Over 25 Protein-Packed, Plant-Based Snacks

If you’re looking to build lean muscle, burn fat, and feel satiated, protein is an essential macronutrient to consume.

It’s essential for keeping blood sugar levels stable, balancing hormones, and keeping us lean and fit.

And the type of protein we eat matters.

Plant based protein is the easiest for our bodies to digest and utilize. Contrary to what many health professionals claim, getting your daily requirement of protein from plants is easier than you think.

This list of protein-packed plant based snacks will help you meet your protein needs in the most delicious way. And because they are plant based, you get the added benefit of numerous disease-fighting nutrients from plants πŸ™Œ

1. Mary’s Gone Crackers + Hummus

Mary’s Gone Crackers are oil-free, protein and fiber packed crackers that are as delicious as they are nutritious!
I love to eat them with hummus and guacamole πŸ˜‹

2. Handful of Nuts (Look for either raw or dry roasted with sea salt to avoid excess oils. My favorites are cashews, almonds, walnuts and pistachios)

3. Apple + Nut or Seed Butter (I like almond or sunflower seed butter)

4. Plant Based Yogurt with Berries and GF Granola (Siggi’s Plant Based Yogurts are my favorite because they are high in plant based protein, low in sugar, and full of good bacteria!)

5. Roasted Chickpeas or Navy Beans (These are delicious on top of salads, wraps, or on their own as a snack! Kids love these too πŸ™Œ)

6. Plant Based Protein Bars (Aloha, Go Macro, and No Cow Bars are good, clean options for plant based protein bars or you can try the delicious recipe that’s linked!)

7. Nut Butter Stuffed Dates (Dates are loaded with vitamins and minerals and a dollop of nut or seed butter can add a boost of protein and help curb your sweet tooth! Tastes like a homemade snickers πŸ˜‹)

8. Rice Cake with Hummus or Guacamole (I like Lundberg Family Farms wild rice cakes. They’re the perfect base for hummus, guacamole, or nut or seed butters to boost the protein.

9. Popcorn + Nutritional Yeast (Nutritional Yeast has a delicious cheesy flavor and packs a serious nutritious punch! It’s loaded with B vitamins as well as protein. Perfect for sprinkling over popcorn!)

10. Homemade Trailmix (Raw or dry roasted nuts, no sugar added dried fruit, roasted chickpeas, and low sugar chocolate chips make a delicious homemade trail mix. Perfect snack when the munchies strike!)

11. Frozen Plant Based Yogurt & Berry Bites (Place a dollop of plant based yogurt on a parchment lined cookie sheet, sprinkle your favorite berries on top and freeze until firm. Perfect treat on a hot summer day)

12. Lettuce Wraps with Hummus (Slather hummus on top of a lettuce wrap and add any additional julienned veggies for a delicious low calorie, high protein snack!)

13. Chia Seed Pudding (Chia seeds are a great source of plant based protein and fiber. These puddings are perfect for make-ahead snacks to have on hand when cravings strike)

14. Edamame (This is just another name for soy beans! Look for organic versions in your freezer section and cook these on stove top until tender. Sprinkle with sea salt for a delicious snack!

15. Energy Bites with protein powder and nut butter (There are lots of recipes out there – try the one that’s linked! Simply use plant based protein in place of other kinds of protein πŸ™Œ)

16. Protein Smoothie (SO many recipes available! Try my delicious Chocolate Protein Smoothie that’s linked!)

17. Bean Dips (Black beans, navy beans, garbanzo beans all make delicious protein packed dips! Drain and rinse 2 cans of your choice beans, add 1 T. olive oil, 1 tsp. of garlic and onion powder to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Mary’s Gone Crackers or with sliced veggies πŸ˜‹

18. Banana + Nut Butter on Toast (Look for sourdough breads or try Ezekiel Bread found in the freezer section for healthier bread options)

19. Plant Based Yogurt Parfait (Tastes like dessert but is chock full of plant based protein πŸ™Œ)

20. Mini Vegan Quiche (Make this recipe ahead and store in fridge for protein packed snacks throughout the week!)

21. Chickpea Cookie Dough (You’ll never know the chickpeas are there! A delicious and sneaky way to make cookie dough healthy πŸ™Œ)

22. High Protein Vegan Chocolate Mousse (This will taste like dessert but it’s healthy enough for breakfast πŸ™Œ Win-win)

Photo Credit: Plant You

23. Easy Vegan Protein Muffins (Another great meal-prep recipe!)

24. Oven-Baked Chickpea Fries (Fries with a healthy, protein-packed twist πŸ˜‹)

25. Plant Based Protein Cookies (Only 5 ingredients! Make these to have on hand for a healthy snack or dessert!)

26. Hippeas Snacks (Swap your usual potato chips for these crunchy, protein-packed snacks! Come in a variety of flavors and can be found at most major grocery stores)

Getting your protein from plants is easy and delicious! Bookmark this page to refer back to when you menu plan for the week, and you will be well set with snacks that will keep you on track for your healthy weight goals πŸ™Œ

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