Vegan Snacks 2020 : What are the Best / Healthiest recipes?
It can be challenging to find the best and most healthy vegan snacks.
There is normally a limited selection of snacks for vegans, and this is only just starting to increase with the popularity and focus on the health benefits of a vegan diet.
There are several combinations of foods we can use to prepare our own vegan snacks or even use a vegan snack provider such as Fruity Packs of course!
Below are a selection of delicious snack ideas for even the most discerning palate.
1. Homemade Pita Chips with Bean Dip.
Why not make your own pita chips and bean dip for delicious, healthy vegan snacks?
Firstly, take some good quality, whole grain pita bread, brush them over with some olive oil and bake them for 12 mins at 200° C. Once they are hardened with a light brown crisp, they’re done!
For the bean dip, place a tin of white beans such as cannellini beans into a blender. Add in a tbsp of olive oil, a splash of lemon juice, some chopped herbs of your choice, and a little garlic and blend. This will produce a high protein, low-fat dip that is vegan, filling, and delicious!
2. Hummus with Fresh Vegetables-When Vegan Snacks Become Delicious
When it comes to healthy vegan snacks, there isn’t really anything as good as traditional hummus.
Blended from chickpeas, hummus has a great protein and nutrient profile and is a wonderful meat substitute for vegan diets.
Try adding a little squirt of lemon, salt, and olive oil to your hummus and mix. Then chop some fresh carrot sticks and fresh broccoli and dip into the hummus for a quick treat that will not add to your waistline, while keeping you vegan friendly.
3. Ants on a Log (Peanut Butter, Raisins, Celery)
Here in the UK, we are not too familiar with this American Classic snack but let me tell you, it’s delicious! It is rich in protein, vitamins, and a sweet kick from the raisins. Preparation is simple and your kids will love making this. Firstly, chop some celery sticks to around 10cm in length, spread some peanut butter on the celery and add a line of raisins to look like “ants.”
This is a fun way to teach your kids about cooking healthy foods and what to consider when they have a snack craving.
4. Banana, Berry, Seed Smoothies.
More of a drink than any kind of vegan snacks. Smoothies can contain the necessary proteins and health improving nutrients that one can lack on a vegan diet. The tastiest and healthy smoothie which we at fruity packs enjoy is a combination of Bananas, Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Spinach, Ice and Flax or Chia Seeds for added protein and nutrients.
This healthy drink and snack is a must for anyone wanting a fresh, sweet treat at any time of the day.
Simply place a handful of each fruit into your blender or food processor, add in a half cup of ice and 2 tablespoons of seeds and blend together to a smooth consistency. You will be amazed at the taste and energy boost you will receive from this delicious drink.
5. Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas are excellent when it comes to vegan snacks and a great protein provider with over 14 grams of protein per cup. They are also high in copper, manganese, iron, magnesium, and phosphorous. They make an excellent vegan snack and can replicate the crunch of many unhealthy treats which we normally enjoy.
They are also simple to roast and turn into crunchy and delicious bites. Simply take a baking tray, spread the contents of a can of Chickpeas, add a little olive oil, salt, and other seasonings and bake in the oven for 45 mins at 220°C. Done! And you won’t feel guilty about how many you eat.
6. Seeded Oatmeal- Vegan Snacks with tremendous health benefits
We all know about the healthy nature of oatmeal, oats prepared with either milk, almond milk, soy milk, or water. But many of us don’t take the time to make our oatmeal more healthy.
We can do this by adding a variety of seeds and using a splash of honey instead of refined sugars. We can also add some sliced fruit and raisins, and even use almond milk for additional protein.
A delicious and nutritious treat to be sure. It can really give you that full feeling in the morning that should last through lunchtime, so why not try it tomorrow morning?
7. Homemade Tortilla Chips with Salsa
Ready for another amazing vegan snack? Then try one of our favourites of fresh, homemade salsa with fantastically crunchy tortilla chips baked in the oven.
