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22 Vegan Low Calorie Snacks: Snack Attack!

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Satisfy your hunger pangs with this compilation of the very best vegan low calorie snacks! 

There’s sometimes the misconception that following a healthy vegan diet, or a vegan diet for weight loss means three strict meals a day and no snacks in between. But we disagree, and these low calorie snacks are here to prove otherwise! 

Even if you’ve eaten a filling, nutritious vegan low calorie breakfast, the mid-morning urge to snack can still be strong. We’re here to keep the options healthy and the calories under control with delicious vegan oatmeal breakfast cookies and chia breakfast pudding

Alternatively, if you had an early lunch and need a simple, speedy vegan snack to tide you through until dinner, these Vietnamese summer rolls are packed with veg and gluten free!

What makes a great low calorie vegan snack?

Okay, so first of all, every snack here is vegan (if you want vegetarian, try these 20 healthy vegetarian snacks). That’s kinda the main criteria. But, we’re a little stricter than that when it comes to the healthy vegan snacks that we think are worth your time and energy to make. 

All snacks in this compilation sit around the 150 kcal mark. This means that you can enjoy these plant based snacks without worrying about exceeding your daily calorie limits or missing out on weight loss goals (the same goes for these low fat snacks !).

Decisions, decisions: the perfect vegan snack

On top of this, we’ve got snacks to cater to a whole range of preferences and palettes. From those who want to focus on getting as much protein as possible, we’ve included these vegan protein cookies, with 10g of protein per cookie! 

If you’re raw vegan, or just prefer to keep your snacks centred around fruit and veg, we’ve got just the ticket with this broccoli salad

Broccoli contains high quantities of vitamins C and K, meaning that it has anti-inflammatory and cancer preventing properties. Plus, it’s deliciously seasoned here with spring onions and peanuts! 

If you’re searching for further guidance on how to lose weight effectively on a vegan diet and not go overboard on vegan snacks, check out our seven day vegan meal plan!

Low calorie vegan snacks: better all round

Beyond this, we’ve also made sure that, where possible, these vegan low calorie snacks contain natural, unprocessed and wholegrain ingredients (the same goes for all our fave vegan low calorie dishes). 

This means that the calories you consume are doing lots of good. Vegan snacks such as these cookie dough bites are high in protein meaning that they’ll leave you feeling full for ages.

This is because protein takes longer to digest than carbs, particularly white, processed carbs which leave you feeling peckish soon after you’ve eaten (hence, they’re sometimes called ‘empty’ calories). 

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Sweet v Savoury

This question is almost as emotive as asking if you’re a cat or dog person, almost as divisive as whether milk or cereal goes first: are you a sweet or savoury snack person? 

It’s almost impossible to pick a side when the list of low calorie vegan snacks is as good as this (but we do have a list of low-calorie lunches that are just as tasty as these snacks!)! For those with a sweet tooth, we’ve got vegan almond muffins and date and coconut balls

If you prefer your snacks savoury, try these crispy baked kale chips, or this beetroot falafel!

We’re not picking sides because we’ve got them all covered here!

Sweet Snacks

1. Vegan Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: GarlicSaltandLime
Bonus: no bake snack, wholegrain oats
125 calories per serving

Whole grain oats, tahini, agave, cinnamon and raisins mixed into a delicious dough and formed into cookies!

2. Vegan Chocolate Hummus

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: ASweetAlternative
Bonus: gluten free, sweet treat
142 calories per serving

This dark chocolate hummus is an easy, gluten-free vegan treat that will satisfy any chocolate craving. Use it as a fruit dip for fresh strawberries or any other fruit you like.

3. Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: ShivaniLovesFood
Bonus: gluten free, 5g protein per ball
149 calories per serving

Cookie dough protein bites (we’ve got loads more protein bites here, too) are the perfect pre-workout snack containing 5 grams of protein per ball! They’re also vegan and gluten-free!

