For most of us, having three large meals a day isn’t an easy way to live. You either find yourself unable to finish large meals in one sitting or end up going hungry between meals.
The simple solution, of course, is snacking! However, the majority of premade snacks you’ll find at a grocery store are loaded with fats and sugars that make them pretty unhealthy.
This article is your one stop shop for healthy snacks you can make at home, every day. That means low calories, minimal preparation time and maximum flavor!
This first recipe provides a bit of spice and crunch to snack time. Veggie based chips are all the craze these days, but they can often be pretty bland without a load of salt. That’s why this combination of flavors is perfect!
The best part about this snack is that you can pair it with pretty much anything. Have it as a side with your meal, dip it in some salsa or just eat an entire bowl on its own. You really can’t go wrong!
Our next recipe is one that you can throw together in under 5 minutes! You will need a food processor but it’s definitely worth it. These energy bars are chocked full of carbs and sugars to give you an energy boost but they don’t have as many calories as a chocolatey equivalent.
It’s pretty tough to find a tastier treat that requires this little preparation time!
If you’ve ever tried a caprese salad or avocado toast, you’ll know just what delicious snacks they can be. Combining the two is a stroke of genius! These flavors come together perfectly in a light, creamy, zesty plate that won’t take up too much of your calorie count.
Avocado toast is so popular these days that it can be a nice change of pace to try a twist like this.
Almond butter is something you can find in most stores nowadays, but is almost always full of unhealthy preservatives. Making it at home can avoid all the unhealthy ingredients and give you a delicious spread to enjoy with a variety of other foods. Of course, if you don’t like almonds, you can easily substitute it for another nut.
Going back to the theme of avocado toast, this recipe puts another unique twist on the classic. By using wholemeal bread thins instead of regular bread, you can cut down on carbs and calories even more. Pairing this base with creamy avocado, salmon and a host of other tasty treats makes this the kind of snack you could enjoy every day!
Granola bars are a pretty common healthy snack that everyone’s been recommended a million times before! The only problem is it takes so long to prepare and wait for it to bake that it’s not the sort of thing you could have every day. This recipe is perfect for a daily snack because you just need to microwave it or cook it on a stove!
We’ve just talked about the struggles of waiting for food to bake, but if you do have the time, this recipe is definitely worth it. Instead of going for veggie chips, this sweet treat provides a real zing to your daily snacking. Plus, baking them instead of roasting or deep frying cuts down on the fats and calories that come with cooking oils.
Perk up your boring old oat snacks with a bit of fruit and flavor in this recipe. This is perfect for a summery afternoon snack when local strawberries are in season and you want something light and healthy to fill your stomach. This is a really versatile recipe so you can add or remove any number of ingredients to suit your tastes.
Kale chips get a pretty bad reputation when it comes to healthy snacks. However, sea salt and garlic are the perfect way to liven up a potentially boring veggie chip, without adding too much unhealthy stuff.
Of course, baking these eliminates all the unhealthy oils that come with regular potato chips, so there’s no excuse not to try them out!
This recipe definitely takes a little longer to make than some of the others on our list, but the end result is so delicious you won’t even care! It’s the sort of thing you can make at the start of the week and enjoy every day after. It’s gluten free, uses exclusively healthy ingredients and is packed full of flavor. What’s not to love?
If the other chips on our list don’t take your fancy, sweet potatoes are the next ingredient you should try out. The combination of sweet and savory flavors can’t be matched by any other veggie. You can accompany these with any number of other foods, dips and spreads, too.
12. Cowboy Caviar
You might have to saddle up for this recipe because the flavors here can get pretty wild! It takes a lot of different ingredients but produces a salad/dip that has more flavors running through it than some entire meals. We wouldn’t recommend straying too far from the recipe because each ingredient has been carefully selected, but no one’s saying you can’t.
This is the second oat square recipe on our list but also a completely unique set of ingredients and flavors. Crunchy pistachios and coconut flakes complement the texture of baked oats perfectly. Again, this is one where you can add or remove ingredients as you like. However, if you stick to the recipe, we’re sure you’ll love it too!
Cauliflower is like one of those magical ingredients that you can substitute into any unhealthy dish and keep it tasting delicious. In this case, you’re basically recreating deep fried chicken dippers with all the delicious flavors and none of the unhealthy stuff.
It only takes around 35 minutes to make, 25 of which is spent waiting for it to bake, so this is the sort of thing you could easily have every day!
A pretty underrated ingredient in healthy snacks, chickpeas provide a lot of protein and are versatile enough to do anything with. In this case, you’ll be air frying without any unhealthy fat to produce a crunchy snack you can eat on its own or sprinkle it on top of a salad.
We’re back with another strawberry recipe now because it really is one of the tastiest fruits out there and it livens up any sweet treat. This oat-based recipe uses all the classic healthy ingredients we’ve seen before and utilizes an uncommon but brilliant flavor combination with rhubarb and strawberries.
17. Baba Ganoush
This recipe from famous British chef, Jamie Oliver, will give your tastebuds a Middle Eastern treat. It’s a Lebanese classic that takes so little time to make that you’ll never be left hungry for too long when you have the ingredients laying around. Dip crackers, breadsticks or veggies into this snack and it’ll definitely liven up your day.
18. Banana Muffins
Muffins and cupcakes are some of everyone’s favorite sweet snacks but they’re always so unhealthy, right? Well, this recipe manages to create a delicious fruity muffin that has fewer calories than anything you’ll pick up at a supermarket. It doesn’t even take that long to make and only requires 15 minutes of prep time!
Smoothies are a seriously underrated snack and anyone with a good blender should be utilizing them as often as possible. This persimmon smoothie recipe is a delicious alternative to the same old fruit smoothie blends you see all the time. The addition of spices perks the flavors up even more than just the tasty persimmon does on its own.
The final recipe on our list is certainly one of the best. Cheesecakes are SO tasty and even the strictest dieter can’t resist them from time to time. With this yogurt alternative, you won’t have to worry nearly as much about calories and unhealthy ingredients, but you’ll still be left with that gorgeous, creamy texture and flavor.
So there you have it, those were our favorite 20 healthy snacks that are easy to make and can be enjoyed every day. We really mean it too- you can have these snacks every day of the week and still not get bored of them.
However, with such a great range of delicious snacks to choose from here, we recommend you try them all anyway.