26 Healthy Snack Recipes

A group of healthy snack recipes including granola parfait and avocado dip.A group of healthy snack recipes including granola parfait and avocado dip.

These healthy snack recipes are fresh, colorful and loaded with plenty of nutrition including dishes such as sweet and juicy Mexican fruit cups and elegant caprese skewers.

If you’re looking for ways to get a little extra nutrition into your diet, there’s sure to be a sweet or savory healthy snack on this list to help keep the hunger away!

A group of healthy snack recipes like cowboy caviar and caprese skewers.A group of healthy snack recipes like cowboy caviar and caprese skewers.

I love a good snack and so do my children. I like to serve snacks that are are filled with colorful fruits, fresh veggies and lean proteins. The secret for a great guilt-free snack is to find recipes that are so packed with flavor that you won’t miss those extra calories.

Of course, kids can prefer the not so healthy treats, but what if they didn’t know it was good for them? I am a fan of recipes that look sinful, however double as a healthy alternative to the cookies and sweets.

Here are 26 healthy snack recipes that are so mouthwateringly delicious you (and your kids) won’t even bat an eye that they ARE good for you. They’re full of colorful veggies, protein packed nuts, healthy grains and more!

Enjoy these recipes guilt free and I won’t tell (if you don’t) your kiddos that they are good for them. Our secret.

26 Healthy Snack Recipes

A group of healthy snack recipes like blueberry muffins and corn salsa.A group of healthy snack recipes like blueberry muffins and corn salsa.

Avocado Dip Recipe

This avocado dip is made with ripe avocados, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno and sour cream, all blended together to make a creamy dip. Serve your avocado dip with chips, crackers or veggies for a light and simple party snack.

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A hand scooping out a portion of avocado dip with a tortilla chip.A hand scooping out a portion of avocado dip with a tortilla chip.

Frozen Yogurt Bark

Cold and refreshing frozen yogurt bark topped with swirls of jam and fresh berries. This healthy no-cook recipe uses only three ingredients.

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An image of berry swirl yogurt bark with berries and jam swirled into frozen yogurt.An image of berry swirl yogurt bark with berries and jam swirled into frozen yogurt.

Baba Ganoush

This baba ganoush is a creamy dip made of eggplant, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and spices. It’s a great healthier appetizer option, and can also be used as a sauce for grilled meats or vegetables.

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A hand dipping pita bread into baba ganoush.A hand dipping pita bread into baba ganoush.

Caprese Skewers

These caprese skewers combine tomatoes with basil, mozzarella, olive oil and balsamic for an appetizer that’s both easy and impressive!

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Chipotle Salsa

This chipotle salsa is a blend of fire roasted tomatoes, onion, chipotle peppers, cilantro and lime juice, all mixed together to make a smoky and spicy salsa. A quick and easy appetizer option that takes just minutes to prepare and always gets rave reviews!

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A bowl of chipotle salsa with tortilla chips in it.A bowl of chipotle salsa with tortilla chips in it.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked sweet potato chips are actually super crispy and flavorful! They are a fun and healthy afternoon project!

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An image of a bowl of baked sweet potato chips.An image of a bowl of baked sweet potato chips.

Healthy Granola Parfait

This granola parfait is made with a healthier granola. The parfait is layered with granola, dark chocolate, Greek yogurt and berries.

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Healthy Blueberry Muffins

These healthy blueberry muffins are made with whole wheat flour and oatmeal for added nutrition, but they still taste as good as the original version!

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These healthy blueberry muffins are made with whole wheat flour and oatmeal for added nutrition, but they still taste as good as the original version!These healthy blueberry muffins are made with whole wheat flour and oatmeal for added nutrition, but they still taste as good as the original version!

Corn Salsa

This corn salsa is fresh corn kernels combined with lime juice, cilantro, red onion and two types of peppers to make a light and refreshing dip. Serve your salsa with chips or use as a topping for grilled chicken or fish, then watch the rave reviews come in!

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A bowl of corn salsa served with chips.A bowl of corn salsa served with chips.

Avocado Toast

This avocado toast is fresh avocado mashed with lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings, then spread over sourdough bread. A quick and easy meal or snack option that can be customized in so many different ways.

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A plate of avocado toast with fresh parsley as a garnish.A plate of avocado toast with fresh parsley as a garnish.

Why is it important to have nutritious food between meals?

Snacks are important because they provide you with needed energy during the day, and can keep you from overeating at meals. Healthy snacks are particularly important because they provide your body with nutrition and will keep you full longer than an unhealthy snack which may be full of sugar and fat.

A collection of images of colorful quick bites like hummus and fruit kabobs.A collection of images of colorful quick bites like hummus and fruit kabobs.

Cowboy Caviar

This cowboy caviar is a colorful and hearty dip that’s loaded with beans, avocado and veggies, all tossed in a zesty homemade sauce. It’s the perfect make-ahead dish for a potluck!

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A serving bowl of cowboy caviar made with beans and veggies, and garnished with cilantro.A serving bowl of cowboy caviar made with beans and veggies, and garnished with cilantro.

Chipotle Guacamole

This Chipotle guacamole is a copycat recipe that contains just six ingredients and takes just minutes to make. A great way to get that restaurant flavor in the comfort of your own home!

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A bowl of Chipotle guacamole with chips.A bowl of Chipotle guacamole with chips.

