nutritionist to find a diet that exceptionally supports your oh-so-unique body.

      Happy, healthy eating!