30 Best Healthy Snacks Recipes
We all want healthy foods to eat throughout the day. Most of us prepare meals for lunch or dinner that includes a lot of foods packed with high nutrition. However, we sometimes tend to forget that our in-between snacks should also provide additional nutrition that will benefit our health. There are so many snacks you can easily create at home that is healthy, nutritious, and very delicious at the same time. Try to be inventive and creative, and don’t get bored when you want to stick to a healthy snacking plan. Here are 30 healthy snacks recipes that are specifically made to bridge the gap between your lunch and dinner.
In 2 minutes or less, you can get the diet plan that will turn your body into a fat burning machine.
Beet Chips with Curried Yogurt
Beet chips contain healthy amounts of fiber that is great when you are trying to lose weight. Yogurt contains protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B-2 and B-12. Curry powder is also rich in fiber, magnesium, and calcium, and it provides iron, potassium, and vitamin C. This snack provides 180 calories, 5 grams of fiber, 6 grams protein, and 11 grams fat.
- 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain & low-fat
- 1 cup of beet chips
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
- Mix the curry powder and Greek yogurt together
- Serve this snack with beet chips.
Roast Beef and Horseradish Cream On Pear
This delicious snack contains 149 calories, 3 grams fiber, 15 grams protein, and only 4 grams of fat. Roast beef is rich in protein and vitamin B-6 and B-12. Horseradish provides vitamin C and zero fats while pear is an excellent source of fiber.
- 1 tablespoon sour cream, low-fat
- 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
- 3 slices of deli roast beef
- ½ sliced pear
- Fresh herbs such as chervil, parsley, or tarragon
- Mix the sour cream and prepared horseradish.
- Top the sliced pear with the mixed sour cream and horseradish, 3 slices of deli roast beef, and fresh herbs such as parsley, tarragon, or chervil.
Crackers with Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread and Banana
This naturally sweet snack provides 214 calories, 6 grams fiber, 4 grams protein, and 7 grams fat. The chocolate-hazelnut spread contains protein, carbohydrates, and fiber, while banana provides potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6.
- 2 bread crackers
- 1 small banana, sliced
- 1 tablespoon chocolate-hazelnut spread
- Spread the chocolate-hazelnut generously on the bread crackers.
- Put the sliced bananas on top of the bread crackers.
Ham and Jicama Wraps
This healthy snack will give you 74 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 8 grams protein, and 2 grams of fat. Ham is a good source of iron and vitamin B-6 and B-12.
- 3 slices of ham
- 6 jicama or celery sticks
- 1 teaspoon of whole-grain mustard for dipping
- Divide evenly and wrap the 3 slices of ham to the 6 jicama or celery sticks.
- Serve with mustard for dipping.
Minty Pea Dip with Pretzel Chips
This quick snack contains 209 calories, 5 grams fiber, 8 grams protein, and zero fats. Peas are rich in vitamin C & A, and it is also a good source of fiber, calcium, and magnesium.
- ½ cup frozen peas
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
- 15 pretzel chips
- 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- Mash the frozen peas with the fresh mint and lime juice and mix well to create your dip.
- Serve the pretzel chips with the dip.
Banana, Kale, and Almond Milk Smoothie
This delicious and super healthy smoothie contains 201 calories, 5 grams fiber, 5 grams protein, and 4 grams of fat. Banana is rich in potassium, carbohydrates, magnesium, and vitamin C. Kale contains high levels of vitamin C, potassium, and calcium, while almond milk is also a great source of carbohydrates and potassium.
- 1 medium-sized banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup kale, chopped
- 1 cup almond milk
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
- Puree until it has a smooth and thick consistency.
Bagel with Ricotta and Strawberries
If you love strawberries, you should definitely try out this healthy snack. It contains 148 calories, 4 grams fiber, 7 grams protein, and 5 grams fat. Strawberry is a low-calorie fruit that is rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin-B6. It also contains antioxidants that can fight free-radical damage to your body.
- ½ toasted whole-grain flat bagel
- 1/3 cup strawberries, sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh ricotta
- 1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
- Spread ricotta on the toasted flat bagel.
- Top the bagel with sliced strawberries.
- Finally, drizzle on top with honey or agave nectar.