Fruit Kabobs

This recipe for fruit kabobs is a rainbow of fruit served on skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce.

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This recipe for fruit kabobs is a rainbow of fruit served on skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce. This recipe for fruit kabobs is a rainbow of fruit served on skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce..This recipe for fruit kabobs is a rainbow of fruit served on skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce. This recipe for fruit kabobs is a rainbow of fruit served on skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce..

Homemade Kind Bars

Now you can make your own delicious dark chocolate and sea salt KIND style bars at home that are healthier and much tastier with zero baking required!

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An image of several granola bars on a wire rack.An image of several granola bars on a wire rack.

Hummus Recipe

This hummus recipe is a smooth and creamy blend of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and seasonings. Homemade hummus so much better than anything you’d get at the store, and it also happens to be quite easy to make!

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A bowl of homemade hummus served with pita and vegetables.A bowl of homemade hummus served with pita and vegetables.

Salted Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Slices

These mandarin slices are dipped in luscious dark chocolate with a sprinkle of sea salt. They are a perfect way to enjoy a healthier chocolate treat!

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A picture of orange slices dipped half in chocolate.A picture of orange slices dipped half in chocolate.

Mexican Fruit Cups

This recipe for Mexican fruit cups is spears of tropical fruit, stacked in a glass and sprinkled with chile lime seasoning. A refreshing and unique take on fruit salad!

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This recipe for Mexican fruit cups is spears of tropical fruit, stacked in a glass and sprinkled with chile lime seasoning. A refreshing and unique take on fruit salad!This recipe for Mexican fruit cups is spears of tropical fruit, stacked in a glass and sprinkled with chile lime seasoning. A refreshing and unique take on fruit salad!

Peach Salsa

This recipe for peach salsa is the ultimate summer condiment. Juicy ripe peaches, herbs, and a bit of jalapeno creates a sweet and spicy salsa that’s perfect with chips, on fish or chicken, or even on a sandwich!

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This recipe for peach salsa is the ultimate summer condiment. Juicy ripe peaches, herbs, and a bit of jalapeno creates a sweet and spicy salsa that's perfect with chips, on fish or chicken, or even on a sandwich! #advThis recipe for peach salsa is the ultimate summer condiment. Juicy ripe peaches, herbs, and a bit of jalapeno creates a sweet and spicy salsa that's perfect with chips, on fish or chicken, or even on a sandwich! #adv

Paleo Gummies

Paleo gummies couldn’t be easier to make! The flavors, pomegranate, apple cinnamon and cranberry orange, are flavored with fruit juice & made with gelatin.

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Pico de Gallo Recipe

This easy pico de gallo recipe is the perfect topping for tacos and burritos and makes a great dip for tortilla chips!

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A bowl of pico de gallo with a tortilla chip in it.A bowl of pico de gallo with a tortilla chip in it.

What is a makes quick bite nutritious?

A healthy snack typically contains some combination of fruit, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains. I typically find that snacks with a protein component help me feel full the longest. Healthy snacks are a great way to make sure you’re getting your daily dose of fruits and veggies.

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Refrigerator Pickles

These refrigerator pickles are cucumbers that are pickled in a homemade brine with garlic, dill and spices. They’re so easy to make without all the hassle of canning, and these pickles taste SO much better than the store bought variety!

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A jar of refrigerator pickles with cucumber spears, garlic and dill.A jar of refrigerator pickles with cucumber spears, garlic and dill.

Shrimp Ceviche

This shrimp ceviche recipe is fresh shrimp marinated with cucumber, red onions, cilantro, avocado and diced jalapenos. It takes just minutes to make and is full of bold and zesty flavors.

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A bowl of shrimp ceviche marinated in citrus juice with tomato, avocado, cilantro and jalapeno.A bowl of shrimp ceviche marinated in citrus juice with tomato, avocado, cilantro and jalapeno.

Tzatziki Sauce

This tzatziki sauce is a creamy blend of Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs, all mixed together to make a zesty condiment or dip. Homemade tzatziki takes just minutes to make, and tastes way better than what you’d buy at the grocery store.

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A bowl of tzatziki served with pita bread and vegetables.A bowl of tzatziki served with pita bread and vegetables.

Turkey Avocado Roll Ups

These easy turkey roll ups are filled with smoked turkey, swiss cheese, avocado and spinach, all wrapped up and sliced into pinwheels. The perfect easy lunch or party snack!

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These turkey roll ups are pinwheel sandwiches filled with cheese, avocado, bacon, turkey and spinach.These turkey roll ups are pinwheel sandwiches filled with cheese, avocado, bacon, turkey and spinach.

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels

A rainbow of veggies and chicken are combined with ranch spread on a rolled tortilla to make healthy and delicious pinwheel sandwiches.

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Veggie pinwheels on a board filled with bell peppers, carrots, cabbage and spinach.Veggie pinwheels on a board filled with bell peppers, carrots, cabbage and spinach.

Veggie Tray

This homemade veggie tray is an assortment of colorful vegetables paired with a variety of flavorful dips. A crudite platter is a must-have for any party or gathering, it’s always a big hit with both kids and adults alike!

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A large veggie tray with assorted fresh and steamed vegetables, ranch dip and hummus.A large veggie tray with assorted fresh and steamed vegetables, ranch dip and hummus.

When you are looking for something light and satisfying, get to your kitchen and make one of these amazing recipes!