Easy plant based snacks
Here are some easy and healthy vegan snacks for kids. Great for after school, road trips, or school snacks. Easy and delicious plant based snacks even picky eaters will love.
1. Healthy chickpea cookie bars
These chickpea cookies can be eaten any time: as a snack, for breakfast or late at night. They’re healthy because they’re made from chickpeas, oatmeal, peanut butter and coconut sugar. Great high protein vegan snack with lots of fiber.
Chickpeas are amazingly healthy. You couldn’t ask for a more satisfying snack for when you have a sweet tooth.
2. Raspberry fingers
This one is super fun and simple. My three year old nephew saw me doing this one time while visiting, and he immediately had to try it out.
Let me add, my nephew did not like eating raspberries, but when he saw me doing this, he happily swallowed them down. Sometimes it’s not so much the food, as the delivery.
Just wash off some fresh raspberries and pop them on your finger tips. So simple!
3. Crispy roasted chickpeas
This is a crunchy, high protein snack idea. It goes great with a cold and fizzy drink. You can season these up any way you’d like.
Sometimes I just use garlic and onion powder, other times I use curry powder. It’s fun to try different seasoning blends. Be careful feeding this to really small children, though, as it could be a choking hazard.
4. Asparagus fries
This snack is for the more adventurous eater. This is a great way to get kids to eat more green vegetables. It’s a healthier alternative to potato chips and fries. I make this a bit easier by mixing everything together in a ziplock bag.
5. Vegan cheese-its
These are great to take with you as a road snack, or to put into lunches. Earth balance makes these and they’re easy to find at Whole Foods or any other natural foods store.
6. Oil-free vegan granola bars
Store bought granola bars can be filled with tons of sugar as well as honey, which isn’t vegan. These granola bars are made with only five ingredients and you can control how sweet you’d like them to be. Super easy to make and no oil.
7. Ants on a log
This was one of my favorite snacks as a kid. It combines sweet and salty and crunchy. What’s not to love. Plus, it’s a great way to get kids to eat more vegetables. Just spread some peanut butter onto some celery and top with raisins. This also tastes good with almond butter.
If your child is allergic to nuts, you may be able to use salted tahini in any of these recipes (it’s made from sesame seeds) instead of peanut butter. But be careful, because some kids who are allergic to nuts, are also allergic to some seeds.
8. Vegan date energy balls
These no-bake vegan energy balls are super easy to make and super healthy. They can also be make into bars. Made with simple and healthy ingredients like maple syrup, dates, oats and cocoa powder. Take these with you while on-the-go.
9. Dates and nut butter
This is one of my favorite, easy snacks for when I want something sweet. It’s so satisfying that I only need to eat about two of these and I’m good to go. Just open up a medjool date and take the pit out. Put some peanut butter or your favorite nut butter inside of the date and enjoy!
10. Apples and peanut butter with cinnamon
Kids love this snack. Just wash and cut up and apple into slices. Slather on some peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice) and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. For a nut-free snack, use salted tahini instead.
11. Banana and peanut butter
Another great snack for kids with a sweet tooth. Great to feed them some bananas with peanut butter instead of candy. This snack provides lots of minerals, vitamins and protein with the nut butter.
This also tastes good topped with raisins.
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And that’s it! I hope you got some great snack ideas for your child. I put a mix of sweet and salty plant based snacks. Pack these up for when your kids need something on the road, or after school.