30+ Healthy Snacks for Every Craving
30+ Healthy Snacks for Every Craving
These easy, healthy snacks will help to power you through the day. With a little planning and meal prep, you can make energy balls, granola bars, sweet treats, dips and more. Whether you’re craving something sweet, salty, or both, I’ve got you covered.
We’ve all been there. Its 3pm and the munchies kick in. So you end up grabbing the most convenient thing in your pantry. And while it’s okay to splurge once in awhile, there’s much healthier snack options that can be made right at home. Ones that are wholesome and will help to keep you energized throughout the day.
I’ve rounded up 30+ healthy snack ideas that are easy to make and won’t compromise on flavor. You’ll find things that are rich and creamy, sweet and nutty, or crispy and salty – basically anything your heart desires. And if timing is an issue, many of these items can be prepped in advanced or made in under 10 minutes.
Looking for an easy way to sneak in your fruits and veggies for the day? Smoothies are your answer. And if you’ve got protein powder or additional superfoods laying around, toss them in. It’ll give you the extra boost you need!
Best Green Smoothie
The green smoothie of your dreams! It’s made from wholesome ingredients such as apples, spinach, bananas, and avocados. It’ll fuel your mornings or provide a mid day pick-me-up.
Not only is this one deliciously sweet and creamy. But, it’s loaded with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. Yep, I’d say this smoothie is the best of both worlds.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This classic combination continues to be an all time favorite. Made with just four simple ingredients, it’s creamy, fresh, and all around healthy. Plus, I guarantee your kids will love it.
Peach Breakfast Smoothie
Come peach season, this smoothie is a must. Fresh peaches, yogurt, chia seeds, and a few spices are blended together for delicious, fill-you-up breakfast smoothie.
Spiced Persimmon Smoothie
There’s not better way to ring in fall than with this persimmon delight. And with the help of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, it makes for the ultimate cozy drink and immune booster.
Almond Orange Smoothie
If oranges are your jam, this one’s for you. Citrus notes pair perfectly with warm vanilla and banana flavors. Resulting in a delicious, creamsicle like smoothie.
Healthy Dips And Spreads
Move over ranch, these creamy dips and spreads are about to be your new favorites. They’re filled with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Plus, they’ll make eating fresh veggies or crackers way more fun.
The Best Hummus Recipe
This homemade hummus recipe will beat store-bought versions any day. It’s perfectly creamy, ultra fresh, and comes together in less than three minutes.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Roasted red peppers kick a classic hummus recipe up a notch. Not only is it smooth and creamy, but is quite flavorful with a hint of smokiness.
This dip has an irresistible smoky flavor – all thanks to the method of charring eggplants on a grill. Which makes it perfect for pairing with cooling cucumber slices.
This creamy, yogurt-based sauce will surely brighten up any summer snack plate. It’s got cooled cucumber bits, fresh dill, zesty lemon juice, and tons of garlic-y goodness.
This recipe is a no brainer once mango season hits. It’s bright, chunky, sweet, and has a little spice kick.
Best Ever Guacamole
A bowl of homemade guacamole never fails as a snack. With just a few fresh and simple ingredients, this recipe is guaranteed to be more flavorful than anything store-bought.
Chia Seed Jam
Aside from chia pudding, turn your chia seeds into an all-natural jam. It’s rich, sweet, and uses fresh ingredients that you won’t feel guilty about.
Roasted almonds are key to making the perfect batch of almond butter. It becomes ridiculously creamy, extra nutty, and great for dipping or spreading.
Easy and Healthy Baked Goods
These breads are made for those times where you just want a cozy and warm bite. They’re perfect for making ahead of time and freeze well. All you need to do is warm them up for one minute and voila.
Paleo Banana Bread
This paleo banana bread is super moist, flavorful, and super easy to make. There’s a reason it’s been a reader favorite for years.
Paleo Banana Nut Muffins
These muffins make for one healthy treat. They’re fluffy, moist, and filled with all sorts of delicious banana bread flavors and textures. Plus, they’re great for on-the-go.
If you’ve got some hummus or tzatziki on hand, this flatbread is your new best friend. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and made from a fresh and savory blend of herbs, vegetables, and chickpeas.
Paleo Blueberry Muffins
These muffins are great for when you’re craving something sweet and cozy. They’re moist, fluffy, and have a burst of fresh blueberries with every bite.
Paleo Zucchini Bread
Dive into zucchini season with this healthier version that’s gluten-free and dairy-free. It’s deliciously moist, flavorful, and perfect for a quick afternoon snack.
