37+ Easy Healthy Vegan Plant-Based Snacks

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If you are wondering what you can snack on that is both vegan and healthy, we’ve got you covered with everything from fat-free potato chips to high-protein roasted chickpeas. Every kind of eater will love these healthy vegan snacks.

Vegan Charcuterie Board with hummus, vegan cheese, and veggies

When you are trying to eat healthy, and hunger strikes mid-morning or mid-day, it is easy to be tempted by high-fat processed foods that can derail your best efforts. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Making healthy choices for snacking on a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Instead of reaching for store-bought junk food, opt for some of these delicious plant-based options.

white bowl filled with crunchy potato chips and blue bowl full in background

What healthy snacks are vegan?

Many of you may be new to this plant-based diet thing and wondering what in the world you can snack on that is vegan and healthy.

Sure, high-fat overly processed vegan snacks abound on the shelves of grocery stores, but they certainly don’t make for optimal nutritional value.

When it comes to snack time, finding something low-fat and healthy to eat is key to helping to stay on target and not make poor choices.

Healthy vegan snacks include things like:

  • Oil-free french fries
  • Veggies and hummus
  • Homemade granola bars
  • Roasted and seasoned chickpeas
  • Much more…
oil free fries with ketchup on dark wooden table

Whether you’re in the mood for sweet, savory, or just plain crunchy, there are plenty of recipes to choose from in this list.

Vegan sweet snacks

If it is a sweet-tooth that gets you every time, never fear because there are lots of healthier sweet vegan snacks that can help fill that need.

Some of my favorites are stuffed dates or apple slices dipped in a homemade vegan caramel sauce made with dates. You might even try simple fruit skewers and a little tangy lime fruit sauce.

Vegan savory snacks

I love savory salty snacks that include vegan options such as oil-free potato chips made in minutes in your microwave or healthy air-popped popcorn topped with vegan seasonings.

Other savory ideas that come to mind are crunchy roasted chickpeas or homemade tortilla chips with dip. There are just so many different options to try!

High-protein vegan snacks

If it is protein you are searching for to fuel a workout or take out on the trails for a boost of energy, try something like our almond butter energy balls or these gluten-free granola bars. Other great options include nuts and trail mix.

white rectangular platter with a dozen oatmeal energy balls

Quick 15 minute or less plant-based snacks

An important factor in healthy vegan snacking can be prep time. We have compiled a short list of some options that can be made in 15 minutes or less. Of course, the fastest healthy snack on the planet is fresh fruit–apples, oranges, grapes, peaches, plums, and more!

Healthy vegan snacking tips

  • Think healthy– Choose whole food as often as possible. Veggies and fruit make the most nutritious and delicious snacks.
  • Nuts– When selecting nuts to snack on, opt for the raw unsalted versions rather than the varieties with added oil and salt.
  • Portion size- Remember that you are trying to ward off hunger and not make a meal of a snack because calories add up fast.
  • Plan ahead– When you are hungry is not the best time to decide what to eat. Have snacks already prepared and portioned out as part of your daily meal prep.
  • Pack snacks- If you’ve ever been running errands and become “hangry” (hungry and angry) you know how easy it is to just eat anything you can get your hands on. Carrying convenient, ready-to-eat snacks in your bag can help you stay committed to your health objectives when unexpected situations occur. Include non-perishable options such as trail mix, whole-grain crackers, nutritious granola bars, or fresh whole fruits.
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Healthy Vegan Plant-Based Snacks

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vegan charcuterie board with hummus, crackers, vegan cheese, fruit, veggies, olives, pickels
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How to Make the Ultimate Vegan Charcuterie Board

Author: Terri Edwards
This Vegan Charcuterie Board will be a huge hit at your next party or gathering of friends and family. It’s perfect for entertaining during the holidays or even game night!
Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients 

Vegan Cheese Options

Veggies

  • baby carrots
  • celery sticks
  • colorful bell pepper sices red, orange, yellow, green
  • raddish slices
  • cucumber slices
  • broccoli florets
  • cauliflower chunks

Fruits

  • grapes red, green, blue
  • berries blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
  • orange slices

Crackers & Bread

Other items

Instructions

  • Prep Work
  • Decide on the size of board you'll be using based on how many people will be served. For help deciding, check out my suggestions in the Recipe Notes section below.
  • Prepare any items that are being made from scratch such as hummus, vegan cheeses, dips. I like to do this a day ahead of time.
  • Prep all of the veggies and fruit by washing and slicing them into chunks.
  • Assemble the Board
  • Large items- Typically, it’s best to start by placing the larger items such as bowls of hummus and blocks of vegan cheese on the board.
  • Medium size items- Next, anything in a jar or small pinch-type dish can be added. This would include things like olives and nuts.
  • Small stuff- Finish up by arranging any loose items like veggies, fruit chunks, and crackers.

Video

Notes

What size board should be used?
Truthfully, the size and type of board are totally up to you and on the size of the crowd you’ll be feeding on it.
You can purchase a special charcuterie board that comes with little bowls, slots, and utensils. Or, you could just use a cutting board that you already have on hand.
The size will depend on the number of people being served. If it’s just a couple of people, something like an 8″×8″ or 9″×13″ will work just fine. If it’s a larger crowd, you might want to go with an 18″x24″ board that should accommodate up to 10 people or more if there are other dishes being served.
Pro tips & suggestions
  • Keep it dry- Foods that tend to hold juice should be served in a bowl. Things like olives, pickels, and artichoke hearts will cause crackers and bread to become dampened if they are loose on the board.
  • Spread colors- Try to spread out the foods that are similar in colors such as red bell peppers and cherry tomatoes so that the color is balanced on the board.
  • Don’t go overboard- Believe me, there are SO many food items to choose from that it will be hard to narrow it down. Don’t get all crazy about trying too many different types of food. Keep it simple.

Disclaimer

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About Terri Edwards

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