Snacking is inevitable. We eat when we are hungry, eat when we are bored, or because food is just there. Snacking doesn’t have to be a bad thing or avoided when the right foods are in your reach. These snack ideas are packed with so many nutrients and antioxidants! Most are gluten free and can easily be accommodated to any plant based diet. Here are 40 guilt free snacks for your enjoyment. Please modify these snacks to fit your diet and lifestyle :)

  1. Whole Fresh Peach
  2. Raw Carrots w/ Natural Peanut Butter (if you’re over peanut butter try almond butter, cashew butter, or soy nut butter. Avoid chocolatey nut spreads, sorry guys!)
  3. Sliced Bell Peppers w/ Hummus (choose any flavor of hummus or bean spread)
  4. Green or Concord Grapes
  5. Fresh Strawberries
  6. Natural Walnuts (12-14 halves)
  7. Oatmeal w/ Cinnamon (steel cut, quick cook, stove top, or gluten free will work. Feel free to cook with almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, or low fat cow’s milk)
  8. Cucumber Slices, Broccoli & Cauliflower w/ Greek Yogurt Dip (Replace dip with hummus if desired)
  9. Fresh Apple Slices or Baked Apple Chips (recipe courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction)
  10. Fresh Pineapple Chunks
  11. All-Dressed Kale Chips (recipe courtesy of Oh She Glows)
  12. Unsalted Cashews (10-12 whole pieces)
  13. Garden Salad w/ Olive Oil & Vinegar dressing (add more veggies for more fiber!)
  14. Dark Chocolate (>70% COCOA, 1-2 squares)
  15. Avocado Toast (recipe courtesy of Damn Delicious)
  16. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (recipe courtesy of Cookie and Kate)
  17. Fresh Papaya or Mango
  18. Low Fat Greek Yogurt or Dairy Free Yogurt (coconut milk based or soy based)
  19. Fresh Grapefruit
  20. Peeled Naval Orange
  21. Kiwi
  22. Natural Almonds (20-23 nuts)
  23. Blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  24. Cherry Tomatoes
  25. Celery Sticks w/ Natural Peanut Butter
  26. Candy-Free Trail Mix (recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.com)
  27. Edamame
  28. Lebanese Tabbouleh (recipe courtesy of New York Times)
  29. Air Popped Popcorn w/o Butter
  30. Pistachios (25-30 kernels)
  31. Baked Sweet Potato
  32. Steamed Asparagus
  33. Leftover Veggie Chili (recipe courtesy of Pioneer Woman)
  34. Baked Veggie Chips
  35. Baked Tortilla Chips or Rice Chips with Salsa
  36. Fruit or Vegetable Smoothie (here is my favorite recipe courtesy of Minimalist Baker)
  37. Real Fruit Popsicle
  38. Bosc Pear
  39. Clementine Oranges
  40. Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (recipe courtesy of Steamy Kitchen)

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