Reviewed by Dietitian Jessica Ball, MS, RD
These healthy snack recipes are nutritious and filling ways to stay energized. Each of these snacks meets our heart-healthy nutritional benchmarks by being low in saturated fat and conscious of sodium. Additionally, these snacks are also made with anti-inflammatory ingredients like nuts, berries, and dark chocolate that support heart health and fight annoying inflammation symptoms like mental fog, digestion issues, and joint pain. Recipes like our Blueberry Lemon Energy Balls and our Raspberry Yogurt Cereal Bowl will help you feel refreshed and ready to tackle whatever the day throws at you.
Lemon Cookie Iced Energy Balls
Next time you’re craving some Girl Scout cookies, try these healthier no-bake cookies instead. Their bright, lemony flavor is balanced by the sweetness of the Medjool dates, and they are held together by millet and almond flour. Keeping the dough cold and dusting your hands with icing sugar will keep it from sticking to your hands as you shape them.
Peanut Butter Cinnamon Toast
This satisfying peanut butter banana toastie gets a dusting of cinnamon for an extra kick of flavor.
Whole Bagel Avocado Toast
You get all the flavor of a bagel all married with the creaminess of avocado toast in one healthy breakfast. Just toast, garnish, sprinkle, and go for that quick morning meal when you need to get out the door fast. Want to take it up a notch? Top with a poached or fried egg.
Blueberry-Lemon Energy Balls
If you’re looking for a midday snack, these irresistible cranberry-lemon balls come together in minutes and are a perfect snack on the go. Walnuts add a boost of plant-based protein and help keep you energized, while a little maple syrup adds sweetness.
Oatmeal with fruit and nuts
This healthy, protein-packed breakfast recipe gets a hint of sweetness from the apple and crunch from the nuts. Feel free to pick your favorite fruit (try berries or pears) and nuts (perhaps almonds or pistachios) to customize your healthy oatmeal.
Lemon Parmesan Popcorn
Spice up your popcorn with some Lemon Pepper and Parmesan.
Apple with Cinnamon Almond Butter
With a dash of cinnamon, this healthy snack goes from simple to ingenious.
Bowl Of Raspberry Yogurt Cereal
For breakfast, a snack, or a healthy dessert, try using yogurt instead of milk for your cereal. If you’re making it as a to-go snack, keep the grains separate and add just before eating.
Chocolate Banana Protein Shake
Red lentils give this smoothie a plant-based protein boost. To make this smoothie vegan, try using an unsweetened coconut drink or almond milk instead of milk.
Frozen yogurt mini parfaits
These mini yoghurt parfaits are a perfect dessert. You can use raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries in these bite-sized parfaits.
Fruit and yogurt smoothie
This simple fruit smoothie recipe calls for just three ingredients: yogurt, juice, and frozen fruit. Mix up your fruit combos from day to day for a healthy breakfast or snack that never gets boring.
Dates stuffed with almonds
Medjool dates are softer than their semi-dry cousins Deglet Noor and therefore much easier to stuff with almonds. This healthy snack recipe can also be turned into an addicting appetizer by adding some blue cheese to the filling.
Chia pudding with blueberries and almonds
Switch up your morning oatmeal routine with this oh-so-easy chia pudding recipe. It’s made just like overnight oats, combine chia and your favorite latte, let it soak overnight, then add juicy cranberries and crunchy almonds and dig in!
Snackwich Rice Cake
Upgrade your rice cake snack with a schmear of almond butter and a few sliced apples. This quick sandwich boasts 5 grams each of fiber and protein to help keep you satisfied.
Banana Energy Bites
Perfect for a breakfast or snack on the go, these energy bites will keep you fueled.
Roasted Chickpeas With Cinnamon And Sugar
Roasting canned chickpeas until crispy makes for a simple and healthy snack. In this riff on candied nuts, chickpeas are coated in cinnamon sugar to make them irresistible! This snack is best enjoyed the day it is made.
Homemade trail mix
Try it with a portable mix with any combination of dried fruit and nuts.
Coconut Cashew Breakfast Bites
Never skip breakfast again – keep these coconut and date bites in the fridge or freezer and you’ll always have a grab-and-go option for busy mornings.
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