29 Plant Based Snacks.

29 Easy Plant Based Snacks for Healthy Eating

29 Easy Plant Based Snacks for Healthy Eating

Plant-based snacks are an easy addition, or swap, to your current daily snacks. When balanced, they provide you with energy and can help keep you fuller for longer. 

After reading this article, you’ll understand the benefits and get some tips for creating your own plant-based snacks. And don’t worry about repetitive snacking – we have 29 plant-based snacks to share with you!

The best part?

Once you’ve incorporated plant-based snacks in your diet, you can then move on to adding more plant-based foods to your other meals. How about a whole food plant-based breakfast with eggs, berries, and nuts? Yum! 

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What are Plant-Based Snacks? 

Plant-based snacks are snacks with a main focus on plant foods.

Plant-based snacks can also go as far as to not include any animal products (such as meat, dairy, eggs, fist) nor include any highly-processed foods (such as french fries, pastries, chips, etc.). 

Therefore, snacks are considered plant-based if they contain unprocessed versions of:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Oils, herbs, and spices

There are also foods and snacks that come from the above food list that are then combined with minimally processed plant-based foods to create a new food or snack. Some examples include:

  • Nut butters
  • Seed butters
  • Tempeh
  • Frozen veggie burgers
  • Tomato sauce
  • Veggie dips 
  • Plant-based protein powders (e.g. pea protein, rice protein, soy protein, hemp protein, etc.)

Why are Snacks Important? 

Why Snacks are Important.

Snacks usually come with a lousy reputation – especially when thinking about mindless eating or boredom.

However, snacks are actually very important and have significant health benefits if balanced correctly. 

Snacks Regulate Blood Sugar

When you eat food, your body takes in the nutrients and sends them where they are needed throughout your body. When you eat carbohydrates, your body turns them into glucose, or sugar.

With this increase in glucose, your blood sugar level increases. 

After you consume a meal, your body will use the glucose and your blood sugar will slowly return to normal. Waiting too long between meals, however, could lead to a drop in your blood sugar. 

A dip in blood sugar levels can cause sweating, shaking, anxiety, and hunger. This is commonly referred to as mild hypoglycemia. Moderate hypoglycemia can lead to vision blurring and difficulty walking. 

More extreme situations can come into play if you have diabetes (especially type 1 diabetes), and you are taking medication(s) to reduce blood sugar levels.

Severe hypoglycemia can lead to seizures, passing out, coma, and death. 

Ultimately, snacks help regulate blood sugar by providing your body with glucose between meals. This reduces the risk of hypoglycemia and the surrounding symptoms. 

Snacks Prevent Ravenous Hunger and Overeating Risk

Snacking between meals can help provide you with enough calories and nutrients so that you aren’t ravenous when it comes to mealtime.

If you do not snack a few times throughout the day, and come to the dinner table absolutely famished, then there is a huge risk of overeating. 

If this happens to you, it does not make you a bad person or a failure. You know what it means? It means that your body is in crisis mode and needs calories quickly. 

The issue occurs when your stomach is full, but you don’t stop eating. You are enjoying the endorphin rush and will likely overeat before you realize how full you are. 

Snacks can help prevent this! Eating one or two snacks between your meals can help keep your hunger in check until the next meal. 

Snacks Sustain Energy Levels

Between meals, you may feel sluggish, fatigued, or you may even fall asleep at your work desk. This is where snacks can be helpful! Snacks help sustain energy levels.

This means, that after you eat a snack, your body gets the energy from the food, which then helps you stay satisfied until the next meal. 

This is especially true if you choose a balanced snack such as an apple and nut butter. (Don’t worry, we’ll learn more about balanced snacks below). 

Snacks Elevate Mood and Increase Focus 

Snacking during the day can help you stay focused, motivated, and can elevate your mood. Foods that contain protein, fat, and even fiber are digested more consistently and at a slower rate

This means that eating at regular and shorter intervals (e.g. snacks), can provide your brain with a steady source of glucose.


  1. You won’t experience blood sugar spikes or drops if you incorporate snacks between meals.
  2. Steady blood sugar levels can help keep you focused by supplying a consistent source of energy to your brain.
  3. Glucose makes us feel good because it is our brain’s #1 source of fuel (feeling good = mood booster).

