Healthy Vegan Snacks for Kids & Teens
Let's face it. A lot of the snacks you can buy at stores are just crap. Those snacks are void in vitamins, overloaded with salt and filled with ingredients you can't pronounce.
Don't be suckered into buying snacks with labels "all natural", "fat free", or "fortified with vitamins". Those labels don't mean anything and definitely not a guarantee that you are purchasing a healthy snack for your kids. Even, organic snacks (unless it's a piece of organic fruit) don't equal healthy snacks.
That's why I think it is so important that I make healthy vegan snacks for my kids myself. At least, as often as possible. All these recipes are easy to make and most are also gluten-free.
The snacks below are savory snacks that are split into 3 sections: Veggie, Dips and Cracker n' Chips.
A list of Healthy Vegan Snacks for Kids & Teens (Sweet Edition) will be up on the blog soon.
Sweet Potato Fries by Brianne at Natural Girl Modern World *GF*
These sweet potato fries will definitely have your kids asking for more! Make sure to omit the cayenne pepper in the recipe to make it a perfect vegan snack for kids ;)
Vegan Spinach Balls *GF*
I stole this recipe from my Grandma and made it Vegan. These Spinach balls are a great way to sneak in the often dreaded green vegetable into a healthy snack!
Cucumber Avocado Rolls by Sam at It Doesn't Taste like Chicken *GF*
Stop, Drop and Roll! Wait, no...more like, Stop, Roll & Eat! Believe me, these cucumber avocado rolls are REALLY good!
Crispy Coconut Eggplant Nuggets by Same at It Doesn't Taste like Chicken *GF*
If there was ever a way to get your children to gladly eat eggplant then this is it! They are definitely a MUCH healthier alternative to chicken nuggets but you already knew that ;)
Carrots in a Blanket by Sandra at Vegan Sandra
I love the idea of carrots in a blanket. To be honest, I would probably hoard these for myself and not share them with my boys. Ok...maybe just a few.
Grilled Corn, Tomatoes and Avocado in Bread Cups by Dixya at Food, Pleasure and Health
Bread cups are absolutely brilliant. Your options are endless of what you could fill them with. You could also give these to your kids and let them fill up their own bread cups with ingredients they like.
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich by Dixya at Food, Pleasure and Health *GF*
Everyone knows how good smashed avocado sandwiches are but have you tried making it with chickpeas? It's like hummus avocado but deconstructed ;) So good!
Hummus Pizza Tartlets by Florian at Contentedness Cooking *GF*
Hummus + Pizza = Heaven. 'nuff said!
Cucumber Hummus *GF*
Cucumber hummus is a lightened up version of your favorite classic hummus. It's really refreshing and perfect for the summer :D
Sweet Potato Hummus by Marina at Yummy Mummy Kitchen *GF*
Marina recommends roasting sweet potatoes the night before for dinner and then using the leftovers to make this yummy, kid-approved hummus.
Creamy Black Bean Avocado Dip by Kaitlin at The Garden Grazer *GF*
If you're looking for a healthy fat, protein packed dip for your kid's veggies then this is it!
Avocado Hummus *GF*
This avocado hummus is still one of my most popular recipes on my site. Toddlers love it. Kids adore it. Teens devour it. Adults can't get enough ;)
Fresh Tomato Basil Hummus *GF*
Instead of having to roast your tomatoes this Tomato Basil Hummus is made with fresh tomatoes. Definitely saves a whole lot of time and packs a lot of flavor.
Vegan Cottage Cheese *GF*
Use this vegan cottage cheese the same way you would the dairy kind. Spread some on bread, dip your veggies in it or top with fruit.
Healthy Crackers n' Chips
Cheesy Poppyseed Crackers by Bianca at Elephantastic Vegan
Combine these homemade crackers with one of the dips above for a winning combination! Use whole wheat flour to make them a bit healthier ;)
Parsnip Crisps by Steve at The Circus Gardner's Kitchen *GF*
Ever think it would be impossible to get your kids to love parsnips? Well, this recipe will do the trick!
Savory Vegan Chex Mix by Kaitlin at The Garden Grazer *GF*
This Chex Mix is so versatile because you can spice it up with whatever you can find in the kitchen, making it sweet, salty, or a mix of both!
Vegan Cheese Popcorn *GF*
Learn how to pop your own corn and turn them into this kid-friendly, vegan cheese popcorn.
I hope you have a few more ideas for healthy vegan snacks for your kids now :) I would love to hear which ones are your favorite!
If you are craving more hummus then check out this list of 28+ Hummus Recipes.
Browse through some more vegan round-ups for inspiration!
Florian @ContentednessCooking says
Amazing collection so many delicious recipes! Thanks for including my Hummus Pizza Tartles, Vanessa!
Kaitlin @ TheGardenGrazer says
Yes to snacks!! These look so good! Awesome round up Vanessa, thanks for putting it together :)
Nice collection of snacks and treats. Homrmade CHEX mix is one of their favorites.
Kelly @ TastingPage says
What a great collection. I'm going to pin for later and eat my way through the list!
Natalie Freed says
Love this roundup! I don't have teenagers yet, but they are always asking for snacks. Great to have a go-to list.
I imagine it hard to sell kids on some vegan recipes. I don't see how they could turn these down. They look delicious.
The Vegan 8 says
So many great snack ideas Vanessa! I'm hungry after seeing all of this, thanks for sharing all the hummus!
Aimee / Wallflower Girl's Kitchen says
Lot's of great ideas! Hummus is the ultimate healthy dip choice for me. I could stuff my face with it all day :-)
Vanessa Croessmann says
Agreed! I basically do that everyday!
Linda @ Veganosity says
I could eat hummus everyday. This roundup is making me think that I should. Thanks!
Ginny McMeans says
Yes, and for adults too! What a great group of snacks!
Uma Srinivas says
Great collection! This is always good to know that the snack which healthy too :)
Mel @ avirtualvegan.com says
Erm excuse me...they are for kids, teens and me! They look great!
Vanessa Croessmann says
Yes, of course! You too!!! I won't tell ;)