More than just a rising trend, veganism is a lifestyle for some people. Fundamentally, it is similar to vegetarianism, but vegans are stricter when it comes to what they eat. While it is considered a part of sustainable living, people often picture them in a bad light, due to their choice to not consume meat or any animal-related products.
No matter your diet preference, though, munching on snacks is what we can all agree on. There’s nothing better than going through draining work with your guilty pleasure right by your side, ready to be consumed.
Whether you are simply trying out healthier snacks or a full-time vegan looking for new snack recipes, we got you covered! Here we have concluded some of the deliciously easy snacks you can whip at home, without compromising your diet or taste buds. Let’s check them out!
1. Vegan Cookie Dough
Who doesn’t like cookie dough? The simple yet amazing taste of it even pushes a monster to make it their whole identity. Well, thanks to the constant innovations of foodies all over the world, now you can enjoy vegan cookie dough and be a cool vegan cookie monster.
On top of using dairy-free chocolate chips, you can also switch your flour with chickpeas to increase your protein intake. Simply mix your cooked and blended chickpeas with your usual cookie dough ingredients and store them in your fridge for 2 hours, and voila!
2. Pumpkin Cake Pops
If you need to revive the Halloween spirit inside you, then you have found the perfect snack! With only pumpkin purée, coconut flour, and sugar, you can enjoy melting pops of pumpkin cake whenever you feel like it. Simply mix all the ingredients, pop them in your fiery little oven, and bake them for 10-15 minutes.
You can also add vegan chocolate chips for more texture and cinnamon for a little bit of spice. Eat it together with the tea or coffee of your choice, and there you have it, a perfect afternoon!
3. Kale Crisps
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Again, who just doesn’t love crisps? The crunch, the texture, the flavourful take with every mouthful bite? And even though there’s no being that made chips its whole identity, it is for sure one of the best parts that construct all of our beings.
Now imagine all that goodness, mixed with the highly-nutritious kale, a superfood that has been known for its long list of benefits. Kale is also very low in calories and carbohydrates, making it the perfect food for your tasty snack. Not to mention, it is also one of the easiest vegan snacks to make.
Simply cut your kale leaves into small bites, strip them dry of any moisture, and sprinkle salt thoroughly. After that, you just have to put them in the oven or air fryer for 6-7 minutes at 180oC. You can also drizzle some lemon juice on your crisps for a more complex flavour.
4. Vegetable Potato Fritters
If you prefer savoury snacks, then this one is for you. With fried food’s signature crunch, mixed with healthy organic ingredients, these vegetable potato fritters will be your new favourite snack. Mainly made of red lentils, grated potatoes, and carrots, these fritters are not only delicious but are also high in protein, thanks to the lentils.
5. Honey Almond Popcorn
There’s no denying that watching movies would be complete with a box of popcorn on your lap. Its light texture and hassle-free consumption make it the perfect companion to every movie. But, instead of drenching them in butter, you can now opt for a vegan-friendly option, using almonds and honey.
Just pop your kernels using coconut oil in a pan, then pour the mixture of honey (or maple syrup), coconut oil, and a little bit of salt into your bowl of hot popcorn. Make sure they are evenly coated and pop them in the oven for 5-8 minutes at 180oC. When they are nice and crispy, pull them out of the oven, and mix them with almonds for a more interesting texture.
All in all, we can see that being vegan doesn’t have to be boring. With the many substitute ingredients available in the market today, they can even be tasty and healthier at the same time. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!