All of these snacks are ready in five minutes or less and do not contain any sugar, artificial ingredients, or oil. The snacks in this list are perfect for bringing to work, road trips, and after school. It’s always good to be prepared for when snack cravings hit. There are tons of healthy and satisfying vegan snacks that don’t require much prep. When you are eating a whole food plant-based diet you never need to feel guilty about snacking so feel good about what you are eating when you munch on these plant-based snacks.
Cut up any fresh vegetables you have. This is a great way to use up what you have in your fridge. Snack on them alone or drizzle with a bit of tahini, vinegar, or soy sauce.
Dried and freeze-dried fruit make great snacks. Make sure to read the ingredients because many varieties have added sugar. The kinds I have found without added sugar are freeze-dried strawberries, dried figs, freeze-dried peaches, medjool dates, dried apricots, and raisins.
Making fresh guacamole is simple and quick. Check out my guacamole recipe. If you want oil-free chips to eat with it, you can cut corn tortillas into 8 slices and toast them in the oven for a few minutes.
Ants on a Log
This is a classic snack for good reason. It tastes so good and is made with basic pantry ingredients.
It’s always a good idea to have fresh fruit around. They make great grab-and-go snacks, perfectly packaged by nature.
Air-popped popcorn takes only a few minutes to make. It’s a whole grain so you can snack away guilt-free. Top your popcorn with salt, garlic powder, nutritional yeast flakes, or pepper.
Natural unsweetened applesauce is made from apples only. With a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, applesauce is the perfect snack.
Nuts make a great healthy snack. To avoid added oil, buy peanuts and pistachios in the shell. Buy other nuts raw and toast them at home.
Hummus is a staple item for many vegans. It makes a great snack when you dip vegetables or crackers in it.
Ezekiel bread is made with sprouted grains and doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients. Ezekiel toast tastes great when topped with peanut butter, jam, or mashed avocado (I like to drizzle a little vinegar on my avocado as well).
Pickles are easy to make and taste the best when they are homemade. If you can’t make them yourself, check at your local farmers market to find pickles that don’t contain the artificial ingredients many store varieties have.
Crack open the thin outer shell and enjoy a delightful treat from nature. Sweet tamarind can be difficult to find. I often buy it at my local Asian supermarket but I have also seen it at farmers markets in the south.
Buy a fresh baguette at the grocery store and snack on it and share it all day. Baguettes are usually made without oil or sugar. The loaf I buy (from Earth Fare) is made from water, organic wheat flour, sea salt, and yeast.
No matter what kind you like, olives make a quick and satisfying snack. Many varieties are made with all natural ingredients.
Now you can snack away on delicious whole plant foods. You will feel energized and renewed when you snack on these healthy goodies. Share your other snack ideas below. Don’t forget to subscribe to receive new posts directly to your inbox.