Best Last Minute Vegan Snacks To Make at Home
You’re late. You needed to be out the door ten minutes ago. The kids keep taking off their shoes, and you’ve just found an apple core in your coat pocket. You know that if you don’t feed your brain something soon then you won’t make it to dinner…and it’s only 2:47 pm. You need vegan healthy snacks, pronto! The question is, what can you make that really is quick, easy, and - most importantly - plant-based?
If you’re tired of your normal go-to's, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of vegan snack ideas to keep you going:
Vegan Snack Ideas
- Apple Nachos are a snack that everyone will agree is divinely delicious!
Thinly slice 1 large apple, avoiding the core. Arrange across a plate in one layer. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of smooth almond butter over the apple (or sunflower seed butter, for a nut-free option). Sprinkle on seeds, granola, or unsweetened shredded coconut for more bite!
- This wholesome grain-free bread makes for a fantastic vegan snack idea. These Savory Toasts are quick and tasty.
Take one/two slices of bread and toast evenly. Then simply load with toppings! Quartered cherry tomatoes with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar are ridiculously fast to prepare. Store-bought hummus, sundried tomatoes, and vegan feta offer a tantalizing taste of the Mediterranean. Want a bit of heat? Mashed avocado with sesame seeds and sriracha is the one for you. Delish!
- One of the higher protein options on this list of vegan snacks, these Protein-packed Energy Bites are perfect for making in advance, ready for when you need an energy boost or quick post-gym refuel.
Put 2 cups of oats, 2 scoops (about ½ cup) of chocolate/vanilla plant protein, and 2 tablespoons of vegan chocolate chips into a mixing bowl. Thoroughly combine before adding 1 cup of light tahini, and ¼ cup of maple or agave syrup. It will seem thick - keep going! Incorporate with your hands if necessary. Too dry? Add a little water/plant milk to bind.
Spoon out and roll into balls. Experiment with sizing - what works for you? Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or the freezer for up to a month.
- This Vegan Cheesy Popcorn uses nutritional yeast and vegan butter, adding richness to this classic snack.
Add 2 teaspoons of oil to a large pot. Heat on medium-high and add 4 popcorn kernels. Wait for them to pop, remove from heat, and immediately add ½ cup of popcorn kernels. Cover and wait for 1 minute, occasionally shaking. Return to the heat, shaking frequently now (every 10-20 seconds). After 1-2 mins, you’ll hear popping again.
Continue shaking and remove from the heat once popping has subsided. Keep the lid on though! Once it has stopped, add 2-2.5 tablespoons of nutritional yeast, sea salt to taste, and 2-4 tablespoons of melted vegan butter. Mix. Enjoy!
- Frozen Grapes are by far the easiest on this list of vegan snacks. They’re refreshing, healthy, and delicious, too!
Simply wash your grapes and air dry for best results. Then place on a baking sheet in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer into a sealed container for when you need a guilt-free sweet treat. Freeze for up to a year!
- Vegan Cream Cheese Wraps are a fantastic, quick snack before heading out.
Spread a medium-thick layer of plain or flavored vegan cream cheese over a flour tortilla (these are a fantastic grain-free choice!). Now, get creative! Add your favorite fillings to create your perfect flavor combo. Sliced avocado, sundried tomatoes, and baby spinach work fantastically.
Fancy something protein-packed? Slices of fried tofu, alfalfa sprouts, sliced cucumber, and chili sauce will pack a punch. Layer your fillings, season, and roll up!
- Crunchy Spicy Roasted Chickpeas are ideal for last-minute snack attacks!
Preheat oven to 425°F. Drain 2 (15oz) cans of chickpeas, rinse, and pat dry. In a bowl, coat in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of curry powder, 1 teaspoon of garlic, and a generous pinch of sea salt. Once mixed, tip onto a baking sheet. Spread evenly and bake until crispy and golden - usually 30-45 minutes. Eat warm or save for later.
- A favorite amongst kids, Warm Banana and Custard is a delicious vegan snack idea when you’re craving a sweet treat.
Pour a can or carton of vegan custard into a pot and warm through. Slice one/two ripe bananas. Add to the pot to heat, or layer in a bowl for a contrast of temperatures. Pour the hot custard into the bowl and enjoy! It’s delicious with vegan chocolate chips or a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, too.
Alternatively, place both the custard and banana in the microwave for a gooey bowl of yumminess!
- Ending this list of vegan snacks on a high, these Nut Butter Stuffed Dates feel decadent but offer protein, healthy fats, and natural sweetness.
Take 10 pitted dates and make a slit along the side of each. Place a generous teaspoon of nut butter inside the dates. Roughly chop about 0.5oz of dark, vegan chocolate and top each one with a little chocolate and sea salt. You’ll be hard pushed not to eat them all at once!
So there you have it. vegan healthy snacks that are sure to be family staples for years to come. Maybe avoid telling the kids just how healthy they are!