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From Savory to Sweet: One Month of 150-Calorie Vegan Snacks

Mar 17 2014 - 6:17pm

From sweet to savory, here are 30 different homemade snack recipes to satisfy your vegan cravings. And the best part? They're all around 150 calories, so you can nosh without any guilt.

Vegan Banana Apple Chunk Bread

Made with less sugar than a traditional loaf [1], it's naturally sweet from the bananas, apples, and applesauce. It's perfect for a snack but also delicious enough to devour as an after-dinner treat.

Calories: 147 (per slice)

Fiber: 1.9 grams

Protein: 2.4 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Chocolate Hummus

While slices of crunchy apple and fresh strawberries are sweet enough on their own, isn't everything better with chocolate? Spruce up your basic snack by pairing it with this smooth and mousse-like protein-packed chocolate dip [2].

Calories: 107 (per serving)

Fiber: 3.9 grams

Protein: 4.7 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

With less than 155 calories per serving and lots of vitamin A, these crisp and satisfying wedges [3] are perfect to bake up the next time you're jonesing for some french-fried goodness (just sub soy yogurt for Greek yogurt in the spicy chipotle-pepper dip).

Calories: 154 (per serving)

Fiber: 2.9 grams

Protein: 4.4 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

High-Protein Banana and PB Snack

Here's an easy way to increase the protein [4] of the basic banana-and-peanut-butter snack to 13.6 grams.

Calories: 156 (per serving)

Fiber: 4.1 grams

Protein: 13.6 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Banana Strawberry Apple Grape Muffins

These naturally sweet, moist muffins are sugar-free [5] and also vegan, which cuts down on the cholesterol and saturated fats.

Calories 100 (per muffin)

Fiber: 1.7 grams

Protein: 1.5 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Dry Roasted Edamame With Black Sesame Seeds

Roasting these fiber-filled soybeans [6] brings extra crunch and flavor, and they serve as a satisfying post-workout snack packed with muscle-building protein.

Calories: 102 (per serving)

Fiber: 3.5 grams

Protein: 8.9 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

DIY Dried Mango

Save triply on money, calories, and chemicals by making your own homemade chewy treat [7] — all you need are ripe mangoes and an oven.

Calories: 67 (seven pieces)

Fiber: 2 grams

Protein: 0.5 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Chocolate Almond Quinoa Stuffed Strawberries

These strawberry bites [8] are filled with a chocolaty mashed banana-quinoa mixture and topped with chopped raw almonds, so they're packed with rich flavor as well as fiber and protein.

Calories: 118 (six strawberries)

Fiber: 3.2 grams

Protein: 3.1 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

No-Bake Peanut Butter Crisp Balls

These no-bakes [9] are made with all-natural ingredients like crunchy peanut butter, oats, and unsweetened coconut. They make an irresistible snack before or after a workout.

Calories: 79 (per ball)

Fiber: 1.2 grams

Protein: 3.5 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Sesame-Garlic Nori Chips

Even if you don't love raw seaweed, you'll find that the texture and flavor of this nutrient-rich dense sea vegetable changes after a quick pop in the oven [10].

Calories: 42 (seven strips)

Fiber: —

Protein: 2.1 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Cucumber Cups With Tapenade

When it's time to snack, swap salty crackers for these refreshing cucumber cups [11].

Calories: 88 (five cups)

Fiber: 2.6 grams

Protein: 1.6 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Chunky Apple Orange Almond Spread

This sweet and fruity spread [12] complements the saltiness of the crackers to satisfy salty-sweet cravings in no time.

Calories: 42 (per serving; crackers not included)

Fiber: 1.5 grams

Protein: 0.7 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Striped Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

Enjoy the aroma of apple pie baking in your oven without the floury mess or the hundreds of buttery calories by whipping up a batch of homemade apple cinnamon fruit leather [13].

Calories: 18 (per piece)

Fiber 0.6 grams

Protein: 0.1 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Mango Red Pepper Salsa

Never made your own salsa [14]? Don't worry — it couldn't be easier. Just dice everything up, stir it in a bowl, and allow the flavors to mix and mingle in the fridge.

Calories: 68 (per serving; chips not included)

Fiber: 2.7 grams

Protein: 1.2 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Vegan Mango Ice Cream

Ice cream for a snack? Why not? This one is dairy-free [15] and made with only two ingredients — frozen mango and frozen banana. Top it with granola or nuts for a healthy snack.

