Snacks Healthy Ideas

The best snacks are the ones that are easy to make, taste great, and fill you upp without weighing you down. But instead of eating the same old thing every afternoon (anyone else have an almond obsession?), get creative with these fresh ideas

Cheesy Jalapeño Pretzel Bites

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sofabfood.com

Whether you’re making these pretzel bites as an after-school snack or party appetizer, they’re the perfect amount of savory and spicy.

Healthy Oven-Baked Chips

Healthy Oven-Baked Chips
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Replace greasy, fried potato chips with this healthy alternative, which is made by breading sliced zucchini and baking it in the oven. A dip in fat-free milk helps the breadcrumb coating stick, and Parmesan cheese gives the chips a deliciously crispy texture. Consider serving alongside hummus, carrots, or other crudité.

Cherry-Ginger Hermit Bars

Cherry-Ginger Hermit Bars
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Instead of chowing down on sugary cookies, try making these bars made from molasses, dried cherries, and candied ginger.

All-Natural Multigrain Waffle

All-Natural Multigrain Waffle
azureedge.net

Van’s All-Natural Multigrain Waffle with fruit preserves (or honey or fresh berries)….

Jam Yogurt

Jam Yogurt
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For a sweet boost to your afternoon yogurt, just add jam. Mix 1 Tbsp jam with 1 container nonfat plain Greek yogurt.

Cheese

Cheese
independent.co.uk

One-inch cube of hard cheese (like aged Gouda), plus four to six dried apricot halves.

Frozen Tropical Fruit Kebabs

Frozen Tropical Fruit Kebabs
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A healthy alternative to popsicles, these fruit kebabs feature pieces of frozen mango and pineapple. For extra sweetness, add a drizzle of white chocolate on top.

Cucumber Sushi

Cucumber Sushi
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We know it’s not real sushi but we love it just the same.

Hummus Deviled Eggs

Hummus Deviled Eggs
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There’s a reason this snack is a classic. Cut 2 hard-boiled eggs in half and discard the yolks. Add 2 tsp hummus to each half + a sprinkle of hot paprika, if desired.

Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus
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It’s like the best of hummus and guacamole combined.

Spiced Edamame

Spiced Edamame
generalmills.com

Sprinkle a pinch of Asian 5-spice seasoning on 1 cup steamed edamame.

Chocolate Chip Delight

Chocolate Chip Delight
thehyperhouse.com

Mix 1 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips + 6 oz nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt.

Keto Fat Bombs

Keto Fat Bombs
myketorecipes.com

Even if you aren’t on the keto diet, you will love these.

Protein Trail Mix

Protein Trail Mix
plantbasedcooking.com

Combine 2 cups air-popped popcorn + 2 Tbsp roasted peanuts + 2 Tbsp roasted edamame.

Bell Pepper Oven Fries

Bell Pepper Oven Fries
hearstapps.com

Guilt free and addicting.

Peanut Butter Banana Freeze

Peanut Butter Banana Freeze
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Cut 1 banana lengthwise, spread 1 tsp natural peanut butter on each side, sandwich together, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 4 hours.

Cool Ranch Crisps

Cool Ranch Crisps
slimpickinskitchen.com

Make your own cool ranch Doritos.

Parmesan Fries

Parmesan Fries
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Heat oven to 450° F. In a bowl, combine 1 cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs + 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan + ½ tsp garlic powder + 1¼ tsp kosher salt + ½ tsp black pepper + 1 Tbsp olive oil. Cut 1 medium eggplant into 3-in.-long sticks (about ½-in. thick). Coat the sticks in ½ cup whole-wheat flour, then 3 large beaten egg whites (let the excess drip off), then the panko mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Transfer to nonstick foil–lined baking sheets and bake until golden brown and tender, about 20 minutes.

Greek Sushi

Greek Sushi
hearstapps.com

Get your chopsticks ready!

Celery with Cream Cheese

Celery with Cream Cheese
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Spread 1 Tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese on each of 4 celery stalks.

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