Incredible (and Healthy) Work-from-Home Snacks


Working from home has is own set of advantages and challenges—but one major bonus is that healthy plant-based snacks aren’t limited to what the cafe sells or what you’ve managed to pack into your lunchbox. Now you can enjoy work-from-home snacks including nice cream, homemade hummus, fries, oatmeal, waffles, baked tortilla chips, and more. Heck, you could even make a chocolate dipping sauce for bananas or other fresh fruit!

Jordanian Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas are seasoned and roasted for a fun snack. Happy munching!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

The trick to making great-tasting sweet potato wedges without oil is to steam them first. Once steamed, sprinkle with a garlic-chili-cumin mix and bake.

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Taco-Spiced Tortilla Chips

These seasoned tortilla chips have no artificial ingredients and are oven-baked, not fried. The 15-minutes prep and the hour baking time is a small price to pay for these healthy, seriously addictive tortilla chips.

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Spicy French Fries

Plain Baked French Fries are certainly tasty enough, but once in a while it’s nice to spice it up!

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Cheesy Veggie Pizettes

Kid-friendly and simple to make, these tasty vegan pita pizzas will hold those hunger pangs until dinner time.

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Kale Bruschetta

For a light meal or snack try toasted bread topped with Cannellini Bean Sauce, boiled kale, tomatoes, and balsamic dressing. If you have hummus in the fridge, you can use that instead of making a whole new bean spread.

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Sweet Potato Bruschetta with Avocado-Tomato Topping

Feel like a change from the usual avocado on toast? Slice sweet potatoes into long, half-inch-thick slabs, and roast them in the oven to take the place of toasted bread.

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Savory Oatmeal

Once you get used to the idea of savory oatmeal, it opens up endless possibilities for a light meal or snack. Adapt this recipe to suit your palate and the ingredients you have on hand.

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The Best Oil-Free Hummus

This tasty oil-free hummus gets its flavor from ground cumin and Bragg Liquid Aminos. (Tamari or soy sauce would also work.)

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Curried Roasted Carrot Hummus

Spiced, pan-roasted carrots kick up the flavor (and sweetness) of this ultra-creamy carrot spread. Serve it with crudités or as a spread on wraps and sandwiches.

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Easy Oat Waffles

Make a big batch of these gluten free waffles for breakfast, then freeze the extras for weekday snacks. Top with nut butter, avocado, or fresh fruit for an easy snack.

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Raw Chocolate Caramel Dip

You can whip up this creamy chocolate dip in less than 10 minutes. It’s especially good with apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, pears, and bananas.

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2-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Ice-Cream

Keep frozen bananas on hand and you can make “nice cream” (plant-based ice-cream made with frozen bananas) any time, almost instantly. In this recipe, cacao powder (or carob) is added for a rich chocolate flavor.

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Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream

This strawberry-chocolate nice cream is as pretty as it is refreshing and delicious. Frozen blueberries also work if you don’t have frozen strawberries.

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Baked Apple Chips

These homemade apple chips take a couple of hours to bake, so throw them in the oven and enjoy the apple-cinnamon aroma wafting through the house while you work. Make plenty and store in an airtight container.

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Banana Blueberry Bars

This scrumptious oatmeal bar is full of starch to give you lasting energy and unrefined sugars for a healthy sweetness. If you don’t have apple juice, use water instead. This wholesome recipe is robust and can handle substitutions.

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Sweet Potato Bites

Roll steamed sweet potatoes into balls and coat with ground nuts and cinnamon for a tasty anytime snack.

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Raw Choco Bites with Oats and Carrots

These raw choco bites might look and taste decadent, but they’re mainly made of banana, carrot, and oats, and sweetened with energizing figs, dates, and raw cacao. They’re ready in 15 minutes.

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Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Moist, rich, and seriously fudgy, this no-fuss recipe for vegan brownies is the healthy (and satisfying) answer to any chocolate craving.  

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Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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