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Vegan Snacks Ideas – Try them out now!

If you’ve followed my blog so far, you know that I am not a Vegan yet. This is a blog about my journey and I just completed phase 1 by defeating the smoking monster.

Whilst I am still waiting for a few more days to pass before I safely move on to phase 2 (detox baby!!), I want to ensure that I make the best use of my time and tackle some questions that could come up in the future.

I love to eat and especially to snack, I mean who doesn’t? If you eat a standard diet, all the snack options in the world are open to you. But Vegan Snacks Ideas? That needs a bit more thinking and planning.

To avoid all the surrounding temptations, it is best that you prep as much as you can before your week starts. It is much easier to stick to a healthy diet when your food is ready to be eaten. Here are some of my favorite Vegan Snacks Ideas:

1. Veggie’s & Dips

Veggie Dips

This is so simple but a great addition to meet your whole week’s nutrients needs. Pick your favorite Vegetables and cut them into Veggie sticks. Put them in Containers and add your favorite Sauce next to them. I use mostly Carrots, Cucumbers and Bell Peppers but anything that you like will work. Dips to consider are: Hummus, El Tequito Hot Salsa Dip, Guacamole and Bigilla.

2. Nuts

Nuts to snack on

I always have some nuts in my bag or in my desk. Nuts are nutritious and even though fatty very beneficial for your health. No preparation needed, just make sure that you only eat a handful of them.

3. Oat Cookies

Oat Cookies

Sometimes we need to satisfy our sweet taste buds. When I found this recipe, I did not believe that with just 3 ingredients it could be so delicious. Whenever I make these cookies at home, they are gone within some minutes!

You can prepare a bunch of them, add them to your cookie box or Mason Jars if they make it there. Try it out, it is really quick and super simple! Find the recipe here: 1 cup rolled Oats, 2 ripe Bananas + topping of your choice. 3 topping ideas:

  • add Chocolate Chips in the mix
  • form the cookies and add marmalade on top of it
  • mix cinnamon in and add some nuts on top of the cookies

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Mash the bananas and mix with the Oats.
  3. Let the mix sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Optional: Add extra ingredients.
  5. Put baking paper on the tray so the cookies don’t stick.
  6. Form the cookies with a spoon and add extra ingredients (optional).
  7. Bake them for approximately 15 Minutes.
  8. Done!

4. Fruity Yogurt

Fruity Yogurt

This is another favorite to satisfy my sweet tooth. Fruity Yogurts do not only taste delicious but they also look pretty. Take a glass, add some Soy Yogurt, top it with any fruits of your liking and 1\2 teaspoon of Maple Syrup. The fruits will add some extra sweetness to it. And the best of it? It is low in calories!

5. Toast with Peanut Butter & Banana

Banana Peanut Snack

A great pre-workout meal. Bananas deliver the carbs whilst the peanut butter is high in protein and digests easily. Not a fan of Peanut Butter? Use Almond or any other nut butter instead.

6. Popcorn

Popcorn

When I refer to Popcorn I do not suggest that you should eat the ready-made Popcorn or use the bags for the microwave. You can easily make your own healthy Popcorn and you will avoid all the fats and added sugars. Due to their low calories they are a perfect late night snack option. Popcorn kernels can be purchased in most of the Grocery Stores and in any big Supermarket.

7. Bread with Avocado, Tomatoes & Baby Spinach

Avocdo Tomatoe Baby Spinach

This is one of our favorite snacks at home – very satisfying and easy to make. Just toast a bread, spread the Avocado on it, add the baby spinach, the tomatoes and sprinkle Salt & Pepper on top of it.

8. Pretzels with Chocolate Spread and Raspberries

Pretzel Rapsberry Chocolate Snack

I saw this Snack suggestion in a Video from a YouTube Blogger and I just had to try it out. Let me tell you, it is so good! It is super simple – put your Brezels in a Container with two dividers, add the vegan Chocolate Spread in the middle and the Raspberries (or any other fruit of your liking) next to it…. and ready to eat!

9. Hot Chocolate with Soy Milk

Chocolate Soy Milk

Especially during the colder days, I really like to have a hot Chocolate. This drink does not only taste delicious but helps to reduce food cravings too. You can also replace your protein shake or water after a training session with a Chocolate Milk instead. It has Carbs, Protein and Water – everything what your body needs to recover. Suggested ingredients are: 1 cup of Soy Milk and 1 teaspoon of Cocoa Powder.

10. Snack Bars

Snack Bar

There are so many recipes out there to do your own healthy Snack Bars. However, if you do not want to bake them yourself, find some brands that are offering ready-made Snack Bars, here:

  • LΣ’RABAR
  • LUNA Bars
  • Kashi
  • GoMacro
  • Nakd
  • Trek
  • Mini Lifebar
  • Nine
  • Clif Bar
  • Nature Valley

Even though the mentioned brands produce vegan bars, always double check the ingredients list. Try them until you find a tasty one of your liking. It is handy to have a staple in your pantry.

