These healthy and delicious plant based snacks are easy, quick, and can satisfy a sweet tooth or a savoury tooth. Each recipe is vegan or plant based and gluten free too!
photo from Eat With Clarity
Delicious & Easy Plant Based Snacks You’ve Got To Try!
When it comes to snacking there are so many options out there! While many of the packaged products are vegan, they range from healthy to not-so-healthy. But the idea behind “plant-based” (vs. vegan) is that there’s a whole foods focus.
Whole food plant-based snacks are super nutritious, perfect for an energy boost, and really delicious to enjoy. They make a great addition to your diet, even if you aren’t vegan or follow a plant-based way of eating.
What Is a Plant Based Diet?
The first time I heard “plant-based diet” I thought it was just another way of saying “vegan”, but it’s actually quite different. A vegan diet is one that is completely void of animal-sourced foods (meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, fish, etc.), and often those following a vegan diet will also follow a vegan lifestyle meaning they don’t usually use any animal-based products like leather or wool.
While a vegan diet is free of animal products, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s free of sugar, refined flours, or processed foods as we all know there’s no shortage of vegan donuts, cookies, Mac & Cheez, and croissants on the market.
A “plant-based” diet revolves mainly around healthy, unprocessed or minimally processed plant-sourced foods (nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes) with some animal based products like free-range eggs, organic poultry, or wild fish. A plant-based diet is focused around whole foods and unprocessed options, with the idea to eat plant foods… and lots of them!
I love this concept of eating and I truly feel that a plant-based diet is a great way to eat for amazing energy, stellar digestion, and overall great health. Without further adieu…the snacks!!
The Sweet Plant Based Snacks:
When it comes to sweet snacks that are plant-based, these are usually focused around fruit, nuts, seeds, unrefined grains like oats and natural unrefined sugars including pure maple syrup and coconut palm sugar!
Some plant-based snacks may include honey (remember it’s not the same as vegan) but the overall concept is that these sweet snacks are made with mostly whole, unrefined plant foods. This list is incredibly mouthwatering and includes a sweet snack for even the pickiest eaters!
Blackberry Crumb Bars from Well-fed Soul
Blackberries and oats come together in these juicy and delicious bars that make a great mid-day snack.
Avocado Banana Green Smoothie from Minimalist Baker
Smoothies are a great snack idea and this plant based smoothie from Minimalist Baker is loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats!
2-Minute Easy Vegan Yogurt Oats from My Quiet Kitchen
Vegan yogurt and oats are combined in this simple and fast snack that’s topped with berries and packed with fibre.
Healthy Vegan Oat Bars from Nutriciously
These delicious and healthy plant based snack bars are packed with oats, energizing complex carbohydrates, and filling fibre.
No-Bake Apple Almond Butter Balls from NITK
If you love apple pie you’ll love these tasty plant based energy balls filled with almond butter, cinnamon, and of course, apple!
3-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from My Pure Plants
You only need three simple ingredients for these tasty and delicious cookies that pack a plant-based punch!
Banana Almond Butter Date Smoothie from NITK
Energizing, fibre-rich, and loaded with healthy omega fats, this smoothie is a super nutritious and filling snack.
Almond Butter and Oat Energy Balls from My Goodness Kitchen
Almond butter and oats are the stars of these tasty energy balls that can be enjoyed on-the-go!
No Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola Bars from Eat With Clarity
These delicious plant-based snack bars are not only pretty, but packed with flavour, easy to make, and don’t require any baking!
The Savoury Plant Based Snacks:
For those who prefer savoury over sweet, this list of savoury plant based snacks is sure to please.
These are all very vegetable forward with a unique variety of ways to enjoy veggies and other plant foods in a snack that’s not just chips…think dip, rolls, boosted popcorn, healthy “wings”, and more! I guarantee after looking through these savoury options you won’t know where to begin, they all look delightful!
Sticky & Crispy Sesame Cauliflower from The First Mess
These sticky and crunchy cauliflower bites are perfect for plant based snacking and secretly healthy (although you’d never think it!).
Rainbow Rolls with Creamy Miso from Wholehearted Eats
These colourful and delicious rolls are made with tons of vegetables and a delicious creamy sauce you’ll make again and again.
Simple Vegan Avocado Toast from Gathering Dreams
Avocado toast is a perfect snack, and this version is packed with extra plant based protein from the chickpeas!
Red & Golden Beet Chips from Two Loves Studio
These delicious and healthy plant based snacks come in the form of crispy vegetable chips made from beets!
Easy Classic Creamy Hummus from The Modern Proper
Hummus is always a great snack idea as it’s packed with protein and healthy fats. This hummus is simple to make and perfect for veggies or chips to dip!
Avocado & Spiced Hummus Sandwich from NITK
If you are looking for a bigger, more filling snack option, this plant based sandwich is a must! Packed with flavour and loaded with veggies and hummus it’s so delicious.
Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings from Choosing Chia
Crispy, crunchy, plant-based, and healthier! These thai peanut cauliflower “wings” are a must try.
“Nooch” Butter-Free Popcorn from Gimme Some Oven
Everyone loves popcorn and this cheesy buttery popcorn is surprisingly dairy free!
Healthy Homemade Oven-Baked French Fries from NITK
Sometimes the best snacking solution is fries. Healthy, baked, plant-based delicious fries like these that is!
Are you drooling yet? I hope you feel inspired to add more plant based snacks into your week whether you enjoy sweet or savoury these are all great options to choose from. Thank you to all of the lovely bloggers who contributed to this list, be sure to head over to their websites and give them some love!
Do you prefer plant based foods or a mix of everything? I’d love to read about it in the comments. Also, be sure to pin the photo below to save this delicious round-up for later and of course, share the love!
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