Maybe you recently watched What the Health, or you became a believer in Mark Bittman's vegan-before-6 p.m. theory, or your goal is to simply eat healthier. Whatever your—and anyone else's—reason, vegan diets are becoming more mainstream. And lucky for all of us (vegan or not), vegan food has really stepped it up in the snack department. From fiery Inca corn nuts to insanely "cheesy" cauliflower puffs, here are some awesome vegan snacks you can get on Amazon.
These puffs taste crazy cheesy thanks to nutritional yeast flakes (or NYF). In addition to that cheese flavor, NYF is also a great source of vitamin B12, which can be hard for vegans to get since it's mostly found in animal products. These puffs are lighter than your typical Pirate's Booty kind of snack, so automatically that means we can binge on them during a movie marathon, right?
Think chickpeas only belong in Mediterranean salads and hummus? Think again. These puffed chickpeas are full of protein and fall under the "once you pop, you can't stop" category. That kick of cayenne provides a spicy touch that might slow you down, but it will definitely keep your taste buds wanting more.
Ever see a baby drinking one of those applesauce packs and think "damn, I'm jealous"? Well, now you too can have the convenient, comforting feeling of squeezing something tasty into your mouth. Chia seeds are high in healthy fat and amino acids, and the blackberry and grape flavors blend wonderfully.
These snacks answer the question, "What if kale chips were made of Brussels sprouts?" They have the same crunch and slight bitterness of a kale chip but are great if you just feel so sick of the OG green snack. For a salty veggie crunch, make a snack mix with Brussel Bytes and seaweed.