20 Healthy Vegan Snacks That Are Easy to Make

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Coming up with vegan snack options can be challenging. That’s because foods like meat, dairy, and even honey are out the door.

So your typical snacks like cheese and crackers or milk chocolate bars are out the window.

But being vegan doesn’t mean you have to nibble on carrots all day long. Far from it.

In fact, many non-vegan snacks can be veganized.

So, today I’m sharing 20 Vegan Snacks that will knock your socks off, and bring the joy back to snacking. Enjoy!

1. Nut-Free Chocolate Bliss Bites

Nut-Free Chocolate Bliss Bites

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Are you raising your kids vegan? If so, you know how hard it can be to come up with a snack that’s not only vegan but nut-free too.

So, if you’re stumped trying to find the perfect snack for school, give these bliss bites a try.

They’re yummy and packed with chocolate goodness. Perfect if your kids love chocolate.

And they’re naturally sweetened with sultana raisins and Medjool dates. No artificial ingredients here.

Making them is blissfully easy. Just combine all your ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined. This food processor here should do the trick.

Then scoop out the mixture and roll into balls.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 99
  • Fats: 2.4g
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Carbs: 18.8g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 12.1g

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2. Vegan Veggie Pinwheels

Veggie Pinwheels

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I’m a big fan of dinner parties. After all, what’s not to love about hanging out with friends and eating good food?

But if you’re vegan and the rest of your dinner party isn’t, making snacks that everyone will enjoy can be pretty challenging.

These vegan veggie pinwheels are the perfect solution. They’re creamy, cheesy, sweet, and savory.

And they’re sure to delight your guests; they won’t even believe they’re vegan.

To make them, you’ll need a number of spices and herbs- 6 to be exact. So, make sure you get out your measuring spoons. I like these ones here because they don’t rust or get stained.

You’ll also be using some vegan cheddar cheese. But if you (and your guests) like it spicy, feel free to use vegan Pepper Jack cheese instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 276
  • Fats: 20g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 1g

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3. Vegan Nachos with Cheese Sauce

Vegan Nachos with Cheese Sauce

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Everyone loves nachos and cheese sauce. What’s not to love about crispy, crunchy nachos and ooey, gooey cheese sauce?

But your typical cheese sauce is made with cheese. And cheese is a no-no on a vegan diet.

Now, it is possible to find vegan cheese. But it’s often expensive- and oftentimes, not worth the price.

This cheese sauce is cheesy, creamy, and just plain delicious. It’s smoky, salty, and has some heat.

And unlike some other vegan cheese sauces, it doesn’t contain nuts. So, it’s a great option if you have nut allergies.

Instead of nuts, you’ll be using cooked veggies, spices, veggie broth, and nutritional yeast.

The nutritional yeast gives it that nice cheesy flavor. Besides adding cheesiness, nutritional yeast is a good source of B vitamins.

And when fortified, it’s an excellent source of Vitamin B12.

Making this cheese sauce is pretty easy. Just put your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

If you like your cheese sauce ultra-smooth, like I do, this blender will do a great job. Otherwise, you can use a blender like this.

Per Serving (for the sauce):

  • Calories: 109
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g

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4. Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

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When it’s cold outside, you just want to sit by the fireplace. And drink a nice cup of tea.

These peanut butter coconut balls are sure to transport you to warmer climes. That’s because they’re packed with coconut.

And the creamy peanut butter works beautifully with the coconut. The rolled oats and hemp seeds add extra texture, while the honey and cinnamon add sweetness.

Besides adding texture, hemp seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. They’re excellent sources of

magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese, which you need for healthy bones.

They’re also good sources of plant-based iron. So, eat up those hemp seeds.

Besides using them in these coconut balls, you can also use them in your smoothies, as well as on your oatmeal.

Making these tasty treats is pretty simple. Just combine your wet ingredients with your dry ingredients.

Then roll your dough into balls. Then serve as is, or put in the fridge to harden.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 127
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g

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5. Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

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Almonds make a great snack. After all, they’re pretty convenient and taste delicious.