Lemony Avocado with Endive Dippers
This new avocado snack contains 12 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat, and 143 calories. Avocado is good for the heart because it contains high levels of monounsaturated fat. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
- 1/3 avocado, chopped
- 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
- Endive leaves
- A pinch of kosher salt
- Mash the avocados with the fresh lemon juice and add a pinch of kosher salt.
- Serve this delicious snack with endive leaves.
Rice Cake with Peanut Butter, Coconut, and Dried Cherries
This naturally sweet and delicious rice cake snack contains only 177 calories with 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams protein, and 11 grams of fat.
- 1 rice cake
- 2 teaspoons shredded coconut, toasted and unsweetened
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons of dried cherries
- Spread the peanut butter on the rice cake.
- Sprinkle on top with shredded coconut.
- Finally, top the rice cake with dried cherries.
Frozen Yogurt with Blueberries and Cardamom
This cold and delicious snack contains 182 calories, 2 grams fiber, 4 grams protein, and 5 grams of fat. Blueberry is good for the heart because it contains folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, vitamin B6, and phytonutrients. Yogurt is good for your bones because it has high levels of calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup of vanilla yogurt, frozen
- A pinch of cardamom
- Put the blueberries on top of the frozen yogurt
- Add the cardamom
- Serve and enjoy.
Cherry Tomatoes with Goat Cheese
This is a great snack if you are minimizing your daily calorie intake. It only contains 98 calories and it provides essential nutrients such as 6 grams of protein, 1 gram fiber, and 7 grams fat. Cherry tomatoes are just as nutritious as the bigger tomatoes since they are also rich in vitamin C, fiber, and protein. Goat cheese is a good source of calcium, protein, and iron.
- 2 tablespoons of fresh goat cheese
- 5 large cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 teaspoons of herbs such as basil, chives, or parsley, chopped
- Top the cherry tomatoes with goat cheese.
- Sprinkle the chopped herbs on top.
Add some sesame oil and sesame seeds to your usual popcorn snack for more nutritional benefits. The Sesame popcorn provides 152 calories, 5 grams of fiber, 4 grams protein, and 4 grams fat. Sesame seeds are very nutritious high amounts of dietary fiber, iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
- 4 cups popped popcorn
- ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
- Toss popcorn together with the sesame oil and sesame seeds.
- Serve and enjoy!
Celery Sticks with Hummus and Olives
This healthy and simple snack contains 129 calories, 5 grams fiber, 5 grams protein, and 8 grams of fat. Hummus is a great source of fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B-6. Celery can provide you with good amounts of folate, potassium, fiber, and molybdenum.
- 3 tablespoons of hummus
- 3 celery sticks
- 3 kalamata olives, sliced
- Top the celery sticks with hummus and kalamata olives
- Serve and enjoy!
Dark Chocolate and Nut Clusters
Chocolate lovers will surely love this snack. It contains 195 calories, 3 grams fiber, 4 grams protein, and 14 grams of fat. Dark chocolate is a good source of carbohydrates, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Nuts contain high levels of protein, magnesium, and vitamin B-6.
- ¼ cup roasted nuts, unsalted
- 1 oz melted dark chocolate, should be 70 to 80 percent cocoa
- Mix together the melted dark chocolate and the roasted nuts.
- Drop the dark chocolate with nuts to the wax paper.
- Put in the refrigerator until set.
Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Yogurt
This delicious sweet potato fries with chipotle yogurt is an addicting but healthy snack that you have to try. Sweet potato is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid.
- 14 sweet potato fries, frozen
- 2 tablespoons yogurt, plain & low-fat
- ½ teaspoon chipotles in adobo sauce
- Cook the frozen sweet potato fries by following the package directions.
- For your dipping, mix the plain low-fat yogurt with the chipotles in adobo sauce.
- Serve the sweet potato fries with the dipping.
Spicy Watermelon and Pistachios
This spicy delicious snack can provide you with 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams protein, 3 grams fat, and 126 calories. Watermelon is rich in vitamin A, C, and B6. It also contains lycopene and amino acids,
- 2 cups of cut-up watermelon
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons roasted pistachios, chopped and unsalted
- ½ teaspoon lime zest, grated
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
- Toss the cut-up watermelon together with the grated lime zest and fresh lime juice.
