There are lots of healthy snacks that can be included in a plant-based diet and, for this list, we are sticking with the easy ones that can be made in 15-minutes or less.
Making healthy choices for snacking on a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. There are actually plenty of options available that don’t take a lot of time.
Plant-based diet snacking tips
Many of you may be new to this plant-based diet thing and wondering what in the world you can eat for meals much less snack on.
The good news is that whether you are looking for meals or snacks the basics are that we are avoiding meat, dairy, and overly processed foods and eating closer to the plant.
High-fat overly processed 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 quickly is key to helping to stay on target and not making poor choices.
Whether you’re in the mood for sweet, savory, or just plain crunchy, there are plenty of recipes to choose from in this list.
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Plant-Based Snacks in 15-Minutes or Less
Healthy snacking does not have to be difficult. All of the recipes in this list can be made in 15-minutes or less! Click on each of the photos, recipe titles, or 'Get the Recipe' buttons to see full recipes with ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button.
Potato chips CAN be healthy! We eat delicious, oil-free chips on our healthy diet all the time, and it only takes about 7-8 minutes in the microwave!
With only bananas and some frozen fruit, you can make this sugar-free vegan nice cream in a matter of minutes in a blender.
Fudgy, super simple, and ready in minutes, this vegan chocolate mug cake is one of the easiest desserts you’ll find.
This low-fat Italian Vegan Hummus is delicious on sandwiches, in wraps, or served with fresh vegetables and pita bread. It's completely oil and tahini-free, so the calories and fat per serving are very low.
This vegan spinach artichoke dip is sure to be a hit at any pot-luck or game night! The recipe is so versatile, it can be made with white beans or cashews.
These bite-sized colorful sandwich pinwheels make terrific little appetizers or a quick tasty lunch, and they are very kid-friendly!
Making homemade baked tortilla chips is super easy and anyone can do it. Since they are baked and not fried, they are a much healthier option than regular chips, and they’ve got all the taste!
These colorful fruit skewers are made with fresh fruit and lime sauce and are perfect for a healthy dessert or an impressive party appetizer.
Three ingredients and a blender are all you need to make this refreshing mango ice cream recipe. The simplicity of homemade nice cream makes it an excellent option for a healthy treat you can feel good about serving.
This vegan chocolate mousse can be made in less than 15 minutes flat, with only 4 ingredients that you're likely to already have on-hand. And it's so unbelievably creamy and sweet!
Smoothie Bowls are SO easy to make in only about 5-minutes! They are versatile and can be made with many different combinations of ingredients and toppings.
Sometimes you just need something a little sweet that doesn’t require a lot of effort. Whether you’re making a snack for yourself or for a crowd, these easy stuffed dates are the perfect healthy dessert or snack.
These Frozen Fruit Desserts are low in fat and high in fiber. Fruit is also full of water which helps to keep you hydrated and feeling full.
This Vegan Nacho Cheese is incredible as a dip for baked chips as well as on fries, baked potatoes, and pizza. For healthy burritos and quesadillas, it can't be beaten! Make it with cashews or white beans.
Healthy banana nice cream is SO quick and easy to make! It’s a deliciously wholesome dessert that everyone will enjoy because it’s vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and even sugar-free.
Need a quick, sweet snack without all oil, fat, and sugar? Here ya' go! 0.4 grams of fat and 1.3 grams of protein. You're welcome!
No kidding! This healthy chocolate hummus is so easy to make. If you've got 5-minutes and a blender, you've got a delicious easy dessert.
This beautifully vibrant green edamame hummus recipe is bursting with flavor! It makes a delicious dip for veggies or even a spread for sandwiches and wraps.
This easy, oil-free, vegan hummus takes only about 10-minutes to make and requires absolutely no cooking. It also happens to be gluten-free.
This vegan spinach dip recipe can be made in minutes and used as a dip with fresh vegetables or served on crusty bread or crackers.
This bean dip is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make with only 3-4 ingredients and prep time of 15 minutes flat! Recipe is from The Cancer Survivor's Guide by Dr. Neal Barnard of Physicians Committee.
This oil-free hummus with roasted red pepper requires only a handful of ingredients and a few minutes to make. If you have 10 minutes and a blender or food processor, you've got a delicious healthy snack.
Chocolate dipped strawberries are such an easy treat to make with only 2-ingredients required. Whether for an edible gift or as a special dessert at home, these chocolate strawberries make a beautiful and tasty display.
Air popping is one of the healthiest ways to prepare popcorn because it does not involve oil, which adds to the fat and calorie content. It can be made on the stove top, in an air popper or in the microwave.
Salsa is so easy to make, and it's much better than the store-bought. All you need is a blender and few ingredients.
Thursday 20th of May 2021
These recipes look great I can’t wait to try them.