For Your Savory Healthy Snack Cravings
Surpass the potato chip temptation with these make-ahead savory bites. They’re filled with nutrients and protein, and will keep you full for much longer. And for things like meatballs, you can even prep those for a delicious lunch or dinner.
This recipe turns canned tuna into the perfect low-carb snack bite. They’re light in flavor, but just as juicy, tender and filling as your typical meatball. Plus they taste great dipped in homemade tzatziki sauce!
Ultimate Seed Crackers
Made from a blend of healthy seeds, these crackers will surely satisfy your crunchy cravings. Eat a few on their own or with any of the dips above!
Trail Mix Granola Bars
These delicious nut and seed bars are chewy, sweet, nutty, and are filled with clean ingredients. Plus, they’re versatile (just switch up your nuts and seeds) and so easy to whip up!
Chewy Granola Bars
If you’re looking for a chewier granola bar texture – this one is it. It’s perfectly sweet and salty, won’t fall apart, and a great on-the-go snack.
You can’t beat fresh popcorn for a super easy, low-carb snack. There’s many ways to make it at home, but I’ll show you how to microwave it – 3 ways!
These balls of chickpea and herb goodness are the perfect savory bite. And if you have time, whip up a quick tahini sauce to drizzle over them. The combination is pretty irresistible.
This naturally gluten-free flatbread is served up warm and smelling all sorts of delicious and nutty. Spread some hummus on it or top it with a fresh salad mix.
Egg-citing Healthy Snacks
The beauty of eggs are that they can turn into a full meal or a simple snack. So when you’re not making poached eggs, any of these recipes are perfect for a quick and easy option. Not to mention, eggs are filled with protein, vitamins, and omega-3’s.
Hard Boiled Eggs
This may be one of the best and easiest ways to get your protein all in one bite. They’re delicious with just a pinch of salt and are a great low-carb snack option.
Breakfast Egg Muffins
Prep a batch of these on a Sunday night and you’re golden for the week. These muffins are filling, low-carb, and perfect for an on-the-go healthy snack.
Classic Deviled Eggs
Aside from being an appetizer favorite, deviled eggs make for a deliciously healthy snack. They’re easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.
Avocado Deviled Eggs
These deviled eggs put a fun and healthy twist on the recipe above. The avocado filling is fresh and zesty with ingredients like red onion and lime juice.
Sweet, But Healthy Snacks
Of course I had to save the best for last: guilt-free sweet treats! Not only do these snacks boast tons of nutrients, they’re much healthier than your average candy bar. And yes, chocolate is included in some of these recipes.
Banana Bread Energy Balls
These energy balls make for a deliciously sweet yet healthy snack. They’re filled with nutritious, good-for-you ingredients, and are easy to make. Plus, they taste like mini bites of banana bread heaven!
Chia Seed Pudding
This is no doubt a Downshiftology favorite. Chia seeds magically turn into a delicious gel-like pudding. And when you top it off with fresh fruits, it’s such a refreshing and perfectly sweet snack.
Chocolate Chia Pudding
If you’re craving chocolate, you won’t have to feel guilty when eating this chocolate pudding. It’s creamy, indulgent and yet, loaded with nutrients.
Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Bites
Chocolate, almond butter, and banana is a dreamy and delicious combo. Similar to chocolate covered bananas, they’re the perfect frozen treat on a hot day – in bite-size form.
Chia Spiced Granola
A variety of nuts, seeds, and warming chai spices make for a cozy granola blend. Nibble on its own or crumble on top of a yogurt bowl.
Healthy Snacks Recipe Video
Want to prep some of these snacks in advance? Watch me make several of these healthy recipes to meal prep for the week!
30+ Healthy Snacks For Every Craving: Banana Bread Energy Balls
Banana bread energy balls are an easy, healthy snack that taste like your favorite banana bread recipe. Whip up a batch to enjoy throughout the week!
old fashioned rolled oats
from one medium banana
Add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse the mixture for 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides, then blend again until the mixture is fairly smooth, with a slight bit of texture. The dough will likely start to roll around the food processor when it’s blended enough.
Scoop a ball using a medium cookie scoop and roll it in between your hands. Continue this process until you’ve used up all the dough.
Enjoy the balls right away or place in a storage container. You can leave them at room temperature for softer balls or place in the fridge if you’d like them chilled and a bit firmer.
- If the balls don’t hold together, it’s likely the texture is too big. Just put it back in the food processor and pulse for a finer texture.
- The balls will be a little soft when you first roll them, but they’ll firm up as the oats absorb the maple syrup.
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