Delicious Healthy Snacks and Healthy Snack Recipes

Finding healthy snack recipes for yourself and your family can be a challenge. A small yogurt with fruit has the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar!

Most people don't realize that granola bars are also extremely high in sugar. And highly processed foods such as Goldfish crackers and processed cheese have no nutritional value, as well as being loaded with hidden sugars and chemical additives and preservatives.

If you tend to reach for sweet snacks, the high-protein snacks found here will help curb your sweet cravings. Protein is the building block of the whole body. 

A pic of one of the healthy snack recipes, plain yogurt and fruit

Growing children need protein at every meal and protein snacks in between meals. So it's important to find soem healthy snack recipes that are high in protein. Protein helps to build healthy bones, muscles, teeth, hair and skin. It is used to carry oxygen to the cells, and to fight against infection.

Usually, if I find myself craving some chips or another unhealthy snack, I know that I am simply hungry. I reach for some easy, healthy snacks and the craving is gone. I never leave home without one of my favorite healthy snack recipes, homemade Trail Mix Recipe. That way, when I am out and getting hungry I have a healthy snack to tide me over until meal time.

If you start to replace any refined, processed, highly sweetened snacks you have on hand with these healthy snack recipes and alternatives you will be on the right track to a healthy lifestyle and a healthier, happier, slimmer you. Try these healthy snack recipes, drop the pounds and watch your energy skyrocket!

Healthy Snack Recipes Food List

Keep these on hand to help you put together easy healthy snack recipes and snacks:

  • Plain organic Yogurt (low fat for those who choose)
  • Healthy crackers such as Kavli or Ryvita
  • Organic brown rice cakes or regular rice cakes without salt if you are in a pinch
  • Raw almonds (not roasted and no added salt) walnuts, other nuts. Avoid peanuts as they are high in aflatoxin, a toxin from mold which is hard on the liver. Limit your intake of nuts and nut butters if you need to lose weight.
  • Raw almond butter, and other nut butters. Again, avoid peanut butter.
  • Low fat cheese or raw milk cheeses, low fat cottage cheese (check the sodium content)
  • Raw carrot sticks, celery, red peppers and any other vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, radishes, etc.
  • Bananas, apples, other fruits. Note: If you have a lot of sweet cravings, choose more vegetables and eat only 1 or 2 fruits per week.
  • Dried organic apricots - these should be brown. The ones that are bright orange have been treated with sulfites.
  • Organic raisins and other dried fruit. Again, limit consumption of dried fruits if you need to reduce your intake of sweets.
  • Raw, organic, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
  • Cooked chick peas for hummus and spreads
  • Organic tofu for spreads
  • Stevia and or Xylitol, for natural sweeteners (found in the health store)
  • Dates for sweetener in baked goods
  • Whole grain, stone ground flours, kept in the fridge
  • Natural flavor essences, vanilla, almond, etc.

Healthy Snack Recipes and Ideas:

Plain Yogurt with:

  • fresh or frozen (defrosted) berries
  • apples and cinnamon
  • bananas and walnuts
  • chopped almonds
  • natural flavorings, vanilla, almond, maple, etc.
  • organic coconut
  • dried fruit, chopped apricots, dates, etc.
  • stevia or xylitol as natural sweeteners
  • organic, raw, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds
  • homemade granola
  • wheat germ, wheat bran, oat bran
  • ground flax seeds, sesame seeds
  • a good quality whey protein powder

You can also take some soft organic tofu with yogurt (or without the yogurt for a vegan snack), mix it in the blender and add any of the above ingredients. 

More Healthy Snack Recipes and Ideas:

Healthy crackers, brown rice cakes or whole grain bread topped with: 


Raw almond butter, or other nut or seed butters
Low fat cheese
Hummus 
Vegetarian Spread
Tofu Spread

Please note that most crackers are made with modified palm oil and are high in salt. Check the labels to find crackers made with healthy ingredients (e.g. Kavli or Ryvita). Organic brown rice cakes are also a great choice!

My favorite healthy snack recipes

A pic of one of the healthy snack recipes, hummus

Raw Vegetables with dips: 

Hummus:

Most people buy hummus but it takes just a few minutes to make with a food processor. I've brought this to many pot lucks and everyone wants to have my recipe. This is a must on your list of healthy snack recipes.

Veggie Dip Recipe
Tofu spread


Raw organic nuts
Apple with low fat cheese
Apple with almonds
Banana with almond butter

My Power Bars: The Best of all Healthy Snack Recipes

Protein Power Bars

I've tried so many power bar recipes but I always come back to this one. So filling, they will keep you satisfied a very long time. Perfect for after sports or out on a trail. I've given this recipe to literally hundreds of people, always with rave reviews! You must try these! The most delicious of any healthy snack recipes.


A pic of one of the healthy snack recipes, trail mix

Trail Mix Recipe

Simple fare, but nutritious to the max. Packed with protein, super high in vitamins and minerals, this is my go-to snack that I eat almost every day!

A pic of one of the healthy snack recipes, banana muffins

Healthy Banana Muffins

Everyone raves about these simple banana muffins. No need for sweetener if you prefer, ripe bananas add enough sweetness.




Sugar free Desserts

How to Make Smoothies

A pic of one of where to get more  healthy snack recipes, the author's cook book

Hi, I'm Sue-Anne Hickey, welcome to my site. I've been enjoying the benefits of following a healthy diet and lifestyle for over 28 years and as a certified naturopath, I love to help my clients do the same as well as easily drop the pounds they want to. Contact me to know how I can help you!

As you can see there are many healthy snack alternatives, these are but a few to get you started. Experiment on your own and instead of your energy crashing after a sugary snack, you will maintain a healthy, high level of energy throughout the day. 

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