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11 Healthier-for-You Vegan Snacks to Kick Off the New Year

You’re exercising, drinking water, and adding healthy foods to your diet—we see you! Whether these changes came at the beginning of this month or they’re your longtime M.O., you deserve to indulge in nutritious sweets. Check out twelve of our favorite “healthier for you” treats for the new year!

 

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Arctic Zero

Non-Dairy Dessert

Made from faba beans, these frozen desserts are lower in calories and higher in fiber when compared to traditional ice creams. Available in several tasty varieties like pistachio, cake batter, and brownie blast, we’re sure you’ll find one to dig into and enjoy.

Arctic Zero

Enjoy Life

Protein Bites

We say “Dipped Banana,” you say “add to cart!” These protein bites contain dried banana, pumpkin seeds, and all the chocolate! Enjoy on their own or pair them with a sidecar of plant milk.

Enjoy Life

TAZO Tea Dessert Delights

Glazed Lemon Loaf Herbal Tea

Just like the real deal, this warm cup of comfort offers notes of creamy vanilla, crisp lemon, and sweet spices. Plus, it’s caffeine free, making it a perfect bedtime treat.

Tazo Tea

Pop Chips

Nutter Puffs

Sweet, salty, peanut butter goodness over here! This treat-yourself snack makes for a great addition to your lunchbox for a midday indulge sesh.

Pop Chips

Stretch Island Fruit Co.

Fruit Leathers

Made with simple fruit-based ingredients, these leathers contain zero added sugar! With apple and raspberry and apricot, our sweet tooth is crushed.

Stretch Island

Olipop

Strawberry Vanilla Soda

A fizzy tonic with added prebiotics and botanicals to support digestive health? Sign us up! Available in a variety of flavors like Vintage Cola and Classic Root Beer, the Strawberry Vanilla Soda is our top choice.

Olipop

Daily Crunch Snacks

Cacao + Sea Salt Sprouted Almonds

They’re the sweet and salty tidbits we can’t put down! Each almond is sprouted and dusted with cocoa, monk fruit, and sea salt for an irresistible pantry snack with those treat-yourself vibes.

Daily Crunch Snacks

SmartSweets

Peach Rings

A sophisticated indulgence with a side of childhood, these peach rings are a sweet find! Made with only 3g of added sugar, plus dietary fiber, these gummy rings are the perfect midday pick-me-up.

SmartSweets

Magic Dates

Dark Chocolate Covdered Energy Bites

Enjoy the natural sweetness of dates with these plant-based superfood snacks. Each treat is packed with walnuts, coconut shreds, and cocoa nibs and weigh in at 100 calories per serving.

Magic Dates

Diana’s Banana Babies

Dark Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

Just when we thought bananas couldn't get any better, they froze them and slathered them in dark chocolate. This freezer staple is the creamy, frozen treat to keep in stock for when the mood strikes.

Diana's Bananas Babies

GoMacro

Protein Bars

A healthy snack that can power you through a serious trek, GoMacro can be found in a variety of flavors. We are obsessing over the Maple Sea Salt! With 12g of protein per bar, it’s our new fave!

GoMacro

Anja Grommons

@vegcentricdietitian

During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

Must-have products: Ezekiel Bread, Racconto Giardiniera, Pacifica Vegan Collagen Complex Serum, Elina Organics Botanical Cleanser

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