Quick and Healthy Vegan Snacks

11 Quick & Healthy Vegan Snacks

If you’re anything like me, you like to snack. I used to snack on basically anything anyone would toss at me. It was gross, and I felt gross. After ditching animal products for good, I started snacking smarter.

Once you put the good stuff in your body, you don’t crave the bad stuff. I know everyone says it, but it’s true. As a recovering cupcake addict, I never thought this would ring true. Low and behold, it did.

I aim for high-fiber, low-ingredient snacks. So, get ready to scroll. I have 11 of my favorites to share, plus a bonus ;)

#1:Ezekiel Toast & Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

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Kill your sweet tooth with this pretty-much-dessert snack. Dark Chocolate Dreams by Peanut Butter & Co. claims to be exactly what it is: A dream.

#2:Fresh Fruit Salad

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Simple enough, right? Fruit is nature’s candy, and the sooner you embrace that, the sooner you will feel better than that time you ate a 1-lb bag of Skittles.

#3:Edamame

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This cute little soy bean comes frozen or fresh, so take your pick. I tend to gravitate towards the frozen bags at Trader Joe’s so I can stock up and have on hand all times.

#4:Ezekiel Toast w/ PB & Frozen Raspberries

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Can you tell I love my Ezekiel bread? Forget plain ‘ol toast and butter. Eat like the king or queen that you are and dress it up with a tablespoon of peanut butter and frozen raspberries. So. freaking. good.

#5: Granola Bowl w/ Blueberries & Bananas

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Choose your favorite granola brand (or make your own) and toss in as much fruit as you want. My go-to’s are bananas and blueberries. So filling!

#6: Ants on a Log

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Embrace your inner kindergarten-self and make yourself some damn ants on a log. You are never too old for ants on a log.

#7: Green Smoothie

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A green smoothie may be the quickest snack to make, not to mention nutritional and filling. Toss in some spinach, kale, frozen fruit, and some soy, coconut, or almond milk and call it a day.

#8: Stuffed Sweet Potato

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Here’s a hearty snack for ya! I stuffed this one with black beans and corn. Top off with some Daiya cheese.

#9: Pomegranate Seeds

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I never knew how easy is can be to open up a pom. Watch this instructional video and get to work. This yummy snack is worth it.

#10: Grape Tomatoes & Avocado

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Did you know that research and studies show the healthy fats in the avocado may help the body to absorb more lycopene? Pairing these two fruits together will do your body good.

#11: Avocado & Tomato Toast

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This combo is so delicious and healthy, that I’m bringing you an alternative. I enjoy a good piece of sourdough toast topped with both superfoods. If you are feeling real crazy, add some balsamic vinegar and salt!

BONUS: Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

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Yeah, here’s your dose of unhealthy as a bonus! When Sara was in RI last month, she bought Dandies Vegan Marshmallows for me. That’s a true best friend, right? Dip these babies in your favorite dark chocolate and settle in on the couch for the night. That’s what I did.

What do you snack on? Would love to hear in the comment section! xx Bianca

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14 thoughts on “11 Quick & Healthy Vegan Snacks

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  2. Hello Bianca and Sara. First of all we’d like to tell you that your list of vegan snacks is awesome. We especially love that you picked only whole food items that would really help vegans thrive in their chosen lifestyle.

    There’s this prehistoric super food that we believe is worthy of being included on your list: tiger nuts. Ever heard of them? They’re not really nuts, but a tuber that tastes like coconut. They were previously just available in Europe, but we brought them to the US because we believe that every American would benefit from them the same way that our Paleolithic ancestors did. Yes, Oxford University researchers recently found out that our cavemen ancestors thrived on these “nuts” more than on any other food available during the Paleolithic era. See http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/14/science/nutcracker-mans-secret-he-didnt-crack-nuts.html?_r=1 and http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/01/10/real-caveman-diet-research-shows-ancient-man-feasted-mainly-on-tiger-nuts/ for info on what our ancestors REALLY ate.

    Not only are Tiger Nuts vegan. They’re also low GI, high fiber, GMO-free, certified organic , and allergy-friendly. Feel free to visit http://www.tigernutsusa.com for more information on what we believe is the healthiest single-source snack on the market today!

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