We’ve all been there—between meals, stomach grumbling, and stranded at school with no vegan options in sight. The key to staying vegan is always being prepared, so whether you’ve got the midmorning munchies or the urge to crunch after lunch, these animal-free snack ideas will help keep you going all day long.

Cereal

vegan cereal

OK, I can’t be the only one who likes to munch on dry cereal. Check out our list of “accidentally vegan” cereals.

Chips

There are an astounding number of “accidentally vegan” (and purposely vegan!) chips on the market, like Fritos, Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili, and Lay’s Salt & Vinegar, so the hardest part is deciding which ones you want.

Cookies

vegan cookies

 

Oreos, Nutter Butters, and Girl Scouts’ Thin Mints are all vegan! Check out our list of vegan cookies you NEED in your life. ?

Fruit

fruit at 7-eleven, vegan 7-eleven, vegan 7-11

Apples, oranges, and bananas are especially great for carrying in your backpack, and they’re super-healthy. Or you could get fancy and pack yourself a delicious fruit salad.

Fruit Snacks

 

Fruit by the Foot, Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, Stonyfield Organic Fruity Cows, and many other brands are vegan.

Granola Bars

Munching on a granola bar is one of the quickest and easiest ways to fuel up, so it’s always a good idea to keep a few on hand for busy days. DYK that most Clif Bars are vegan?! Check out our full list.

Popcorn

This snack is easy, cheap, and delicious. (Pro tip: Try it with nutritional yeast—your life will never be the same.)

Pretzels and Peanut Butter

Yes, peanut butter is vegan, and this is one of the most delicious food combinations on Earth. ?

Trail Mix

 

A handful of mixed nuts and dried fruit is great for keeping your energy up. And eating trail mix is quieter than eating chips—so you can snack discreetly in class when the munchies hit. (Just make sure that any chocolate contained in the mix is dairy-free!)?

Veggies and Hummus

Oh, sweet hummus: It’s fresh, healthy, and delicious—and the protein will help keep you full until your next meal.

hummus from trader joe's

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See if you can find a vegan version of your favorite nonvegan snack,  or check out some of peta2’s favorite vegan munchies!