Healthy Snacks

For us, not snacking is NOT an option. If your stomach rumbles between meals, opt for one of our favorite healthy snacks rather than cruising the vending machine. We kept sweet and salty cravings in mind when building our list of healthy snack ideas under 200 calories.

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    Crunchy Peanut Butter-Coconut Bananas

    Looking for healthy snack ideas for after-school treats? With crunchy cornflakes, sweet flaked coconut, and peanut butter sandwiched between banana slices, these cute-as-a-button bites will satisfy everyone's cravings until dinner.

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    Cucumber Mint Refresher

    Healthy snacks in a glass, like this cool as a you-know-what sipper, are a great way to reward yourself after a workout. Or for a healthy happy hour, enjoy this nutrient-packed, energy-boosting drink alongside one of the other healthy snack ideas in this slideshow.

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    Edamame and Ricotta Toasts

    Nutrient-packed sweet soybeans, otherwise known as edamame, are a great ingredient for healthy snack recipes. Here they're combined with basil and creamy ricotta cheese for a satisfying toast topper.

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    Peppered Kale Chips

    If chips are your go-to snack, try crispy, vitamin-filled kale chips as a healthy snack option. We seasoned our chips with simple salt and pepper, but you could try tossing them in sriracha or adding a splash of lemon juice before baking.

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    Tasty Apple Toppers

    These sweet and savory apple toppers are a delicious healthy snack idea. Bonus points: You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already!

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    Mini Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

    A few bites of this petite parfait is all it takes to curb your sweet cravings while keeping your calories in check. To keep this in the healthy snacks category, choose a low-fat and low-sugar granola for the crisp, crunchy nut topper.

     

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    Chia Fudgy Brownies

    You can't beat healthy snack ideas where chocolate is the star of the show! This recipe also stars chia seeds, which add nutrients and keep the sweet treats moist. Look for chia seeds in the natural food aisle of the supermarket.

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    Banh Mi Bruschetta

    A favorite Vietnamese sandwich gets reinvented as one of our best healthy snacks ever. This bruschetta tops toasted French bread with jalapenos, carrots, cilantro, and ham, plus a slather of soy sauce mayo. It's an irresistible riot of color, crunch, and fascinating flavors.

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    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bar

    If you're looking for healthy snack ideas that are portable, too, you've come to the right place. Wrap up these crunchy, chewy, and sweet bars and bring them along for the ride -- no matter where your day takes you.

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    Ants on a Log

    A childhood snack morphs into three distinct healthy snack recipes thanks to creative variations on the theme. For a sweet treat, top celery with peanut or almond butter and dried fruit. Crave a more savory snack? Try our hummus-tomato or salmon-cream cheese toppers.

     

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    Ricotta and Parmesan Spread

    Keep this creamy and luscious healthy snack in mind when you're headed to the farmers market. It stars a windfall of fresh herbs, and it will go great with dippers made from the colorful in-season veggies you bring home.

     

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    Apples with Maple-Cinnamon Dip

    The best healthy snacks for kids are sweet and easy! Here you simply stir maple syrup and cinnamon into reduced-fat cream cheese for a dip that will entice kids to eat -- and enjoy -- their recommended daily servings of fruit.

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    Veggie-Topped Rye Crisps

    If you crave freshness, color, and crunch in your healthy snack recipes, look no further! For this combo, pile crisp cucumber and radish slices onto rye crackers. Sandwiched between the ingredients is a light cream cheese spread seasoned with lemon, garlic, and dill.

     

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    Savory Baked Pita Chips

    Craving a salty crunch? At 88 calories per serving, baked pita chips are a healthy snack alternative to fried options. Enjoy them plain or with your favorite hummus.

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    Fruit Tostadas

    Combat your next snack attack with these bite-size fruit flowers that are (almost) too cute to eat. To make these healthy snacks, spread a layer of light cream cheese onto a toasted multigrain tortilla, and top with a variety of vitamin-rich fruit slices.

     

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    Herbed Soy Snacks

    Dry-roasted soybeans are a poppable and protein-packed healthy snack. Season them with thyme, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper before baking, or try one of our three zesty variations inspired by global flavors.

     

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    Salt-and-Pepper Chips

    Wonton skins are your secret weapon for these easy healthy snacks. The crispy no-fat chips require just four ingredients and 15 minutes to make. Better yet, they're fat free!

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    Thin Crust Pepperoni and Vegetable Pizza

    Can pizza earn a spot on your go-to list of healthy snack ideas? You bet! Here, whole grain tortillas make a quick, nutritious crust, while turkey pepperoni and part-skim mozzarella cheese help cut down on calories and fat.

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    Cranberry Walnut Muffins

    If you're prone to mid-morning or late-afternoon hunger pangs, tote one of these nutty, sweetly spiced muffins to work. They're a healthy snack alternative to raiding the vending machines!  

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    Frozen Yogurt Pops

    The best healthy snacks are those that you can have on hand to satisfy spontaneous cravings. Case in point: These cool and creamy pops are made simply from low-fat vanilla yogurt, frozen juice, and vanilla. Keep a stash in the freezer for those times when your sweet tooth starts to ache.  

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    Extra-Easy Spiced Kettle Corn

    Popcorn ranks in the top tier of easy heathy snacks. It boasts a lot of bulk for its low calorie count, so you can snack guilt free. For this recipe, you simply sprinkle sugar, salt, and garam masala onto microwave-popped kettle corn for a spicy-sweet treat.

