Here is a list of our family’s top 10 favorite vegan snacks. Simple, easy, delicious and nutritious!
1. Trail Mix
Kesa loves her trail mix and it is something I always feel good about giving my kids for a snack. Usually we just throw together whatever nuts and dried fruit that we have in the cupboard. That is the beauty with trail mix, anything goes. Here are some ideas.
- Sunflower Seeds
- Chopped Apricots
- Dried Cranberries
- Banana Chips
2. Raw Vegetables and Creamy Garlic Hummus
Raw vegetables are always a good choice, especially when a meal is just around the corner. Not too filling, but extremely satisfying when dipped in Creamy Garlic Hummus!
Here are some ideas.
- Sliced Cucumber
- Carrot Sticks
- Sliced Peppers
I love these trail bars! They are full of good things, oats, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, pecans, and raisins. They are also oil-free and sugar-free too! I came up with this recipe because I could find no such treasure anywhere and figured that the world needed these. An extremely healthy and energizing snack.
Avocados are deliciously disguised in this smooth and creamy chocolate pudding. Sweetened with pure maple syrup, this is a decadent non-dairy treat that my kids always go crazy for. Add some sliced bananas or fresh berries for an even healthier treat.
You can make these using whatever nut butter you like, but the combination of cashew and banana really pairs well and is a nice break from regular peanut butter and banana. If you are feeling especially crafty, you can turn these banana bites into little turtles (or whatever else your imagination can come up with) to make them even more kid-friendly.
6. Air-Popped Popcorn
So easy to make and so fun! My kids always love popcorn plain, sprinkled with cinnamon or sea salt or drizzled with melted vegan margarine for even more of a treat.
Coconut Apricot Cookie Granola is my definite favorite and the girls really love the Chocolate Cherry Almond Granola. I love making granola to have as a perfect afternoon pick-me-up because I run on pure maple syrup. This is a perfect sweet and healthy snack to have anytime that will definitely curb your hunger.
This is the only way my kids like to eat apples now. Cut the apple horizontally into half inch slices and then use small star or heart shaped cookie cutters to cut away the core in the center of each apple slice. Spread with your favorite nut butter and top with raisins or chopped nuts. The kids go crazy for these!
A nice twist on a long time favorite treat. These crispy rice squares are made with cashew butter and shredded coconut.
10. Fresh Fruit with Vanilla Cashew Butter Fruit Dip
A smooth and creamy satisfying fruit dip for apple slices, bananas, pears or strawberries. This dip is also great in oatmeal, on rice cakes or on a spoon. ;)
Vanilla Cashew Butter Fruit Dip
- 1/3 cup cashew butter
- 1/2 cup soy milk (vanilla soy milk adds even more vanilla flavor)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Serve with fresh fruit.
Happy Snacking! :)