- Sprinkle on top with cayenne pepper and roasted pistachios.
Mango and Raspberry Smoothie
This is definitely a refreshing smoothie that is good for your health. It contains 173 calories, 7 grams fiber, 6 grams protein, and 2 grams of fat. Mango is a good source of carbohydrates, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and potassium. Raspberry contains ketones that have the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
- ½ cup coconut water
- ½ cup raspberries, frozen
- ½ cup frozen mango
- 2 oz of tofu
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar
- Combine all the ingredients together in a blender.
- Puree until you get a smooth consistency.
Whole-Grain Bread with Almond Butter and Peaches
Almond butter and peaches are the main ingredients in this delicious and healthy snack. This snack provides you with 135 calories, 3 grams fiber, 6 grams protein, and 7 grams of fat. Peach is a good source of fiber and vitamins A and C, while almond butter is rich in potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium.
- 2 teaspoons of almond butter
- ½ sliced peach
- 1 slice whole-grain bread, toasted
- Spread the almond butter on top of the toasted whole-grain bread
- Top the bread with a sliced peach.
Homemade Granola Bar
This homemade granola bar is full of oats and wheat germ that are rich in fiber and vitamin E. The sweetness will come from the dried cranberries. Your kids will also love this delicious granola bar.
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
- ¾ cup wheat germ, toasted
- ¾ cup dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg whites
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, and then spray 13″ by 9″ metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line the pan with foil, with ends extending 2 inches over short sides of pan and spray foil.
- Spread oats in a glass pie plate and microwave on High, in 1-minute increments, for 4 to 5 minutes or until the color is golden and fragrant, stirring occasionally. Let it cool down to room temperature.
- Combine oats, wheat germ, brown sugar, walnuts, cranberries, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in oil, honey, and egg whites until well mixed. Transfer to the prepared pan. Using your wet hand, press to even the layer.
- Bake up to 35 minutes or until it becomes dark golden. Cool the pan on a wire rack.
- When cooled down, use the foil to transfer to cutting board. Cut into 6 strips lengthwise, and then cut each strip crosswise into thirds. The result should be roughly 4 1/4″ by 1 1/2″ bars. Store in tightly sealed container at room temperature up to 1 week, or you can place in a freezer up to 1 month.
Microwave Potato Chips
You can make your own crispy potato chips without the use of a deep fryer and it is 8 grams less fat than the regular chips. The serving size of this recipe is 12 to 14 chips, and it provides only 141 calories, 2 grams fiber, 26 grams carbohydrate and 3 grams protein.
- 1 1/3 pound unpeeled and scrubbed red potatoes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Slice potatoes into 1/8 -inch thin rounds. Toss the slices in a medium bowl together with oil and salt to coat evenly.
- Coat a large a plate that is microwave-proof with cooking spray.
- Arrange some potato slices in a single layer on the plate. Microwave, uncovered, on High until some slices become brown, 2 to 3 minutes. This will also depend on potato thickness and microwave power. Turn the potato slices over and continue to microwave until they start to turn crispy and brown around the edges, 2 to 4 minutes more.
- Check every now and then and rearrange slices to prevent scorching.
- Transfer the chips to another plate and let it cool completely. The chips will crisp more as they cool down. Repeat with the remaining potato slices.
- Store the chips in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Wake Up Smoothie
You can start your day with this tasty wake-up smoothie. One cup of this smoothie provides 139 calories, 28 grams carbohydrates, and 4 grams protein.
- 1 ¼ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 banana
- ½ cup low-fat silken tofu or low-fat plain yogurt
- 1¼ cups frozen berries. You can use raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries
- 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
- Put the orange juice, frozen berries, banana, tofu or yogurt, and sugar, in a blender. Cover and blend until it becomes creamy.
- Serve immediately.
Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars
This is a fruit and nut cereal bar combination that is super healthy and packed with nutrition. One bar provides 286 calories, 4 grams fiber, 44 grams carbohydrates, and 5 grams protein.
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3 cups of puffed-grain cereals, unsweetened
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 cups dried apricots, chopped
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces silken tofu
- 1 cup honey
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup canola oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest, freshly grated
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a large jellyroll-style pan, preferably 15¼-by-10¼-inch, with cooking spray.
