Who doesn’t enjoy a good snack from time to time? No matter your diet or lifestyle, you should include opportunities to have a little something in between meals. But what if you’re a vegan? What does plant-based snacking look like?
Healthy vs. Not So Healthy
Snacking is easy when you don’t care about what you eat. Even as a vegan, you can eat some not-so-healthy snack foods (the whole line of Hostess treats comes to mind). After all, there are plenty of unhealthy vegetarians and vegans who subsist on refined carbs and treats. Don’t be “that guy”!
Remember: Just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy!
Sure, it’s fine to have those vegan Oreos from time to time, but although they are technically plant-based snacking, that doesn’t mean they’re the best fuel for your body.
Fruits and Veggies: Plant-based Snacking Staples
When it comes to good-for-you treats on a vegan diet, you needn’t look much farther than fruits and veggies. These yummy snacks are great to grab when you’re on the go, and most take little to no preparation.
Some easy-to-grab fruit snacks to consider include:
Don’t forget the dried fruits (with or without nuts!). While higher in sugar, they are quick and easy “sometimes” snacks. These include:
- dried apricots, apples, and bananas
As for veggies, many require little more than a quick wash to pack for a quick snack. Try:
Paired with some healthy fats found in peanut butter, tofu cream cheese, or salad dressing, these fruits and veggies are filling and delicious.
How to Snack as a Vegan 2.0
Want to really up your plant-based snacking game? Put aside a little time in the morning or evening before and prepare some delicious treats to keep in your purse, backpack, or office desk.
Ants on a Log: celery, peanut butter, and raisins come together quickly for a snack that’s perfect for kids and adults alike.
Veggies and Hummus: chop up some of your favorite veggies and pair them with homemade or store-bought hummus. Quick, easy, and delish!
Kale Chips: With either a humidifier or oven at a low temperature, you can turn your favorite leafy greens into a tasty, crunchy snack.
Sometimes, you’re out all day and haven’t had the opportunity to think ahead to plan snacks. In that case, the snack aisle at the corner convenience store can look pretty appealing. To ensure you’re getting more healthy options than empty calories, reach for these better-for-you options:
- bag of nuts
- Clif Bars
- dried peas
- Corn Nuts
Manage Your Plant-based Snacking with Vegan Taste Delivery
Whether you are new to the vegan lifestyle or you’re a master of plant-based snacking, how to snack as a vegan can raise some questions. After all, you do want to be healthy, right? Enter Vegan Taste.
We provide you with the whole foods your diet needs to keep you full and happy while supporting your desire to create a kinder world. Take a look at our weekly menu to see what we mean. We’re sure that you’ll find some delicious options that will help you get through your day, from meal to meal and all of the snacks in between!