Eating vegan is a lifestyle that many people choose to adopt for various reasons. For some, it’s about health and nutrition. Others are vegan because they believe in animal rights and refuse to eat meat or animal products of any kind. Whatever your reason may be, veganism can make eating on the go difficult sometimes. Snacks are usually easy to find if you’re not vegan, but what do vegans eat? In this article, we will explore 6 snacks that are vegan-safe options when you’re looking for something quick and healthy!
Dark chocolate is a safe snack for vegans to eat because it doesn’t contain dairy or animal products. There is dark chocolate that contains milk, but vegan dark chocolate does not use any milk besides dark cocoa powder and sometimes coconut oil as a substitute.
A lot of people had their doubts about this snack which spurred a great number of debates online. One of the most common topics is dark chocolate’s sugar content.
It turns out that dark chocolate doesn’t contain significant amounts of sugar, and in fact has a lower glycemic index than milk chocolate because it contains less sugar, according to research by Hershey’s Academy of Chocolate Science. You can check out this All about green’s article to learn more about the dark chocolate ingredients themselves. In the end, as long as you’re mindful about portion sizes and don’t consume too much dark chocolate all at once, it can be a healthy snack for vegans who want something sweet to eat.
Dark chocolate can be bought at most grocery stores and vegan dark chocolate can be found at many specialty shops or ordered online. To ensure it’s vegan it should have “vegan” on the packaging. Also, some dark chocolates are at the same time organic, which means they don’t use pesticides in their production process.
This snack is a staple for vegans. Almonds are high in protein and fiber, making almonds an excellent choice to keep you full throughout the day.
What is great is that almonds can be eaten raw or roasted which gives them different flavor profiles. It’s important to know that almonds have more of a crunchy texture than other snacks such as popcorn and chips while they do not satisfy your hunger as these two foods would.
You can get almonds at most grocery stores either by themselves or prepped with dukkah (an Egyptian spice blend). You should always check if almonds come from California since it is less likely to use nuts that weren’t processed in factories where there could be cross-contamination from meat products that may contain pathogens associated with foodborne illness.
For vegans, almonds provide the most variety for snackers when trying to find something safe for consumption. However, compared with nonvegan counterparts like pretzels it is obvious how much healthier almonds are nutritionally speaking based on the amount of protein almonds provide.
Hummus with carrots and celery sticks
Hummus can be made from a variety of beans, but chickpeas are the most common hummus ingredient. It is vegan-friendly and can be made using olive oil or sesame seed oil instead of animal fat. Hummus has plenty of protein for vegans to make it an ideal snack choice after workouts as well as its ability to satisfy hunger cravings while providing fiber and energy.
Veggie sticks such as carrots and celery work best with hummus because they have low calories so you won’t find yourself overdoing it on hummus alone which leaves you feeling bloated afterward. The hummus dip also pairs nicely with raw vegetables like cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, mushrooms, etc., all thanks to the carbs that these veggies contain.
Cucumbers dipped in tahini sauce
Another creative vegan snack idea is cucumbers dipped in tahini sauce. Tahini sauce, made from ground sesame seeds with olive oil and salt, can be found at most grocery stores or ordered online for a cheaper price.
When you buy cucumbers to make this snack idea, just look for ones that are fresh instead of canned because they will have more flavor than if they were previously processed. Cut cucumbers into long strips about an inch thick and then arrange them on a plate so that the stripes form patterns like those on the flag of your country! If you want to spice up the dish by adding some tahini sauce make sure you first dipped each cucumber in cold water briefly.
This kind of snack is healthy because cucumbers are low in calories and tahini sauce is high in protein. It also tastes great with a crunchy cucumber taste that will give you time to enjoy your meal!
Dried fruit like apricots, apples, or figs
Dried fruit is a great vegan snack because it lasts a long time. These fruits are dry, so they do not contain any dairy products or other animal byproducts that might make them unsafe for vegans to eat. Goji berries and raisins are two non-dried fruit snacks that can also be considered vegan if you’re looking for something sweet without the hassle of cutting up fresh fruit.
Dry fruits such as apricots, apples, and figs last a long time, making them ideal for traveling with! They don’t have any ingredients like chocolate chips or honey which would contaminate their dry status – but always double-check just in case when you buy from the store!
Avocado toast with a side of salsa and black beans
Avocado toast is one of the most popular avocado-based snacks for vegans. It’s also one of the most simple to make: toast a piece of bread, spread avocado on it, and sprinkle with spices like salt, black pepper, or chili powder. Top off your avocado toast with salsa and serve alongside some cherry tomatoes or black beans if you’re feeling really hungry!
Start by slicing an avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the center then scoop out about two tablespoons worth onto each slice. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, or any other desired seasonings – we recommend paprika for color!
The vegan lifestyle is a healthy and humane one, which is why it’s growing in popularity. And while there are many plant-based foods that can provide you with the fuel you need to get through your day, be sure to include some snacks as well! A few of our favorite go-to eats for vegans on the go were presented here for anyone looking to try them out. In the end, whatever you choose make sure it’s not processed food. Bon appetite!