Snacking Healthy | 20 Healthy Snack Recipes

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In this snacking healthy article, we will share 10 healthy snack recipes, and 10 low in calorie foods for snacking healthy. That’s 20 different healthy snacks!

Conscious of our reader’s dietary needs, this article will also include gluten free snacks and vegan snacks.

We will share why snacking healthy is so important. Weight loss snack ideas, and homemade healthy snacks.

In this article you will find:

  • Snacking healthy
  • What are Healthy Snacks?
  • 10 Healthy Snack Recipes
  • Gluten Free Snacks
  • Vegan Snacks
  • 10 Low in Calorie Foods for Snacking Healthy
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Snacking Healthy

Snacking healthy is one of the most important, and most difficult things to do when embark ng on a new weight loss journey.

Between snacks, and dinner, most people fall off their diet! I’ve tackled the Healthy Easy Dinners route in my new cookbook… but I still want to address healthy snacks, as it’s extremely important!

How often do you plan out your meals, then fall off the plan once you hit your first snack of the day?

In this article, you’ll find 20 healthy snack recipes, plus 10 low in calorie foods for snacking healthy that require little to no preparation. This way you’re always well stocked on low calorie snacks.

How Many Calories are in a Healthy Snack?

Ideally healthy snacks are between 100-150 calories.

On a 1500 calorie diet plan, most people allot 500 calories per meal… but then they realize they don’t have the calorie “budget” for snacks.

We recommend, while on a 150 calorie diet plan, consuming 400 calories per meal, allowing for two 150 calorie snacks, or three 100 calorie snacks.

See below for lots of 100 calorie snack recipes and options.

When is Snacking Healthy?

So, when should you be snacking? Morning, afternoon, night?

The best answer for when is snacking healthy is simply, whenever you are hungry. Which one exception… late night snacking will ruin your diet!

Eating when you are hungry (not bored) is ideal. If you keep a food journal, you can see patterns as to when you usually snack.

How do you know if you’re bored, and not hungry?

Make a zero calorie drink instead of picking up a snack, we recommend a cup of tea, a fruit infused water, something all natural. Not a diet soda, or a zero calorie added powder or liquid, those may hurt weight loss.

The act of making something will help you decipher if you are actually hungry.

The act of drinking water or tea will help you decipher if you are actually thirsty and not hungry.

It’s a great method, try it next time you feel the need to snack… and if afterwards you are still feel hungry. Then get yourself a snack.

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What are Healthy Snacks?

Healthy snacks don’t have to be low calorie snacks. Healthy simply means they are high in nutrition, all natural, and low in sodium, sugar, and fat.

For the purposes of this website, Lose Weight By Eating, we will be focusing on low calorie snacks, and low in calorie foods.

To further answer the question, what are healthy snacks, I’ve supplied 20 examples and recipes for you to enjoy.

10 Healthy Snack Recipes

In the next sections you’ll find 10 healthy snack recipes. Some will be gluten free snacks, others will be vegan snacks, and there are a few high in protein snacks featured as well.

Some are gluten free snacks and vegan snacks… so here is a guide to help you choose your homemade healthy snacks.

  • Chocolate Strawberry Bites (Gluten Free Snack / Vegan Snack)
  • Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates (Gluten Free Snack / High Protein Snacks)
  • Chocolate Banana Ice Cream (Vegan Snack / Gluten Free Snack)
  • Homemade Chips and Salsa (Vegan Snack / Healthy )
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip (High Protein Snacks / Gluten Free Snack)
  • Low Calorie Deviled Eggs (High Protein Snacks / Gluten Free Snacks)
  • Cookie Dough Oatmeal Balls (Low in Calorie Snacks / Vegan Snack)
  • Goat Cheese Bruschetta (Low in Calorie Snacks / High Protein Snacks)
  • Banana Roll Ups (Low in Calorie Snacks / Vegan Snack)
  • Homemade “Wheat Thins” (Low Calorie Snacks / Vegan Snacks)
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Gluten Free Snacks

Healthy snacks come in all shapes and sizes, here are some gluten free snacks for my gluten intolerant readers.

Below in the Low In Calorie Foods section there are be lots more Gluten Free snacks… so don’t forget to keep scrolling!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bites

If you’re looking for gluten free snacks that are also healthy snacks, look no further!

These Strawberry bites are only 9 calories each, and you store them in the freezer… so you can have them ready anytime!Talk about great healthy homemade snacks!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bites

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These are just 9 calories each…. 9 calories!
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Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 75 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large strawberries
  • 1/8 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil or coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Cover a plate or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Slice the stems and tips off and discard , slice the strawberries into 3 discs and place on the parchment paper leaving room between each for chocolate runoff.
  • Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate, place a small sauce pan on your stove top and add about 1 cup of water to the pan. Add a glass, heat safe bowl to the top of the pan so that it sits slightly inside and the water but does not touch the water, just the steam. If need be remove some water. Add the chocolate to the bowl and continuously stir the chocolate while you bring the water in the pan to a boil. Once the chocolate is melted add the oil and remove from heat.
  • You can also melt the chocolate in your microwave. In a microwave safe bowl heat the chocolate chips in 10 second intervals, stir in between each 10 second round until chocolate is runny. Remove from microwave and add the oil stir well.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries, place in fridge for 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

8 Bites have:
Calories: 75
Fat: 5.5
Fiber:  1
Protein: 1.5
Carbs: 13

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal
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Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

These weight loss snacks are great for your sweet tooth! They curb your cravings while adding some protein so you stay full, longer.

