You may strive to make all of your family’s vegan meals at home, but when you’re in a time crunch and your kids need snacks — now! — it’s important to have a tasty array of healthy storebought vegan snacks on hand. Here are our five of our favorite vegan snack products.
5 Must-try vegan snack products
1. Vita Coco 100 Percent Pure Coconut Water
Forget sugar-laden sports drinks or artificially-flavored vitamin waters to keep you family well-hydrated. Vita Coco Coconut Water is a healthy alternative that is loaded with vitamin C, potassium, and 15 percent more electrolytes than sports drinks. The best part? It’s made of one ingredient — pure coconut water — and each serving is only 45 calories.
2. Veggie Pirate’s Booty
When your family needs a crunch to satisfy that snack attack, reach for a bag of Veggie Pirate’s Booty. This delicious organic puffed rice and corn snack is fortified with a phytonutrient blend of spinach, kale, and other veggies. Each serving weighs in at 130 calories and only 120 milligrams of sodium.
3. NoGo Free Bars
In three yummy flavors — dark chocolate crunch, dark chocolate trail mix, and carrot cake — these nutrition bars are rich in fiber, protein, and antioxidants, yet low in fat and free of gluten, soy, and dairy. Made of crisped rice, natural sweeteners, dried fruit, nuts, and other natural ingredients, these vegan snack bars come in at 150 to 170 calories.
4. Stonewall’s Jerquee
For the snackers who want to chew, this animal-based jerky alternative comes in eight great flavors, ranging from wild and spicy to original mild. Made from soy and a mouthwatering myriad of spices, each serving is about 165 calories and boasts over 12 grams of protein and at least 3 grams of fiber.
5. Stretch Island Fruit Strips
A favorite for the kids, these vegan fruit snacks come in seven flavors and are made of pure fruit and juice concentrate. Each strip is only 45 calories and comes in at half a serving of fruit. Keep a few of these in your bag or in the car to hand to your kiddos when fresh fruit isn’t a ready option.