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You’d Never Believe These Packaged Snacks Are All Vegan

Women's Health Logo By Gabby Shacknai of Women's Health | Slide 1 of 27: You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't love a good snack. Snacking, unfortunately, tends to get a bad rap, since it's often seen as a source of unnecessary calories and a gateway to overconsumption of salt and sugar, but you can eat anything in moderation—junk food included (!). That being said, if you're looking for a hack to make sure you're filling your snack stash with better-for-you items, start stocking up on vegan snacks. Vegan snacks naturally contain lots of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. So, by eating vegan snacks, you'll likely consume higher amounts of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, folate, fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin E. (Win!)In general, adding more plant-based foods to your munch menu is always a good idea, says Robert Graham, MD, chief health officer for Performance Kitchen and cofounder of FRESH Med.“Eating a vegan diet, or better yet, eating more whole, plant-based foods, is good for your health and for the planet," he says. Another pro tip: In general, when searching for a healthier snack, make sure it's got a good mix of of protein, fiber, and even some healthy fats.For now, you can skip the hard work, though. To help put your dream pantry stock together, here's a list of the absolute best vegan snacks, all chosen with help from customer reviews and editors' picks. All that's left to do is to add them to your grocery cart and enjoy.

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't love a good snack. Snacking, unfortunately, tends to get a bad rap, since it's often seen as a source of unnecessary calories and a gateway to overconsumption of salt and sugar, but you can eat anything in moderation—junk food included (!). That being said, if you're looking for a hack to make sure you're filling your snack stash with better-for-you items, start stocking up on vegan snacks.

Vegan snacks naturally contain lots of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. So, by eating vegan snacks, you'll likely consume higher amounts of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, folate, fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin E. (Win!)

In general, adding more plant-based foods to your munch menu is always a good idea, says Robert Graham, MD, chief health officer for Performance Kitchen and cofounder of FRESH Med.“Eating a vegan diet, or better yet, eating more whole, plant-based foods, is good for your health and for the planet," he says. Another pro tip: In general, when searching for a healthier snack, make sure it's got a good mix of of protein, fiber, and even some healthy fats.

For now, you can skip the hard work, though. To help put your dream pantry stock together, here's a list of the absolute best vegan snacks, all chosen with help from customer reviews and editors' picks. All that's left to do is to add them to your grocery cart and enjoy.

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