    Healthy Snack Tip: Prepare homemade, rather than microwave, popcorn by cooking kernels in an air popper.

     

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    Spiral Breadsticks

    Keep refrigerated breadsticks on hand so you can bake up a batch of these easy healthy snacks any time! To make the savory spirals, you simply slice the breadsticks into long strips and wrap them around metal skewers. Brush with milk and sprinkle with seeds, salt, or seasonings, then bake.  

     

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    Veggie Mix with Ranch Dip

    If you're looking for healthy snack ideas for kids, remember that ranch dressing usually gets a thumbs-up from the younger crowd. Here, shredded cucumber and dried dill add flavor to the dressing, resulting in an eaasy way to get kids to eat more vegetables.

     

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    Easy Homemade Granola

    Make your own granola for granola bars or to use in other healthy snack recipes, such as in these Mini Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits.

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    Honey Fruit Salad

    Healthy snack recipes often call for honey instead of sugar. That's because honey is sweeter than sugar, so less is needed. Combined with orange juice and fresh mint, the sweet and satisfying ingredient makes your favorite fruits even tastier.


     

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    Cherry-Almond Snack Mix

    Apple pie spice and sweet dried cherries give this healthy snack hints of dessert indulgence. Using cereal as a base, the mix is easy to prep and makes twenty 82-calorie servings.

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    Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt

    What? Strawberries and cream on a list of healthy snack recipes? Greek yogurt makes it so! It has more protein and less sugar than regular yogurt, so you can indulge in a healthy twist on the favorite fruit-and-cream combo.

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    Sweet and Spicy Apple Crisps

    It's easy to forego vending-machine snacks with a bag of chipotle-spiced apple crisps in hand. With just three ingredients, the healthy snack takes only 15 minutes to prepare and has 112 calories per serving.

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    Italian Parmesan Pretzels

    Soft, doughy, and topped with butter and Parmesan cheese, these scrumptious homemade pretzels are irresistible. The healthy snack features whole wheat dough, which packs a powerful protein pick-me-up.

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    Honey-Sesame Snack Mix

    Sweet and nutty, this homemade snack mix will make junk food easy to skip. To keep this recipe in the healthy snacks camp, we used low-sodium soy sauce and sesame oil instead of butter. If you like spice, swap in wasabi peas for the pumpkin seeds.

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    Skinny Guacamole

    A few smart switcheroos earn this Mexican favorite a spot on our list of all-time-great healthy snack recipes. By using more veggies, including low-calorie poblano peppers and roma tomatoes, we downsized the fat. Serve with whole grain tortilla chips, or scoop up the good stuff with these low-fat Savory Baked Pita Chips.

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    Chocolate-Date Truffles with Walnuts

    How did chocolate truffles wind up on a list of healthy snack recipes? Easy! Most truffles get their richness from loads of butter, but here we use fruity-sweet dates as a smart stand-in. Cocoa powder and nuts ensure they're as satisfying as ever!

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    Rosemary Roasted Nuts

    Why not treat your colleagues to some of these easy healthy snacks? At 30 servings per batch, you'll have enough to bring to work to share. Everyone will love the lightly buttered rosemary-laced treats, and they'll appreciate you for not bringing in another box of donuts!  

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    Barbecue Spice Roasted Chickpeas

    The next time you crave barbecue chips, snack on a handful of crunchy roasted chickpeas instead. These easy healthy snacks boast a six-spice sweet-and-smoky blend that takes only 5 minutes to mix together.

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    Valentine's Day Trail Mix

    Busy week ahead? Healthy snack ideas that you can keep on hand for a few days will come in handy! Try this balanced trail mix, which combines the best of crunchy and chewy textures with protein-rich nuts and vitamin-packed berries. PS: It's too good to enjoy just once a year!

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    Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

    Classic quick breads don't always make the A-list of healthy snack recipes, but this warm, spicy loaf weighs in at just 117 calories per slice. Low-fat yogurt helps keep it moist, while whole wheat flour adds nutrients.

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    Arugula BLT Pizzas

    Frozen mini pizzas might count as easy snacks, but for easy healthy snacks, this fresh option is so much better! Fresh arugula, sweet tomatoes, and salty bacon cover your flavor bases, while 7 grams of protein help keep you feeling satisfied until your next meal.

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    Mint Greek Frozen Yogurt

    Cool and minty, this homemade frozen yogurt will give you energy rather than weigh you down. Our healthy snack recipe offers just enough protein to help you power through the end of your workday.

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    Mini Spinach Calzones

    Looking for that triple-whammy of ease, great taste, and good nutrition? You've found it! Reduced-fat cream cheese makes these healthy snacks luscious; the spinach adds nutrients, and refrigerated pizza dough keeps them fuss free.

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    Artichoke-Feta Tortilla Wraps

    Easy healthy snacks starring three kinds of cheese don't come around too often, so take advantage! Here, you combine the cheeses with artichoke hearts, pesto, and red sweet peppers for a healthy snack with just 58 calories per serving.

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    Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes

    Looking for a low-carb appetizer or a healthy, light meal? Try a lettuce wrap! Lettuce wraps are like a handheld salad and packed with protein. Take a look at our best lettuce wrap ideas filled with flavors that you'll want to make for lunch tomorrow.
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