As a vegan, it’s not always easy to find vegan-friendly snacks to keep you going throughout the work day. You want to feel energized and productive, but your morning coffee-and-go routine just isn’t enough. And you can’t always count on microwavable waffles or a $6 orange juice to tide you over ’til lunch. You need healthy vegan snacks that will satisfy – and sustain you – throughout the day. Well, you’re in luck, because we have plenty of nutritious, flavorful ideas for healthy vegan snacks to fuel your work day.
No snack packs or fish-shaped crackers to be found here. These 15 easy vegan snacks will keep your body energized and taste buds tantalized. Even better, they can all be customized with toppings and condiments found in a well-stocked office pantry. So get creative and start snacking. These ideas can give you inspiration, but if you’d like to make it even easier to have vegan food delivered to your office, check out the vegan-friendly restaurants near you at ezCater.com.
Whole-grain bread topped with a schmear of nut butter, hummus, or soft cheese makes an ideal starter for the day. Cut a thick slice of bread from your preferred loaf and pile on your favorite toppings — like nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or vegetables. Don’t forget to add fresh herbs or a drizzle of honey.
A bag of plain microwave popcorn is a blank canvas just waiting to be elevated. With a simple drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of flakey salt or vegan cheese, it becomes a grown-up version of everyone’s favorite smart snack. You can even add a dash of fragrant spice blends like sweet garam masala or za’atar — or top it with fresh oregano and thyme.
Toss thinly baked carrots, beets, and parsnips into a bowl with crunchy flakes of salt, and you’ve got a healthy vegan snack that’s more substantial and nutritious than a bag of potato chips.
Savory roasted chickpeas
Who doesn’t love toasted chickpeas? Especially when they’re topped with spices that create fun flavor profiles, from fiery chipotle and tangy barbecue to zesty dill. Eat them fresh out of the oven — or toss them on a salad for some extra crunch.
These no-bake healthy vegan snacks pack nutrient-dense ingredients — like chewy dried fruit and heart-healthy oats — into bite-size balls. Add dark chocolate, shredded coconut, and a touch of sweetness from maple syrup or agave to elevate the flavor and texture.
If you’re looking for easy vegan snacks, baked plantain chips have a potato-like crunch that’s a healthier alternative to a classic bag of chips. Plantains are members of the banana family, but they’re more savory and starchy.
Do you have hot water handy? Instant ramen soup can be ready in minutes — and customized to your preferences. Just toss in some crispy tofu and leftover veggies and you’ve got the perfect midday snack. Don’t forget to top your soup with crunchy breadcrumbs or drizzle of fiery chili sauce like Middle Eastern harissa or Ethiopian berbere.
Japanese rice crackers
If you’re craving a sweet-salty snack with a satisfying snap, Japanese rice crackers are just what you need. You can buy them in all types of shapes, textures, and flavors — from black sesame and red miso to wasabi and soy sauce. Paired with a warm cup of green tea, this light snack with both satisfy your craving and give your body a sense of relaxation.
Edamame doesn’t pack much flavor on its own, so think of this this snack as a blank canvas. To create a bold, more flavorful punch in each bite, add some flakey sea salt, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Or crank it up a notch by adding a splash of rice vinegar.
Vegan chocolate bark is one of the easiest candies you can make (and it makes a truly delicious afternoon snack). Start by melting some high-quality dark chocolate and then see where your cravings take you. Toasted coconut, chopped pistachios, dried apricots and cranberries — the possibilities are endless.
Protein-packed nut butters
For healthy vegan snacks that are packed with protein, look no further than high-quality nut butters. Use any combination of nut butters — like peanut and almond or cashew and sunflower — to create an open sandwich topped with fresh fruit, cacao nibs, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
For the days when you need a snack that’s quick and simple, there’s instant miso soup. It’s warm, salty, and all you have to do is toss in your leftover tofu and green onions.
Dried fruit is all about mixing and matching. Look for tart apricots, luscious plums, sweet dates, and sour cranberries in the bulk bins at your grocery store. Add some contrasting textures with crunchy walnuts, cashews, or pistachios.
If you’re craving a snack that’s a little sweeter, coconut chips might be just what you need. You can snack on them right out of the bag, or gently toast them to create a crunchy and delicious topping for a savory dish.
The best granola is decadent and wholesome at the same time. Held together with maple syrup, this vegan Bon Appétit recipe is the perfect place to start when it comes to making your own.
Nobody should be left out when it comes to workplace snacking — or an office lunch. Ready to treat your employees to a delicious plant-based meal? Find your perfect vegan catering company to book a date and start planning.