4. Moist Almond Flour Muffins

Check out the recipe here
4.87 from 15 votes
Protein: 5g
Calories: 121kcal
Ready in:25 minutes

Bonus: super moist, just 5 minutes prep
124 calories per serving

These almond flour muffins stay soft and succulent – and only need five minutes to prep! Bung them in the oven and you’re good to go!

5. Date and Coconut Balls

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: ASweeterAlternative
Bonus: filling, gluten free, keep well in the fridge
94 calories per serving

These date and coconut balls are a nutritious gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, and refined sugar-free snack. They’re easy to make, sweet, and so delicious.

6. Pumpkin Spice Dessert Hummus

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: ASweeterAlternative
Bonus: sweet take on hummus, keeps well in the fridge
52 calories per serving

This pumpkin spice hummus is a delicious dessert dip that’s perfect for fall (there are more easy plant-based desserts where that came from!). It would make a great Thanksgiving dessert served with apple slices for dipping.

7. Vegan Protein Cookies

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: high protein, banana base
133 calories per serving

These chewy and soft banana peanut butter oatmeal vegan protein cookies contains almost 10g of protein per serving (and if you like these, try our other protein ball ideas now!)! Wholesome and delicious, they are great as a snack or breakfast. Only a handful of ingredients required and ready in 30 minutes.

8. Carrot and Coconut Energy Balls

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: CookingwithElo
Bonus: no bake, gluten free
80 calories per serving

These coconut carrot cake energy balls made without dates come together in a blender in less than 15 minutes and taste just like your favorite no-bake carrot cake.

9. Baked Pears with Crunchy Walnuts

Check out the recipe here
4.71 from 24 votes
Protein: 2g
Calories: 115kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: deceptively simple, just 4 ingredients
115 calories per serving

Cinnamon Baked Pears. They are super simple to make, take only five minutes of preparation, 25 minutes of baking, and always turn out great.

10. Chia Breakfast Pudding

Check out the recipe here
4.85 from 13 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 386kcal
Ready in:7 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: not just for breakfast, contains super food chia
188 calories per serving

Chia breakfast pudding packs a lot of healthy goodness into a small package (more light vegan breakfasts here!)! Meet tomorrow’s breakfast!

Savoury Snacks

11. Raspberry Salsa

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: FitMealIdeas
Bonus: Sweet and tart, a twist on classic salsa
53 kcals per serving

This easy raspberry salsa is inspired by the Pico De Gallo. Instead of tomatoes, use fresh raspberries to make this homemade fruit salsa dip.

12. Crispy Oven Roasted Lentils

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: versatile, good for meal prep, high protein
104 calories per serving

This super crunchy oven roasted lentils are a great healthy snack to have on hand ! Happens to be vegan, gluten-free & high protein.

13. Vegan Broccoli Salad

Check out the recipe here
4.79 from 33 votes
Protein: 8g
Calories: 210kcal
Ready in:13 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: high protein snack, super speedy
210 calories per serving

Quick and delicious veggie side dish. High Protein, low carb, vegan and done within 10-12 minutes. In my opinion a must-have recipe.

14. Parsnip Shoestring Fries

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: EvergreenKitchen
Bonus: healthy fries, perfectly seasoned
118 calories per serving

Did you know parsnips make delicious fries?! These oven baked fries are golden brown and seasoned to perfection. Parsnip fries make a tasty snack or side dish with a meal. They’re extra delicious served with dijon aioli for dipping.

15. Healthy Baked Plantain Chips

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: EatTheGains
Bonus: paleo, healthy baked fries
135 calories per serving

Easy baked plantain chips! All you need is green plantains, oil, and salt to make crispy, better than store-bought, homemade plantain chips. Perfect for dipping, snacking, or even meal prep. Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and Whole30.

16. Sesame Spiced Edamame

Ready in: 7 minutes
Recipe by: EvergreenKitchen
Bonus: super speedy, spice to taste, perfect for sharing
127 calories per serving

This delicious spicy edamame recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make. It’s made with toasted sesame oil and Schichimi Togarashi (Japanese 7 Spice). You can make it as spicy as you’d like. Serve this high protein dish as an appetizer, side, or snack.

