Need a quick snack that will hold you over until your next meal? Here are 13 ultra flavorful healthy vegan snack favorites that can all be prepped in about two minutes!
13 Two-minute Healthy Snack Ideas:
1. Sliced Apple with a Few Walnuts (or Mixed Nut Butter)
This dynamic duo is perfect for those times when our sweet and/or crunchy food cravings start to sneak up! Besides the great taste, we love apples because they are extremely rich is antioxidants and fiber, while the walnuts are often considered the healthiest nut because they are the only ones that provide those oh-so important Omega 3’s. Not a fan of walnuts? Go for a mixed nut butter that includes omega 3-rich seeds, such as Nutzo brand nut butter.
2. Hummus and/or Babaganoush & Veggies
For those who love savory snacks, give this one a try! Hummus and Babaganoush (a smokey and yummy eggplant dip) are both great with carrots, tomatoes, celery and sweet peppers, and can be found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store.
3. The Ulitimate Craving Crusher – Find the recipe HERE!
4. Avocado on Whole Grain Toast
Make the flavor of avocado pop even more by sprinkling your avo-toast with salt and pepper or lemon juice. FYI – This makes for an excellent pre-workout snack! THIS is one of my favorite brands of whole grain bread.
5. A Rice Cake with a light layer of Sunflower Seed Butter
If you haven’t tried sunflower seed butter yet, then you’re missing out! “Once Again” is one of our favorite brands around here.
6. Ezekiel Cereal with Almond Milk
Ezekiel products are awesome because the grains are sprouted and they also create a complete plant based protein source! I like to sprinkle this bowl of loveliness with cinnamon, a bit of coconut sugar and a few chopped walnut halves. And I always measure the cereal out ahead of time. Otherwise, it’s easy to overeat the stuff, which only leaves me feeling lethargic.
7. *Broth-based Vegetable, Bean or Butternut Squash Soup!
Soups are great because they’re low in calories but also super satisfying due to their high fiber and water content. When it comes to canned soups, I go for the organic type such as the “Amy’s” brand to avoid BPA exposure, pesticides and genetically engineered ingredients. My No-Chop Chunky Vegetable Soup and Chunky Cabbage and Carrot Soup are great options, too!
8. 1/3 cup Pistachios with shells
This high protein snack is super great because peeling the pistachios from their shells requires extra time, which forces us to eat slower and enjoy each and every nut.
Fruit that requires peeling isn’t always practical when eating on the go, but grapefruits are worth the one-minute peeling time because they are so incredibly tasty and surprisingly filling! Do yourself a big favor and peel the grapefruit ahead of time and keep it in a portable storage container for easy access later.
10. Raisin Ezekiel Bread with Jam or a light layer of Peanut Butter
This snack is tasty with either toasted or non-toasted Ezekiel raisin bread. Apricot jam is especially great on this bread, but you really can’t go wrong with any flavor of jam. When it comes to peanut butter, opt for a brand that only has peanuts and maybe a lil’ salt in the ingredients list to avoid excess oil.
11. A Bowl of Mixed Berries
I often have this as dessert after dinner. It conquers my sweet tooth cravings every time! My favorites are blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. They are loaded with flavor, fiber and a hefty dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for only about 80 calories per cup!
12. Refried beans and Crackers
When choosing your canned refried beans, go for the organic type when possible to avoid those BPA’s mentioned earlier. The great thing about this high fiber, high protein food is that they can be eaten straight from the can – no heating required! As for the crackers, go for a low oil variety that offers at least 2-3 grams of fiber per serving (the more the better.) Also, avoid overeating by following the serving sizes listed on the box of crackers! This info can usually be found at the top of the nutrition facts section.
13. Purple Snack Shakes
This one is listed last ONLY because at times it can take up to four or five minutes to make, depending on what you choose to put in it. But in all honesty, this is actually my go-to mid-morning or afternoon snack many days of the week.
And there you have it! If you have questions or any other snack ideas you’d like to share, please do so in the comments below. Happy Snacking!