These healthy vegan snacks for kids are full of vitamins and nutrients, yet so tasty, easy, and quick to whip up!
It’s almost back to school-time here in our house. Back to packing lunches and snacks for school, and evening practices and lessons for my oldest.
All this means it’s time to get some fresh ideas for healthy vegan snack recipes for my kids. But if I’m going to take the time to make homemade snacks, I want to love them too!
My kids are always starving when I pick them up from school. They’re asking for snacks before they step off the bus.
If my kids had a choice they would probably snack all day rather than sit down for a meal, so I’d like those snacks to be healthy and nutritious while also being kid-friendly and delicious.
This collection of healthy vegan snacks for kids will meet all your needs as a mom! Put them in their lunchboxes! Make as a packable morning or afternoon snack for school. Or for those hangry times when they are done with school.
They are also simple enough to bring along when you’re on carpool duty, at sports practice, or for a post-game treat!
But these snacks aren’t just for kids! They’re for adults too. They are super delicious and satisfying snacks the entire family is going to love.
From chips and dips, bites and balls, cookies and bars, sandwiches and muffins, I’ve got you covered with the best vegan snacks from some of the best food bloggers around! Next time you lack inspiration during snack time, come back to this post, for 55 great recipe ideas!
- What do vegans eat for snacks?
- What are some plant-based snacks?
- What kinds of spreads can vegans put on crackers or chips?
- Is peanut butter vegan?
- Chips and Dips
- Savory Bites
- Energy Bites
- Healthy Vegan Cookies and Bars
- Healthy Vegan Sweets
- Packable Vegan Snacks
- Carpool and Road Trip Snacks
- More Vegan Recipes!
What do vegans eat for snacks?
You might be surprised to know that there is a wide variety of snacks that vegans can eat.
A vegan diet does not include red meat, poultry, pork, fish, or animal products that include these ingredients. In addition, vegans do not eat any dairy products or eggs.
While that may seem to limit your options, vegans enjoy many delicious foods.
Here are just a few snacks that vegans enjoy:
- Fresh Fruits with Nut butter
- Fresh Veggies with Hummus
- Non-Dairy Dips and Chips (guacamole, hummus)
- Vegan Granola Bars
- Energy Bites
- Trail Mix
- Fruit Leather
- Rice Cakes
- Roasted Chickpeas
- Baked Sweet Potato
- Fruit and Nut Bars
What are some plant-based snacks?
If you consider yourself following a WFPB Diet (whole-food plant-based), that means you also avoid all processed ingredients including oils such as olive oil, refined sugars, and refined flours.
If you are following this type of diet you can still enjoy many of the snacks mentioned above. You need to be careful to look closely at the ingredients to be sure they do not include processed ingredients. I don’t recommend potato chips, even though most are vegan, because they are highly processed and heavy on vegetable oil.
Sometimes, you just don’t have the time to make your own plant-based snacks, which is why it’s good to have some store-bought options you know you can trust.
- Fresh Veggies
- Whole Wheat Toast
- Raw Nuts
- Sugar-Free Dried Fruit
- Oil-Free Popcorn
- Apple Chips
- Oil-Free Crackers
- Plant-Based Protein Bars
- Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt
What kinds of spreads can vegans put on crackers or chips?
If you’re looking for delicious spreads and dips, a great option is salsa. Scroll down for even more ideas. I’ve got some wonderful recipes. Here are a few ideas you can enjoy!
Is peanut butter vegan?
Yes, peanut butter is vegan. Peanut butter varies greatly by brand. I recommend using organic natural peanut butter over the standard type you see in the store. Look for peanut butter that has only one ingredient, peanuts.
Many peanut butter brands have added sugar, palm oil, and molasses. This adds additional sugar, and fat that you do not need. If you’re plant-based, buy organic natural peanut butter to avoid added oils and sugars. Always check your ingredient label before purchasing.
Chips and Dips
These chips and dips are just the things to hold you and the kids over until dinner time without spoiling your appetite and still fueling your body with healthy nutrients. Reduce the salt and oil in tortilla chips from grocery stores and make your own in the air fryer!
What kid doesn’t love tater tots? This collection of delicious savory bites is delish for a filling snack when you need a little something to hold you over until the next meal. These favorite vegan snacks are big on flavor without being too overwhelming for kids, and still satisfying for moms.
Energy bites and energy balls are perfect to pop in a lunch box, or container for snack time at school. They’re small nutrient-dense bites that taste like a treat but deliver protein. The best way to enjoy them is on the go!
My kids are crazy for energy bites and love to make them with me. They’re quick and easy with a few simple ingredients.
Healthy Vegan Cookies and Bars
I’ve never had one of my kids pass up a cookie or granola bar. When they’re in the mood to snack they always ask for a cookie or bar. With these healthy cookies and homemade granola bars, you can feel good about saying yes to a cookie or two! Maybe even one for mom too!
Healthy Vegan Sweets
My kids are always asking for treats. It seems like every kid on the planet is obsessed with sugar. While I try my best to keep sugar at bay, these sweet treats are actually healthy and don’t contain as much sugar as the packaged snacks you get in the store. Cookie dough, crunch bars, pudding, oh my! Healthy and indulgent, does it get better than that? You’ll be the mom of the year!
Packable Vegan Snacks
I will admit that one of my least favorite things to do is pack lunches. There are times when I lack creativity and my son tells me he’s tired of almond butter and jam sandwiches.
These snacks not only make great after-school snacks, but they’re also perfect for packed lunches, and your kids will be pumped when they open their lunchbox and see these tasty new additions.
Carpool and Road Trip Snacks
When I’m driving the kids around town to their practices and lessons they need a little something to hold them over and keep their energy up. But I also want a snack that’s easy to pack and isn’t going to make a huge mess. My youngest is really good at getting food all over his face and hands. These snacks are healthy, easy to pack, and mess-free!
Did you enjoy browsing through these amazing vegan snack ideas? I hope you found some inspiration to help you reset your snack ideas this school year, and feel good about the healthy unprocessed, nutrient-rich snacks your kids will love and so will you!