If you’re vegan, you’re no doubt prepared to deal with quite a few skeptics. People will tell you it can’t taste as good as “real food,” or that it’s too difficult to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Of course, plain veggies are not interesting, filling, or balanced enough to give you everything you need… so that’s why vegans incorporate fruits, nuts, and grains into their diets.
And HUMMUS. Time and time again, hummus has been ranked as one of the most healthy vegan snacks to buy, due to its amazing macronutrient and vitamin and mineral density. Muscle building protein, complex carbs, heart healthy fats, fiber, and a ton of essential nutrients make hummus a veritable superfood. Don’t believe us? Check out our recent post on hummus nutrition to see why this amazing dip is a favorite among vegan snacks.
But before we get to recipes, it’s important to note that not all hummus is made equal. Many hummus brands use cheap conventional ingredients, synthetic additives and fillers, and heat treatment to make a products that may be vegan—but they’re not exactly healthy vegan snacks to buy!
How to Check Which Vegan Snacks to Buy
Want to make sure your hummus is on the level? A quick check for the proper criteria will ensure that your vegan snacks are made with the healthiest and freshest hummus available. Just make sure your hummus is:
- USDA Certified Organic — free of unhealthy additives and pesticides
- High Pressure Processed — preserved without high heat or synthetic preservatives
- Made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil — premium-grade oil, healthier than regular olive oil or canola
At HOPE Hummus, we create flavorful and healthy dips that rank among the top store bought vegan snacks. In addition to maintaining the above standards, we’ve got tons of delicious flavors that will keep your taste buds happy!
Prep Your Own Vegan Snacks
Don’t just wonder which vegan snacks to buy… create your own! There are definitely some great store bought vegan snacks, but with a container of hummus and some simple ingredients, you can have yourself a meal fit for a king or queen!
Don’t bother looking for vegan snacks to buy, unless it’s some Buffalo Bleu hummus to dip your root chips in! Made from mandolined sweet potatoes, large beets, rutabagas, or any other root veggies you dig (get it??), these tasty crisps are a perfect for easy vegan snacks on the go. Try pairing with some Spicy Avocado hummus as well!
This delicious and gorgeous pasta bowl brings a fresh taste to low calorie vegan snacks! Chickpea pasta mixed with a sauce made from Original Recipe hummus and tomato sauce, on top of a bed of pea tendrils and parsley, makes for a filling meal that doesn’t skimp on the healthy macros.
This easy and delicious recipe proves why hummus is one of the best vegan snacks to buy! With a container of Kale Pesto hummus, you’re only a zucchini, some spinach and kale, and a few brussels sprouts away from a supercharged vegan snack.
On the lookout for easy vegan snacks on the go? This quick slaw takes only 15 minutes to prepare, and you’re on your way with a tangy, garlicky power-up! Red cabbage, carrots, and green onions pair beautifully with a sauce based on the mellow flavors of Roasted Black Garlic hummus.
Eating plain salad can be boring… so spice it up! This cornucopious salad combines leafy greens, avocado, raspberries, olives, cherry tomatoes, plums, almonds, and Thai Coconut Curry hummus. Nothing pedestrian about this salad—it’s a winner among vegan snacks!
Just ‘cause you’re eating vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up the classics. These sweet and salty cauliflower wings use Jalapeño Cilantro hummus as a sauce base, so you can replace your store bought vegan snacks with some homemade hot wings.
If you’re not convinced by all these delectable dishes, check out our HOPE Instagram and YouTube channels for more amazing vegan snacks. Or, create your own and tag us… and maybe you’ll be featured here and destined for internet fame.
As always, cheers and happy eating!