Snacks Help Your Body Recover After Exercising 

When you exercise, your body uses stored fuel to keep you going. The main fuel, as we learned above, is carbohydrates. Your muscles love carbohydrates and burn them as you exercise.

It is just as important to eat/fuel up after exercising. This is because your muscles are growing and repairing after every workout, and they need fuel to complete these tasks – especially protein.

This is where snacks come in. Having a snack that contains protein and carbs after exercising, helps your body to recover and become stronger.

Snacks Offer Opportunity to Increase Nutrient Intake

Whole Foods.

Snacks can also be a means of getting additional nutrients throughout the day.

Maybe you’re someone who struggles to eat 3 big meals a day, or you have a poor appetite.

Snacking between smaller meals can help you maintain your nutrient needs. 

Snacking can also help because you won’t be too full to consume a meal and miss out on the nutrients available. 

Additionally, if you are following a prescribed diet with a focus on more protein, fats, vitamins, or minerals, snacks can help you get more nutrients throughout the day. 

Any Disadvantages to Snacking?

Actually, there are disadvantages to snacking, and those include the kind of snacks you choose and the quantity of those snacks. 

Choosing snacks that are higher than your calorie needs can lead to unwanted weight gain. This can also happen if your portions are too large or if you are constantly snacking throughout the day. 

Too much snacking can also lead to skipping meals or eating smaller meals because you are still full from your snack. This might seem like a good idea if you are trying to lose weight, but it’s actually the opposite. 

When you don’t eat a nutritious meal and instead resort to processed snacks, you are again missing out on vital nutrients that your body needs. 

Additionally, too much salt, sugar, and foods that are high in saturated fats can lead to health conditions including high blood pressure, calcium loss, heart disease, and stroke. We’ll talk more about this below.

Tips for Building Healthful Plant-Based Snacks

Building Healthful Snacks.

We keep mentioning “balanced snacks,” but what does that mean?

A balanced snack is one that includes at least two of the three macronutrients. 

The three macronutrients are:

  1. Protein
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Fat

So a balanced snack would look like one of the following:

  • Protein + Carbohydrates
  • Protein + Fat
  • Carbohydrates + Fat
  • Protein + Carbohydrates + Fat

Building a snack that has both protein and fat, protein and carbs, or carbs and fat is a great way to make sure you are getting a healthful and balanced snack. 

To take this a step further, let’s learn how to build a healthful plant-based snack. 

Plant-Based Snacks: Protein Sources

First, we’ll start with plant-based foods that are great sources of protein. Some of these include:

  • Beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils 
  • Nuts, nut butter, seeds, seed butter
  • Tempeh, tofu, edamame
  • Soy milk 
  • Broccoli, Brussels sprouts
  • Plant-based protein powders (hemp, rice, pea, etc.)

Plant-Based Snacks: Healthy Fat Sources

Fats are another one of the macronutrients, and they can be loosely divided into “unhealthy” and “healthy” categories.

Unhealthy fats are saturated fats and trans fats. These kinds of fats can lead to heart disease and high blood pressure. 

Healthy fats are unsaturated fats, and they help to lower your bad cholesterol, which reduces your risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. 

Some plant-based foods that are high in healthy fats include:

  • Nuts and nut butters
  • Chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds
  • Fish
  • Avocado
  • Plant-based oils such as avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, expeller pressed canola oil

Plant-Based Snacks: Carbohydrate Sources

Carbohydrates are known for getting a bad rap, but as we learned above, they are our brain’s #1 preferred fuel source. They are essential to our survival. Some plant-based carbohydrate sources include:

  • Legumes (beans and lentils)
  • Whole grains (brown rice, oats, barley, quinoa, etc.)
  • Whole and dried fruits
  • Potatoes, parsnips
  • Corn, green peas

Plant-Based Snacks: Fiber Sources

You may have noticed that fiber wasn’t in our list of three macronutrients. That’s correct, fiber is not a macronutrient, but it can help you build a balanced snack that leaves you feeling satiated for longer. 

Additional benefits of including fibrous snacks in your diet are that they help with digestion, help lower cholesterol, help regulate blood sugar, and promote a healthy gut. 

