Guilt-free snacking

Want to save animals and help the planet, but not ready to give up your favorite snacks?

Unfortunately for many of our four-legged friends, a lot of packaged snacks have animal products – like lard – lurking in them. Fortunately for you, there are plenty of foods at your local grocery store that are 100 percent free of these animal by-products.

One of the most common misconceptions about vegetarians/vegans is that they have to eat really weird foods (cue the scene in Baby Mama where Kate and Rob share that awful yeast bowl).

You don’t have to eat yeast bowls. These snacks are things that you probably already have at your house!

Cereal and granola bars:

  • Life (cinnamon and original)
  • Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch
  • Nature Valley crunchy granola bars
  • Nature Valley trail mix chewy granola bars
  • Most Kashi and Cascadian Farm Organic cereals
  • Clif bars
  • Luna bars

Candy and desserts:

  • Oreos
  • Nutter Butters
  • Ben & Jerry’s dairy free (seven flavors)
  • Keebler Fudge Shoppe fudge pops
  • Luigi’s Italian Ice
  • Airheads
  • Fruit by the Foot
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • Nesquik chocolate and strawberry syrup
  • Jell-O pudding & pie filling (Cook & Serve and Instant kinds)
  • Duncan Hines cake mixes & creamy homestyle frostings
  • Unfrosted Pop-Tarts
  • Chocolate Teddy Grahams
  • Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate (the 70, 85, 90 & 99 percent kinds)
  • Red Bull and Monster energy drinks
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Swedish Fish
  • Tic Tacs


Chips and crackers:

  • Fritos
  • Sunchips (original)
  • Lay’s potato chips
  • Kettle brand potato chips
  • Ruffles potato chips (original)
  • Ritz crackers
  • Wheat thins
  • Triscuits
  • Pringles (original & bbq flavors)
  • White Cheddar Skinny Pop
  • Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos
  • Stacy’s Pita Chips

Meal essentials

  • Thomas’ bagels
  • Ore Ida french fries & tater tots
  • Jiffy cornbread (vegetarian kind)
  • Classico pasta & pizza sauces (any flavors that do not contain cheese)
  • Ragú pasta & pizza sauces (any flavors that do not contain cheese)
  • McCormick Bac’n pieces
  • Old El Paso seasonings
  • Mission Foods taco shells & tortillas
  • Newman’s salad dressings (except for caesar)
  • Campbell’s mushroom gravy
  • Simply potatoes hash browns and diced potatoes
  • Healthy Choice Asian potstickers
  • SuperPretzel soft pretzels
  • Smucker’s Uncrustables
  • Betty Crocker Bisquick pancake mix
  • Aunt Jemima pancake/waffle mix
  • Pillsbury crescent rolls


Did I miss any foods that you love? Leave a comment below!

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