Calories: 150 (per serving)

Fiber: 4.6 grams

Protein: 1.3 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Peanut Butter Banana Smudgies

This snack that could pass as dessert [16] is completely dairy-free, contains no added sugar, and tastes like an ice cream sandwich. Just be sure to use vegan-approved graham crackers!

Calories: 92 (per sandwich)

Fiber: 1.1 grams

Protein: 1.9 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Babaganoush (Eggplant Dip)

High in iron, potassium, B vitamins, and manganese, this delicious spread [17] is delicious paired with crackers or sliced veggies.

Calories: 77 (per serving, crackers not included)

Fiber: 4.8 grams

Protein: 2.6 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Cinnamon Bun Smoothie

If you're craving all the flavors of a classic cinnamon bun, then try blending up this fiber- and fruit-filled smoothie [18] that's less than a quarter of the calories, with hardly any saturated fat whatsoever.

Calories: 157 (per serving)

Fiber: 4.6 grams

Protein: 2.3 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Homemade Mixed Nut Butter

This homemade nut butter [19] contains no peanuts at all. It's made with almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds, creating a taste so fresh and unique that you'll never buy another jar from the store again. Pair it with fresh fruit or crackers.

Calories: 94 (per tablespoon)

Fiber: 1.2 grams

Protein: 3 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Chocolate-Covered Banana Almond Butter Bites

Made with only four ingredients — bananas, almond butter, applesauce, and dairy-free dark chocolate — each delicious bite [20] is under 50 calories.

Calories: 147 (three pieces)

Fiber: 1.2 grams

Protein: 2.4 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Soy-Wasabi Spread

Full of essential nutrients like folate and calcium, this tangy soy-wasabi spread [21] offers a quick punch of protein and only takes 10 minutes to prepare.

Calories: 96 (per serving; crackers not included)

Fiber: 1.5 grams

Protein: 3.1 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Almond Butter Apricot Bites

If you're craving a sweet, cookie-like snack that's high in protein and flavor but don't want the hassle (and temperature) of an oven, then whip up these quick and easy almond butter apricot bites [22].

Calories: 118 (two bites)

Fiber: 2.4 grams

Protein: 2.6 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Vegan Cucumber Tofu Rolls

Tofu usually shows up as part of a full meal, but it also makes a delicious and satisfying snack. Prepare tofu ahead of time, and store it in the fridge to whip up these protein-packed vegan cucumber tofu rolls [23] in a matter of minutes.

Calories: 117 (three rolls)

Fiber: 1.1 grams

Protein: 4.4 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

If cold and creamy ice cream calls to you after dinner, here's a sweet alternative that's lower in calories [24], fat, and cholesterol. As an added bonus, it contains over three grams each of fiber and protein per serving.

Calories: 152 (per serving)

Fiber: 3.6 grams

Protein: 3.3 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Almond Coconut-Crusted Chocolate Bananas

The banana offers easily digestible carbs, the almond butter boosts the protein content, and the shredded coconut adds iron, vitamin C, and an assortment of B vitamins, so it's a perfect pre-workout snack [25].

Calories: 134 (three pieces)

Fiber: 2.6 grams

Protein: 2.8 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Baked Kale Chips

To satisfy your hankering for something crispy and salty like potato chips, whip up a batch of these baked kale chips [26]. You'll love the delicate texture.

Calories: 117 (per serving)

Fiber: 2.3 grams

Protein: 3.8 grams

Photo: Michele Foley

Vegan Snickers

Soft and chewy with the perfect peanut crunch, these vegan Snickers [27] made with almonds, dates, and peanuts really do satisfy.

Calories: 129 (one bar)

Fiber: 1.7 grams

Protein: 3.1 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Tabbouleh Salad

This tabbouleh salad [28] is high in iron, manganese, and vitamins C and A, all important nutrients for the body, and the parsley, lemon, and mint each contain natural detoxing properties. Pair it with some fresh pita for a zesty snack.

Calories: 137 (per serving; pita not included)

Fiber: 4.1 grams

Protein: 3 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Dried Apples

If you don't have a dehydrator, just use your oven to make these dried apples [29].

Calories: 135 [30] (nine rings)

Fiber: 4.5 grams

Protein: 0 grams

Photo: Jaime Young

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

Not just for breakfast, these banana oatmeal bites [31] will satisfy your cookie cravings.

Calories: 148 (two bites)

Fiber: 2.8 grams

Protein: 4.2 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar


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