Eating healthy on the go can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are looking for snacks to take with you when you travel or just trying to live a healthier lifestyle, these quick and simple low-carb vegan snacks have got you covered.
These delicious snack options are easy to make ahead of time so that you always have something healthy and tasty on hand, no matter what your day throws at you.
1. Hummus and Veggie Sticks
Hummus is a great grab-and-go snack option for vegans as it’s high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. You can buy hummus or make your own using chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, herbs, and spices. It pairs perfectly with fresh raw veggies such as carrots, celery sticks, cucumber slices, zucchini strips, or bell pepper sticks.
2. Edamame Beans
Edamame beans are young green soybeans that are full of plant-protein, fiber, and essential nutrients like iron, zinc, and calcium. The best part about edamame is that they require no preparation — pop them out of their pods right before snacking!
3. Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas are a great vegan source of protein, making them a perfect pre-workout snack. Make roasted chickpeas by mixing canned chickpeas in oil with salt, and other seasonings, then bake in the oven until golden brown. They’re an easy and delicious savory snack that will keep you full until your next meal.
4. Guacamole With Raw Veggies
This creamy treat makes for a delicious afternoon pick-me-up or post-workout snack, depending on what kind of ingredients you add to it! Avocado is the base ingredient here providing healthy monounsaturated fat while tomatoes bring in vitamin C, onions provide cancer-fighting flavonoids, while cilantro adds flavor and anti-inflammatories properties – plus whatever else sounds tasty! Dip raw vegetables or crackers into this nutritious dip!
5. Almond Butter On Toast
Almond butter contains healthy fats along with some protein making it the perfect way to start your day OR power up during an energy slump mid-day! Spread it on toast (or gluten-free bread) along with a sliced bananas or berries for even more nutrition!
6. Cucumber Slices With Nut Butter
Another great way to get more nutrition from your snack time is pairing cucumber slices with nut butter like almond butter or peanut butter if desired All together, this makes for a surprisingly satisfying combination that provides both complex carbs as well as proteins which helps balance out blood sugar levels keeping you energized until lunchtime!
7 Walnuts, Almonds, and Other Nuts
When in a time crunch, you can always count on nuts to provide the essential protein and healthy fats that your body needs! Pack some walnuts, almonds or other nuts of choice in portion-controlled baggies for easy snacking on the go!
Simple olives provide healthy fat as well as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. In Europe, olives are commonly eaten as a snack with some cheese, but they can also be enjoyed alone. Olives come in many varieties, and you may want to try out different types to see which one is your favorite!
9. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are an ideal snack option for when you’re on the go. They’re rich in minerals and vitamins, plus they provide a good source of plant protein and healthy fats. And that’s not all; sunflower seeds offer lignans which can help to protect against certain diseases. Enjoy them on their own or mix them with nuts for a crunchy and protein-packed snack.
10. Dark Chocolate
No snack list would be complete without bar with at least 70% cacao for the most antioxidants and health benefits. Brands like Green & Black’s 85% Dark Chocolate are great vegan-friendly options. Enjoy a few small squares of dark chocolate along with fresh fruits like strawberries or blueberries for a sweet treat!
11. Celery Sticks With Tahini Dip
If you haven’t tried the combination of celery and tahini yet, you’re missing out! Celery is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium, and Manganese. And when paired with tahini, you can get added benefits from the sesame seed’s healthy fats, protein, calcium, and zinc. This dip is super easy to make simply mix tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and sea salt together for a delicious creamy dip.
12. Avocado Spread on Crackers
Avocado is one of the healthiest foods out there, and it can easily be turned into a delicious snack! All you need to do is mash up some avocado with garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper to make a tasty spread perfect for topping crackers or gluten-free toast. For extra flavor add in some diced tomatoes, diced onions, or chopped cilantro! Enjoy as an afternoon snack or a post-workout treat.