Some fibrous plant-based foods include:

  • Whole fruits (including skins)
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Beans 
  • Nuts and seeds

For more specific examples of high fiber foods, visit our Printable List of High Fiber Foods blog and download your free High Fiber Foods List PDF

Nutritious Plant-Based Macro Relationships.

Shopping for Plant-Based Snacks 

Before heading to the grocery store or the market to stock up on plant-based snacks, prepare ahead of time and create your shopping list.

This is key to sticking to your health goals because it helps keep you on track and may prevent you from buying items not on your list. 

Additionally, don’t go to the store hungry.

Remember that your brain loves carbohydrates, and when we’re border-line hangry, your brain will advocate for simple sugars (e.g. sweets, pastries, candy, etc.) to get that glucose for quick energy.

When shopping for plant-based snacks, you’ll want to keep combo (or balanced) foods in mind. Sometimes, a food can be a combo food all on its own. For example, nuts provide both protein and healthy fats (two of the three macronutrients). 

Other times, you’ll need to pair foods together to reach the “at least two macronutrients” goal. 

For example, an apple provides carbohydrates. You’ll need a fat and/or protein to complete this combo snack. Pair your apple with some peanut butter or another nut butter for a truly balanced plant-based snack. 

An important reminder while shopping for food is to always look over the Nutrition Facts label. Notice how much protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and fats that the food provides. 

You also want to look at the nutrition information for nutrients that may not be helpful for your health goals – especially if you are watching your heart health. 

These sorts of nutrients include:

  • Added sugar
  • Sodium
  • Saturated fat
  • Cholesterol* 

Cholesterol and Plant-Based Snacks

Cholesterol is tagged because dietary cholesterol is something to look at, but it’s less important than noting sugar, saturated fat, and sodium. 

This is because foods that are low in saturated fat tend to be low in cholesterol. Additionally, cholesterol isn’t found in 100% plant-based foods.

With your heart health in mind, this makes a predominantly plant-based diet a great choice for lowering cholesterol levels and subsequently reducing the risk of heart disease.

Whole Food Ingredients vs Synthetic Ingredients 

Now that we’ve learned more about deciphering the Nutrition Facts label, let’s now look at the ingredient list on packaged foods. 

Whole Foods vs Synthetic.

Whole food ingredients are just as they sound – whole foods. Foods that have not been processed are called whole foods.

Examples include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and cooking oils. 

Synthetic ingredients added to foods are typically terms that the public does not recognize.

These ingredients alter the foods and usually remove helpful nutrients (like fiber) and add sugar, salt, and fat. 

It can be difficult to determine which ingredients on a food label are synthetic.

One tip is to double-check the number of ingredients listed. Is the list a mile long? Are there any ingredients you don’t recognize? If so, then this food likely contains synthetic ingredients. 

Try looking for foods with ingredient lists that match the food name and have ingredients that you can find on store shelves. This might be a bag of quinoa, some red peppers, or even cumin. 

If the food you’re buying has a small ingredient list and the list has food that matches the food name (e.g. Unsalted Peanuts with “peanuts” in the ingredient list), then you are looking at more of a whole food choice than food with synthetic ingredients. 

Here is a list of example synthetic ingredients that are commonly seen on pre-packaged and processed foods:

  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • Sodium nitrite
  • Sodium benzoate
  • Sorbic acid
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, etc)
  • Carageenan
  • Food dyes/artificial colors
  • Artificial flavors
  • Synthetic trans fats (hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil)
  • Artificial Food Coloring (Red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6, etc)
  • Phosphorus additives

How to Incorporate Plant-Based Snacks in Your Diet 

Incorporating plant-based snacks into your day does not have to be an all-or-nothing approach.

If you’re totally new to “plant-based” eating, then try swapping out a few snacks a week and work towards having most of your snacks be plant-based. 

You’ll want to take your plant-based diet grocery list with you to the store. You can even stock up on pantry staples such as nuts, dried beans, quinoa, rice, and nut butters.

Buying in bulk is usually cost-effective, and having foods ready and available at home can help you incorporate these snacks more easily. 

It Depends on Your Diet

Building plant-based snacks into your diet can also depend on if and what diet you are specifically following. 

Plant-based snacks pair well with a heart healthy diet, and anti-inflammatory diet, the Mediterranean diet, a vegan diet, and even Mediterranean vegan diets. 

