7 Healthy Vegan Snacks for Your Next Craving

I don’t know about you, but when I’m trying to eat clean, snacks can be my downfall. My willpower is strong until a snack attack strikes. These are some of the healthy vegan snacks I’m keeping on hand to make snack time deliciously healthy.

Vegan food can be incredibly healthy, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s especially true in the snack department. Greasy potato chips are vegan. Many varieties of candy are vegan. Vegan snacks—like any snacks—can be packed with salt, sugar and unhealthy fats.

Related: 5 Vegan Myths, Debunked

The healthy vegan snack ideas below are easy to make and made from healthy, whole food ingredients.

Healthy Vegan Snack Ideas

These tangy, tasty Za'atar Roasted Chickpeas use a secret ingredients to get those delicious spices to stick. The best part? The secret ingredient is free!

1. Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are packed with protein and fiber, and you can season them however you like. The chickpeas pictured above are coated in tangy za’atar spice mix (recipe here!), or you can use this basic roasted chickpeas recipe to choose your own flavor adventure.

Kale chips are a healthy vegan snack that's great to have on hand.

2. Kale Chips

Kale chips are probably kind of a cliche vegan snack at this point, but they got that reputation for a reason. Crispy roasted kale is freaking delicious! Let these sea salt and sesame kale chips change your heart and mind.

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3. Veggies and Dip

I feel like our house is always at a snack advantage when we have pre-cut veggies on hand for dipping. Baby carrots and cucumber slices are my favorites, but you can also use bell pepper strips, broccoli, cauliflower or any other raw veggie you like!

Pair them up up with any of these delicious dips for a convenient and healthy vegan snack:

Fresh fruit is an easy, healthy vegan snack option.

4. Fresh Fruit

Snacking doesn’t have to be complicated. Fresh fruit is a great way to satisfy a sugar craving, and there’s nothing easier than washing an apple or peeling an orange when you need a little something between meals.

Vegan Queso

5. Vegan Blender Queso

If you’re craving something cheesy, reach for that bag of raw cashews and fix a bowl of vegan queso. This recipe is so simple. Just soak the cashews, then toss them into the blender with the rest of the ingredients. You’re ready to snack in about 20 minutes.

Make healthy vegan snack mix at home!

6. Homemade Healthy Snack Mix

Store-bought snack mixes are often packed with oil, salt and refined sugar. The beauty of making your own at home is that you control what goes into it! KD has the scoop on how to build a good-for-you snack mix that’s perfect for healthy munching.

Energy Balls are an easy, healthy vegan snack.

7. Energy Balls

Like snack mixes, energy balls can run the gamut from healthy to not. The recipe above is oil free and gets its sweetness from beets and dates instead of refined sugars.

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These are some of the healthy vegan snacks I'm keeping on hand to make snack time deliciously healthy.

Kale chips, fruit, and snack mix images via Thinkstock. All other images via Care2.


natasha p
Past Member 3 months ago

I don't snack but love those foods. kale chips are tastey!

Mike R
Mike R3 months ago


Greta H
Past Member 3 months ago

thank you

Janis K
Janis K3 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

Jaime J
Jaime J3 months ago

Thank you!!

Kay M
Kay M3 months ago

vegans rule.

Stephanie s
Stephanie s3 months ago

Thank you

Aileen P
Aileen P3 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

Marc P
Marc P3 months ago

Thank you for sharing!

Andrea B
Andrea B3 months ago

Yum, thanks