Plant Based Meat Snacks
The term “plant-based meat snacks” might sound like an oxymoron, but it turns out there are tons of meat-free spins on classic munchies that will make you rethink everything you know about jerky and beyond. Read on to find out how you can enjoy the same savory snacking experience with healthy, plant-based ingredients that are full of flavor.
More Plant-Based Snacks
Sticking to a plant-based diet doesn’t just mean you’re snacking on carrot sticks and celery. There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to fighting off midday hunger. Here are a few of our favorite quick and easy plant-based snacks:
- Apple slices with nut butter
- Trail mix
- Veggie chips
- Avocado toast
- Frozen grapes
Top Plant-Based Meat Snack Brands
These meat-free brands serve up snacks that will keep you fueled.
Louisville Vegan Jerky Co
Offering a variety of vegan jerky flavors, this soy-based snack brand got its start in 2012 and makes all its jerky in small batches right in the heart of historic Old Louisville, Kentucky.
Pan's Mushroom Jerky
Pan’s Mushroom Jerky was born when founder Michael Pan was traveling throughout Malaysia to visit family. During his trip, he was offered a rich, tasty snack that he thought was pork-based. He discovered that it was a family recipe featuring shiitake mushrooms and realized he needed to share it with the world.
The idea behind Snacklins came from a friendly challenge between friends to create a healthy, crunchy snack that was practically guilt-free. But what began as a happy accident soon evolved into a craveable snack brand with tons of flavor and only a few calories per bag.
Best Plant-Based Meat Snacks
We can’t stop munching on these plant-based picks.
Snacklins Chesapeake Bay Cracklins
Similar to pork rinds (except without the pork), these crunchy cracklins are made from mushrooms, yucca, non-GMO canola oil, and onions. Plus, they’re vegan, gluten-free, and only 60 calories for the whole bag.
Louisville Vegan Jerky Co Limited Edition Buffalo Dill Vegan Jerky
This textured soy protein jerky is topped with a zesty mix of spicy Buffalo sauce and fresh dill for a layered flavor experience that will excite taste buds.
Gluten-Free Plant-Based Meat Snacks
No meat, no gluten, no problem!
Pan's Mushroom Jerky Zesty Thai Mushroom Jerky
Made with shitake mushrooms, this paleo-friendly jerky uses organic ingredients to deliver the zesty flavors of Thailand, including basil, coriander, and coconut sugar, in a delicious meatless snack.
Louisville Vegan Jerky Co Smokey Carolina BBQ Vegan Jerky
Made by hand in small batches with fresh Kentucky-sourced ingredients, this hearty BBQ flavored jerky is made with apple cider, molasses, chili powder, yellow mustard, and brown sugar.
Foreal Foods Chili Lime Vegan Coconut Jerky
This unique plant-based bite is made with marinated and dehydrated young coconut meat along with real chili peppers and lime juice for an irresistible tangy experience.
Paleo Plant-Based Meat Snacks
Hunt and gather these diet-friendly snacks.
Pan's Mushroom Jerky Salt & Pepper Mushroom Jerky
Seasoned with a simple mix of sea salt and pepper along with organic chia seeds, this shiitake jerky will curb cravings without breaking your paleo plan.
Foreal Foods Vegan Coconut Jerky
This coconut meat jerky gets its bold flavor from black pepper and coconut aminos. Plus it’s keto-friendly and has no sugar added.
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Coconut Flour Pancakes
Aiming for a plant-based brunch? Add these gluten-free, paleo-friendly pancakes to the menu. The batter is a mix of coconut flour, raw honey, and almond milk, which delivers a light, flaky texture with just a touch of sweetness.
This plant-based cheese will give you something to smile about thanks to a rich and creamy texture that will hardly have you missing the dairy. You can make basic vegan cheese with macadamia nuts or cheese sauce with cashews.
Beetroot Ravioli With Cashew Cream Cheese
Give your favorite Italian classic a raw, plant-based spin by sandwiching cashew cream cheese between two thinly sliced beets.
Cranberry Pecan Apple Crumble
We can’t help but fall to pieces for this plant-based crumble, which tops apples with coconut sugar, maple syrup, and gluten-free cranberry granola and bakes it to golden perfection in a cast-iron skillet.