You're probably familiar with the following scenario: it is mid-afternoon, and you are hungry, but it is too early to eat dinner. Plus, you really aren't that hungry yet. All you want is a quick little snack to tie you over. Ideally, it should be easy to make, healthy, tasty, and satiating.
Well, I experience this all the time, so I have quite a few snack recipes in my repertoire 😉.
That's why today I'm sharing with you 5 of my favorite easy and healthy vegan snacks that take just a few minutes of your time and require three or less ingredients 🤤. Let's get started!
- Banana-Peanut Butter Sandwiches
The first of the healthy vegan snacks is incredibly simple to make and ready to eat in just a few moments. You only need two ingredients: one banana and some peanut butter. (I recommend picking the most natural peanut butter you can find; ideally, the only ingredient on the label is peanuts.)
This snack is terrific because the banana instantly provides you with energy and soothes your sweet tooth. Simultaneously, the peanut butter adds protein and healthy fats, which among others, helps you feel full. Additionally, this snack tastes so so good!
Preparing this snack is a breeze. Cut the banana into medium-thick slices, smear some peanut butter on one slice and then add another on top. And just like that, your sandwich is done.
For a little twist, you can leave the sandwiches open and, instead of a top slice, add a yummy topping. I love cacao nibs or coconut flakes, but feel free to get creative (and let me in on your creations 😉)!
Moreover, you can switch it up with different kinds of nut butter. Almond or cashew butter are tasty alternatives, for example.
- Whole-wheat crackers with hummus and arugula
This may be one of my all-time favorite health vegan snacks. Not only is it amazing nutritionally, but it also tastes so good and is so easy to make. Further, this snack is very satiating and ready to eat in less than 5 minutes.
You'll need three ingredients: whole-wheat crackers, hummus, and arugula.
To prepare it, put hummus on the whole-wheat crackers and then top them off with arugula. In addition, you can add some variety by playing around with different hummus flavors. That way, your snack will always taste a bit different.
Cookies are not just a great snack around Christmas. If you ask me, they can and should be enjoyed throughout the year, especially if they are healthy and provide you with valuable vitamins and minerals 😃.
For this recipe, all you need are two Bananas (smashed with a fork), 90 g (1 cup) of oats, and 3 TBSP cacao nibs (if you are a chocolate lover, feel free to add 4 TBSP).
To make the cookies, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead until you get a dough-like shape and consistency. From the dough form 6 small balls, place them on a baking sheet and press flat with a fork.
Then put them in the oven for 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (ca. 356 °F).
Lastly, and this may be the most challenging step of all because of the fantastic smell, let the cookies cool off for a few minutes before you give them a try 😁.
- Celery sticks with hummus and raisins
This snack is formally known as ants on the log. For me, the name alone is a good enough reason to make it. Nevertheless, the snack is surprisingly delicious. I know the combination of celery, hummus, and raisins sounds super strange. I was very skeptical at first, too. But once I tried it, I was so glad I did. So don't be scared and give it a try!
For the snack, you need celery sticks (I use about 2-3 stalks per serving, but you can use as many as you like), hummus, and a handful of raisins.
Preparing this snack is also very simple. First, you cut the celery stalk into 3-4 pieces, depending on the size. Then fill the stalk with hummus, and lastly, put the raisins on top.
Oven-roasted chickpeas -oil-free
This healthy vegan snack is perfect for movie nights, studying, and as a treat for gatherings. Particularly great about this snack is that depending on the seasonings you use, you always get a bit of a different flavor. So, you can easily make adaptations to suit your preferences, current mood, and cravings.
Aside from the seasoning, all you need is chickpeas. You can use canned chickpeas or use 70 g (3/4 cup) dried chickpeas that you soak overnight and then cook according to package instructions.
After rinsing the chickpeas, dry them off with a towel. Then put them on a baking sheet and place them in the oven for 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (356° F).
When the time is up, take the chickpeas out of the oven, give them a good stir and then put them back in for another 15 minutes.
After the chickpeas have been in the oven for 30 minutes altogether, take them out and place them in a bowl. Next, add the seasoning.
One of my favorite combinations is garlic powder, salt, ground pepper, paprika, and thyme. However, feel free to use whatever seasonings and herbs you want.
Then mix well and put them back in the oven for another 15 minutes. Let the chickpeas cool off before enjoying them.
Summary: 5 healthy vegan snacks
What are your favorite healthy vegan snacks, and what time of day do you like snacking the most?