Eating a vegan diet doesn't have to be difficult, especially if you're short on time! In this post, we'll show you twelve easy vegan snacks that can be made in minutes. From healthy dips and chips to sweet treats, you'll find something for every mood.
Whether it's a long workday or kids home from school early due to bad weather, these recipes are perfect for days when cooking seems like a lost cause!
Dates are nature's candy! But since they're slightly bitter, you can improve their taste by dipping them in unsweetened cocoa powder. We found the original recipe here but made a couple of adjustments, so for this one, all you have to do is blend four large pitted dates with two tablespoons of water. Coat the dates in unsweetened cocoa powder until they're evenly dark. You can use coconut flakes as a variation for this recipe.
We used the same ingredients as in the original recipe but made a couple of swaps because we didn't have any cashews on hand. If you decide to give it a try, let us know what you think of it! We add a little bit of lemon juice and add about half a cup of dates, making the consistency perfect to shape balls from.
Nuts are a great source of vitamins and minerals, and proteins. So you can use them as snacks anytime during the day. There's no need to make any special recipes here, simply top some nuts with berries or your favorite jam! If you want to take it up a notch, you can even roast them in the oven! For this recipe, you'll need one cup of nuts (we used almonds) and cinnamon to taste.
3) Granola bars.
Granola bars are perfect for days when cooking seems like it will take too much time, but you still want to eat something healthy! Store-bought granola bars are often loaded with preservatives and other ingredients that aren't that healthy for you. So we recommend making your granola bars with our recipe.
They are good vegan snacks for kids and adults alike. Simply mix two cups of granola with one cup of peanut butter, pour it into a baking pan and wait for it to cool. Cut them into bars once they're completely cooled down!
If you don't have time to make homemade chips, buy small potatoes instead of regular ones and bake them in the oven until they get crispy. You can add salt and such to them, but we preferred to eat them plain!
Other great vegan snacks for days when you don't have time to cook are kale chips. It takes just ten minutes, but the longer you wait for them, the crispier they get. Simply bake one bunch of chopped kale until they're crispy.
When you want snacks that are both healthy and filling, make yourself a smoothie. You can blend any fruit you can find in the season to make a great smoothie that's both healthy and delicious! For this recipe, we added one peeled banana, two cups of soy milk, half a cup of blueberries, and one tablespoon of sugar or your preferred sweetener. Put all the ingredients in a blender until it gets smooth, pour it into glasses, and enjoy!
6) Fruit & Veggie "toast."
This vegan snack idea is both healthy and filling and a great alternative to classic toast! Slice your favorite fruits or veggies (we went for cucumbers and bell peppers) very thinly. Then bake them in the oven until they're crispy. Use muffin tins for this recipe because you'll need to keep the slices from sliding all over the place. Add as much flavor as you want with herbs, spices, or your favorite dipping sauce!
7) Popcorn Chickpeas.
If you're craving something crunchy but don't want to buy chips or other unhealthy snack foods, try this simple recipe: roast 1.5 cups of dry chickpeas and sprinkle them with salt and your favorite spices. This is a great vegan snack for movie nights!
8) Veggie Wraps.
On days when you want something to eat on the go but also enjoy making food at home, make some veggie wraps! It's the perfect healthy snack for days you don't have much time. You can use any vegetables you like best. Simply spread hummus or your favorite vegan dip onto a tortilla and add veggies! This is one of our favorite recipes, but feel free to improvise!
Oatmeal is a great vegan snack idea for both children and adults. For the following recipe, you'll need one cup of oatmeal, two cups of water, one apple (sliced), and cinnamon to taste. Simply bring the water to a boil and add all other ingredients. Let it cook until it's solid enough to eat with a spoon. You can add more water to make it creamier!
10) Frozen Mangoes.
Mangoes are probably one of the healthiest fruits you can buy. They're filled with nutrients, fibers, and vitamins. However, they're not in season all year long, so if you want to enjoy them whenever you feel like it, freeze them! Simply cut the mangoes into small pieces, put them on a sheet of parchment paper and freeze them. They'll be ready to eat and taste delicious in just about 20 minutes!
11) Banana Pancakes.
This vegan snack idea is one of our favorites! Blend two bananas, for this recipe, we also added two tablespoons of peanut butter, four tablespoons of soy milk, cinnamon to taste, and some syrup or honey if desired. Make sure the mixture is thick enough to spread over a pan. Cook it on both sides until you see bubbles forming. This recipe makes eight pancakes, perfect for eating as a snack or even for breakfast!
12) Rice Paper Rolls.
These are another one of our favorite snacks! You can buy rice paper rolls in most health food stores. Just fill them with your preferred ingredients and eat them as is. If you want to make the recipe below, you'll need some veggies (we used carrots, cucumber, lettuce and bell peppers), one tablespoon of peanut butter or other nut butter, two tablespoons of soy sauce or tamari and one tablespoon of hot chili sauce.
Simply put all ingredients in a blender (or food processor) until it becomes creamy. Then take rice paper sheets and spread the mixture on them. Some people like to add some rice noodles too! To make these vegan snack ideas even more delicious, you can use rice paper rolls to make sushi! In conclusion, we hope that you find some vegan snacks that will make your mouth water. Even if you're not a vegan, these healthy snack ideas are perfect for everyone!