The Mediterranean diet focuses on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and seafood, while avoiding foods with added sugars, foods that are highly processed, and foods with saturated fat. 

The Mediterranean diet is also deemed one of the best diets for heart health. Focusing on adding plant-based snacks to your diet can be an easy task if you are already or will soon be following a heart healthy diet. 

A vegan diet is already plant-based as it focuses on plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, etc. Those following a vegan diet do not eat anything that comes from animals such as cheese, eggs, meat, fish, milk, etc. 

If you are following a vegan diet, there’s a chance that you’re also following an anti-inflammatory diet.

An anti-inflammatory diet is made up of foods that reduce inflammatory markers – markers that are known to increase the risk of cardiovascular health. 

Foods included in this diet are fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, beans and legumes, and herbs and spices. This diet also includes fish, which would be a category to avoid if you are following a vegan diet. 

Combining these two diets into a vegan anti-inflammatory diet can also produce heart health benefits as they focus on plant-based foods and reducing or avoiding foods that are high in sodium, added sugar, saturated fats, and cholesterol.

Whole Food Plant-Based Snacks

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite whole food-based snacks. We have also added some snacks that are balanced/combo snacks.

So, if you aren’t a fan of a certain food, be sure to swap it for a food that will help balance out the entire snack. 

Fruits, Nuts, & Seeds

1. Dried Fruit: options include cranberries, raisins, blueberries, apples, mango, banana chips, etc. 

2. Whole Fruit: apples, bananas, grapes, pears, berries, oranges, clementines, etc. 

3. Nuts: try walnuts, almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, peanuts, etc.

4. Seeds: we enjoy hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. 

5. Fruit + Nuts/Seeds: for a balanced snack, pair both a dried fruit or whole fruit with nuts, nut butter, or seeds

Almond Butter Snacks

6. Almond Butter Stuffed Dates + Cinnamon: dates are a fruit that are high in fiber and pack an antioxidant punch. Paring them with almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon provides a nourishing and balanced whole foods-based snack.

Top two dates with Artisana Organics, Raw Organic Almond Butter, and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon on top.

7. Celery + Almond Butter + Raisins: this is another balanced snack with carbohydrates (celery and raisins) and protein/healthy fat (almond butter). 

For a snack, pair 1 cup of celery sticks with 1 tablespoon of Artisana Organics, Raw Organic Almond Butter and top with 2 tablespoons of raisins. 

8. Apple + Almond Butter + Flax Seeds: this balanced snack includes carbohydrates (apple), protein/healthy fats (almond butter), and healthy fats (flax seeds).

Similar to the above snack, pair 1 small apple with 1 tablespoon Artisana Organics, Raw Organic Almond Butter and 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds. 

Veggies & Dip

9. Raw Veggies + Hummus: raw veggies provide carbohydrates, while hummus (made from garbanzo beans) provides protein. 

You can choose any raw veggies for this whole food-based snack. Or, pick a few to combine: carrots, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.

As a snack, enjoy 1 cup of veggies with 2 tablespoons of Fountain of Health Humm!, Classic Hummus.

10. Raw Veggies + Guacamole: avocados are guacamole’s main star. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats (healthy fats) and can positively impact your heart health (1). 

Pair 1 cup of veggies from the above snack (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers) with 2 tablespoons of this homemade guacamole.

Combine ingredients in a bowl for 1 serving:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • 1/16th tsp sea salt

11. Edamame: is a star when it comes to building a balanced plant-based snack. It has all three macronutrients and it tastes delicious.

Steam 1 cup of edamame in the microwave and add 1 tsp of lemon juice if desired. 


12. Homemade Popcorn: when you buy a bag of microwavable popcorn, it can be high in sodium, and you run the risk of it having trans fats.

Trans fats are created when liquid oils turn into solid fats, and they can drastically increase your risk of heart disease. 

Making your own homemade popcorn is a great choice because you’ll know exactly what ingredients are present and that none of them will be trans fat. 

Ingredients for homemade popcorn:

  • ⅓ cup popcorn kernels
  • Seasonings to taste (try nutritional yeast, chipotle chili powder, or lemon zest and chopped fresh chives) 
  • 1 medium brown paper bag


  1. Add popcorn kernels to the bag and fold the top of the bag a few times.
  2. Microwave the popcorn on high until there is a 1-second pause between pops (usually around 1 ½ – 2 minutes).
  3. Carefully, the bag will be hot, dump popcorn into a large bowl and season as desired. 