- Spread oats and walnuts on a baking sheet with sides. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes longer until fragrant and lightly golden. Transfer to a large bowl and add the dried apricots, puffed cereal, flour, and salt, and then stir to combine.
- Meanwhile, puree tofu, egg, oil, vanilla, honey, and lemon zest in a blender until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed. Make a well in the center of the oat mixture, and then fold in the tofu mixture until combined. Make sure to spread evenly in the prepared pan.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until it is firm in the center and golden brown. Allow it to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars with your knife.
Strawberry and Cream Cheese Sandwich
One sandwich serving can provide you with 123 calories, 3 grams fiber, 19 grams carbohydrates, and 4 grams protein.
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese, reduced-fat
- 2 slices of extra thin whole-wheat sandwich bread
- ¼ teaspoon honey
- ⅛ teaspoon orange zest, freshly grated
- 2 medium strawberries, sliced
- Combine honey, cream cheese, and orange zest in a bowl.
- Spread this mixture on the bread.
- Place the sliced strawberries on one piece of bread, top with the other.
This low-fat dairy breakfast is good for bone health and immunity. It is also a delicious way to start your day. One serving can provide you with 247 calories, 40 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, and 20 grams protein.
- ¾ cup low-fat cottage cheese or low-fat plain yogurt
- 2 teaspoons of wheat germ
- 1 cup of pineapple chunks, papaya chunks, or cling peaches
- Put the cottage cheese or yogurt in a small bowl.
- Top with your choice of pineapple, papaya, or peaches, and then sprinkle with wheat germ.
Blueberries with Lemon Cream
This delicious and creamy snack is delicious and very low in calorie. Just ½ cup of this snack provides 144 calories, 21 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, and 5 grams protein.
- 4 ounces cream cheese, reduced-fat
- ¾ cup vanilla yogurt, low-fat
- 2 teaspoons, lemon zest, grated
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- Break up the cream cheese in a medium bowl.
- Drain off any liquid from the yogurt
- Add yogurt and honey to the cream cheese bowl.
- Use an electric mixer and beat at high speed until it becomes light and creamy. Stir in the lemon zest.
- Layer the lemon cream and blueberries in dessert plates or wine glasses.
- If you are not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip
This is a very quick and simple snack to prepare. One serving can provide 93 calories, 8 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, and 13 grams protein.
- ½ cup cottage cheese, low-fat
- ½ cup snow peas and baby carrots
- ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper
- Mix the cottage cheese and lemon pepper.
- Serve with the snow peas and baby carrots.
This is an easy-to-prepare snack that is also a perfect fruity dessert. One serving provides 155 calories, 33 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, and 6 grams protein.
- 2 cups peach yogurt, nonfat
- ½ pint or about 1 ¼ cups fresh raspberries
- 1½ cups fresh, frozen, or canned pineapple chunks
- Divide evenly and layer yogurt, raspberries, and pineapple into 4 dessert glasses.
- Serve and enjoy.
This is a simple, low-calorie snack that you can also have a delicious dessert.
- 4 navel oranges
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Remove the rind and white pith from the oranges using a knife. Cut each of the oranges into 5 or 6 slices and arrange on 4 plates.
- Mix together the orange juice and lemon juice, cinnamon, and sugar. Spoon it over on top of the orange slices.
Banana Berry Smoothie
This creamy and nutritious smoothie is rich in fiber and soy protein. it contains 135 calories, 3 grams fiber, 2 grams fat, 4 grams protein, and 27 grams carbohydrates.
- 1 ¼ cups orange juice
- 1 cup frozen blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries
- 1 ripe medium banana, peeled and sliced
- 2 crushed ice cubes
- ½ cup silken tofu
- 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients and the crushed ice, except for the sugar, in a blender. Cover and blend until it becomes smooth and frothy.
- Sweeten with sugar, if you want. Serve immediately.
Chocolate and Nut Butter Bites
Chocolate lovers will definitely love this sweet snack. One serving provides 79 calories, 6 grams fat, 9 grams carbohydrates, and 1 gram protein.
- 8¼ oz squares of bittersweet chocolate
- 4 teaspoons almond, cashew, or pistachio butter
- Top each chocolate square with half a teaspoon nut butter of your choice. You can use almond, cashew, or pistachio nut butter.