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I collaborated with my friend Megan of Healthy Grocery Girl to hook you up with not 1, not 2, not 3, not even 4 or 5, but 6 easy vegan snack recipes!!!

Trust me, I know how difficult it can be to decide what you should be snacking on to maintain your healthy lifestyle. Those 100 calorie snack packs are a joke, and that bag of tortilla chips presents far too much temptation, especially once there’s guacamole involved…or sweet potato hummus. Oh damn! That stuff will guarantee an empty bag within the hour, without a crumb to be found.

Megan, a vegan registered dietician and Youtube host, shared three recipes with my channel, and I shared 3 of my own with hers. I’ve shared the videos below, but make sure you take a second to subscribe to our channels so you don’t miss our future goodies too.…all of these yummy recipes are below too…

Savory vegan snacks with Megan (spicy baked chickpeas, apple “cupcakes,” cheesy vegan popcorn)

Sweet snacks with Sweet Potato Soul (raw carrot cake truffles, raw peach crumble, banana chocolate smoothie)

If you’d like to see some more healthy snack videos special requests are welcome!!

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Prep time Cook time Total time
2 mins 30 mins 32 mins

Jenné’s note: These vegan roasted chickpeas are incredibly easy to make, and are a hearty and delicious snack. Chickpeas aka garbanzo beans are high in fiber, protein, minerals (zinc, iron, and copper), vitamins (like folate), and antioxidants. This easy snack can be made with canned or freshly-cooked chickpeas, and with or without adding oil.
Author: Healthy Grocery Girl.
Serves: 2

Ingredients
• 1 can (15-ounces) unsalted chickpeas
• 1 teaspoon coconut oil *optional
• Sprinkling of chili powder
• Sprinkling of sea salt

Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Drain and rinse garbanzo beans and place on a baking sheet.
3. Drizzle with coconut oil (this step is optional but helps the chickpeas crisp up) and sprinkle with sea salt and chili powder.
4. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until crispy.

Apple “Cupcakes”

Prep time Total time
5 mins 5 mins

Jenné’s note: Apple slices with almond butter are great, but they aren’t as fun as thinly sliced apples topped with nut butter and tasty super-food toppings. Top with any nut or seed butter for this!
Author: Healthy Grocery Girl.
Serves: 1-2

Ingredients
• 1 medium apple
• 2 tablespoons almond butter
• Chocolate chips, cacao nibs, dried fruit, nuts
• or unsweetened coconut as topping

Instructions
1. Sliced apples into discs.
2. Spread nut butter on top as frosting.
3. Sprinkle with toppings of choice as topping. 

Cheesy Vegan Popcorn

Prep time Cook time Total time
1 min 4 mins 5 mins

Jenne’s note: To watch how to make your own perfect popcorn on the stove, watch this video!
Author: Healthy Grocery Girl
Serves: 2-4

Ingredients
• ¼ cup organic popcorn kernels
• 1 tablespoon organic unrefined coconut oil
• 1 to 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
• Dash of sea salt

Instructions
1. In a stove-top pan, I use a small to medium sauce pan, on medium heat, add popcorn kernels and coconut butter, and place lid on.
2. Slowly move the stove-top pan around in a circular motion over the burner, so as to slightly rotate the kernels inside.
3. As the coconut butter melts, this will also help each popcorn kernel become evenly coated with coconut butter. If you do not do this step, the kernels will stick and stay in place and can burn. Continue to slowly move the stovetop pan around on top of the burner until all the kernels are popped inside or they begin to slow down with a few seconds in between each pop.
4. Be careful when removing the lid, some popcorn kernels can POP out!
5. Transfer into a large bowl and sprinkle with nutritional yeast and a dash of sea salt.
6. Eat immediately! Best when warm, but also makes for a great snack later!

Raw Peach Crumble

Prep time Cook time Total time
5 mins 2 mins 7 mins

This is one of my favorite easy sweet snacks! Peaches can be mixed or replaced with almost any fruit. I especially like this vegan snack/dessert with apples, pears, mixed berries, and cherries. It’s similar to my no-bake cherry walnut crumble, but way easier to make.
Author: Jenné.
Serves: 4.

Ingredients
• 4 ripe peaches, sliced ¼ inch thick
• 2 tsp maple syrup (optional, if your peaches aren’t as sweet as you’d like)
• 1½ cup pecans
• ½ cup Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
• 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
• dash of cinnamon
• pinch of sea salt

Instructions
1. In a large bowl toss the sliced peaches with maple syrup.
2. In food processor, pulse pecans, dates, ginger, cinnamon and salt until a hearty nut crumble is left. Add this crumble to the sliced peaches, toss lightly, then spoon into a pie dish to serve.

raw carrot cake truffles

Raw Carrot Cake Truffles

Prep time Cook time Total time
7 mins 10 mins 17 mins

I LOVE this sweet snack so much because it is so similar to baked decadent carrot cake :) It’s a guilt-free treat that can be eaten any time of day, just like the other recipes listed in this post.

Any nut can be used in place of walnuts. Toss in ¼ cup of dried pineapple if you have any. Raisins are also a yummy addition. These truffles can stay fresh for up to 4 days in your refrigerator, so make plenty to last!
Author: Jenné.
Serves: 4.

Ingredients
• 1 cup pitted dates
• ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
• 1¼ cup walnuts
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• dash of sea salt
• 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
• ¾ cup shredded carrot

Instructions
1. In a food processor combine dates, coconut, walnuts, cinnamon, sea salt, and ginger. Pulse until combined, but still a hearty crumbly texture.
2. Add the shredded carrot, and pulse again to combine.
3. Form into 2-3 tablespoon sized balls. Roll in extra coconut shreds, and place in the refrigerator to firm, or serve immediately.

Banana Chocolate Smoothie

Prep time Cook time Total time
2 mins 1 mins 3 mins

This simple recipe reminds me of vegan chocolate milk. Make it with frozen or unfrozen banana for a delightful treat. I also enjoy whipping this up with frozen banana, then adding a shot or two of espresso for a mocha jolt! Add a dash a cardamom to make it even more unique and delicious.
Author: Jenné
Serves: 2.

Ingredients
• 2 frozen ripe bananas
• 2 cups soy milk, or another non-dairy milk
• 4 tbsp raw cacao powder, or cocoa powder
• 2 pitted dates, optional

Instructions
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.

 

Love, Jenné Claiborne

Contributor, SERENE Social

 

post_09 & 10About Jenné Claiborne

Jenné Claiborne is a vegan chef, health coach and cooking instructor who turned her love of sweet potatoes into vegan food blog Sweet Potato Soul, She is a lover of animals, sweets and truly embodies the qualities of her favorite foods.

 

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