Some final thoughts on snacking

Drink Water

Snacking is great but sometimes we need to be careful that we do not cross our limits and overeat. Before you snack you should drink a glass of water and wait for 20 minutes. If you still feel the need to snack, go ahead!

Many times however, we are not actually hungry but dehydrated, so keep that in mind. Do you have any Vegan Snacks Ideas? Share your favorites in the Comment section below with us! Happy snacking!

Nathalie

20 Comments

  1. Hello Nathalie,
    Oh my…you had my mouth watering all the way thru the article. I LOVED every single suggestion. Great tips too. And yes, everything in moderation. And of course, we gotta do the water thing…it is vital to our health at all times.
    All the best on your detox and your new habit-forming behavior of letting go of the ‘smokes’.
    Michelle

    • Hey Michelle, Thank you so much for your feedback. I have to remind myself all the time to drink enough water but as you said it is vital to our health. Thanks, I actually look forward for my detox πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Nathalie. I admire your jouney on becoming a vegan. I wish I have that discipline too:). Thanks for sharing this article, I copied the snacks recipe so atleast I can start having healthy snacks.

    • Hi Gillian, Thanks so much πŸ™‚ If you just take one step at a time you will get there too. The key to succeed is to just change one small thing until you are comfortable with it and then you move on to the next until you reach your goal. Believe me, if I can do it, so can you! And hey, it is great that you start with healthy snacks. All the best and good luck on your journey too πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Mascal! Peanut Butter and Banana is such a good combination, you can have it on any bread or Quaker. Bon AppΓ©tit πŸ™‚

  3. Great idea of soy milk with hot chocolate. Regular milk isn’t the best for me at night as it keeps me up, and unfortunately, hot chocolate cravings come at night. I will try this.

    • Hey Waj, Thanks πŸ™‚ Hot Chocolate is great for the night and will help you to sleep better. Let me know if it worked for you.

  4. Very interesting read. I eat a lot of nuts as snacks because they are delicious and healthy. But damn are they expensive! Vegetable sticks with dip source sounds like a great idea. Will definitely give that a try. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Hey Wei, so true! I buy them from Lidl, a cheap Supermarket chain, not sure if you have any similar option where you live. They are much more affordable there. Great! Happy snacking then πŸ™‚

  5. Although I am not a vegan I do believe in healthy eating and love having plant-based meals on my food plan.

    it is so hard to come up with different ideas for lunches, dinners, and snacks so this post is ideal for healthier options that I fully intend to incorporate into my food plan.

    thank you for sharing this information.

    regards

    Darren

    • Hey Darren, you’re most welcome. That is great! Well balanced meals are important. I am glad that you found some inspiration πŸ™‚

  6. You give great healthy snacks ideas in your article. Although I’m not planning to turn a vegan, I have to check out my diet properly for losing weight. The best tip for me is the Veggies&Dips.

    • Thank you Kari. I am currently working on a post about weight loss, which can be applied to any diet. Will keep you posted then πŸ™‚ I need to tackle this as well. Great! Veggies are always good for that!

  7. Hi Nathalie,
    Fantastic! I love your post here on Vegan snacks. I personally an not vegan but my sister is and a few of her friends who regularly stop by for coffee and tea. I am always looking for something to give them to snack on and this is so helpful. I love the recipe for the oat cookies, Im going to try this on the kids.

  8. I like the idea of Bread with Avocado, Tomatoes and Baby Spinach – yummy! add a bit of chilli to hot up the taste bud. Thanks Nathalie for sharing this list of healthy foods. I am on it.

    • Thanks! This is one of my favorite’s too. So delicious and quick to do. Good idea with the Chili – will try it out. Great πŸ™‚

  9. I LOVE this! I’m naturally becoming more inclined to eat a vegan diet, so this is right down my alley! I definitely just discovered a taste for Pistachios that I never knew I had lol and your Oat Cookie recipe, if I’m being honest, I’ll probably try later today. I always have oats in the cabinet! I saw that you’ve got Avocado’s listed and wanted to share something I literally just saw last week (not sure if the link will work here, but you can copy and paste if you’re interested!) It kind of changed my ideas about eating Avocado’s, unless I buy them locally grown here in the States. I’m becoming more environmentally aware, so just sharing a part of my journey with you! Keep it up, I absolutely loved this post — so helpful!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hRHZEb_uXc

    • Hi Courtney, thanks so much for your feedback! I really appreciate it πŸ™‚ Glad you like it! I was not aware of this at all. I always assumed they are super healthy. Thanks for sharing!

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