With the presence of veganism in social media, it is no wonder that teenagers are switching to a vegan diet at higher rates than ever! As a parent of a vegan teen it is my job to ensure they have not only healthy meals but also delicious vegan snacks too!
However, being a vegan doesn’t necessarily mean being healthy… Teenagers tend to load up on processed foods like chips, candy, and soda, and if they do eat a solid meal it is usually a plate full of carbs.
This is a problem since teenagers are going through rapid change in their development and their metabolism is skyrocketing! It’s essential to make sure teens are receiving the proper nutrition.
The bottom line when it comes to teenagers is that they are busy, they don’t want to prepare their own food, and they want to eat something absolutely delicious!
Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of 9 easy, nutritious, and delicious vegan snacks for teenagers!
Lots of times, we forget that vegan food can be savory food! These three vegan snacks are going to satisfy any craving, while also providing nutrition to carry teens through the day!
These spicy falafels can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge until snacktime! With spices that pack a punch and a nice protein boost from the chickpeas, this snack will act as fuel.
Let’s face it, jerky is just delicious. Lots of vegans might feel a small pang for missing out on this, but no longer! This spicy sriracha tofu is just as mouth-watering without all of the preservatives.
These taquitos are another snacking staple that you can make ahead of time and freeze for when you’re ready to chow down! These treats are creamy and crunchy and have a boost of protein from the black beans.
Want something to snack on that’s a little less boring than popcorn or pretzels? These vegan snacks offer that same satisfying crunchy salty goodness, while packing in a bit of extra nutrition.
Chickpeas are a great way to add some protein into a vegan diet! Roast these up ahead of time and your teen will enjoy snacking on them all week long.
Besides just being tasty and an added source of protein, edamame is also rich in vitamin K, fiber, and antioxidants. Take this crispy variation out for a spin.
No list of snacks would be complete without the famed “chips and dip.” Try adding in this creamy avocado dip with the chips for a flood of vitamins and healthy fats!
We all have a bit of a sweet tooth, and vegan teens are no exception. Skip the processed cookies and candy and give these guilt-free guilty pleasures a try!
This sweet snack could not be easier to prepare and have on the go! This recipe will have you saying, “Now, why didn’t I think of that?”
These sweet and salty protein packed quinoa bars will satisfy hunger in a second! They taste like dessert, but your teen can take them on the go for any time of day.
These no bake vegan turtle brownies are the ultimate way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Ooey, gooey, savory and sweet, you’ll be fighting your teenager for the last one!
Vegan Snacks for Vegan Teens
We hope that these 9 vegan snacks encourage you to whip up some tasty treats that your teen will love!
These vegan snacks for teens are all delicious, but more importantly they are packed with healthy fats, protein, and other nutrients to help your child grow!
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