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Best Vegan Snacks (EVG Q&A)

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My cousin is giving vegansim a try (!!!!) and she asked me what my favorite vegan snacks are. This is a great question, because I love to snack. However, it's also a tough one for me because I don't eat gluten, soy, or refined-sugar, and I'm trying not to eat a lot of corn or oil. So I often find myself with nothing I feel like munching on in my kitchen, and you may have the same problem even without the same diet. The best advice I can give is to plan ahead and make a list before going to the grocery store, then stock up on that. This is especially important when transitioning to the vegan diet - the last thing you want is to feel unsatisfied with the food you have on hand and end up eating something non-vegan.

Of course fruits and vegetables are great, but here's are some more delicious and healthy vegan snacks I love. The items that are starred (*) are free of gluten, soy, and refined-sugar, and those that are double starred (**) are also free of corn and at least low in oil. I recommend that you buy organic (or at least non-GMO) whenever possible.

  • Crackers - I love Mary's Gone Crackers
  • Edamame
  • Flax crackers - I often buy Flackers
  • Food bars - I like Larabar, PROBar,  GoMacro & Raw Revolution
  • Guacamole** (easy to make your own!)
  • Hummus** - my favorite right is Lilly's, also like to make my own
  • Kale hips (expensive but sooooo worth it!)
  • Legume chips - look for lentil or bean-based. I love Benitos**
  • Nuts** (I always have almonds on hand)
  • Olives**
  • Popcorn (buy kernels in bulk and pop it yourself)
  • Potato chips - I like Kettle Chips organic
  • Rice cakes** - 
  • Salsa** (easy to make your own!)
  • Sea vegetables (dried) like nori or dulse 
If you're avoiding corn or tortilla chips like me, you can use vegetables like carrots, cucumber or celery to dip into things like hummus.
 
What are your favorite vegan snacks?
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