50 Healthy Snack Ideas


Whenever I tell people we eat a whole foods diet, the first question I get is, “What is that?  What do you eat?”

So I try to explain that we’ve cut out all processed junk foods, chips, packaged snacks, cookies etc.  And we eat whole foods, as close to their original raw state as possible.

“But what do you snack on?” is usually the follow up question.

If you have kids like me, you know how crucial snacking is.  There is something about just opening the pantry or fridge and instantly having something to munch on.

So, yes, we still snack and yes my kids are still as snacky as ever.

I’ve compiled a list of 50 Healthy Snacks that you will almost always find in our house at one time or another.  They are mostly GMO free, don’t contain huge amounts of sugar or additives or dyes and, for the most part, are unprocessed.

  1. Roasted Tomatoes Crostini
  2. Baked Jalapeno Poppers
  3. Fresh Tabbouli from Trader Joes on whole wheat crackers
  4. Peanut Butter & Oat Energy Bitespbutteroatsresize
  5. Fresh fruit – if you’re in a pinch grab a cut up fruit platter in the fresh produce section of your market.
  6. Maple & peanut butter banana bites – these are really good, but be sure to use only real maple syrup, not the cheap processed kind.
  7. GMO free tortilla chips with homemade Guacamole (or Trader Joes makes a killer one!)
  8. Crispy Rice Treats
  9. Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Cookies
  10. Half a slice of whole wheat toast with a tablespoon of real natural peanut butter and sliced bananas – great for a post workout!
  11. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
  12. Freshly popped popcorn – LOVE LOVE LOVE my air popper!
  13. Veggie Quesadillas
  14. Medjool Dates with almonds
  15. Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups
  16. Hard boiled egg and sliced apple
  17. A cup of chicken noodle soupchicken noodle soup
  18. Ants on a Log: Take a celery stick and spread some peanut butter and top with raisins
  19. Frozen Banana Split
  20. Cheese Platter with grapes, fresh olives, crackers – look around your area for fresh markets that have salad bars.  One near us has a Mediterranean one with some amazing olives.
  21. Broccoli Crunch Salad
  22. A whole wheat English muffin with a Tablespoon of sauce and fresh mozz cheese
  23. Carrot Salad
  24. Freshly made Hummus with veggies or tortilla chips – hit the salad bar at the supermarket for some
  25. Panzanella Bread Salad
  26. Fruit salad
  27. Almonds, Walnuts or Pecans
  28. Apple slices with peanut butter or cheese
  29. Mocha Coffee Frappe
  30. Tuna and Triscuits
  31. Seeds have tons of protein – pumpkin or sunflower seeds are great for snacking
  32. Carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, broccoli platter dipped in Ranch dressing
  33. GMO free tortilla chips with fresh salsa
  34. Banana Walnut Choc chip muffinbanana walnut choc chip muffin
  35. Trail Mix
  36. Gluten Free Peanut Butter & choc chip muffins
  37. Steel cuts oats with sliced bananas and blueberries
  38. Zucchini Walnut Apple Bread
  39. Homemade applesauce
  40. Blueberry Blast Smoothieblueberry yogurt blast smoothi
  41. Leftovers – we do this all the time!
  42. Organic yogurt with fresh fruit
  43. Immunity Boosting Smoothie
  44. Make 1 or 2 scrambled eggs – throw in some veggies too!
  45. Tuna Sliders – this recipe makes a ton, put them in the fridge wrapped up and you have an instant-walk-away-from-the-fridge snack
  46. A bowl of granola and whole organic milk (my favorite!!)pumpkin & flax seed granola
  47. Deli roll up with turkey, ham or roastbeef
  48. Lara Bar – I’m not a huge fan of prepackaged snacks but if you’re in a bind these are ones we usually have on hand
  49. Cheese and grape skewers – just alternate a small square of organic white cheese with grapes on a wooden skewer for a great kid snack
  50. Half a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with whole grain mustard

I hope some of these ideas help inspire you to rummage through your fridge and take a few minutes to prepare some healthy snacks for your and your family.  🙂

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  1. Martha White says:

    Hi, Debi!
    Thank you for your web site and recipes. We were wondering what the bread at the top of the page is and where the recipe can be found. It looks amazing!

    Thank you!


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