How many times have you found yourself craving a snack, convinced that you need it for energy, only to find yourself feeling worse afterwards than you did before you gave in and ate it? Most of the time, when we grab a snack that is quick and convenient, it ends up being full of sugar and carbs that only lead to a crash later on.
This is why it is important to keep vegan snacks on hand that are packed with protein for energy. Unless you are specifically cutting carbs and sugar, it is okay to have some in your snacks, but protein is where you’re gonna get the energy that lasts.
You can stop the temptation in its tracks by having some of these snacks prepared and on hand before the craving hits. Here are some high protein vegan snacks to stay fueled through the day.
1 – Peanut Butter Bliss Balls (Vegan & Protein-Packed)
For a protein-packed vegan snack that will melt in your mouth, this Peanut Butter Bliss Balls recipe is a favorite. It is made with whole foods for a nutritious way to stay energized throughout your day, and makes a terrific vegan post-workout fuel.
Just imagine bite-sized protein that
- Can be made in around ten minutes
- Are gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan
- Satisfies a sweet tooth without being “too” sweet
- Requires no baking
- Are full of protein and fiber
- Perfect for kids and adults to take with them
They contain only six ingredients, including oats, white beans, and juicy dates. With a deliciously peanut butter fudge taste and texture, they are easy for meal prep, and all you will need besides the ingredients is a small bowl and a food processor.
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2 – Copycat Perfect Bars
While these delicious, peanut butter, chocolate chip bars already have 6 grams of protein, you can amp them up a bit more by adding in some protein powder.
There are several different versions of this convenient snack, and since I couldn’t pick just one, I decided to include them all.
3 – Matcha Pistachio Energy Bites
These incredibly healthy snacks combine the nutrition of whole foods with the convenience of an energy bar. Created with green tea and nuts, they are full of fiber, flavor, and protein!
4 – Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites
For those who are looking for an energy snack that isn’t made with chocolate or peanut butter, these are a terrific, gluten-free, vegan, fiber-filled treat!
5 – Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
These are a great choice for the Holidays, and a healthy snack to grab when Pumpkin Spice season hits. They are gluten-free and safe for diabetics!
6 – Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites
What is the saying? “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.” These are a healthy choice when you find yourself craving one of those famous candy bars. And yes, you can add almonds if you’re having one of those “feel like a nut” days.
Savory and Sweet Treats
Sometimes you have a sweet tooth, and only candies and desserts will fix it, but there are other times when your tongue wants something salty and savory. Here are a few of both, including puddings, smoothies, and spicy, salty snacks.
7 – Spicy Oil-Free Roasted Chickpeas
Craving something salty and savory instead of sweet? These spicy roasted chickpeas might be just the thing. Coated with lime and chili flavors, these fat-free, protein and fiber-packed snacks will wake up your tastebuds and your body!
8 – Chia Seed Pudding
Perhaps you want more of a dessert than a snack, but are ice creams and puddings off the menu? Not necessarily. This Chia Seed Pudding is a delightfully vegan treat if you make it with almond, coconut, or soy milk. You can top this desert with any fruit you’d like!
9 – Chia Coconut Protein Muffins
These high protein muffins are both dairy-free and gluten-free and make an extremely satisfying snack. If you’d like even more protein, you can replace some of the oat flour with almond flour.
10 – Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough
Okay, so who hasn’t sat down with a spoon and raw cookie dough when you just really needed a sweet and naughty comfort food? Perhaps not everyone, but for those who do feel those cravings, this alternative is ready in 10 minutes, and so much healthier!
11 – Vegan Chocolate Pudding
Yes, it’s another vegan pudding, and this time in silky chocolate! Silken tofu provides an easy protein source for this delicious, gluten and dairy-free dessert idea. Whipped coconut cream just tops it all off!
12 – Spicy Garlic Oven-Roasted Chickpeas
Here’s another terrific, high-protein snack for those times when your craving is more about savory, salty goodness instead of sweets. And it has so much more protein and nutrition than popcorn!
13 – Pineapple Coconut Mojito Green Smoothie
This Summer favorite is not only packed with protein, but highly nutritious. They’ve packed in iron, Vitamin A, C, and K, antioxidants, bromelain, and more with this delicious smoothie.
14 – Black Bean Salsa
The flavorful deliciousness of this low-sodium salsa would be terrific with homemade vegan tortilla chips! All you’ll have to do is toss together five ingredients and refrigerate the mixture until it is cool (around two hours). That’s it!
15 – Healthy Snickers Bar
A healthy Snickers bar sounds like a total contradiction, but we have found one that checks all of the boxes! It is gluten-free, dairy-free, full of protein, and vegan. It is made with whole foods, so no high fructose corn syrup, sugar, or artificial flavors here!
16 – High Protein Vegan Oatmeal
Made with tofu, oatmeal, frozen banana, zucchini, and protein powder, this delicious vegan breakfast idea is packed with 54 grams of protein to really start the day off right!
And that is sixteen, high-protein vegan snacks to stay fueled through the day. Some of them would make a great beginning to get your day started and others are meant to carry with you to help maintain your energy levels. They are all nutritious and delicious ways to stay on top and be your best!
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