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There is no question that people are becoming more aware of eating habits and their effects on the body. More people than ever before are trying to find ways to live healthy lifestyles, and they are finding that eating a plant-based diet is a great way to do so.
When you are trying to stay healthy with a plant-based diet, snacks become very important. With this in mind, let's take a look at some of the healthiest plant-based snacks you can enjoy today!
Why Choose Healthier, Plant-Based Snacks?
There are infinite reasons to choose healthy plant-based snacks over their junk food counterparts. The benefits of eating healthy go far beyond just being able to fit into a pair of jeans or looking good in a bathing suit. Healthy food choices have been shown to improve brain function, reduce inflammation, and prevent illness.
In addition, there is also evidence that people who make healthy food choices, such as plant-based snacks, have better mental health and a higher quality of life.
Many individuals struggle with finding healthy snacks because they are restricted to takeout options or other unhealthy foods. Luckily, there is an ever-expanding market for plant-based snacks that are no less satisfying than their conventional counterparts.
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What Makes Them Healthy?
Many plant-based snacks are not just lower in fat and calories than their conventional counterparts, but they are also packed with nutrients.
From the antioxidants of goji berries to the protein found in quinoa, there is a healthy and nutrient-packed snack for everyone. Remember that these snacks should be eaten as part of a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
Some of the most popular plant-based snacks include fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, plant-based cheeses and granolas. These snacks are super nutritious and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways to keep them interesting.
So — let's take a look at some of our favourite healthy, plant-based snacks.
The 9 Healthiest Plant-Based Snacks
Ombar Acai & Blueberry
Ombar Acai & Blueberry bar is a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy chocolate - plus it's vegan and gluten-free. Ombars contain only natural ingredients, in contrast to sugary and fatty chocolate bars. It is sweetened with coconut sugar, which is far healthier than refined sugar.
The cacao bean, which is the main component of this chocolate, is a popular superfood with antioxidant properties. The acai berry and blueberry are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, too.
Organic Raw Chocolate Bar
This Organic Raw Chocolate Bar from Conscious is made with organic maca, rose essential oil and cacao solids of 65%. With the rose oil flavours reminiscent of the floral taste of Turkish delight, this chocolate bar is perfect for someone who fancies something sweet and wants to try out a new vegan chocolate.
This chocolate is handcrafted, certified organic, vegetarian and vegan, and it contains no gluten, dairy, or soya. It's also only sweetened with agave nectar to ensure it's guilt-free.
Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs
Hippeas organic chickpea puffs are perfect for on the go! Sprinkled with sweet paprika spice and smoked sea salt, if you like barbecue flavour these are the healthy treats for you!
One 22g pack has only 91 calories, is high in fibre and a great source of protein, while also being gluten, dairy and corn-free! With no trans fats, no preservatives or MSG, these organic chickpea puffs make the perfect healthy snack for both vegans and vegetarians.
Goji Goodness Raw Superfood Flapjack
This Goji Goodness Raw Superfood Flapjack is packed with superfood ingredients like Goji Berries, Cranberries and Gluten-free Oats. Counting as 1 of your 5 a day, with only 118 calories per bar and only 1g of Fat, you can’t go wrong with this healthy, tasty, vegan snack bar. Tasty and satisfying, but guilt-free! Try today.
Organic Corn Peanut Snacks
These oven baked, tasty Trafo Organic Corn Peanut Snacks are bio organic and vegan as well as gluten-free, making them the perfect healthy snack for any vegan or vegetarian.
Peanuts are high in protein, making them a great choice for a healthy snack, and they are also full of dietary fibre. Combined with the antioxidant properties of corn, you are left with a crunchy snack that is high on nutrition and low on calories!
These organic corn peanut snacks are the perfect replacement if you crave something savoury but nutritious, and can be enjoyed at any time of day - at school, work or movie nights!
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Booja-Booja Dairy-Free Raspberry Truffles
Our friends and long-term partners at Pacari Chocolate are the creators of these exquisite, 100 percent dark raw Booja-Booja Dairy-Free Raspberry Truffles. They're made with the finest Arriba Nacional cocoa beans from Ecuador and are a delicious, healthy treat.
These raspberry truffles go above and beyond the usual, to provide a dairy-free chocolate with a soft and crumbly texture and melt in the mouth raspberry filling that you don't want to miss out on.
Perkier Quinoa Cacao & Cashew Bar
This Perkier Quinoa Cacao & Cashew Bar is packed with organic quinoa, creamy cashew nuts, and organic cacao and is cold pressed to retain its vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This tasty bar is perfect to munch on with a coffee or tea, after lunch, or on the go. It contains high levels of fibre and protein, plus lots of vitamins, valuable minerals and antioxidants, making it one of the healthiest snacking options for you!
Propercorn Lightly Salted Vegan Popcorn
This Propercorn Lightly Salted Vegan Popcorn is freshly hand-popped and guilt-free! This moreish snack has a natural taste, a lovely flavour and is under 100 calories! What more could you want?
This vegan popcorn is a great choice for those of you who want an easy to transport delicious snack with under 100 calories. It's perfect for snacking at the cinema or even as an alternative to crisps on movie nights!
Nosh Snack Box
If you're looking for a bigger and better vegan snack selection, this Nosh Snack Box is filled to the brim with vegan and gluten-free goodies. It includes 20 assorted snacks so you can try lots of delicious combinations.
A Nosh Snack box is a great vegan treat for those who want to discover new brands and healthier snacks without the time-consuming search. This snack box will have you spoilt with treats that all vegans enjoy.
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