50+ Healthy Snack Ideas

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    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!

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    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!

    bowl of chocolate peanut butter protein balls
    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!
    Total Time: 20 minutes
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    Protein Smoothie Recipe
    This healthy berry protein smoothie takes only 5 minutes to make with 6 simple ingredients. It's packed full of protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and tastes so delicious! 
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    These No Bake Breakfast Cookies are easy to make, healthy, packed with protein and simply delicious. They can be whipped up in less than 5min and stored for up to two weeks.
    Breakfast Cookie Recipe
    These No-Bake Breakfast Cookies are easy to make, healthy, packed with protein and simply delicious. They can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes and stored for up to two weeks.
    Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
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    healthy overnight oats
    Overnight Oats Recipe
    Healthy overnight oats made 6 different ways! Simple, customizable and the perfect grab and go breakfast. You won't get bored with these flavorful and delicious combinations!
    Total Time: 6 hours
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    smoothie bowl topped with fresh fruit and granola
    Smoothie bowl recipe
    This smoothie bowl is one of my favorites! It is a great way to start your day, or finish it!
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    perfect hard boiled eggs
    Hard Boiled Eggs
    Learn how to easily make hard boiled eggs with these simple tips and tricks! Whether you use the stove, oven or instant pot, you'll have PERFECT hard boiled eggs every time! 
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    best green smoothie
    Best Green Smoothie Recipe
    A delicious and healthy green smoothie recipe filled with fruits, greens, milk and yogurt. Perfect for an extra boost of energy and nutrients. 
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    kodiak cakes protein balls in clear bowl
    Kodiak Cakes Protein Balls
    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! 
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    Healthy snack dips

    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!

    bowl of dill dip on a white plate with fresh veggies
    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! 
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    Homemade Hummus
    This homemade hummus is is super easy to make, smooth, creamy and perfect for any occasion. Tastes amazing served with fresh veggies, pita bread, chips or crackers. 
    Total Time: 30 minutes
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    homemade guacamole
    Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe
    The best homemade guacamole recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make! Perfect for a summer BBQ or even a mid day snack. This easy guacamole will become a fast favorite!
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    Fruit Salsa Recipe
    Fruit salsa and cinnamon chips - the perfect Summer dessert or appetizer! Fresh, easy and so delicious. My whole family loves this fruit salsa recipe! 
    Total Time: 20 minutes
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    white bean hummus in a wooden bowl
    White Bean Hummus Recipe
    This white bean hummus with roasted garlic is so creamy and delicious! It pairs perfectly with fresh vegetables or pita chips and makes a great spread for sandwiches and wraps. 
    Total Time: 30 minutes
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    dipping a fresh strawberry into strawberry fruit dip
    Strawberry Fruit Dip Recipe
    Easy Strawberry Fruit Dip - Creamy, easy to make and absolutely delicious! This homemade 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!
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    mango salsa in a white bowl
    Mango Salsa Recipe
    The BEST mango salsa that's fresh, full of flavor and combines a little heat with a little sweet. This easy recipe makes the perfect snack, appetizer or topping!
    Total Time: 35 minutes
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    bowl of funfetti dip with an apple slice and graham cracker stick
    Funfetti Dip Recipe
    This 3-ingredient funfetti dip is a quick, easy and lighter treat to enjoy with family and friends! Dip with your favorite fruit or graham crackers for the ultimate snack.
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    homemade salsa
    Homemade Salsa Recipe
    Restaurant Style Salsa - Made in the blender in less than 10 minutes! Easy, authentic and full of flavor. This is seriously the best salsa recipe out there! 
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    Healthy sweet snacks

    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
    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! 
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    berry fruit salad in glass bowl
    Berry Fruit Salad Recipe
    Summer berry fruit salad full of fresh strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Topped with a honey lime dressing that adds the perfect hint of sweetness! 
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    yogurt parfait in glass cup
    Yogurt Parfait
    This yogurt parfait is an easy, delicious, healthy breakfast that you can make in minutes. Pile high with your favorite yogurt, granola and fruit.
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    rainbow fruit kabobs on white plate
    Rainbow Fruit Kabobs Recipe
    Healthy and delicious rainbow fruit kabobs that are ready in just 10 minutes! An easy low calorie snack or appetizer idea that is perfect for any occasion.
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    spoon of applesauce
    Crockpot Applesauce
    Crockpot applesauce made with only a few ingredients and SO delicious! Once you've made this homemade version, you'll never go back to store bought. So easy and fresh!
    Total Time: 4 hours
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    Acai Smoothie
    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!
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    Cinnamon Apple Chips
    Crispy and sweet cinnamon apple chips baked in the oven. Such an easy, healthy and delicious snack idea made with just 3 ingredients!
    Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
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    Late night snacks

    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!

