Roasted chickpeas

If you work hard and expend a lot of energy during the day, you probably need a snack from time to time to keep up that energy. Plenty of options are available, but what if you want something that’s not only healthy, but also vegan?

I’ve gathered some of my favorite recipes for vegan protein snacks. They contain high-protein ingredients to satisfy your hunger and keep up your energy. They are easy to make — no special skills required!

Roasted Chickpeas

These roasted chickpeas are a high-protein snack with a nutty, creamy taste. I prefer seasoning them with turmeric, paprika, and black pepper, but you can use any spices to suit your preferences.


  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Thoroughly dry the chickpeas and remove all of the loose skins.
  3. In a bowl, combine all the other ingredients and mix. You will coat the chickpeas with this mixture.
  4. Add chickpeas to the bowl and toss until they’re well coated.
  5. Place chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Usually, it takes about 30 minutes.
  6. Remove chickpeas from the oven and let them cool for 10-15 minutes.

This snack keeps well for four days.

Vegan Qutab With Lentils and Spinach

Qutab is an easy-to-make Azerbaijani flatbread. Traditionally, it is filled with cheese, greens, or meat. This version has been modified to use lentils for the protein. One-half cup of lentils provides you with 12 grams of protein.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons aquafaba
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • ½ cup chopped spinach


  1. To make the qutab dough, combine flour, aquafaba, and salt in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water and begin to knead it. The dough should be stiff. Add more water if the dough is dry. Then let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the spinach. In a bowl, place chopped spinach, lentils, and salt. Add the olive oil. Mix well.
  3. Divide the dough into four equal pieces and shape them into balls. Roll each ball until the dough is as thin as possible.
  4. Place the filling into the center of each circle of dough. Fold and press the edges with a fork.
  5. Heat the skillet over medium heat and grill each qutab for 1 ½ minutes on each side.

Vegan Tofu Sandwich

Tofu is a fantastic source of protein and amino acids. It is also rich in iron and calcium. This easy-to-make sandwich is great for a quick snack.


  • 2 slices of vegan bread
  • 1/5 cup (about 3 tablespoons) tofu
  • 1 tablespoon vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • pinch of turmeric and black pepper
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 2 slices of cucumber
  • 2 leaves of lettuce


  1. Rinse tofu under running water. Press the tofu to remove moisture.
  2. Mash tofu with a fork. Then combine it with chopped green onions, pepper, turmeric, salt, and mayo. Mix well.
  3. Toast the slices of bread.

You can build your sandwich as you like, but here’s one suggestion:

  1. slice of the bread
  2. mayo
  3. slices of cucumber
  4. tofu
  5. lettuce
  6. mayo
  7. slice of bread

Feel free to add more ingredients.

Tempeh Sandwich

Satisfy your hunger and give your body a good dose of protein with this sandwich. One-half cup of tempeh contains 18 grams of protein. No wonder it’s a popular protein source for vegans.


  • 4 slices of vegan bread
  • 6 slices tempeh
  • 4 kale leaves
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
  • olive oil


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Then add the slices of tempeh and fry until golden brown.
  2. Toast the slices of bread.
  3. Place kale leaves on the first slice of bread, then add tempeh and top with avocado. Cover it with the second slice of bread. Your sandwich is ready!

Granola Bars

These granola bars make a great snack and are full of vitamins and nutrients.


  • 3 ¼ cup oatmeal
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • 2 large bananas
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup walnuts


 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Mash 2 bananas and chop walnuts.
  2. Place oatmeal and flax seeds in a large bowl. Mix well.
  3. In another bowl, combine mashed bananas, maple syrup, nutmeg, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the large bowl with oatmeal and flax. Add chopped walnuts and mix again.
  5. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and place the mixture there. Use a spatula to press the mixture into an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Let the granola cool slightly and cut it into bars.

You can store the bars in the freezer for up to a month.

Cacao Energy Balls

This may be the easiest healthy recipe ever. You need only five ingredients to make these high-protein vegan cacao balls.


  • ½ cup chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup dates


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Add 1 tablespoon water if the dates are dry. Mix well.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Shape into 1-inch balls.

It’s best to store the energy balls in the fridge.

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

These easy-to-make protein cookies are flourless. They make a delicious snack and provide you with a good dose of protein.


  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup of organic sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegan protein powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 flax egg (optional)
  • 1/3 cup organic chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine peanut butter, sugar, protein powder, salt, baking soda in a bowl and mix until smooth. Add a flax egg if the mixture is too dry. Then add chocolate chips.
  3. Take 2 tablespoons of dough and make balls. When they are ready, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Slightly flatten the balls by pressing them with a fork.
  4. Bake cookies for 10 minutes and then let them cool.

Vegan Protein Shake

Everyone loves healthy and delicious smoothies. This recipe doesn’t call for protein powder, but the shake is rich in protein.


  • 1 peeled banana
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder (you can add more for a stronger chocolate flavor)
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Your protein shake is ready. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these easy recipes for healthy vegan protein snacks.

About the Author

Joshua Howard is the founder of He’s a healthy living blogger who loves to help people who care about having an eco-friendly home environment and a healthy lifestyle.

This post was originally published on April 13, 2020.

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