17. Vegan Onigiri

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: you choose the fillings, highly portable
119 calories per serving

These vegan onigiri, or Japanese rice balls, are easy to make, tasty, and filling! They make a great lunchbox meal or a quick snack. This simple recipe is also highly customizable too!

18. Baked Kale Chips

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: ChampagneTastes
Bonus: gluten free, season to taste, low effort, maximum results
104 calories per serving

These healthy baked kale chips are quick and easy to make at home, and are a delicious (and surprisingly addictive) snack food!

19. Mango Avocado Salad

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: FitMealIdeas
Bonus: complementary flavours, refreshing, salad upgrade
129 calories per serving

Mango avocado salad with rice vinegar is refreshing, gluten free, dairy free, vegan summer salad 15 min is all you need to make it.

20. Colourful Christmas Slaw

Check out the recipe here
4.64 from 11 votes
Protein: 4g
Calories: 212kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: not just for Christmas, colourful, gluten free
212 calories per serving

Colourful Christmas Slaw. The perfect mix of veggies and fruits in one bowl. Ready in 20 mins. Easy to make and brightens up any Christmas table.

21. Beetroot Falafel

Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: GreedyGourmet
Bonus: oven baked, twist on a classic
88 calories per serving

Learn how to make homemade beetroot falafel instead of ordering it as a takeaway. These vegan falafels are best served in wraps and salads.

22. Goi Cuon

Check out the recipe here
5 from 7 votes
Protein: 6g
Calories: 188kcal
Ready in:30 minutes

Bonus: no cooking, just roll, raw, choose your fillings
188 calories per serving

Gỏi cuốn – these summer rolls are easy, authentic and require absolutely no cooking. We’ve even included two simple but to die-for sauces!

Give it a try right now!

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Prep Time:30 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes


For the sauce:

For the rolls:


  • 1 cup noodles use your favourite type

Alternative satay/peanut sauce you’ll need:


For the sauce:

  • Finely dice the ginger, chilli pepper and garlic and add to a mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the white wine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and lemon juice well.
  • Place into serving bowls, one per person.
  • For the satay sauce, dice the ginger and garlic then mix in a bowl with the peanut butter, maple syrup, vinegar and soy sauce. Mix in a drop of water to thin it slightly.

For the rolls:

  • Grate the carrots and add in the sesame seeds, place in serving bowl.
  • Thinly slice the pepper and chop the peanuts. Place both in separate serving bowls.
  • Slice the spring onions – place in serving bowl.
 Chop or rip the salad leaves, don’t place in a serving bowl. Just kidding. Do it.
  • Rip the basil or coriander leaves, yep, place in serving bowl.
  • Optional: cook a few of your fave noodles according to packet instructions.
  • To soften the rice paper sheets, dip into a large bowl of warm water (think bath temperature) for about three seconds. You can also use a tray for this.
  • Fill your rice paper sheets with whichever ingredients you fancy.
  • Fold in both ends (at the long end), then wrap like a burrito. The rice paper will be very sticky, so do it carefully. That’s it.
  • Eat, and dip into sauce!


You can use whatever veggies you like in your goi cuon! Have a look in the cupboard and fridge and see what needs using up. We have lots more Asian-inspired food, too! Try this lush Asian creamy corn soup for something different, or these awesome fiery dragon noodles for a super-quick dinner that’s better than take-out. And make them snappy!
Please note that the nutritional information displayed does not include the optional noodles or peanut butter and maple syrup.
This recipe was inspired by the awesome cookbook ‘Street Food‘ by Anne-Katrin Weber (in German). So good!
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Sweet and Flavourful Pea Pulao with Lemon
Awesome Vegan Chow Mein
Perfect any time Speedy Vegan Burrito
Full of protein and health benefits Vegan Stuffed Peppers


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