25 Healthy Vegan Snack Ideas

Despite the numerous blogs out there that have vegan snack ideas, I always get asked for them! Most people can think of veggies and hummus or plain ol’ fresh fruit, but those can get boring. Here are some ways to spice up your snacking:

1. Apple with peanut, almond, or sunflower seed butter
2. Banana with Jason’s Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (NOT Nutella!!)
3. 1/2 whole wheat English muffin with jam or nut butter (also good for breakfast, but I’d eat a whole one)
4. Coconut, almond, or soy milk-based yogurt with sliced fruit, granola, or chopped nuts
5. Lara bars (chocolate chip brownie, coconut cream pie, ginger snap, and peanut butter cookie are my favs!)
6. Baked organic corn chips with salsa, guacamole, or homemade bean dip
7. Fruit smoothie or green smoothie (spinach and kale are good for beginner green smoothies – you’ll only taste the fruit!)
8. 1/2 my favorite protein shake (1 frozen banana, 1 ½ cups of almond milk, 3 dates, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, and ½ scoop pea protein powder)
9. Multigrain crackers with your favorite nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew, sunflower seed…)
10. Trail mix (It’s best to make your own, but if you buy a store brand, check the ingredients for unsweetened fruit and avoid the kind with candy in it!)
11. Avocado chocolate pudding (moderate serving – don’t eat the whole batch!)
12. Cinnamon or cocoa-dusted roasted almonds (a decent-sized palm-full, but don’t go crazy!)
13. Whole wheat toast with Jason’s Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and ½ sliced banana on top
14. Scoop of fresh fruit sorbet (if you have a Vitamix or other high-powdered blender, you can make this yourself with no added sugar and sneak in some spinach!)
15. 1/2 whole grain bagel topped with 1 tablespoon vegan cream cheese and sliced fruit – also good for breakfast
16. Veggies & dip (for healthy dip recipes, try http://healthyblenderrecipes.com/recipes/type/dips_and_spreads/)
17. Ants on a log (celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins on top)
18. Veggie chips (try making your own kale chips http://www.katheats.com/favorite-foods/kale-chips and use nutritional yeast instead of cheese)
19. Organic air-popped popcorn with nutritional yeast and salt (You don’t have to have a fancy air-popper! All you have to do is take ¼ cup popcorn seed and put it in a paper lunch bag, fold the top over twice ((small folds)) and microwave as usual – no oil, nothing! Then, spray lightly with oil and toss with salt and nutritional yeast)
20. Salt & vinegar roasted chickpeas (I love S&V chips, but this is much healthier!)
21. Dried cherries or strawberries with a good quality dark chocolate (go easy on this one and enjoy it slowly – a small handful of berries with 1 square of the chocolate bar is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth)
22. Steamed organic (non-GMO) edamame with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
23. “Cookie dough” (Mix together ½ cup rolled oats, 1 tablespoon unsweetened peanut butter, 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder. Eat it with a spoon straight out of the bowl! I also like to use raisins or chopped dates instead of a sweetener.)
24. Smoothie pops (fresh fruit smoothie poured into popsicle molds and frozen – sneak in some leafy greens like spinach or kale when you blend!)
25. Homemade applesauce or pearsauce (plenty of recipes online, but try this one). Spice it up with a little cinnamon and a very small pinch of cloves or nutmeg.

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