It’s 2021 and vegan doesn’t have to be or taste boring! Not only can you satisfy your cravings, have some good food for your morning teas or end of day slump, you can rest assured you’re doing something good for the environment too. We have great vegetarian and vegan catering options for all your main meals, but what about the in between cravings? When you're just feeling a little bit peckish but want to keep up your sustainable eating habits? Don't stress. We have your back with these vegan and vegetarian snacks.
And best of all? You don’t even have to eat a completely vegan diet for you to enjoy these delicious, healthy work snacks!
1. Veggie crisps
There’s nothing better than sneaking your daily dose of veggies into a satisfyingly crunchy chip. With tonnes of dried vegetables added to the mix of options, there is bound to be a flavour combo you will love. Apart from your classic potato chip, check out kale, seaweed, sweet potato and more!
2. Meat-free jerky
As the vegan lifestyle gains more and more popularity, so too do vegan snacks! What is meat-free jerky you ask? Well, using ingredients like aubergine, mushrooms and even coconut, smoking them and adding delicious spices, you can get snacks that have the chewy texture and flavour of jerky, without using any meat. You can still enjoy great umami taste and a hit of protein, without any animals products.
3. Flavoured nuts & seeds
Nuts are great for you! But sometimes you just crave that salty or spicy boost of flavour. With seasoning like Thai chili lime, barbecue (yep, vegan barbecue) or salt & vinegar, you can get your health kick without it being bland. These are the perfect snack for when you’re feeling sluggish and need an extra jolt of energy. Try out almonds, pistachios, cashews, sunflower seeds and more. On top of salads, your avocado on toast or in place of potato chips. Go nuts!
4. Flavoured popcorn
We all know now that popcorn is a great, guilt-free salty snack, but now it has seriously levelled up. With sweet and salty mixes, cheddar cheese, spice and more to pick from, popcorn has never been so irresistibly tasty. Pop some in your office microwave and have a spice mix on hand, and keep on you desk to nibble as the day goes by.
5. Roasted chickpeas
Chickpeas are a rich source of minerals, vitamins and fibre, making them not only a crunchy and salty snack, but also very good for you. They are full of protein too, so they also make an excellent meat replacement. Pop them on top of a salad for added crunch, or simply eat on their own. Homemade they are amazing too and super easy.
6. Rice cakes with the trimmings!
I know you probably read 'rice cakes' and you instantly thought bland, boring and uninteresting. But, these tasteless vessels offer up the perfect opportunity to enjoy delicious and vast healthy toppings! Try out avocado and tomato, hummus with lemon drizzle or peanut butter with apple.
7. Granola bites
Granola bites > granola bars. These on the go, easy to eat snacks are perfect for a busy worker. You can have 1 or 6 and everybody will be any the wiser. You can also pop in some dried fruit for an added chew, or have them roasted for a caramelized flavour. Whether they are a homemade recipe or they are part of your kitchen supplies order, grab yourself some of these healthy vegan snacks.
8. Dark chocolate
If you’re having trouble stifling your sweet tooth, fear not! Grab a square or two of dark chocolate and enjoy a guilt free sweetness hit. All the while unwittingly benefiting from dark chocolates benefits of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! Also, nobody is complaining about the taste of this vegan treat.
9. Protein bars
Yep, vegan food can be packed full of protein! Protein bars are a great healthy vegan snack because they can be eaten at just about any time of the day. Missed breakfast? Too busy for morning tea? Peckish in the afternoon? These vegan snacks are full of natural sugar and can be customized with whatever flavour you prefer like peanut butter, coconut, cocoa, salted caramel and more!
10. Peanut butter
Put it on crackers, rice cakes, apples, whatever you want! Peanut butter and other nut butters are a protein packed treat. Satisfy your sweet cravings with this filling and versatile snack option. If you really have a sweet tooth, try dipping some frozen fruit in peanut butter. A delicious treat, perfect for the warmer months.
11. Coconut yoghurt
Got a recipe that calls for Greek yoghurt? Try out some dairy free coconut yoghurt instead! Whether it’s on oats, with fruit, or even on its own with some cinnamon sprinkled on top, this plant based treat is full of healthy fats.
12. Dried fruit
Chewy and sweet, dried fruit is like nature’s lollies, packed with delicious natural sugar! Keep some in your desk for an easy to grab treat whilst you’re working. Anything from apples, papaya, mango, coconut or apricots. All packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Yep, you read that right. Oreos are vegan! Whilst being healthier can be a bonus of eating vegan food, there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence. And, if you're one to grab a handful of these when the afternoon slump hits, you're accidentally vegan!
If you’re looking to stock your pantry with healthy office snacks and keep your employees feeling healthy and productive, we have just the thing. Easily set up pantry fillers, coffee supplies, and snack deliveries straight to your office with ease! Need fresh milk and fruit too? Chat to our kitchen supplies and corporate catering superstars on 020 3890 2200 or get a free quote online.
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