To make the chips, take some tortillas, cut into tortilla chip triangle shapes and place them on a baking tray. Brush with olive oil and add a little salt and bake in the oven for 25mins at 220°C until crispy.
For the salsa, dice 4 tomatoes into small chunks, as well as 1 onion. Mix together with some lime juice, salt, fresh coriander, and a little olive oil. Mix well and serve with the tortilla chips. This will quickly become your favourite snack!
8. Spicy Popcorn
Popcorn is one of the most universal treats enjoyed by millions. We usually only eat movie popcorn with butter or sweetened with sugar. Popcorn is quite a savoury snack though and we can enjoy it with a multitude of toppings.
One of our favourites is a “Spicy Cajun Popcorn” recipe.
The recipe is easy and straightforward. All you need to do is take your favourite plain popcorn, add some melted butter, salt, pepper, paprika, chilli powder, garlic powder, lime juice, and some grated Parmesan cheese and mix together well in a bowl. Serve warm and you’ve got a winning recipe that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.
8. Peanut Butter and Banana Bites
These are amazing treats and my kid’s love them. The easiest way to make these is to pre-slice the banana, place it on a baking tray with parchment paper, and freeze. Once frozen, spread each slice with a layer of peanut butter and stack like a burger.
Once they reach room temp you can enjoy them. They are slightly sweet, savoury, and nutty and are a real hit with anyone on a vegan diet.
9. Dried Coconut and Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Simply delicious and when we say simply, we mean the easiest recipe you’ll ever make. It’s not even a recipe, just a suggestion! For a great snack with health benefits from the dark chocolate, coconut and protein from the almonds, we recommend this vegan snack for kids and adults alike.
To prepare, just melt some dark chocolate in the microwave, mix well with almonds and place into a mould or even ice cube trays to set. Once set, sprinkle the top liberally with some dried coconut.
10. Milk & White Chocolate Bites with Mint and Pistachio
Another fantastic treat, these little bites are sweet, crunchy, and minty. They are quite the refreshing snack and can be enjoyed anytime.
To prepare, take a bar of your favourite milk chocolate and melt with a little butter in a microwave or bain marie. Once melted, place into your favourite mold or an ice cube tray with a few crushed pistachios and fresh chopped mint or mint oil essence. Add in a few white chocolate bits and place into the freezer or fridge until set. You can also place these into a brownie tray and slice once set.
These can be wrapped in cling film and used as a treat for your kids packed lunches so why not try them today, and enjoy!
11. Tomato, Chickpea, Onion salad bowl
This is a great late-night snack that is incredibly healthy. To prepare this little bowl of amazingness, just take a bowl, add chopped tomato, red onion, chickpeas, fresh chopped basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and mix well.
Place into a bowl to serve and add some crushed or large croutons to the top. Seeded croutons can add some more healthy oils and additional protein. You can also make this for a healthy lunch.
12. Spicy Assorted Nuts- Vegan Snacks for Game Day.
It is recommended to eat a handful of nuts a day and if you’re on a vegan diet this is even more important for protein. Nuts can also be rather plain so spicing things up with our spicy nut recipe can help to make a boring snack more tasty and fulfilling.
Firstly, take a handful of each kind of nut. We are using Cashews, Peanuts, and Almonds. Once you have these in a bowl of some kind, add in a little splash of olive oil and coat the nuts with this so that the spices have something to stick to.
Next, add in some salt, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and pepper according to your tastes. Let this sit in the mixture of spices and oil for around 2-3 hours to seep into the nuts and then preheat your oven to 175. Make sure not to use too much oil or you’ll make the nuts greasy, just add enough to lightly coat the nuts with the spice mixture.
And that’s it. Fruity Packs fantastic ideas for a vegan snack and not to mention our own amazing bars which are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and taste amazing with no added sugar! If you have any recipe suggestions or comments, let us know below and we will add them to our list. You can also order our fruit bars and packs right here on our website today!