But sometimes, you want to jazz them up a bit. And these spicy cinnamon roasted almonds are pretty jazzed up.

The coconut sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup add sweetness. And the cayenne pepper adds some heat.

These roasted almonds are not only a great snack, they also make great gifts too-particularly during the holidays.

So, go ahead: make a batch or two. Your loved ones will surely love them.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 239
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6g

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6. Keto Peanut Butter Balls

Keto Peanut Butter Balls

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Need a vegan snack that is also keto? Now, that can be a tall order.

Thankfully, these peanut butter balls tick both boxes. And they’re pretty delicious too.

They’re moist, chewy, and bursting with peanut butter flavor. Perfect for the peanut butter lover in you.

Want to roll them in coconut? Go ahead… Just make sure you use unsweetened coconut.

To keep them low carb, you’ll be using coconut flour instead of regular flour. Not only is coconut flour low in net carbs, it’s also an excellent source of iron, so it helps keep your energy levels up.

And since it’s pretty absorbent, a little goes a long way. If you need to stock up on some, you can get some here.

Making these peanut butter balls is a breeze. Just put some natural peanut butter, sugar-free maple syrup, and coconut flour in a bowl, and mix well.

Then make balls out of your mixture and place them on a parchment paper-lined tray. Finally, put them in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Check out more low carb low-calorie recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 104
  • Fats: 7.7g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Carbs: 6.1g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 1.5g

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7. Kale Chips

Kale Chips

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Looking for a tasty way to eat your greens? Give these kale chips a try.

They’re crispy, salty, and just plain addictive… I bet you can’t have just one.

Besides being delicious, they’re also nutritious. That’s because they’re made with kale.

Kale is chock full of Vitamins A and C. So, it’s good for your immune system.

And it’s a rich source of Vitamin K. So, snack on those kale chips.

Now, it does take 40 minutes to make 2 servings. So, it’s a good idea to double or even triple the recipe, just so that you have enough.

Be sure to store them in an airtight container. I recommend these ones here because they are sustainable that will leak into your food.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 253
  • Fats: 28g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g

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8. Nut-Free Passionfruit Bliss Balls

Nut-Free Passionfruit Bliss Balls

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Wondering what to do with leftover passion fruit? Make these bliss balls.

They’re bursting with flavor. The passionfruit adds a nice tartness, while the honey and coconut add some sweetness… It’s a party in your mouth.

What I love most about these snacks is that they take only 5 minutes to prep. Then you place them in your fridge.

So, they’re perfect for meal prep, ahem, snack prep.

Simply make a batch of them, and your snacks should be set for the week.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 112
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

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9. Vegan Nut-Free Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese

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When it comes to meat alternatives, there are a lot of great vegan alternatives to choose from. When it comes to cheese, on the other hand, that’s another matter.

A lot of vegan cheese alternatives aren’t that great. And the ones that are tend to be expensive.

This vegan cheese is savory, tangy, and sweet. And you can shred, slice, and even melt it.

And unlike a lot of vegan cheeses, this one is pretty easy to make. There’s no soaking required, and it takes all of 10 minutes to make.

So, it’s pretty easy to make this on the fly.

What you’ll notice about this cheese is that it has a nice stretch- just like the real thing.

What gives the nice stretch is the tapioca starch/flour. So make sure you have some on hand. If you need to stock up on some, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 108
  • Fats: 2.6g
  • Protein: 6.9g
  • Carbs: 14.5g
  • Sugar: 1.3g

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10. Chili Garlic Edamame

Chili Garlic Edamame

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Are you a big fan of edamame? Then you’ll love these snacks.

Steamed edamame is coated with a homemade garlic chili sauce. What you get is a spicy, savory snack that is just plain addictive.

Besides being tasty, this snack is pretty healthy. That’s because it’s packed with protein.

So, it makes for a great post-workout snack.

