Published by Michael Hammers.

As of late, Jared Leto has been showing some massive gains at the gym for his new role as The Joker in the upcoming 2016 film Suicide Squad. Leto has remained dedicated to his longtime vegan lifestyle while bulking up for the role.


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In a recent interview with Billboard magazine, Leto revealed the secret to his vegan muscle mass, saying, “I’m trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours—and I’m terrible at eating a lot.” Later in the interview, he snacked on some vegan tacos, perhaps spilling the secret to his awesome new body: healthy, hearty vegan snacks.

In addition to a good resistance-training regimen, the building blocks for any muscle-building program are increased protein and calories. Check out these vegan snacks that are full of protein and free of both cholesterol and cruelty:

1. Homemade Peanut Butter Oatmeal Snack Bars

Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars

2. Roasted Chickpeas With Red Chili Pepper Flakes


3. Baked Oatmeal Squares


4. Confetti Quinoa


5. Curried Rice and Lentils

Curry Lentil

6. Mock Tuna Salad


7. Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps

 8. Dynamite Tofu With Rice and Broccoli

9. Vegan Creamy Mushroom Risotto


10. Hearty Vegan Chili


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