Finding healthy snacks can be surprisingly difficult! Looking for options that are vegan, with few ingredients and have nutritional value definitely requires some work. Luckily for y’all, I’ve been doing some digging (and taste testing!) and found amazing, plant-powered options. All of these snacks will keep you fueled and focused throughout the day. Below, I am rounding up some of my go-to snacks, both salty and sweet, that are great for anytime of the day!
Koia Protein Shakes
You guys (not to be dramatic or anything) but these shakes have changed my life! At only 190 calories a pop, with 18 grams of protein and just 4-6 grams of sugar these are the perfect, healthy pick-me up. Using a combination of pea, brown rice and hemp protein these shakes will keep you full for a generous amount of time. The formula contains 9 essential amino acids, delivering a complete protein intake for sustainable fuel. My favorite flavor is the cacoa bean…it seriously tastes like a chocolate milkshake! These shakes are perfect for a post-workout mini meal or snack anytime of the day.
ALL of my college friends know that I am crazy about these flavored chickpea puffs! I first discovered these when I was in line at Starbucks and was craving something salty. I saw the word “vegan” on them, picked up a bag to try and was hooked ever since. I am INCREDIBLY thankful that I did because these are my holy-grail salty snack. These puffs are made out of organic chickpea and rice flour, pea hull fiber and seasonings! There are 4 grams of protein per serving, plus they are baked, not fried! My favorite flavor is the vegan white cheddar!
Hummus + Veggies
A classic. What is a vegan without this holy grail snack? Thanks to all new flavors of hummus these days, this snack is far from boring…the flavors and combinations are endless. I am a sucker for the classic hummus with baby carrots, sliced bell peppers or celery stalks. I am super eager to try Trader Joe’s new buffalo flavored hummus with celery. The protein in the hummus thanks to the chickpeas will also keep you feeling satisfied in-between meals.
Avocado + Organic Rice Crackers + Trader Joe’s “Everything But The Bagel” Seasoning
Avocado is a staple in my diet and I have them stocked at all times in my kitchen. They are packed with healthy fats and keep me super full. One of my favorite go-to snacks is taking half of an avocado, spreading it on a serving size of organic rice crackers and sprinkling Everything but the Bagel seasoning on top! It is delicious and very satisfying. If you would like to for-go the crackers, you can also eat the avocado plain with the seasoning, or substitute the seasoning for a drizzle of olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon on top!
Lara Bars in the Cashew Cookie Flavor
Finding a clean, sweet snack can be nearly impossible. I am so glad that I came across these bars thanks to a recommendation by Kenzie Burke (Food Combining advocate). There are only 2 ingredients in this bar including dates and cashews. This is sure to satisfy any sugary craving you may be having and keeps me full thanks to the nuts in the bar.
I hope that y’all found this post helpful. Please let me know if you guys try out any of these snacks by commenting below or tagging me in your Instagram stories @lexiejmurray!