Ditch the junk food with this list of 50+ healthy snack recipes! Homemade snack ideas that are easy, healthy and delicious.
These healthy snack ideas are perfect for meal prep and planning ahead. Many of them can be made at the beginning of the week and are a great grab-and-go option. I love to whip up a couple of healthy snacks and healthy dinners on Sunday to easily enjoy throughout the week. It’s especially helpful when we have jam-packed busy week ahead!
Now that the new year is here, I’ve been trying to meal prep and eat healthier. I’ve found that one of the main keys to staying on track is having lots of healthy snacks on hand. If I’m not prepared, I can be easily tempted to pull out the junk food instead.
With this list of 50+ healthy snack recipes, you’ll find everything you’re searching for, like healthy late night snacks, healthy snacks for work, healthy on-the-go snacks, healthy protein snacks and more. There are so many amazing options to choose from…you can’t go wrong with any!
High protein snacks
It’s so important to have healthy snacks full of protein so that you stay fuller for longer. These healthy protein snacks below are packed with protein and are so easy to whip up. We especially love the chocolate peanut butter protein balls. They almost taste like eating cookie dough without the guilt! Plus they are freezer-friendly, too!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
These chocolate peanut butter protein balls taste like no bake cookies but healthier! These make the perfect pre-work out snack, breakfast or dessert!
These easy Kodiak Cakes protein balls take just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Packed full of protein, fiber and healthy fats. The perfect grab-and-go snack idea that will keep you fuller for longer!
I’m a dip girl through and through. I love them all – salsa, hummus, guacamole, fruit dips…you name it. The healthy dip recipes below are great for serving with fresh fruits and veggies. They have amazing flavor and are super easy to whip up!
Dill Dip Recipe
The best vegetable dip that's light, healthy and packed with flavor. Perfect with fresh veggies or pita chips. You'll love this skinny dill dip recipe!
The best homemade guacamole recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make! Made with ripe avocados, lime juice, red onion, garlic, cilantro and a spoonful of salsa, this delicious Mexican appetizer is loaded with flavor in every bite.
Creamy, easy to make and absolutely delicious! This strawberry fruit dip does excellent at parties, or you can serve it up at home as an extra incentive for kids to eat their fruit. Trust me—it'll work!
Craving something sweet? These healthy sweet snacks are great for when the sugar cravings kick in. They’re healthy, guilt-free and will satisfy those sweet cravings! I’m honestly always craving something sweet, so I make these healthy sweet snacks a lot!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This healthy strawberry banana smoothie is the perfect way to welcome the new year! It only takes 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. It's the perfect drink to curb those sweet cravings!
A 3 ingredient acai smoothie made with the right balance of juicy sweetness and lip-smacking citrus. A delicious blend of powerhouse fruit, perfect for an early morning jolt or an afternoon pick me up!
Are you a late night snacker like me? I love to enjoy an after-dinner treat while watching my favorite show or reading a book on the couch. These healthy late night snacks are easy to make and won’t make you feel bad about snacking! I especially love these cinnamon oat baked apples. I tend to crave sweet treats after dinner and these baked apples seriously taste divine. It tastes like apple pie without all of the calories!
Almond Joy Energy Bites
These almond joy no-bake energy bites are the perfect pre-workout fuel, afternoon snack or late night treat. Much healthier than an almond joy and SO tasty!
Many on-the-go snacks are often store-bought, which sometimes aren’t as healthy as you think. There can be lots of extra sugar or strange ingredients that are added in, even though the packaging describes the snack as “healthy.” With this list of healthy snacks on-the-go, you know exactly what you’re putting into your food and can feel good about it!
Energy Balls Recipe
These no-bake energy balls make the perfect breakfast, snack or even dessert. So delicious and only take 5 minutes and 5 ingredients to make!
The perfect way to use up leftover pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween pumpkin! Roast with your favorite spices and seasonings to create a delicious and flavorful snack. We can't get enough of these roasted pumpkin seeds!
It is so important for me to have a bunch of healthy snacks on hand for my kids to enjoy after school, on the weekends or during summer break. They are constantly hungry and asking to snack on something, so these healthy snacks for kids are so convenient. They really help hold them over until the next meal. We especially love to make the frozen berry yogurt bites…they have only 2 ingredients and are such a fun snack!
Ants on a Log
The classic after-school snack made with protein-rich peanut butter gets a bit of a twist with a few new varieties. Learn how to make six different ants on a log snacks that your kids will absolutely love!
Easy and delicious peanut butter and jelly muffins swirled with creamy peanut butter and strawberry jam. Perfect to pack for lunch or an after school snack. There's no combination that's better together than PB&J!
EASY homemade popsicles made with just 3 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep. The creamy layers of fresh fruit and yogurt make this frozen dessert the perfect healthy and refreshing treat to cool off with this summer.
Jamielyn Nye is the creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. She is also the author of the I Heart Naptime Cookbook. When she’s not creating in the kitchen, Jamielyn loves to chase her four little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.