13. Chips + Homemade Salsa: chips can be high in sodium, so make sure you watch your food labels. As a snack, aim for less than 200 mg of sodium. You can also make your own salsa to help cut down on sodium even more. 

Pair 11 Garden of Eatin’, Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, No Salt Added with 2 tablespoons of this homemade salsa (makes 8 servings, 2 tablespoons each): 


  • 1 cup tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • Cilantro for garnish


  1. Remove seeds from tomatoes.
  2. Add all ingredients (except cilantro) to a food processor or blender and pulse until desired consistency is reached
  3. Top with cilantro

14. Homemade Kale Chips + Pear: these make a great snack and are even easier to make. With a good source of B vitamins and no cholesterol or saturated fats, this snack is a true winner.

Pair it with a small pear for a balanced snack.

Ingredients (makes 6 servings):

  • 8 cups of kale (remove tough stems)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. While oven is preheating, wash and dry kale.
  3. Tear kale into pieces (about the size of a chip).
  4. Toss kale pieces with olive oil until coated.
  5. Spread kale on a baking sheet and bake for about 20–25 minutes. You want it crispy but not burnt.
  6. Combine spices and evenly sprinkle over kale chips. 

Grab-and-Go Whole Food Plant-Based Snacks

If you’re in a rush or don’t have time to sit down for a snack, don’t fret. We’ve compiled some great grab-and-go whole food snack options. 

Fruit, Nuts, & Nut Butter

15. Fresh Fruit + Nuts or Nut Butter: fresh fruit such as an apple or banana are easy to grab from your desk before heading out the door to your next meeting. Combining a fruit with a handful of nuts can balance out this snack

Alternatively, you can grab a nut butter packet that’ll keep the mess contained. These packets are great grab-and-go options, and bonus: they’re shelf stable!

We enjoy an Artisana Organics, Almond Butter Snack Packs with our favorite fruit. 

16. Frozen Grapes + Nuts: try this frozen vegan food snack that combines sweet and savory flavors! As a snack, enjoy 1 cup of frozen grapes with 2 tablespoons of almonds.

Frozen grapes:

  1. Rinse 1 cup of grapes in a colander with cold water. (Or rinse more for additional snacks!). 
  2. Remove all stems and any moldy/decaying grapes.
  3. Add clean grapes to a plastic baggie.
  4. Freeze at least 8 hours. 


17. Granola Bar: with so many choices, it can be tricky to find healthy versions of granola bars. We’ve picked out a few Kind Bars that you might enjoy!

Processed Plant-Based Snacks

When shopping for plant-based snacks, you may notice that there are also processed plant-based snacks.

It’s important to note that nutrition will vary for each product, and not all processed plant-based snacks are treated equally when it comes to healthfulness.

Don’t forget to check the Nutrition Label and the ingredient list if you’re unsure about the processed plant-based snack that you’re holding.

If you recognize most of the ingredients and the added sugar, cholesterol, saturated fat, and sodium are minimal, then this would be a healthful plant-based snack. 

Chips & Crackers with Dip

18. Chips + Salsa: we’ve already mentioned chips and salsa above, but what if you just don’t have the time to make homemade salsa? This is where processed plant-based salsa is a good alternative. 

We like pairing 11 Garden of Eatin’, Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, No Salt Added with 2 tablespoons of Clint’s, Texas Hot Salsa.

19. Whole Grain Crackers + Guacamole: not a fan of salsa? Guacamole is also a great addition to some chips or crackers.

With healthy fats from the avocado and carbohydrates from the crackers, your nutritious snack will also be satiating. 

Try spreading 2 tablespoons of Good & Gather, Homestyle Guacamole onto 6 Triscuit, Hint of Sea Salt Whole Grain Wheat Crackers. Delicious! 

Produce & Dip

20. Sugar Snap Peas + Hummus: sugar snap peas are an easy plant-based snack because you can buy them pre-packaged and already washed. Pairing this carbohydrate with protein-loaded hummus is a great way to tide you over until your next meal.

