Veganism is the latest trend sweeping the nation. This trend is not only healthy for the human body but also the planet. As if you stop meat consumption, you can reduce carbon and other greenhouse gasses. A vegetarian diet requires two and a half times less amount of land to grow food.
If it is good for the body and great for the environment, people should adopt it without too much convincing. But, sadly that is not the case. A big hurdle is the shortage of snacks.
It is a common misconception that If you are a vegan the options die out. But the truth is only a very small percentage of food items phase out of your diet.
Snacks are a savior, These minor indulgences are the things that can carry you through a tough day or a colossal breakup. A snack has the ability to solve all your problems, Even if it doesn’t solve the issue, it does help the lower the pain. A common belief is that vegans severely lack in the department of snacks.
That is not true, There are plenty of snacks in the supermarket that are fit for consumption even if you are a vegan. There are some just hiding in plain sight. Just have a look at the list we have compiled.
This fan favorite is the first to kick this list off. Oreos are vegan-friendly as they don’t contain any animal products. But for people who suffer from allergies, these are best avoided. As there is a warning that they might be cross-contaminated with dairy products.
Another gas station/convenience store basic. This classic flavor also has no animal products and is a perfectly fine addition to your snack cart.
Lays Potato Chips
See, the amount of classic food we have on this list. And you thought you don’t have many options. This messy snack does not use any animal product and is safe for consumption.
Granola and Fruit Bars
These are a perfect way to satisfy your hunger. The salty-sweet taste not only reduces craving but is also one of the healthiest snacks. If you see them on the shelf, grab flavors like coconut almond butter or blueberry almond butter, The nuts will give you an extra protein punch.
Additionally, you can puck up Kashi Golean, Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars, Luna Bars, and Larabars. All of them are good vegan options. But read the packaging as all bars are a little different.
Planters Mixed Nuts
Almost every mixed nut brand is vegan-friendly. But, planters are the best of the lot and is found at almost every convenience store.
Just be a little wary of mixes that contain too many additives as these are the ones that could have dairy.
Justin’s Nut Butter Squeeze Packs
These aren’t as commonly available as some of the other options on this list but these are still great, You can have them just on their own or maybe with a piece of fruit or a piece of bread, they will always taste great.
Have these with your next meal for completing your daily protein quota.
Starbucks Iced Coffee
Bottled Starbucks drinks are a great late-night drink when there is no coffee or tea around,
The iced teas come in various forms. For vegans, the safest bet is to have the Almond Milk Frappuccinos, which are available in both Moca and Vanilla.
What is life without candy? Healthier for starters, But then healthy is hardly ever fun. A blueberry or lime flavor will instantly transport you to your childhood and satisfy the sugar craving instantly.
You will have to avoid the frosting flavors as they might contain milk but apart from that, you are pretty good to eat whatever you want to. There is blueberry. Cinnamon and strawberry all unfrosted and unknowingly vegan. Just be wary of how many you have as they contain High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Vegan Ice Cream
Ben and Jerry have a line of ice creams that are dairy-free thus vegan. I know this is not as hidden as some of the others on this list but Ice cream is always a good choice to put on the list.
Popcorn & Kettle Corn
You can even have popcorn and Kettle corn and here you thought you could not have anything. Earth Balance and Boom Chicka Pop both have great flavors you can try out. They are vegan and so perfectly safe. Earth balance even has a flavor for cheese lovers in the form of Vegan White Cheddar.
If you don’t want to have all this processed stuff then your best option is to stick to fruits and certain vegetables. Those are the best snacks irrespective of whether or not you are a vegan.