When choosing snacks suitable for vegans to eat, all animal products must be completely avoided. This includes all meat, seafood and poultry of course, as well as dairy, eggs, honey and any additives that may be derived from animal products.
As carbs are to be restricted on a Keto diet most processed snacks are out. Protein snacks like cheese, yoghurt, cold meats are good. Avocado is another great choice. Or a small amount of nuts like macadamia, pecans and almonds are also a healthy keto-friendly snack.
Some snacks that are a good or high source of fibre include fresh fruits like raspberries, pears, mangos and avocado. Nuts and seeds are also a good snack food for fibre. Try a green smoothie with spinach or kale, celery, pear and a handful of raw almonds.
When looking for healthy snacks first consider foods that are as unprocessed as possible. A balanced diet is also important, so selecting snacks from a range of food groups is a good start. Fresh fruit and veggie sticks are a good choice. Add yoghurt or a healthy dip like hummus for extra protein. Seeds and nuts make good snacks, but again variety is the key – make a trail mix combining all your favourites. Energy balls, superfood bowls, green smoothies and raw food recipes can be a good option as they often have less sugar and more whole food ingredients than processed snacks. If purchasing snack foods the Nutrition panels on packaging can also help you to consider intake of energy, protein, carbs, fats and sodium.
All nuts make a healthy snack but, like most foods, should be eaten in moderation as part of a nutritionally balanced diet. Raw and dry roasted make an excellent choice as they avoid the addition of extra cooking oils. Salted nuts should also be eaten in limited amounts, being mindful of limiting sodium intake in a healthy eating plan.