These store bought plant based snacks are easy, convenient, and healthy. They’ll keep you energized and satisfied between meals.
Need plant based snacks you don’t have to make yourself?
Don’t we all!
I’m one of those people who loves to cook. Hence the reason for this blog. However, sometimes I’m just too tired to whip up a snack when I’m already feeding the family breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Finding store bought plant based snacks can be a challenge when you’re following a WFPB Diet. When I first became plant based I spent hours in the grocery store studying the labels on packaged foods.
What I found was that most packaged foods were not whole food plant based compliant. This left me feeling overwhelmed. I worried that I would need to make everything from scratch!
There were days when I just wanted to quit this lifestyle because it felt too difficult.
With a full time job, and a family, getting dinner on the table was hard enough without making daily homemade snacks that disappeared in minutes.
I needed snacks that were fast, convenient, healthy, and whole food plant based compliant. That meant no refined flours, sugars, oils, dairy, or processed ingredients of any kind.
With years of practice under my belt, and hours spent combing through the small print of packaged box foods, these are my favorite store bought plant based snacks!
My kids and husband (who are not plant based) love them too!
What snacks can you eat on a plant based diet?
These are my basic go-to snacks you can eat on a plant-based diet.
Fruits -Any fresh fruit and vegetable is an easy grab and go snack. In our house we always have an overflowing fruit bowl with apples, bananas, oranges, and whatever else is in season. My kids know they can grab anything they want from the fruit bowl all day long.
Fresh Veggies-Carrot sticks, celery, bell peppers, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes are always in the fridge. All you need to do is slice them up and you’ve got a fresh healthy snack.
Dips-If you’re anything like me then you’re veggies need a little something to dip them into. I frequently dip my veggies in hummus, or this vegan tahini sauce. Guacamole is another great dip.
Avocado Toast-A super simple and quick snack is one of my favorites. Toast whole grain bread, and top with sliced avocado. Sprinkle with Everything Bagel Seasoning, and you can’t go wrong!
Raw Nuts-When snacking on nuts keep a watch on quantity. While nuts are very healthy, they are high in fat and calories. Look for nuts that are raw and keep your serving to ¼ cup. You can also enjoy nut natural nut butters. Just look to make sure they don’t have added palm oil, or sugar.
Sugar Free Dried Fruits-My kids love dried fruit, and so do I. The key is to find dried fruit with no added sugar or oil. These are my favorite dried cranberries that I use in cookies and as a snack.
These are just some of the easy snacks you can eat on a plant based diet. But there are many more simple store bought snacks to keep things interesting.
Keep scrolling for my favorites!
Is popcorn allowed on a plant based diet?
A common question I get, is whether or not popcorn is allowed on a plant based diet.
Thankfully I can tell you YES POPCORN IS ALLOWED! It’s one of my favorite things on Earth!
However, it’s a bit of a tricky snack if you want to be whole food plant-based compliant. Most store bought popcorn is made with oil. Microwave popcorn is not allowed as it’s full of artificial flavoring.
Crunchy Plant Based Snacks
This snack is perfect for road trips! These packages are easily packable and don’t spoil. Made with only two ingredients, edamame and salt!
Another fabulous grab and go snack. These individual packaged snacks are great to throw in your bag for when you get a hankering for something on the go. They’re high in protein, and low in fat and calories. No oil makes these compliant!
These crispy apple chips come in individual bags. They have only two ingredients, apples and cinnamon!
These crispy chip like snacks are amazing! It’s a challenge to find an oil free chip, but these crisps deliver. They’re made from cauliflower and pumpkin seeds. Gluten-free and plant-based, they’re the perfect crispy snack.
Plant Based Crackers
These crackers are organic, gluten-free, sugar free, and oil free. Made from gluten-free grains and seeds they’re perfectly crunchy.
Made with almond flour, whole cassava flour and coconut flour, these crackers are oil free, sugar free, refined flour free, and gluten free.
These crackers made from flax seeds and seasoning are keto friendly, plant-based, and gluten-free.
Vegan Plant-Based Bars
These bars come in a variety of flavors, and the best part is they’re only made from fruit. No added sugars, oils, or grains. They are kid friendly too, and easy to throw in your bag when you’re on the go!
These bars are high in protein, but contain only 5 simple ingredients. They have no oil or added sugars, and all natural ingredients. They also come in a variety of flavors. My favorite is the chocolate coconut!
These bars are amazing! They’ve been my favorite for quite some time, and now they have a bar with added greens! Naturally sweetened with blueberries, apples, and apricots, with cashews for protein, and spinach for added nutrients!
Plant Based Cookies and Treats
These little bites remind me of a cookie or brownie, only they’re packed full of nutrient dense ingredients. Perfect to pack when you’re off for a day of biking or hiking. They come in a variety of flavors.
I usually make my own protein balls since they don’t take a ton of time or ingredients, but there are days when I just want something healthy and easy. These GFB Coconut Cashew bites are packed with protein and taste like a cookie! They come in a variety of flavors too.
These energy bites come in their own individual baggy which is perfect for my kids. Sharing is tough! They also come in two flavors, chocolate peanut butter, and raspberry. With all natural ingredients, and no added sugar they taste like a real treat!
I will continue to add snacks to this list I discover new and tasty plant based compliant snacks my family enjoys.
Check out this post if you’re on the lookout for the Best Vegan Gift Baskets where I list my top 10 for every occasion!
I hope you found this list helpful.
If you’d like to make your own plant based snacks, check out these delicious recipes!
- 43 Healthy Vegan Snacks for Kids
- Vegan Protein Balls
- Cashew Ricotta
- Air Fryer Tofu Bites
- No Bake Snowball Cookies
- Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- Air Fryer Apple Chips
For more tips and tricks to help encourage your picky eaters check out these articles!
What store bought plant based snacks have you found that you enjoy? Leave a comment and let me know. I might add them to this list!