It’s also rich in fiber. In fact, one serving provides a quarter of your daily fiber needs.

Making it is pretty simple too. Just saute your garlic cloves in some sesame oil.

Then mix your sauteed garlic cloves with some liquid coconut aminos, and chili paste.

Next, steam your edamame in the microwave. If you prefer not to put them in the microwave, you can just steam them in some boiling water for about 5 minutes using a steamer basket like this.

Finally, toss your edamame in your garlic chili sauce, coating well. Season with sesame seeds and sea salt.

Enjoy!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 203
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 3g

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11. Chia, Fruit, & Nut Bar Recipe

Nut Bar Recipe

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Fruit makes a pretty tasty and convenient snack. But sometimes, fruit just doesn’t cut it.

This nut bar is for those times. It’s a nice blend of chewy and crunchy, fruity, and nutty.

And it doesn’t have an ounce of added sugar. So, it’s good for you too.

It’s also a powerhouse of nutrition. That’s because it’s packed with omega-3s from the chia seeds, walnuts, and flaxseed.

Omega-3s are good not only for your heart but for your brain too.

So, these snacks are great for exam time, or any time you need a brain boost.

To make them, just put all of your ingredients in a food processor and pulse into smooth. Then place your mixture in a parchment-paper-lined 8 x 8 pan.

Finally, place it in the fridge to set.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 168
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 9g

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12. Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chickpea Snack

Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chickpea

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Craving salt and vinegar potato chips? Reach for these instead.

They’re crispy, salty, and have a nice tang- just like salt and vinegar potato chips. But they’re much healthier for you.

That’s because they’re roasted, not fried. What’s more- they contain more fiber than potato chips too.

In fact, one serving provides 16% of your daily fiber needs. So, they’re pretty filling too.

Now, these can be quite addictive. Thus, you may want to make two batches. Check out more high protein chickpea recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 115
  • Fats: 2g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 3g

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13. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

 Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

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Are you a fan of all things spicy? Then you’ll love these roasted chickpeas.

They’re packed with flavor. The ground cumin adds nuttiness, while the garlic powder adds savory.

Meanwhile, the paprika adds sweetness. And the hot chili powder adds heat.

Besides being delicious, they’re pretty nutritious too.

They’re packed with protein and fiber. In fact, one serving provides a whopping 44% of your daily fiber needs.

And they’re rich sources of iron. So, they help keep your energy levels up.

Feel free to switch up the flavors too. For instance, if you like it sweet, use maple syrup and cinnamon.

And if you like it barbecue flavored, simply use barbecue seasoning.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 336
  • Fats: 9.8g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbs: 54g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 9.2g

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14. Vegan Veggie Balls

Veggie Balls

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Thinking what to do with your leftover veggies from last night’s supper? Make these vegan veggie balls.

They’re juicy and nicely seasoned. The coconut adds some sweetness, while the oregano and garlic puree adds some savory… They’re a great alternative to meatloaf.

What I love about these veggie balls is that they’re not greasy. That’s because you’re not frying them in oil.

Instead, you’re using an air fryer to make them. Once your meatballs have been formed, just place them in the grill pan of your air fryer for 10 minutes.

Then rotate and cook them for 2 more minutes. If you don’t have an air fryer, I recommend this one here. It uses up to 85 percent less fat than a deep fryer, so it’s good for low-fat cooking.

These veggie balls are great, as is. Or, you can serve them with some marinara sauce. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 213
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 31g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 5g

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15. Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

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I love hummus, as I’m sure many of you do too. It’s so tasty and perfect for dipping your veggies in.

But store-bought hummus can get pretty expensive. And it often contains preservatives and other unhealthy ingredients.

Like vegetable oils that are high in omega-6s. Too much omega-6 in your diet may lead to inflammation.

This easy roasted garlic hummus is creamy, tasty, and totally worth making from scratch.

And it’s pretty budget-friendly too. That’s because you’re cooking dried chickpeas instead of using canned chickpeas.

