24 Healthy Vegan Snack Ideas

Medically Reviewed on 7/28/2022
24 Healthy Vegan Snack Ideas
Whether you are vegan or simply interested in eating a more plant-based diet, here are 24 vegan snacks that are both healthy and tasty

When hunger strikes in the middle of the day, it can be tempting to reach for whatever you have on hand. Finding healthy snacks can be challenging, especially if you are on a vegan diet.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options that can help you curb your cravings. Whether you are vegan or simply interested in eating a more plant-based diet, here are 24 vegan snacks that are both healthy and tasty.

24 healthy vegan snacks

1. Avocado on vegan toast

Avocados are rich in healthy fats and super filling. Mash an avocado and spread it on multigrain vegan bread or toast. Sprinkle it with some herbs and pumpkin seeds for an extra boost of nutrients.

2. Baked veggie chips

Baked veggie chips can be made easily at home. Simply select a vegetable of your choice, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, taro, or squash, and cut it into thin slices. Avoid removing the peel, since the peel often contains fiber and nutrients. Lay the slices on a kitchen towel, sprinkle some salt, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Pat dry, then arrange them in a single layer on a baking tray with a bit of oil or simply bake as is in a preheated oven at 300 F for 10-15 minutes. Let them cool before enjoying them with salsa or a vegan yogurt dip.

3. Trail mix

Trail mix is a convenient on-the-go vegan snack that is full of nutrient-rich seeds, nuts, and dried fruit. You can add roasted oats to your trail mix to make it even more filling and nutritious. 

4. Berry smoothie

Berries are full of fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrients while also being filling enough to keep you satiated and sweet enough to satisfy your sugar cravings. Use berries of your choice and nut milk or vegan yogurt to blend into a delicious vegan snack. Consider adding chia seeds or flax seeds to add some omega-3 fatty acids to your smoothie.

5. Hummus and veggie sticks

This is an all-time favorite vegan snack especially if you are looking for ones rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Steam vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, zucchini, and beetroot and enjoy with homemade or store-bought hummus.

6. Peanut butter and brown rice cakes

This is another easy and filling snack option that combines complex carbs with healthy fats. All you need to do is spread unsweetened peanut butter on brown rice cakes, which are available at most grocery stores.

7. Roasted soy chunks

If you find eating soy chunks boring, this snack option may change your opinion. Pour some oil into a pan and toast the soy chunks until they are crispy. Sprinkle them with some mixed herbs, black pepper, and sea salt, and squeeze lemon juice over time. This zesty and protein-rich snack is a super healthy vegan treat.

8. Vegan energy bars

Vegan energy bars are easy to make at home and make a healthy on-the-go snack. Roast sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped mixed nuts of your choice and mix them with chopped dates and nut butter until everything reaches a semi-solid consistency. Pour the mixture evenly into a tray and refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Cut them into bars or bite-sized pieces. You can add granola or corn flakes to add more crunchiness to the bars.

9. Savory veggie pancakes

These protein- and fiber-rich pancakes are great for mid-morning snacks. Mix chickpea or oat flour with grated vegetables of your choice, seasoning with salt and other spices. Stir in some water until the mixture is able to be poured into a pan, then cook on both sides and serve hot.

10. Roasted nuts

Roasted nuts are a great vegan snack option when you are short on time and energy. Nuts are low in calories while being filling and rich in nutrients including minerals, protein, and fiber. Simply roast them in a pan over low heat using very little to no oil, sprinkle some sea salt, and enjoy as a crunchy, healthy snack. 

11. Baked pita chips with dip

Baked pita chips, whether purchased at the store or made at home, make an excellent low-calorie base for vegan dips such as salsa, hummus, sweet chili, or vegan yogurt dip.

12. Coconut and dark chocolate bites

Coconuts are rich in good fats that keep your heart and brain healthy, and dark chocolate contains antioxidants that can help boost mood. Melt dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa) and pour it into a tray. Add desiccated or freshly grated coconut. Mix well and keep in the refrigerator for 5-6 hours. Cut into bite-sized pieces and enjoy.

13. Banana and almond butter sandwich

For this no-bread sandwich, all you need is a banana and some almond butter. Bananas provide you with vitamins and antioxidants, and almond butter provides you with protein and healthy fats. Slice a banana lengthwise and spread peanut butter on the side. Place the other half of the banana on top to make a sandwich.

14. Olive and broccoli skewers

This healthy vegan snack has the goodness of two superfoods, olives and broccoli. Both are low in calories and rich in nutrients including vitamins and antioxidants. Remove the pits from olives and put them on skewer sticks alternating with pieces of blanched broccoli. Sprinkle herbs and spices of your choice and enjoy.

15. Low-oil vegetable fritters

While almost everyone enjoys a fried snack, they tend to be high in fats and calories when made the traditional way. With this recipe, you can make 10-15 veggie fritters in just 5-10 mL oil. In a bowl, mix mashed potatoes, grated vegetables, chopped onions, and cilantro. Add flour of your choice—chickpea, ragi, or whole wheat flour—and a pinch of baking soda, salt, oregano, and chili flakes. Mix well and add a little water to form a thick paste. Scoop spoonfuls of this mixture into a pan drizzled with a little oil, cover, and cook for 5 minutes on each side.

16. Fruit salad with cashew cream

A vegan twist on fruit salad, this snack has all the nutritional goodness of seasonal fruits with the protein and fiber of cashew nuts. To prepare cashew cream, soak half a cup of cashews in hot water for 20 minutes, then blend with a little water to make a creamy paste. Pour over a bowl of chopped fruits of your choice and add a few drops of sweetener if you like.

17. Guacamole on baked tortilla chips

Guacamole is full of healthy ingredients such as avocado, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Enjoy guacamole with baked tortilla chips for a filling and convenient vegan snack.

18. Popcorn with nutritional yeast

Popcorn is a healthy vegan snack that is low in calories but high in fiber. You can sprinkle some nutritional yeast for a savory cheese-like flavor and an added boost of protein, zinc, and B vitamins.

19. Ants on a log

This is a classic snack that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. It is also an excellent option for vegans, providing you with protein and good fats. Cut celery or carrots into long, thin sticks and spread with nut butter of your choice, then place raisins in a row on top. 

20. Dates and nut butter

Dates are rich in fiber, iron, and other essential minerals that can provide you with a boost of energy and satisfy your sweet tooth. You can simply remove the seeds and stuff them with nut butter of your choice for a satiating, delicious snack.

21. Oats and coconut milk bowl

Oats are naturally gluten-free and rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that help keep your heart and gut healthy while giving you sustained energy throughout the day. Mix half a cup of coconut milk, a teaspoon of chia seeds, one tablespoon of rolled oats, some chopped nuts, and fruits of your choice. Chill in the fridge for 4-5 hours before topping with chia seeds and enjoying.

22. Seaweed crisps

Seaweed is rich in fiber, vitamins A and C, and folate. Dried seaweed crisps can be purchased at the store and can make an easy, low-calorie vegan snack.

23. Fruit leather

You can make fruit leather by pureeing fresh fruit and then spreading it in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Dry it in an oven or a dehydrator for about 6 hours, then slice it into strips. 

24. Frozen fruit pops

For a refreshing vegan snack that is full of the fiber and antioxidants that fruit has to offer, simply puree some fresh fruit of your choice and pour it into popsicle molds with popsicle sticks. Once frozen, they make delicious homemade fruit pops.


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Medically Reviewed on 7/28/2022
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