Dip ⅔ cups of sugar snap peas into ¼ cup Boar’s Head, Traditional Hummus. Want a little extra flavor? Sprinkle some paprika into the hummus and get snacking.  

21. Yogurt + Raspberries + Flax Seeds: protein from yogurt, carbohydrates from raspberries, and healthy fats from flax seeds create this scrumptious and balanced snack. 

Combine ¾ cups of Slik, Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk Dairy-free Yogurt (vegan) with 1 cup of raspberries and 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds.

With no added sugar, this yogurt is primed for your own addition of sweet berries and toppings. 

Almonds & Almond Butter

22. Toast + Almond Butter: this plant-based bread snack can be created with just two ingredients. Additionally, you can just have the plant-based bread with almond butter without toasting it. It’s your choice!

Use 1 slice of Food for Life, Ezekiel Bread 4:9 Low Sodium and spread on 1 ½ tablespoons of Artisana Organics, Raw Organic Almond Butter

23. Almonds: processed plant-based snacks don’t have to have exorbitant amounts of sugar, salt, and saturated fat.

Take these Trader Joe’s, Caramel Coffee Almonds, for instance. Blue Diamond, Almonds Oven Roasted Dark Chocolate Flavored is a great grab-and-go option too.

With protein and carbohydrates, this balanced snack can satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your health or health goals.  

Grab-and-Go Processed Plant-Based Snacks

Trail Mix, Chips, & Popcorn

24. Trail Mix + Dried Fruit: some store-bought trail mixes are slightly processed, whereas other trail mixes are ultra-processed. Try to avoid those that have candies, or where nuts are not the main ingredient. 

Our favorite grab-and-go plant-based trail mixes are:

25. Kale Chips: our homemade kale chip recipe is above, but you can also buy bags of kale chips at the store for an easy grab-and-go snack. 

For a balanced snack, we enjoy pairing a 0.75 oz pack of Rhythm, Superfoods Kale Chips with 1 cup of berries.

26. Popcorn: we learned about a homemade popcorn recipe above, but if you are craving some popcorn that you can grab-and-go with no prep, then we’ve got the snack for you. 

Single-serving bags of popcorn come in handy if you’re in a rush, or if there’s only a vending machine available for snacks. Skinny Pop, Original and Skinny Pop, Sea Salt & Pepper are a healthy choice and come pre-portioned in single-serving packages.

Peas & Beans

27. Chickpeas: you may have heard of roasted chickpeas, but did you know that these can either be homemade or store-bought? For a grab-and-go snack, try a bag of The Good Bean, Chickpeas Snacks Grab & Go, Sea Salt

Chickpeas are high in protein, choline, folate, iron, and other vitamins and minerals. This snack is a great choice for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Check food labels if you choose a different chickpea snack than the one referenced above.

28. Fava Beans: fava beans, also known as broad beans, are high in protein and carbohydrates. When dried, fava beans have a comparable taste to chickpeas. 

We enjoy snacking on 1 packet (1 oz) of The Happy Snack Company, Crunchy Fava Beans or Bada Bean Bada Boom, Crunchy Roasted Broad (Fava) Bean Snacks. With different flavor options, you’ll never get bored with this snack!


29. Plant-Based Bars: grab-and-go plant-based bars are game changers for you and your health.

When shopping for a bar, look for ones that have less than 3 grams of saturated fat, less than 6 grams of sugar, and less than 200 milligrams of sodium

Some of our favorites include:

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29 Plant-Based Snacks.

Plant-Based Snacks Conclusion

Plant-based snacks are great snack choices for your heart health and for lowering your cholesterol levels. In addition, these snacks can also help with blood sugar management and weight loss. 

Many of the snacks listed in this article are available through Thrive Market.

You can save time if you sign up for a membership-based grocery delivery service like Thrive Market. We love Thrive Market because it’s a huge money and time saver!

You can purchase healthy food products at a discounted price and have them delivered to your doorstep to make healthy eating easy. You can also sign up for auto-ship to have your pantry staples shipped monthly for at a discounted price.

Don’t forget to download your free PDF on 29 Plant-Based Snacks + 4 Delicious Whole Food-Based Packaged Snacks to make healthy snacking, easy.

Reach out if you would like to connect with a plant-based registered dietitian to start incorporating more plant-based meals and snacks into your diet. 

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