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