I only just discovered this site for vegan meals. http://chefchloe.com And I was able to find ingredients to make her 'goldfish' vegan crackers. They are not bad but also not what I consider super yummy snack. I'd love to find more dairy-free (or vegan) snack recipes I can bake at home. I'm really trying to transition to a more vegetation diet for my health *and critters*. So I'm learning new things and all about baking with new ingredients at home. Thanks!
First of all, congrats on moving toward vegetarianism!! That is so awesome. I have posted two recipes on this site so far. One is called "Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies" and the other is "Sweet and Sour Tempeh." I am newly vegan and still learning. I am not a chef, so if I can make these, you can! They are both yummy and vegan. I also make the Easy Four Ingredient Pumpkin Pie from this site over Thanksgiving and it was really yummy. There is also an easy recipe for spelt banana bread that I found on vegweb.com (I think that is the site it came from). I plan on posting it on this site with pics next time I make it. Hope this helps!
Congrats on your transition over to a vegetarian diet :)
For baking- Ener-G egg replacer is great- I can't tell the difference when I bake breads and cakes with that versus when I used to make them with eggs. Also- Earth Balance Buttery Spread (the red container is soy-free) is great as a butter substitute. And for milk- I use rice milk or almond milk. Then I just take my favorite recipes and swap those in place.
FYI the best cheese to use is by far Daiya brand (it's soy free and doesn't contain caesin). I throw it on pizzas, in enchiladas, on veggie burgers, etc. It actually melts, as opposed to other brands that are rubbery and don't melt (I once made a dip with a friend and we microwaved it for 30 minutes and the cheeze still didn't melt...)
Snack ideas are hummus with chopped veggies and pita chips (you can change out the hummus flavors- TJ's has a great selection of flavors, and also change up the vegetables by switching between carrots, celery, tomatoes, peapods, bnoccoli, cauliflower, grape tomatoes, etc), chips with guacamole or salsa, home-made trail mixes or granola bars, sliced bananas drizzled with raw almond butter, fresh fruit salad, a smoothie (blend non-dairy milk, a banana, some frozen fruit and a little ground flaxseed or chia seed).
Most of the recipes I make are super easy and affordable (I work a lot so I don't have time to cook :) I add new recipes and tips almost daily (sometimes a few times a day) so there will be a lot more coming... I try to avoid soy and instead I use beans, quinoa, seitan and brown rice for the bulk of my recipes.