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.
- 1 Pistachios roasted and salted
- 2 Original Mushroom Jerky
- 3 Happy Belly California Walnuts
- 4 Vegan Chickpea Puffs with White Cheddar Chickpeas
- 5 Treenut Cheese
- 6 Original Crackers
- 7 Organic Crunchy 7 Nut and Seed Butter
- 8 Sea Salt Chickpeas Grab & Get
- 9 Granola bars made from healthy grains
- 10 Daily Harvest Lemon Coconut Energy Bits
- 11 Puff Brussel Sprout
- 12 Protein Bars
- 13 Protein Snack Bars
- 14 Crunchy Broad Beans
- 15 Mushroom Crisps
- 16 Carrot Sticks
- 17 Crunchy Corn
- 18 Sea Salt Dry Roasted Edamame
- 19 Coconut Jerky
- 20 Lupini Beans Snack
- 21 Beet Chips
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
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).
This plant-based cheese is made mostly from cashew nuts and green peppercorns.
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
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.
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.
These crisps are made with real North American mushrooms. They are rich in vitamins B and E, as well as iron.
These carrot sticks, even though they are often called “superfoods”, are still considered superfoods because they are dried to preserve their nutritional value.
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.
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.
These beet chips are delicious and satisfying because they contain no added sugar and four grams of protein.