Looking for healthy snacks? These delicious healthy snack recipes are full of nutrients and energy to get you through the day.
It’s one thing to eat healthy dinner recipes and lunch recipes and breakfast recipes, but what about everything in between? Having healthy snack recipes on hand for when hunger strikes is crucial! Alex and I have found that if we have healthy snacks stocked and on hand, it’s so much easier to choose those than an unhealthy alternative. But if our cupboard is stocked with potato chips and cookies: then of course we want those instead!
Healthy snacks…without a recipe!
Now, before we talk about healthy snack recipes: let’s acknowledge that the easiest snacks have no recipe! Here are some snacks that we like to eat in our household that don’t require a recipe. What are your favorites?
- Peanut butter toast
- Sliced apples or bananas
- Roasted or smoked almonds
- Cheese and all natural crackers
- Cottage cheese
- Yogurt with a drizzle of maple syrup and berries
- Avocado toast (mashed avocado on toast with salt or Everything Bagel seasoning)
And now, our healthy snack recipes!
First up in our healthy snack recipes: this simple yogurt fruit dip! Naturally sweet and flavored with vanilla and cinnamon, it comes together in less than 5 minutes and is a healthy snack. It’s got no refined sugar like many of the store-bought fruit dips. Serve with apple slices or strawberries!
These vegetarian and vegan veggie roll ups are both delicious and healthy, and a kid friendly recipe. Stuffed with hummus, brocolli, cauliflower and carrots, they double as a party appetizer or a delicious afternoon snack.
This garlic herb white bean dip is a delicious and healthy dip recipe that everyone will love! It’s a unique alternative to hummus. Serving with veggies or crackers as one of our top healthy snack recipes.
Everyone we’ve served this cilantro dip to raves about it: even people who don’t like green peas or cilantro! With just 3 ingredients, it’s one of our favorite easy party appetizers and healthy snack recipes. Dip with homemade tortilla chips or crackers.
These gluten free oatmeal muffins are spiced and lightly sweet, featuring apples, cinnamon and nutmeg. (They’re also dairy free!) Mix up a batch early in the week and then reach for them when you need a quick energy boost. Another option: Gluten Free Banana Muffins
The #1 of healthy snack recipes, this 5-ingredient homemade hummus is simple and won’t break the bank! It’s one of our top vegan healthy snack recipes because it’s so classic.
This Greek yogurt dip is a ranch dip recipe made healthy. With a few real food ingredients, this is one of those healthy snack recipes that comes together in just 5 minutes. Dip with the usual suspects: carrot sticks and celery sticks. Or try something out of the box, like kohlrabi!
This Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie is the perfect immunity-boosting drink with a naturally chocolate-y flavor starring blueberries and bananas. If you have a sweet craving, this is a naturally sweet way to do it!
Put this cinnamon pecan muesli in your arsenal of healthy snack recipes: it’s easy to make, healthy, vegan, and naturally sweet. Essentially homemade breakfast cereal, serve it with almond milk as a plant based option.
Peanut butter frozen yogurt dots are a healthy treat and a sure hit with kids of all ages—even adults! Simply mix up yogurt with peanut butter and maple syrup and freeze it into little dot shapes. Then when you feel a sweet craving come on: head to the freezer!
This easy mango salsa recipe uses only a few ingredients and tastes amazing with fish, veggie tacos, or with tortilla chips. As one of our healthy snack recipes, serve with homemade tortilla chips or even plain homemade pita chips.
Refuel yourself with homemade energy bars! This superfood pecan energy bar recipe is 100% kid approved and the perfect wholesome snack recipe. It’s perfect for on the go snacking.
Of course you don’t have to make homemade crackers: but it’s a great way to make sure they’re full of all natural ingredients and no preservatives! This almond cashew homemade crackers recipe shows you how to make crackers at home: they’re delicious and fun to make, too.
These simple honey roasted almonds take just 15 minutes to make and are refined sugar-free. One of our favorite healthy snack recipes to have on hand!
This spiced crispy chickpeas recipe is the perfect salty, crunchy healthy snack! They’re baked simply with olive oil and spiced with chili powder and cumin. Alex and I are pretty addicted to these, personally.
One of our fan favorite healthy snack recipes is this dark chocolate hummus! As dip for fruit and pretzels, it’s a surprising hit at parties and showers, and perfect for entertaining, too.
Last up: one more healthy muffins recipe! These turmeric vegan blueberry muffins are ultra flavorful and naturally sweet, made with coconut oil and maple syrup.
Looking for more recipe ideas?
If you liked these healthy snack recipes but are looking for more, here are a few more recipe ideas:
- Appetizers and Healthy Snack Recipes
- Healthy Road Trip Snacks
- Healthy Super Bowl Recipes to Wow Your Friends
- Our Best Party Appetizers
- 28 Day Healthy Meal Plan (snacks included!)
About the Authors
Cookbook Author and writer
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Cookbook Author and photographer
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.