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High-Protein Vegan Snacks That Make Whey-Free Life Way Easier

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Most people don't go plant-based or vegan with the intention of eating more packaged foods. But on-the-go options can come in clutch when you'll be traveling somewhere that's not so vegan-friendly. They can also make hitting your goals easier if you're trying to build muscle while avoiding animal products.

These dairy-free snack options all have at least 10 grams of protein per serving, so they'll help you hit your macro goals and avoid becoming hangry between meals. (FYI, here's how much protein you need per day.)

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Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie, Chocolate Chip

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These fall well into the chewy end of the soft-crunchy cookie spectrum. They have 16 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber per cookie, while a normal chocolate chip cookie has close to zero of each.

Buy It, $23

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No Cow Salted Caramel Sundae Peanut Fluffbutter

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Protein spreads are the latest healthy food trend, but they usually contain whey. This one is boosted with brown rice protein and pea protein instead.

Buy It, $18

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Siren Snacks Chocolate Brownie Protein Snack Bites

Siren Snacks Chocolate Brownie vegan Protein Snack Bites

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For a brownie swap that's way higher in protein, try these dark chocolate bites filled with chocolate chips and almond and pea protein.

Related: 10 High-Protein Plant-Based Foods That Are Easy to Digest

Buy It, $3

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PROTES Vegan Baked Protein Chips

PROTES Vegan Baked Protein Chips snack

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When you've had it with bars and shakes, try protein chips. With a toasted coconut flavor, these would be yummy on their own, and even better dipped into vegan hempseed hummus.

Buy It, $30

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Après Cold Brew Coffee

Après Cold Brew Coffee high-protein vegan snack

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If a cold brew and a vegan protein shake had a baby, it'd be this drink. Consider it a twofer that'll provide the perfect dose of caffeine and plant-based protein after an early morning workout.

Related: Plant-Based Recipes Perfect for Vegan Athletes

Buy It, $59

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Square Organics Lightly Sweet Organic Protein Popcorn

Square Organics Lightly Sweet Organic vegan Protein Popcorn

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Popcorn is a nutritionist-approved snack, but it's not the best option if you're trying to up your protein. Enter: This sweet and salty popcorn coated with coconut oil and brown rice protein.

Buy It, $20

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Julian Bakery Vanilla Cluster ProGranola

Julian Bakery Vanilla Cluster ProGranola high-protein vegan snack

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This granola is everything that normal granola's not: high in protein, low in carbs, and low in sugar. Add it to coconut yogurt when you're in need of a filling snack.

Related: Could Vegan Protein Be Just As Effective As Whey for Building Muscle?

Buy It, $16

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Lightly Salted Eda-Zen Organic Toasted Edamame Snacks

Lightly Salted Eda-Zen Organic Toasted Edamame vegan Snacks

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When you need a salty, crunchy snack, nosh on this toasted edamame. It's like the chip version of the bean, but it packs in 12 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber per serving.

Buy It, $15

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ALOHA Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar

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For a peanut butter and chocolate pick-me-up after your workout, bring one of these vegan protein bars. They're organic and gluten-free—and they don't contain artificial ingredients, soy, or stevia.

Buy It, $23

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Nuts.com Vegetarian Protein Mix

Nuts.com Vegetarian Protein Mix

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Trail mix will give you a boost of energy, but it's not always a healthy—or vegan—option. (Lookin' at you, M&Ms and chocolate chips.) Instead, try this high-protein vegan snack mix of roasted cashews, chickpeas, fava beans, edamame, and soy beans.

Buy It, $8

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