And don’t worry that it will take you loads of time to cook. It takes only 8 minutes.

That’s because you’re using an Instant Pot. Using an Instant Pot is the quickest way to cook chickpeas and other legumes from scratch.

Instead of taking hours to cook them, it takes you mere minutes. So, having an Instant Pot can save you time and money. If you’re thinking about getting one, you can get one here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 277
  • Fats: 23g
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Sugar: 2.6g

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16. Spinach & Artichoke White Bean Dip

Artichoke White Bean Dip

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Hosting a dinner party? Be sure to serve this dip.

It’s pretty elegant and fancy. And it tastes just as good as it looks.

It’s rustic, creamy, cheesy, and is sure to wow your guests… Vegan and non-vegan alike.

Besides being yummy, it’s pretty nutritious too. It’s packed with protein, so it’s sure to keep your dinner guests satisfied.

And it’s packed with fiber. In fact, one serving provides close to 100% of your daily fiber needs.

You can feel good serving it to your guests.

Making it takes only 30 minutes. You have ten minutes of prep work, and then let your oven do the cooking.

So, you spend less time in the kitchen. And more time socializing with your guests. Buon appetito!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 269
  • Fats: 6.4g
  • Protein: 20.7g
  • Carbs: 50.2g
  • Fiber: 24.4g
  • Sugar: 4.8g

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17. Chocolate Quinoa Crisps

Chocolate Quinoa Crisps

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Summer is the perfect time to laze on the deck. And sip a nice cup of iced tea.

But sometimes, you want a tasty treat too. The last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and bake.

These chocolate quinoa crisps are here to the rescue. They’re crispy, crunchy, and packed with chocolate goodness… They’re a nice cross between rice crispy treats and chocolate bars.

And you don’t need to turn on your stove or oven to make them. Yay!

All you need to make them are 5 ingredients: refined coconut oil, agave nectar or maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and puffed quinoa.

Puffed quinoa may be hard to find at your local grocery store. So, if you’re having a hard time finding it, you can simply make your own.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 108
  • Fats: 0.3g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 3.9g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 0.3g

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18. Vegetable Potato Fritters

Vegetable Potato Fritters

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Have a hankering for some good old-fashioned potato fritters? Give these a try!

They’re crispy and just plain delicious. And unlike many potato fritters, they don’t contain any eggs.

They also contain more protein than your typical potato fritter. That’s because you’ll also be adding red lentils to them.

Don’t have red lentils? You can use green ones too.

You’ll be serving them with some Sriracha mayonnaise. To make it, all you need are Sriracha sauce, spices, and some vegan mayonnaise, which you can find right here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 101
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g

Recipe

19. Dill Pickle Hummus

Dill Pickle Hummus

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Most, if not all, store-bought hummus contains added oil. So, if you’re on a whole foods plant-based diet, it may be near impossible to find store-bought oil-free hummus.

So, it’s better to make your own. This hummus is packed with flavor… It’s not like your typical store-bought hummus.

That’s because you add dill pickles to it. This adds some sweetness that complements the savory of the hummus nicely.

Making it is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Just add all your ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.

Serve with your favorite veggies.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 158
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 1g

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20. Crispy Air-Fried Tofu

Air-Fried Tofu

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Now, tofu has a reputation for being bland and rubbery. This air-fried tofu is anything but.

It’s crispy and packed with umami flavor. That’s because you marinate it in a mixture of toasted sesame oil, olive oil, soy sauce, and garlic.

One of the secrets to getting your tofu crispy is to get rid of the extra moisture from the tofu first. You can do this with a tofu press like this, or by placing a heavy pan on it.

Besides being tasty, this air-fried tofu is packed with protein. So, it makes for a great post-workout snack.

Like it spicy? Feel free to add some chipotle seasoning.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 165
  • Fats: 13.2g
  • Protein: 11.1g
  • Carbs: 3.3g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 0.2g

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Conclusion

Which one of these vegan snacks is your favorite? Have fun cooking these up!

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