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Vegan snacks to keep you going between meals

by Genevieve Halbert

published on 6 January 2021

There is only one way to get through the month of January: constant snacking. If you’re taking part in Veganuary and are currently fretting about how you’re going to satisfy those eleven o’clock cravings, we’ve got you covered. Scroll on for our collection of the best sweet and savoury vegan snacks, including some veggie haggis bites from Elly Pear and a quick and easy tahini cookie recipe from Melissa Hemsley. 

Crispy Tofu ‘Paneer’

Crispy Tofu ‘Paneer’

by Grace Regan

This punchy, spice-coated tofu is cooked in a tangy tomato sauce and makes for a protein-filled snack between meals. It also works well as part of an Indian-inspired sharing feast.

Melissa Hemsley’s Seeded Crackers

Melissa Hemsley’s Seeded Crackers

These vegan and gluten-free crackers from Melissa Hemsley’s Eat Green are packed with nutritious seeds and tasty herbs and spices. They make the perfect accompaniment to your favourite dip or vegan cheese and are especially good with Melissa’s beetroot or carrot borani dip pictured (get the recipe here).

Roasted Parsnip and Crispy Pitta Fattoush

Roasted Parsnip and Crispy Pitta Fattoush

by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook

A simple, Lebanese-inspired salad from One Pot Vegan, this fattoush combines sweet roast parsnip with crisp, toasted pitta and crunchy salad vegetables for a hearty snack or light lunch.

Super-Chocolatey Snacking Cake

Super-Chocolatey Snacking Cake

by Jérôme Eckmeier, Daniela Lais

When the 3pm sugar cravings strike, a thick slice of this super-chocolatey loaf cake will lift your spirits like nothing else. 

Veggie Haggis and Chutney-seeded Puffs

Veggie Haggis and Chutney-seeded Puffs

by Elly Pear

Whip up a batch of these puff-pastry bites on a Sunday evening and rest easy knowing you’ll start the working week with a supply of supremely satisfying snacks. Warning: the combination of spiced veggie haggis and tangy chutney is truly addictive.

My Tasty Energy Balls, Date, Cocoa and Pumpkin Seed

My Tasty Energy Balls, Date, Cocoa and Pumpkin Seed

Need a quick pick-me-up between Zoom calls? Jamie Oliver’s recipe for these energy balls was created in collaboration with a team of experts to ensure they provide a balanced nutritional boost. They also happen to taste great, with plenty of nuts, dates, spices, honey, and cocoa powder.

Meera Sodha’s Blackened Sweetcorn Chat

Meera Sodha’s Blackened Sweetcorn Chat

Meera Sodha describes this dish as “just the sort of thing I love to eat when I’m at a low ebb mid-afternoon, as its lip-smacking flavours jolt the senses, seduce the taste buds and make you want to punch your fist in the air for being alive.” We’re sold.

Melissa Hemsley’s Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Melissa Hemsley’s Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies single-handedly got us through our first bout of lockdown home-working. They take less than half an hour to make and can be stored in an airtight container for up to five days (though the chances are they’ll actually last that long are very low).

Caramelized Garlic Hummus

Caramelized Garlic Hummus

Hummus is a vegan classic for a reason – an addictively tasty and nutritious dip, it pairs well with everything from carrot sticks to crisps. This particular version from Nigella Lawson incorporates the sweet, complex flavour of caramelised garlic.

Rocky Road (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Rocky Road (gluten-free, dairy-free)

by Indy Power

What could be better than a square of crumbly, chewy, nutty rocky road to go with your eleven o’clock cup of tea? This plant-based recipe from Indy Power is full of nuts, dried fruit, and cacao powder. 

Sweet and Spicy Seeds and Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Seeds and Nuts

by Sami Tamimi, Tara Wigley

You can use any combination of nuts and seeds you like here – what makes this recipe special is the lip-smacking sweet/salty/spicy flavouring. Make a double (or triple!) batch of this moreish nut mix and keep it in an airtight container for up to two weeks. 

Seasonal Veg Pakora

Seasonal Veg Pakora

by Grace Regan

Stave off hunger and use up any leftover seasonal veg with these crisp, satisfying pakora-inspired snacks.

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