35 Easy Healthy Snack Recipes to Curb Your Cravings
These quick and easy bites are the perfect after-school snack. Banana slices get spread with a delicious mixture of peanut butter and vanilla yogurt before getting rolled in some toasted coconut and cornflakes. It's just the right amount of sweet and salty with a crunch finish.
Cucumber Mint Refresher
Edamame and Ricotta Toasts
Nutrient-packed sweet soybeans (aka edamame) are a wonderful ingredient for healthy snack recipes thanks to their filling protein. Here they're combined with basil and creamy ricotta cheese for a satisfying toast topper.
Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip
Yes, chocolate can be incorporated into your healthy snack menu. This flavorful Mediterranean recipe features chocolate-hazelnut spread, almond butter, and Greek yogurt. For a smoother, more fluffy dip, give it a whirl in the food processor or blender.
Peppered Kale Chips
If chips are your go-to snack, try crispy, vitamin A- and K-filled kale chips as a healthy snack option. We simply seasoned our chips with salt and pepper, but you could give them a spicy kick by tossing them in sriracha or adding a splash of lemon juice before baking.
Air-Fried Zucchini Chips
These zucchini chips are the warm and satisfying snack you won't believe are healthy. Thanks to this lightened-up air fryer recipe, you can eat 10 of these panko-coated veggie chips for just 85 calories.
No-Bake Energy Poppers
With a little effort, these bite-size energy poppers will give you enough sustaining energy to get through the afternoon workday slump. Along with heart-healthy oats and almond butter, you can switch up the dried fruit (like blueberries, raisins, or cranberries) in your healthy snack to wherever you've got on hand.
Sweet Potato Brownies
They're fudgy and taste amazing, you'd never guess they're healthy, too! We've used mashed sweet potatoes as the egg-free binder in this brownie recipe. Don't worry, it really doesn't have any trace of sweet potato flavor. Swap regular sugar for coconut sugar to keep it refined sugar-free.
Banh Mi Bruschetta
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bar
Why buy those sugar-filled storebought granola bars when you can make your own and be in control of each ingredient? Portable and kid-friendly, wrap up these crunchy, chewy, and sweet bars and enjoy whenever you need a quick snack break. For a more tropical twist, try our recipe featuring coconut and apricots.
Ants on a Log
Ricotta and Parmesan Spread
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.
Combat your next snack attack with these bite-size fruit flowers that are (almost) too cute to eat. Feel free to use whatever cookie cutters you've got. To make these healthy snacks, spread a layer of light cream cheese onto a toasted multigrain tortilla, and top with some vitamin-rich fruit slices.
Dry-roasted chickpeas are a poppable and protein-packed healthy snack. In our signature recipe, we've seasoned them with salt, pepper, and a bit of hot sauce for heat. But if you're feeling more adventurous, try them in barbecue or rosemary flavors. Or change it up and go for sweet, candied chickpeas.
Banana Ice Cream
Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins with Greek Yogurt Frosting
If you're prone to mid-morning or late-afternoon stomach grumbling sessions, go for one of these gluten-free zucchini muffins. Even if you're not following a gluten-free diet, you'll feel great after a burst of nutrients from the veggies and quinoa hidden inside these tasty little muffins.
Frozen Yogurt Pops
Extra-Easy Spiced Kettle Corn
Munching on popcorn might be one of the easiest ways to snack lighter due to its low calorie count. For this recipe, you simply sprinkle sugar, salt, and garam masala onto microwave-popped kettle corn for a spicy-sweet treat. Try cooking kernels in an air popper or on the stovetop for movie night.
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.
Veggie Mix with Ranch Dip
Honey Fruit Salad
Cherry-Almond Snack Mix
Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt
Sweet and Spicy Apple Crisps
Italian Parmesan Pretzels
Crunchy Cracker Snack Mix
This homemade snack mix makes junk food easy to skip. Use whatever nuts you've got in the pantry along with pretzels and cheese crackers before coating in a buttery sauce that will keep you coming back for more.
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've kept the fat count low. Serve with whole-grain tortilla chips, or scoop up with homemade savory baked pita chips.
Chocolate-Date Truffles with Walnuts
Rosemary Roasted Nuts
Pico de Gallo Salsa
Seasoned Pepitas and Peanuts
Arugula BLT Pizzas
Frozen mini pizzas might count as easy snacks, but as easy healthy snacks, this fresh option is so much better! Whole grain English muffins get topped with fresh arugula and your favorite BLT flavors. Each mini pizza packs 7 grams of protein to help keep you feeling satisfied until your next meal.
Mini Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
A few bites of this cute little parfait is all it takes to curb your sweet cravings while keeping the calorie count to a minimum. To keep this in the healthy snacks category, choose a low-fat and low-sugar granola (like our quinoa-pumpkin seed granola) for the crisp, crunchy nut topper.