Getting into veganism and figuring out the best snack ideas for it isn’t an easy task. Since the ingredients you need to make your favourite snack vegan is limited, you have to put in some extra effort. You don’t want your vegan diet to be extremely boring and basic and thus having a good snack you can munch on while being healthy is like a cherry on the top. There are a million combinations you can make using raw and healthy plant products which will keep your diet up and running and you will have a good time consuming the snack.
A plant-based diet requires proper knowledge about vegan products before you dive into them. It is advised you eat enough and to fuel your day, you would want small portions of healthy food supplements which will keep you energized throughout the day. The following vegan snack ideas will help you get an idea of what kind of snacks you can make using dairy-free and plant-based products and how you can make your vegan cooking interesting and fun.
- TRAIL-MIX VEGAN COOKIES
Who doesn’t love cookies? Cookies happen to be the number one choice when we think of something light and delicious to snack on. Trail-mix is a combination of sweet and sour flavours which you can include in your cookies and have a snack you won't stop munching on. This will have an assortment of flavours and the health benefits are extraordinary. You can make this recipe using chocolate, walnuts, blueberries, cranberry, coconut, and a lot more. It is quite easy to bake and this will be a snack you can store and share with your family so that they can munch on it as well. To make it healthier, you can use coconut sugar or maple syrup and cut out sugar entirely from your diet.
- CRISPY ROASTED CHICKPEAS
Chickpeas are rich in nutrients and one of the top choices when it comes to having something vegan. This crispy roasted chickpea will be a snack that would fit into the bracket of snacks because of the insane and salty taste it has and it will be the perfect thing to have when you are in the mood for something crunchy and full of spices. Add cumin and chili powder to give your crispy roasted chickpeas a better and vibrant taste. This is a great alternative to fries and other unhealthy stuff which were rich in spices and gave you that crispy texture when you ate those. A healthy and delicious snack for sure.
- VEGAN SNICKERS BAR
If you loved chocolates before you shifted to the vegan diet and you are craving a load-full of a snickers bar, then this alternative vegan recipe to your regular packaged snicker bar is your saviour. This will be exactly like your snickers bar which will be full of chocolate and salted caramel all over it. The consuming and delicious taste it will give off will satisfy your taste buds and also take care of your health. You can use coconut sugar or maple syrup to add to the sweetness of the chocolate bar. There is numerous vegan milk chocolate available and you can use them with salted peanuts to give it the same taste and texture. This is a snacking item that will satisfy your hunger and you will also get to experience the same taste of snickers bar yet again.
- CHOCOLATE QUINOA CRISPS
Eating chocolate bars which gave the crunchy feeling because of the nuts and crackers in them was our favourite. Since you have switched to a plant-based, vegan diet, you might think you won't be able to get that feeling again. Well, you are wrong. This chocolate quinoa crisp is one of the crunchiest and dreamiest chocolate recipes which will cater to all your health needs and also satisfy your hunger. It is super delicious and quite easy to make. All you need is the quinoa, coconut oil, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and you are good to go. Your munchy and crispy chocolate quinoa crisps will be a delight.
- NUT BUTTER ROAST
A classic and simple vegan snack that is something you can have almost every day and remain healthy. The nut butter roast happens to be one of the easiest recipes which you can modify and make more interesting if you want. There is a plethora of possibilities by which you can change the way your nut butter roast will turn out. All you have to do is have your toast with almond butter on it but you can go a little crazy by having some toppings which will elevate your dish to the next level. Adding blueberries, bananas, chia seeds, blackberries, maple syrup, and a lot more will give you a new type of nut butter roast which you can have every day.
- VEGAN BRUSCHETTA
Bruschetta happens to be the best vegan recipe that has everything fresh and will keep you healthy. In this vegan bruschetta, you can add all the classic ingredients of your bruschetta with tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and a lot of other fresh stuff which will give you a refreshing taste. To make your bruschetta taste a little tangy, adding a small amount of vinegar for the rich taste is a good choice. Since the key part of bruschetta is the parmesan cheese which isn’t a vegan ingredient, you can use the nutritional yeast to give your bruschetta a cheesy flavour.
- JALAPENO POPPERS VEGAN
Jalapeno poppers are one of the most common snacking items because of the cheesy and spicy taste it has. It is a classic recipe from Texas which is now modified to suit your plant-based needs. In the vegan jalapeno poppers, you will stuff your peppers with nutritional yeast instead of cheese which is the vegan alternative to cheese and you can also bake the poppers instead of deep-frying it as this will be a healthier and better alternative. The vegan jalapeno poppers are a great snacking recipe and this is something you can bake when guests come over as well.