It can be a challenging task to come up with plant-based recipes that are good for vegans. The reason is that vegan diets include only plant foods and this can limit the selection of items. Fortunately, there are many plant-based recipes that can help you make satisfying snacks that are plant-based. Shared below are some healthy plant based snacks that are nutritious and tasty.
Guacamole And Crackers
Guacamole is a dip that is made from avocado, garlic, onion, and lime juice. The dip is very healthy and is a good source of many nutrients. For instance, avocados can offer monounsaturated fats, potassium, and fiber. You can go ahead and make your own guacamole or buy one that has no added sugar or salt. You can have 100% whole-grain crackers with guacamole to have a vegan snack that is tasty and healthy.
This is a plant-based food that includes dried fruits, seeds and nuts. Some of the types of trail mix also have coconut, whole grains, chocolate, or crackers. Depending on the type of ingredients used in making, trail mix can be a great source of fats, fiber and protein. Some of the varieties available in the market might contain added salt, oil and sugar. To avoid these, you can easily make your own trail mix.
Fruit And Nut Butter
Fruit and nut butter can be made from blended nuts and can have many nutritional benefits. Fruits can offer you minerals, fiber and vitamins and nut butter can offer you proteins and fiber. Some of the most popular combinations are apples with cashew or peanut butter, bananas with almond or cashew butter. To have the most nutritional benefits, you need to select a butter that does not have added sugar, salt, or oil.
Edamame With Sea Salt
Edamame is soybeans in their pod. Edamame is a great source of plant protein and can be prepared by steaming the pods. It can also be cooked by boiling the pods or microwaving. After boiling or cooking the pods, you can sprinkle them with soy sauce or sea salt. This is a great snack option for vegans and vegetarians.
Chickpeas are slightly yellow legumes and are a good source of proteins. They are also good sources of copper, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus. Roasted chickpeas are a great snack and you can make it by adding canned chickpeas to olive oil or by baking them until crunchy (which might take about 40 minutes at 230°C).
Hummus And Veggies
Hummus is a dip made from lemon juice, sesame seed paste, chickpeas, and oil. This vegan dip is rich in fiber, B vitamins, fats, and vitamin C. Homemade hummus can be more delicious than that available commercially as the commercially available versions can have preservatives and vegetable oil. Hummus can be paired with celery, radish, carrot, cucumber, and other raw vegetables.
This is another vegan snack that can be made easily. It is made from fruit puree that is flattened and dried. The nutrient profile will be the same as that of the fruit from which it is made and can be rich in minerals, fiber and vitamins. To make fruit leather, puree fruits of your choice and mix it with lemon juice. You may also add maple syrup if you like the taste. After mixing it well, you can spread it on a baking sheet and dry it in your oven or dehydrator.
Popcorn And Nutritional Yeast
Popcorn can be made by heating dried corn kernels in a microwave, air popper, or a kettle with oil. When it is made in an air popper, it can be highly nutritious and you can boost the nutritional value even more by adding nutritional yeast to it. Nutritional yeast is a plant protein that is usually fortified with B vitamins and zinc.
Rice Cake And Avocado
Rice cakes are much similar to crackers and are a great snack option. It is made from puffed rice shaped into circular discs. You can make really nutritious rice cakes from whole grain brown rice. When these cakes are topped with avocado, they make a really balanced vegan shack that is rich in fiber and fats. You may also sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on rice cakes to make them crunchy.
Fruit And Nut Bars
These are really nutritious vegan snacks. You can find many brands offering vegan fruit and nut bars or you may make your own bars by mixing nuts, dried fruits, and brown rice or maple syrup. You can then spread the mixture to a greased baking pan and bake for about twenty minutes. Fruit and nut bars can be a tasty snack option for children.
with these vegan snack options, you will never feel the need to snack out and above all, these snacks can help keep you in good shape.