I’m not 100% vegan but there are some amazing vegan snacks I eat on a regular basis. I find it so much easier to swap to vegan choices for my snacks than swapping my lunches or dinners to be fully vegan, though I’m still learning. Anyway, if you ever find yourself asking, “what snacks do vegans eat?” the answers follow.
Disclaimer: I’m not 100% vegan so if I make any mistakes, don’t hate on me. I’m trying my best.
Also, this post doesn’t contain recipe details, instead it just gives you a list of some healthy, vegan options instead of the typical chocolate bar or bag of crisps to snack on.
I’ve decided to split this into sweet and savoury options so you can easily sort through the type of vegan treat you’re looking for.
- Lindt Dark Chocolate 70% (and above)
It’s important that the percentage of cocoa in the chocolate is above 70% else it’s deemed equally unhealthy as eating milk chocolate.
- Almond Cookies
This is one of my own recipes. You can remake these in big batches and add in different health powders as you like. For example, sometimes I add in matcha powder, sometimes wheatgrass powder, sometimes cacao and then either poppy seeds, chia seeds or other.
- Skinny Popcorn: Sweet & Salt
This is probably one of my favourite snacks ever. I have it every few days at work, round about 2 pm when my chocolate craving/sweet tooth is calling.
- Candy Kittens: 3 Sweets
I am a massive fan of sweets. I think because I didn’t have them when I was younger I’m now obsessed. Anyway, these sweets are vegan and by only limiting yourself to a few at a time, they’re not too pricey. My favourite flavour is strawberry and FYI the peach flavour tastes very soapy!
- Chocolate, Banana and Chia Toast
- Low-Calorie Fruit
I talked about my favourite low-calories fruits here, but in short, these include grapefruit, melon (any) and strawberries.
- Vegan Yoghurt, Fruit and Nuts
I know fruit by itself can be rather unfulfilling and bland for some. I love having strawberries and kiwi with coconut, Soya yoghurt dotted with a handful of pumpkin seeds, flaked almonds or crushed walnuts.
- Rice Cakes With Peanut/Jam
- Poppadoms and Mango Chutney
I’m a massive Indian food lover but understand that the massive, garlic naan bread, the rice and the rich, creamy sauces aren’t that great for you. However, the poppadoms and mango chutney can be.
You must check the ingredients on the back of the packets to ensure the poppadoms don’t contain milk, eggs or any other dairy/animal products, but I love the spicy poppadoms with 1 tbsp of mango chutney – again, check it’s non-vegan. I have 2-3 poppadoms at a time and it usually amounts to just over 100 calories.
- Vegan Bruschetta
See the recipe for this here, from The Spruce Eats.
- Red Onion & Cheese on Toast
It depends on portion size but if you use the bread I do, Hovis Granary, it’s about 66 calories a slice so one of these with a slice of vegan cheese and a ¼ of red onion makes for a delicious savoury snack of around 100 calories.
Obviously, if you want to have more pieces of toast, consider the extra calorie intake and swap out other snacks such as the dark chocolate or poppadoms on that day to avoid a high-calorie intake.
- Raw veggies & Humus
Veggies include peppers, carrots and cucumbers which if you ask me, are the best three!
- Vegan Nachos
Using vegan tortilla chips, peppers, cucumber, onion, olives and chilli mixed with guacamole or salsa. You can go for homemade options of each sauce. This is the guacamole I suggest and this is the salsa I suggest. You could also melt vegan cheese on top but that’s extra calories and for non-vegans, vegan cheese is pretty different.
- Crunchy, Sweet Potato Croutons
I found the recipe for this from the food blogger, Rebecca from Foodie With Family. You can see this recipe here.
If you’re a big fan of Wagamamas, you might have tried Edamame here or at least heard of it. I’m not a big fan personally but it’s a highly popular savoury vegan treat so I had to add it. Wondering what Edamame is? Find out here.