Finding healthy food on the road can be tough. Make that healthy vegan food and you’ve got an even bigger challenge on your hands. But with a little prep, you don’t ever have to be left hungry on the go again. Just check out our 5 favourite portable vegan snacks for when hunger strikes.
No-Bake Energy Balls
Boasting the perfect ratio of healthy fat, protein, and just a little bit of natural sweetness, vegan energy balls really are the perfect post-workout snack.
We love this recipe for 5 Ingredient Chocolate Almond Energy Balls from The Fitchen. These little bites look like decadent chocolate truffles, but they’re entirely sugar, gluten and dairy free. Let’s be honest: tou can’t get much better than that.
Crunchy. Spicy. Nutritious. Roasted chickpeas really do have it all. And they’re so simple to make. Just shake up some tinned chickpeas with oil, spices and salt; roast until crispy and there you have it – the perfect vegan snack for when the munchies strike.
Clotilde at Chocolate and Zucchini has a super simple recipe for Spicy Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas, but feel free to experiment with any types of spice blends, herbs or oils that take your fancy.
Superfood Trail Mix
Nuts make a great high protein snack, but let’s be honest, they’re not all that exciting. Instead, why not supercharge your snacking with a homemade trail mix? Keeping a container of your favourite blends of seeds, nuts, and fruit to hand means you can grab a handful whenever you feel peckish. Well, if you can stop at just one that is.
The beauty of a good trail mix is that you can mix and match whichever superfood ingredients you like – just make sure you strike a good balance between your favourite unsalted nuts and seeds, dried fruits and vegan dark chocolate. For a bit of inspiration, check out this Superfood Trail Mix from Organic Authority.
DIY Fruit Leather
This is just like that old packed lunch favourite, minus all the added sugar. And it’s surprisingly simple to make. Just blend up some cooked fruit (strawberries, bananas and apples work well) , pour onto parchment paper and bake low and slow in the oven – if you’ve got a dehydrator, even better.
If you’re after a foolproof recipe that also manages to sneak in some greens, give this Green Apple Fruit Leather recipe from Oh My Veggies a try.
Salt and Vinegar Roasted Edamame
Ditch the crisps and reach for a bag of Salt and Vinegar Roasted Edamame instead. Made with just four ingredients, these high-protein nibbles couldn’t be easier to make. Plus, they taste just like everybody’s favourite flavour of crisps. Bonus.
Find the recipe at Emelie Eats – but remember to make a double batch. Yep, they really are that good.
Whilst, we've got your snacks covered, did you know we are the only UK nationwide recipe box that caters for Vegans? With 4 ever-changing vegan recipes on the menu each week, eating a healthy, varied vegan diet couldn't be easier.