A Nutritionist recommends 21 healthy vegan snacks

Susy WulfJanuary 29, 20224 mins read
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Vegan doesn’t mean you have to limit your intake of fruits and vegetables. Brands are finally adapting and offering healthier vegan snacks. This means that people who don’t eat animal products now have more options.

Beth Stark, a Pennsylvania-based registered nutritionist and dietitian, helped us to compile a list of healthy vegan snacks that were both filling and delicious. Stark advises Woman’s Day to look for snacks that are high in fiber, especially vegan ones. They will keep you fuller for longer which will help you avoid overeating. She also suggests that vegans should seek out healthy snacks that have nutrients that are primarily found in animal-based foods such as iron, calcium, omega 3’s and vitamin B12. This is something that vegans often miss.

These healthy, vegan snacks will keep you satisfied until dinnertime, even when your afternoon cravings hit.

15 Healthy Vegan Snacks That Are Insanely Good
15 Healthy Vegan Snacks That Are Insanely Good

Pistachios roasted and salted

Pistachios are a protein-rich plant and a good source of iron. This is a nutrient most vegans tend to overlook.

Original Mushroom Jerky

This mushroom jerky can be made vegan and is gluten-free as well as soy-free. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who enjoys savory snacks.

Happy Belly California Walnuts

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13 Healthy Vegan Snacks HuffPost Australia

Nuts can be a good source of omega-3s and protein. These can be eaten as a snack, or added to a meal to get a protein boost.

Vegan Chickpea Puffs with White Cheddar Chickpeas

These chickpea puffs, made with vegan white cheddar cheese are organic, Kosher and gluten-free. They are also rich in fiber (3 grams) and protein (4 grams).

Treenut Cheese

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10 Healthy Vegan Snacks Quick Meals For Vegans Good

This plant-based cheese is made mostly from cashew nuts and green peppercorns.

Original Crackers

These vegan crackers are gluten-free and non-GMO. You can also spread the treenut cheese over them to create a satisfying snack.

Organic Crunchy 7 Nut and Seed Butter

This butter is made with seven types of nuts and seeds: almonds, cashews and Brazil nuts. It also contains chia seeds, flax and chia seeds. Spread it on banana slices or apples.

Sea Salt Chickpeas Grab & Get

Easy Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipes Running On Real Food
Easy Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipes Running On Real Food

Stark says these roasted chickpeas provide a great source for plant-based protein as well as fiber.

Granola bars made from healthy grains

KIND bars can be vegan. However, some KIND bars contain whole grains such as oats and millet.

Daily Harvest Lemon Coconut Energy Bits

These delicious bites are made with organic coconut, dates, ginger, cinnamon and galangal. They’re a great source for iron, energizing oils, fiber, potassium, and other nutrients.

Puff Brussel Sprout

These Brussel sprouts are something you have never tried before. These puffs were made by a brand that targets vegans as well as those who are plant-based and Kosher.

Protein Bars

These protein bars have 11 grams of protein per piece, making them extra filling. These protein bars can also provide energy boosts when you feel tired or have trouble concentrating on work.

Protein Snack Bars

These protein bars are high in protein and contain 10g of brown rice protein, pea protein and hemp seed protein. They make a satisfying snack that is also filling.

Crunchy Broad Beans

These beans can be substituted for your favorite salad croutons and are rich in fiber and protein.

Mushroom Crisps

These crisps are made with real North American mushrooms. They are rich in vitamins B and E, as well as iron.

Carrot Sticks

These carrot sticks, even though they are often called “superfoods”, are still considered superfoods because they are dried to preserve their nutritional value.

Crunchy Corn

This non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan snack has 3 grams of protein.

Sea Salt Dry Roasted Edamame

Edamame snacks are high in protein. These edamame snacks can be eaten as snacks or added to your meals for some crunchiness.

Coconut Jerky

This coconut jerky snack has no added sugar and is 100% vegan.

Lupini Beans Snack

These Lupini beans are similar to edamame. You can add them to any meal or snack on them whenever you feel hungry. You can find them in many flavors like garlic, rosemary, balsamic, oregano.

Beet Chips

These beet chips are delicious and satisfying because they contain no added sugar and four grams of protein.

Susy Wulf

Susy Wulf is a journalist, copywriter, editor and journalist. She has a BA degree in English from Monmouth University, and a MA in Global Communications (American University of Paris).


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