Going vegan is a healthy choice many people are making these days. They might care about losing weight, reducing their chances of developing heart disease, or they may want to make our fragile Earth a better place for future generations. If we all go vegan, we won’t be animal-reliant, and that means we’ll consume fewer resources and pollute the planet less.
However, some people resist going vegan because they feel like they will not be able to enjoy some of their favorite foods anymore. For instance, many people love ice cream and other desserts, and they think there are not many tasty vegan dessert options. This is far from the case, though.
We have put together a list of four of the best vegan dessert options you’ll find in your grocery store. Not every store carries these, but many of them do. Your new favorite just may be on our list.
Yogurt is great because you can eat the sweeter versions as a dessert, but you can also eat it for breakfast or a healthy snack. There’s a cashew yogurt that’s dairy-free and vegan, and the Forager brand offers it.
There are several options, such as Vanilla Bean, Blueberry, Peach, and Strawberry. If you want to eat it for breakfast, the fruit options are the best way to go.
If you’re more interested in a dessert-style sweet treat, we recommend the Vanilla Bean flavor. It’s creamy and textured, with a smooth finish that goes down easy. You can also put some fruit, chopped walnuts, and other toppings on there if you want to make it more like a little sundae.
There is a large, 28-ounce size, but we especially like the smaller 8-ounce one. You can have several of them ready to go in your fridge. After you try them, you might find yourself fantasizing about them during the day.
Dark Chocolate Mint Cups
Chocolate is something that nearly everyone loves, and you can get your fix when you try the Dark Chocolate Mint Cups from Free 2b. They also make Dark Chocolate Sun Cups, another popular flavor.
They are both vegan and gluten-free, and they come in two-packs. You can easily stick them in your backpack or purse and take them with you if you’re on the go, or enjoy them at the kitchen table or while you’re binge-watching your favorite show.
The company makes these in small batches, and they do not use any artificial flavors or colors. You also won’t find any palm oil or preservatives in them.
There’s something about the snickerdoodle that reminds many individuals of childhood. Maybe your parents used to make you similar cookies, but did they ever make you a vegan option that’s so soft and chewable?
That’s just what you get from the Trader Joe Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles. Trader Joe’s is definitely the place to go for many vegan options, but this one is certainly a standout.
These are chewy sugar cookies that are also highly portable, so you can stow them in your lunch and enjoy them at work or anywhere else you fancy. They are lightly dusted with cinnamon, and they contain no soy, tree nuts, peanuts, or wheat.
If you have a child who you’re trying to get into the vegan lifestyle, this can be a yummy snack for them. They contain flaxseed oil, pear juice, and date paste for a complex flavor.
Double Chocolate Crunchy Cookies
Enjoy Life brings you the last item on our list, their to-die-for Double Chocolate Crunchy Cookies. If you prefer a crunchy cookie rather than a chewy one, this option is sure to satisfy you.
The company makes them using buckwheat flour, which is in no way related to wheat if that’s an issue for you. They are very high in protein and amino acids. They also contain selenium, iron, and zinc.
Enjoy Life also makes them with non-GMO products, and, like all the other list items, the company certifies them gluten-free.
You should note that not every one of Enjoy Life’s products is vegan, so if you love these and want to try some of their other desserts, check for that. The Enjoy Life website will give you more information if you’re interested.
We also want to mention the Salted Caramel Swirl Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bar by Daiya. That one is a little harder to find but well worth trying if you can track it down.