30+ High-Protein Vegan Snacks

Are you following a vegan diet and prioritizing your protein intake? If, so we’re here to help with easy high-protein vegan snacks!

We’re sharing snack options you can buy and recipes you can make. We chose snacks with at least 5 grams of protein and less than 300 calories (kcal) per serving.

We’ve also included a list of high-protein vegan foods so you know where to start when planning your snacks. Also, see our vegan protein sources chart for even more ideas to help you meet your protein needs on a plant-based diet.

High-protein vegan snacks to buy

Here’s a roundup of popular snacks available at grocery stores or online.

We’ve included the protein source to help you choose the options based on your preferences or needs.

Bean, pea, & lentil snacks

Packaged bean, pea, and lentil snacks. Biena Chickpea Snacks, Three Farmers Lentils, Harvest Snaps, Bada Bean Bada Boom, The Good Bean Favas, Brami Lupini, Munchy Crunchy Protein Snacks, Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame

Crisps & crackers

Crisps & crackers. Ak-Mak Sesame Crackers, Wasa Multi-Grain Crispbread.

High-protein dairy-free yogurt

High-protein dairy-free yogurt. Kite Hill Greek Style Plant-Based Yogurt, Siggi's Plant-Based Coconut Blend Yogurt, Silk Greek Style Coconutmilk Yogurt

High-protein dairy-free milk

High-protein dairy free milk. Silk Protein Almondmilk, Good Karma Flaxmilk + Protein, Califia Farms Protein Oatmilk, Ripple Plant-Based Milk

Protein shakes

Vegan Protein Shakes & Powder. ALOHA Plant-Based Protein Shake, Garden of Life Sport Organic Plant-Based Protein Powder, OWYN Non-Dairy Protein Shake.

Protein bites & bars

Vegan Protein Bars & Bites. Good Snacks Vegan Protein Bars, Orgain Plant-Based Protein Snack Bar, Creation Nation No Bake Energy Bite Mix, Go Macro Macrobar Vegan Protein Bar, Rise Vegan Protein Bar, The Gluten-Freen Brothers Protein Bites.

Other options for high-protein vegan snacks

Herbaland Vegan Protein Gummies, Naked PB Peanut Butter Powder.

High-protein vegan snacks to make

Here’s a roundup of some quick snack recipes you can prepare and have available throughout the week.

Protein bites & bars

Homemade Protein Bars & Protein Bites

Overnight oats, granola, cookies, & muffins

Overnight Oats, Protein Muffin, Protein Cookie, Granola

Smoothies, shakes, yogurt, & pudding

Protein Smoothie, Yogurt Cup, Chia Pudding, Protein Shake

Nuts, seeds, & legumes

Roasted Nuts, Roasted Chickpeas, Roasted Peas.

Dips & salsas

Black Bean Dip, Avocado Hummus, Black Bean Salsa, Edamame Guacamole

Sandwiches & wraps

Veggie Sandwich (Tomato, Cucumber, Microgreens), Tofu Vegan Wrap, Veggie Sandwich (Tomato, Lettuce, Spread)

High-protein vegan foods

To find high-protein vegan snacks, you’ll want to know which foods are highest in protein. Then you can grab some of your favorites for something quick or add them to your favorite snack recipe to boost the protein content.

The highest-protein plant-based foods include the following:

Nutrition facts are from Nutrition Value, serving size: 1 ounce (28 g).


  • Peanuts – 7.3 g protein & 161 kcal
  • Edamame, cooked – 3.4 g protein & 34 kcal
  • Lupini beans, cooked – 3.1 g protein & 41 kcal
  • White beans, cooked – 2.8 g protein & 39 kcal
  • Lentils, cooked – 2.6 g protein & 33 kcal
  • Pinto beans, cooked – 2.6 g protein & 41 kcal
  • Cannelini beans, cooked – 2.6 g protein & 44 kcal


  • Almonds – 6 g protein & 164 kcal
  • Pistachios – 5.7 g protein & 159 kcal
  • Cashews – 5.2 g protein & 157 kcal
  • Walnuts – 4.3 g protein & 185 kcal
  • Hazelnuts – 4.2 g protein & 178 kcal
  • Brazil nuts – 4.1 g protein & 187 kcal
  • Pine nuts – 3.9 g protein & 191 kcal
  • Pecans – 2.6 g protein & 196 kcal


  • Hemp hearts – 9.5 g protein & 170 kcal
  • Pumpkin seeds – 6.6 g protein & 151 kcal
  • Sunflower seeds – 6 g protein & 160 kcal
  • Flax seeds – 5.7 g protein & 142 kcal
  • Sesame seeds – 5 g protein & 162 kcal
  • Chia seeds – 4.7 g protein & 138 kcal

Other foods to include in your high-protein vegan snacks

  • Soy protein powder – 24 g protein & 110 kcal
  • Pea protein powder – 22 g protein & 105 kcal
  • Rice protein powder – 20 g protein & 100 kcal
  • Peanut butter powder – 16 g protein 140 kcal
  • Peanut butter – 6.3 g protein & 170 kcal
  • Tempeh, cooked – 5.6 g protein & 55 kcal
  • Tahini – 4.9 g protein & 170 kcal
  • Tofu, extra-firm – 2.9 g protein & 30 kcal

View our vegan protein sources chart for even more ideas to meet your protein needs.

View our comparisons of pea protein vs soy protein & pea protein vs hemp protein.

Final thoughts

As you can see, there are numerous high-protein vegan snacks that you can either buy or make at home. We recommend consuming a variety of protein foods to ensure you get adequate amounts of all nine essential amino acids, which can be more difficult when following a vegan diet compared to a diet with animal products.

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Photo of Collette Sinnott, RD, LD

Collette is a registered dietitian and has over a decade of experience working with athletes, children & adults on tube feeding, and people with chronic health conditions. She has been writing about food and nutrition since she was in high school and has a passion for sharing evidence-based information, especially on the topics of protein and the importance of maintaining muscle mass for healthy aging.

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