Having quick, healthy and vegan-friendly snacks on-hand does not have to be difficult by any means. In fact, it can be quite easy. Keeping your fridge stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables will be a sure way to get most of the nutrients you will need to keep you fueled. Pairing your produce with nuts and seeds will make your snack much more substantial. These snacks are not just for the vegan eaters, but for anyone looking for some fun new snacks. Of course, fruit and veggies are great snacks and at the top of my snacking list. However, this is a spiced up list of snacks.
15 Vegan Snack Ideas
1. Frozen Grapes: Wash them, pop them in a stainless-steel container and place in the freezer. They remind me of mini popsicles and taste ever so sweet.
2. Sliced Apples and Cinnamon: Slice an apple and sprinkle with cinnamon. That easy.
3. Fruit and Almond Butter: Almond butter is a much healthier option than peanut butter. Pick your fruit of poisson and dip away or you could just eat it straight from a jar- you will see what I mean. If you have a nut allergy Sun Butter is just as awesome.
4. Roasted Chickpeas: Crunchy, delicious and packs a nice protein punch.
5. 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.
6. Berries and Cashew Cream: This is one of the easiest and yummiest snacks. Grab a bowl of berries and cover with cashew cream.
7. 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 will be a hit with the younger crowd.
8. 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.
9. Kale Chips: Kale is very high in beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C an is rich in calcium making it a superfood. Kale chips are quiet easy to make yourself, but if you are pressed for time you can always buy some at your local health food store.
10. Fermented Salsa with Almond Crackers: Salsa is a great snack filled fresh vegetables and probiotics from the fermenting process. Grab some almond crackers and start scooping.
11. Chia Berry Jam: This jam 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.
12. Smoothie: Load up on your fruits and/or vegetables by making a smoothie. 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.
13. Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates Cut open a date and smoother it with coconut butter. So- creamy and sweet. If you have a sweet tooth this will be what you are looking for. Coconut butter can be running depending on the temperature, so of it is just dip your dates in the coconut butter instead.
14. 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!
15. Dried fruit: Easy and so sweet. Need I say more?