    bowl of no-bake energy balls
    Almond Joy Energy Bites Recipe
    Almond Joy No-Bake Energy Bites - The perfect pre-workout fuel, afternoon snack or late night treat. Much healthier than an almond joy and SO tasty!
    Total Time: 25 minutes
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    baked peach on a plate with ice cream on top
    Baked Peaches Recipe
    Baked peaches with brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Tastes like a homemade peach pie – without all the work and calories!
    Total Time: 15 minutes
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    healthy baked apples
    Cinnamon Oat Baked Apples
    These cinnamon oat baked apples are a healthy and delicious dessert to make for fall. The perfect way to enjoy the flavors of apple pie without all of the calories. 
    Total Time: 1 hour
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    A close up of a healthy oatmeal cookie with chocolate chunks
    Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
    Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies made with just 3 simple ingredients! Absolutely no sugar, butter or flour added and only 50 calories per cookie! 
    Total Time: 17 minutes
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    pineapple smoothie in a glass cup with a pineapple slice on the rim
    Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
    This pineapple smoothie is healthy, refreshing and tastes downright tropical! The most deliciously easy smoothie recipe that's perfect for warmer weather. 
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    sweet potato fries in a basket with fry sauce
    Baked Sweet Potato Fries
    These baked sweet potato fries are so easy to make and tastes absolutely DELICIOUS! Healthy, crispy and full of flavor. Makes the perfect side dish or snack!
    Total Time: 35 minutes
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    Rainbow Honey Lime Fruit Salad Recipe ...filled with fresh strawberries, oranges, bananas, grapes and blueberries. Topped with a honey lime glaze. This fruit salad is very easy and very tasty!
    Fruit Salad Recipe
    Rainbow honey lime fruit salad recipe filled with fresh strawberries, oranges, bananas, grapes and blueberries. Topped with a delicious honey lime glaze. This fruit salad is very easy and tasty!
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    Snacks on-the-go

    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!

    A bowl of no bake energy balls
    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!
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    zucchini muffins with chocolate chips
    Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
    Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins - Super soft, moist and jam packed with flavor! You'd never know these muffins are loaded with freshly shredded zucchini. Kid approved and freezer-friendly, too! 
    Total Time: 35 minutes
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    stack of lemon coconut energy balls
    Lemon Coconut Energy Balls
    Lemon Coconut Energy Balls - Filled with dates, nuts, coconut, chia seeds and lemon juice. The perfect healthy snack that has no added sugar and is paleo and Whole30 approved!
    Total Time: 15 minutes
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    roasted pumpkin seeds
    Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
    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!
    Total Time: 1 hour
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    These three ingredient Frozen Yogurt Granola Berry Bites are easy and delicious. A perfect summer snack!
    Frozen Yogurt Granola Berry Bites
    It only takes three ingredients to make these yummy and healthy frozen yogurt granola berry bites. They are so refreshing during the hot summer months!
    Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
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    Morning Glory Muffins
    These morning glory muffins are hearty, healthy and delicious! They are jam packed full of fresh veggies and perfect for freezing for later. 
    Total Time: 35 minutes
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    homemade granola in a mason jar
    Homemade Granola Recipe
    Easy homemade granola recipe with oats, honey, coconut, pecans and a delicious crunch. Perfect for snacking, breakfast or dessert!
    Total Time: 25 minutes
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    Healthy snacks for kids

    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!

    close up of ants on a log
    Ants on a Log Recipe
    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 peanut butter snacks that your kids will absolutely love!
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    frozen yogurt bites in a glass bowl
    Yogurt Bites
    Frozen berry yogurt bites are a simple and kid-friendly snack made with only 2 ingredients. Healthy, refreshing and SO easy! These froyo bites are perfect for Summer!
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    homemade granola bars
    Homemade Granola Bar Recipe
    Favorite no-bake homemade granola bars made with only 5 ingredients! A super easy granola bar recipe that you can customize with your favorite add-ins. Healthy, chewy and delicious! 
    Total Time: 50 minutes
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    homemade stack of cereal bars
    Cereal Bar Recipe
    These cereal bars are the best after school snack that my kids absolutely love. Made with just 3 simple ingredients and take only 10 minutes to make! 
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    trail mix in a bowl
    Trail Mix Recipe
    Kid's Trail Mix Recipe - Super simple to make and perfect for on-the-go snacks! Ready in 5 minutes and easily customizable with all your favorite mix-in's!
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    peanut butter banana muffins
    Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffin Recipe
    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!
    Total Time: 25 minutes
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    stacked breakfast popsicles
    Breakfast Yogurt Popsicle Recipe
    Popsicles for breakfast! Yes, you heard right. These easy breakfast yogurt popsicles are not only delicious but are also packed with summer fruits and topped with a crunchy granola.
    Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
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