Finding a snack that's both healthy and tasty at the same time can be a bit of a challenge. Especially if you've gotten used to processed snacks that contain huge amounts of sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats. Switching to a healthy snack can be a bit hard, as you'll find it a little less flavorful, to say the least.
Well, the good news is that healthy snacking is very IN right now so there are tons of healthy snacks that you can find online and are in fact tasty.
The downside to this is who has the time to search through all these options to find the best snack? The one that will actually have you hooked and crave for it?
Well lucky you, that would be me... And I sooo hope you can find the one for you, in my long list of 48 healthiest snacks (that actually took me 20 days to make). I've included healthy snack recipes to make at home, as well as healthy snacks to buy online. Some of them you won't even believe they are healthy.
And since it's such a long list I separated it into sections so you can find what you're looking for, more easily.
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HIGH PROTEIN POST WORKOUT SNACKS
HIGH PROTEIN - POST WORKOUT SNACKS
1. PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BARS
These bars are packed with protein and they give you an instant boost of energy. Great to have before or after a workout.
2. CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN COOKIES
3. VEGAN CHOCOLATE PROTEIN BARS
4. COOKIES AND CREAM PROTEIN BAR
5. OVEN ROASTED COCOA DUSTED ALMONDS
6. CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SHAKES
HEALTHY TV SNACKS
7. BANANA CHIPS
8. ROASTED CHICKPEAS
-Gluten-free, Vegan, Dairy-free-
Roasted Chickpeas are one of the most delish and addictive snacks. They're easy to make at home and are packed with dietary fiber, protein, potassium, and magnesium.
9. OVEN BAKED ZUCCHINI CHIPS
10. ROASTED EDAMAME
-Gluten-free, Vegan, Dairy-free-
12. FRUIT AND NUT TRAIL MIX
-Gluten-free, Vegan, Dairy-free-
13. HEALTHY KALE CHIPS
And yes there is a healthier alternative to the greasy high-fat potato chips you eat in front of the tv. Kale chips. They're so flavorful and let you enjoy a guilt-free crunchiness while you watch that movie. Storebought version contains spinach chips also.
14. CAULIFLOWER BUFFALO BITES
15. ALMOND CRACKERS
VITAMIN RICH-FRUIT SNACKS
16. DRIED PRUNES
17. GRAPEFRUIT SORBET
Did you know that grapefruit is one of the healthiest fruits to consume? It's high in powerful antioxidants, and rich in Vitamin A & C. Although it's flavor may be a bit ehm... overwhelming turning it into a sorbet makes it a very refreshing and yummy sweet snack.
18. DRIED APRICOTS
Dried apricots are one of the best sources of Vitamin A. Every 100 grams of dried apricots contain 72% of the recommended daily intake. Also a good source of iron and pretty sweet to satisfy sweet cravings!
19. FRUIT & YOGURT GRANOLA CUPS
20. CHUNKY APPLESAUCE
How about switching the 'one apple a day keeps the doctor away' to 'one bowl of applesauce a day keeps the doctor away'. Well, I don't know if it will in fact, but it's definitely a healthy sweet fruit snack. Very comforting and fulfilling!
21. DRIED CRANBERRIES
One of my personal favorites. Dried cranberries are a great source of dietary fiber, low in calories, and a great sweet snack. You can toss them on top of a salad, add them on your yogurt or ice cream, or simply grab a handful when you want something sweet!
22. FROZEN YOGURT COVERED BLUEBERRIES
23. RED VITALITY SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIES
HEALTHY SPREADS & DIPS
24. ALMOND BUTTER
This smooth almond butter is perfect to spread on top of your bread in the morning to kick start your day. You can even use it to make cookies or energy bites or mix in a smoothie. It's packed with calcium, magnesium, iron, and Vitamin E.
25. COCONUT BUTTER
This healthy butter is one of the best to have if you're looking to boost your immunity. Coconut butter contains lauric acid. This fatty acid is also found in breastfeeding milk and it's what helps a newborn baby build its immune system. The storebought version is one of the best, organic coconut butter's made only from raw coconut.
