If your usual afternoon snack starts with a trip to the vending machine more often than you'd like, then take a look at these super-simple, super-tasty vegan snack ideas from Kathy Patalsky. This week, she's shared some of her favorite mid-afternoon noshes, from crispy avocado-filled quesadillas to make-ahead fruit cups. They're the kinds of quick-fix snacks that are perfect for busy days.
A Week of Vegan Snacks
Snacks to Make at Home
Snacks to Pack in Your Lunch
Your Snack Plan
This snack calls for some quick stovetop cooking. If you won't be home today, swap it with a snack later in the week.
Fruit Salad in a Jar
This recipe makes two servings and can be kept up to a day in the fridge, so this is a perfect snack to make ahead for a day when you know you'll be busy.
Toast with Hummus and Veggies
If your break room has a toaster, this is a great snack to take with you to work. Just toast the bread, spread with hummus, and top with veggies. You can also leave the bread untoasted and prepare the snack ahead of time.
Ladybugs on a Leaf
This is another good one to pack up in your lunch box. You can either pack the components separately, or you can prepare the leaves and roll them up for an easy snack later in the afternoon.
Almond Butter Shake
→ Don't forget to freeze the banana and watermelon cubes ahead of time for this snack!
This shake is best when you drink it right away, so save this recipe for an afternoon treat when you're at home. If you do want to make it ahead, pack it in a mason jar or other container with a lid and shake thoroughly before drinking.
Your Shopping List
To buy at the store:
- Apple (1 small)
- Tangerine (1 medium)
- Pineapple (1 cup chopped)
- Blueberries (1/2 cup)
- Banana (1 medium)
- Watermelon (1/2 cup cubed)
- Lemon (2)
- Avocado (1 medium)
- Radishes (3 medium)
- Cucumber (1 small)
- Romaine leaves (3 large leaves)
- Sprouts or microgreens (1 small container)
- Hummus (2 tablespoons)
- Non-dairy milk, like almond milk or soy milk (1 cup)
- Lavash wraps (need 1)
- Sprouted-grain bread (2 slices)
- Walnuts (2 tablespoons)
- Goji berries (3 teaspoons)
In your pantry (check to make sure you have them):
- Virgin coconut oil (1/2 teaspoon)
- Maple syrup or agave syrup (1 teaspoon)
- Almond butter (5 teaspoons)