Let's get real: we're not always eating apples! What are your favorite vegan snack ideas? Tell us what you munch on in between meals, after dinner or what you feed the vegan kids for their after school snack.
- First off, everyone always asks this. Its like I say I don't eat meat, and then they go "Well what do you eat?" and there is actually a big list.
I eat a ton of clementines- I love a cream cheese and olive sandwich (or cream cheese and nutella :D ) There is also crackers and hummus, last night's dinner leftovers, cereal, bananas, and COOKIES!!!
- —Guest Lily
- Yumm...I love pita bread with hummus...fruit is always a good easy option...black bean burgers and rice pilaf is good for dinners though!
- —Guest heyyy___y'all
- I luuurve getting a handful of nuts (any will do), popping it into some soy yoghurt (Soy life is great) and throwing in some sultanas and any dried fruit available
- —Guest Marica
Yummy snacks everywhere!!!!!!
- I always have carrots and hummus on hand and that is a great snack for me. I also whip up some dressing to dip some veggies in. Great faux ranch dip: veganaise, little soy milk, very little mustard, garlic powder, finely chopped onion and lots of dill or green onion.
- —Guest sabrinas
- I really like eating hummus and bagels (whole wheat) they are really filling and yum, I also really like sweet potatoes baked and smoothies also nuts like almonds and peanuts are a good way to get iron and vitamin A !
- —Guest B
Snacks, healthy and not so
- One of my favorite snacks is a Japanese snack consisting of "chili bits" and peanuts. I'm really addicted. On the healthier side, I have recently begun making up some olive tapenade to keep in the fridge and dipping cut-up raw veggies in it. Quite delicious. Neither of these is low-calorie, but the second is at least nutritious.
- —Guest Beamiller
- Carrots and homemade hummus, Frozen grapes, Nectarines, Watermelon, Cucumbers, Frozen banana slices, Tomato with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, strawberries, orange slices, kiwi, and an occasional granola bar. :)
- —Guest Emma
- I like getting a bag of finger sized carrots and a selection of different flavors of hummus for a fast, healthy snack.
- I am vegetarian, not vegan, so I often snack on Triscuit crackers with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese; my husband loves Jolly Time popcorn; I make bleu cheese dressing from crumbled bleu cheese, chopped green onions, lots of minced garlic and mayonnaise - this is delicious as a dip for fresh vegetables; graham crackers & peanut butter. Yum, I am hungry now!
- Lets see... nut butter on celery, apples, dark chocolate squares, or bread with raisins. Tofutti with crackers, celery, or cucumber (with Tapatio hot sauce- yum). Hummus with veggies (cucumber, carrots, etc.) or tortilla chips. And of course chips/salsa/guac, sesame sticks, trailmix, etc. Or my favorite midnight snack of raw onion and tofutti on a sandwich. Okay and now I'm hungry...
- —Guest guest
What I snack on
- Cherries, a juicy orange, Crisp Pink Apple. I always have baked cashews, peanuts, and almonds on hand. Toast with peanut butter and honey or baked pita wedges with PC masala hummus. All very yummie, quick, and satisfying!
- —Guest ElaineR
- Tortilla Chips and salsa with refried beans or tortilla chips with hummus.
- —Guest Mitzi
Don't knock it till you've tried it
- I read about kale chips and scoffed, "My kids'll never go for that!" But I made them anyway, and my older boy couldn't get enough of them! They're a great alternative to any kind of bagged chip. Just wash and chop a head of kale into large pieces, leaving thick stems out. Spread them out onto a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Add a sprinkling of salt and roast in a 350° oven for about 15 minutes, shaking the pan and checking occasionally to make sure they don't burn. They're done when they're dry and crackly.
We're big Spongebob fans, so we call them "kelp chips" at our house.
- Snacking is a challenge. I like a combination of fruit (tonight, its cherries), and raw vegetables with dip (hummus). Dakon radish, celery, cumcumber, carrot, and broccoli make excellent dipping vehicles wit homemade hummus. I also make banana frozen dessert with cocoa, and cinnamon, sometimes I add raisins. I try where possible to stay away from salt, and fat.
apple and hummus without tahini
- I slice an apple into 8 pieces and lightly coat each piece with hummus from Trader Joe. It's very satisfying and filling.
- —Guest sreich33d