26. PURE GROUND SESAME TAHINI
Tahini is a well-known superfood that's high in Protein, Low in Carbohydrates, Rich in Omega 3 & 6's. You can easily make it at home although it doesn't have a big difference with storebought. Other than using it as a spread, there are tons of healthy ways to use tahini. Turn it into a salad dressing, in a fruit dip, or even to make cookies and cakes.
27. VEGAN NUTELLA
If you are a fan of Nutella here's a healthier version of it. Made with dark chocolate and less sugar. Homemade version yields a creamy and thick spread while storebought version contains chia and flaxseeds.
28. ALL NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
29. PEANUT BUTTER & GREEK YOGURT DIP
A yummy, fueling & fulfilling dip that's perfect to serve as a fruit dip. What's even best about it is that it can be ready in seconds. How quickly can you whisk? And can enjoy its sweetness guilt-free!
30. BEST CLASSIC HUMMUS
Hummus is LOADED with nutrients, it's very fulfilling and comes with the most amazing flavor. No wonder why there's a Hummus craze going on. Here's the absolute best recipe to make quickly make at home.
31. HUMMUS WITH AVOCADO & LIME
HEALTHY SNACKS FOR KIDS
32. CRUNCHY APPLE CHIPS
These crunchy apple chips are a great snack for kids. A nutritious portable snack that is not loaded with sugar or preservatives. They're also pretty easy to make at home with only 3 ingredients. No frying needed!
33. HEALTHY GUMMY BEARS
Did you know that kids can have candy in a healthy way? I'm so excited to have found out myself since these fruity gummy bears are one of my all time favorites also. The homemade version is made only with fruits, honey, and gelatin. While storebought are Vegan and contain 100% daily value of Vitamin C!
34. TODDLER-FRIENDLY VEGGIE & FRUIT MUFFINS
35. PAN FRIED CINNAMON BANANAS
The ideal kid snack for busy mom's. Ready in just a few minutes with only a handful of ingredients. Fried bananas are even more flavorful than raw ones. And if your kid is a picky eater you can even substitute cinnamon with some organic cocoa powder.
36. WHOLE GRAIN COOKIES
Every kid loves a chewy cookie. Most are loaded with sugar though and are not so healthy to have very often. These whole grain cookies are much more nutritious with less sugar and a very yummy flavor!
37. STRAWBERRY YOGURT BARK
This is THE SNACK for kids. It's healthy super easy to make, needs only 2 ingredients like yogurt and strawberries (even though you can add more fruit and nuts of your preference). And it has two things that kids can't say no to, 1 it's frozen and 2nd it has strawberries!
38. CHOCOLATE GRANOLA
Need some healthier breakfast cereal for your kids? This chocolate granola is all you need. It's so yummy and full of chocolate that will make your kids go craaaa-zy! Serve on top of yogurt, in almond milk or coconut milk for an even more nutritious breakfast.
39. STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE WITH YOGURT
40. PEANUT BUTTER BANANA CUPS
42. SPICY TUNA WRAPS
43. HOMEMADE FROZEN YOGURT
I know it's not something you haven't tried before but it's healthier than ice cream. Plus this recipe is the best you can find to make real frozen yogurt at home. Top with some raspberry or blueberry syrup for even more flavor.
44. SWEET POTATO FRIES
45. RAW ALMONDS
Eating almonds every day is associated with greater weight loss and higher fat metabolism. They're also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. And what's even best about these raw natural almonds is that they come in 100-calorie on the go bags. Can't go wrong there...
46. AUTHENTIC MEXICAN GUACAMOLE
A 50g serving of avocados contains 80 calories. And even though they contain a high percentage of fat, it's a healthy fat that boosts your metabolism. Note though, this recipe will produce the most delish guacamole you have ever tried, so proceed with caution.
47. NATURALLY SWEET DARK CHOCOLATE COCONUT BALLS
When on a low-calorie diet your sugar levels will drop often and you'll often crave for something sweet. And what's more energizing and satisfying than chocolate? That would be these coconut chocolate balls! The perfect bite-sized sweet snack to keep you going.
48. DEVILED EGGS