This under 100 calorie snack is impressive and crave worthy. You can choose to omit the lavender if you don’t have, or don’t like.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates with Honey and Lavender

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These no cook stuffed dates are creamy and delcious!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 80 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Dates Halves and Pitted / 10 halves
  • 4 tbsp Goat Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Honey try to find some good local honey at your farmer’s market
  • 2 tsp Culinary Lavender
  • Sea Salt- optional

Instructions
 

  • Place halved and pitted dates on a plate, fill with a small amount of goat cheese.
  • Drizzle with honey, sprinkle on lavender and sea salt if you want them a little more savory and serve.

Notes

Each date half has:
Calories: 80
Fat: 3
Fiber: 1
Protein: 3
Carbs: 11

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal
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Find more Gluten Free Snack recipes in this Greek Yogurt Recipe Page:

Vegan Snacks

These vegan snacks can help curb your sweet and salty cravings!

If you’re looking for more vegan snacks, see below in the Low in Calorie Foods section

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

This vegan snack is easy to make any night of the week!

If you’re snacking healthy, you’ll eventually have sweet cravings. And this is one of many great healthy snacks that will help you stay on track.

More vegan low calorie snacks in the Low in Calories Foods section below.

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

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This creamy, vegan "Ice Cream" is low calorie too!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 0 mins
Freezing time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 92 kcal

Equipment

  • food processor or blender

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Bananas sliced
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Agave
  • 6 sprigs of Mint- optional

Instructions
 

  • Place sliced bananas in freezer overnight in a freezer bag or Tupperware.
  • When bananas are frozen and you are ready to serve place the bananas, milk, Cocoa powder and Agave into a food processor or blender and turn on.
  • Once it is smooth and creamy you can serve. Place in a pretty dish or glass, garnish with a little sprig of mint and serve.

Notes

Each serving has-
Calories: 92
Fat: 1
Fiber: 3
Protein: 1
Carbs: 22

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal
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Homemade Chips and Salsa

Everyone gets a salty craving from time to time, at that time it’s helpful to have a few homemade 100 calorie snacks on hand!

Low in calorie foods can often just be the homemade version. Fried chips are so big in calories, but healthy homemade snacks like this one come to the rescue.

For more low in calorie snacks to fit into your vegan diet, see below. There are plenty more vegan, low in calorie snacks in the sections below.

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Healthy Tortilla Chips with Salsa

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These homemade chips and salsa can easily be made vegan by picking your favorite vegan tortillas!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 40 kcal

Equipment

  • Pizza Wheel / Cutter

Ingredients
  

SALSA-

  • 1- 28 ounce can of organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ red onion finely chopped
  • 2 jalapenos
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

CHIPS-

  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • -Cut the jalapenos in half-length wise, scrape out the seeds and ribs and discard. Finely chop jalapenos and set aside.
  • -In a large bowl add the tomatoes, chopped onion, garlic powder and jalapeno. Using a fine cheese grater grate the garlic clove into the mixture, add in cilantro and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • -Heat the oven to 325 F. Add oil to 2 of the tortillas, place other 2 tortillas on top and rub around. In a small bowl combine the spices, then sprinkle on tortillas and rub together once again to spread around.
  • -Use a Pizza Wheel to cut the tortillas like a pizza into 12 triangles, spread out on two rimmed baking sheets and place in oven for 10-12 minutes. Once they are golden brown and crispy they’re done.

Notes

1/2 cup of salsa with 6 chips has:
Calories: 40
Fat: 1
Fiber: 0
Protein: 0
Carbs: 2

Nutrition

Calories: 40kcal
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High In Protein Snacks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

This chocolate peanut butter dip makes a great high protein snack!

We love high protein snacks at Lose Weight By Eating! They help keep you fuller longer, and boost metabolism! That makes high protein snacks great weight loss snacks!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

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Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 133 kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave safe bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaked coconut optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine the peanut butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave in 15 second increments, stir in between increments.
  • When chocolate is melted, mix in Greek Yogurt and top with coconut flakes.
  • Serve with fruit.

Notes

Calories: 133
Fat: 9
Fiber: 1.5
Protein: 6
Carbs: 5

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal
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Low Calorie Deviled Eggs

If you’re trying to find savory high protein snacks, look no further!

Deviled eggs don’t have to be just for holiday gatherings, they make great healthy snacking recipes.

Healthy snacks like this one help keep you full, longer, so you don’t need to snack as often.

Low Calorie Deviled Eggs

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When you have extra hard boiled eggs, or when you're just craving them… These Low Calorie Deviled Eggs are fantastic!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 14 servings
Calories 43 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 7 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • Paprika for decoration

Instructions
 

  • Cut eggs in half and scoop out the yolks, put yolks in a medium bowl and the whites on a pretty plate.
  • Add the yogurt, mustard, relish salt and pepper to the yolks and mash all together with the back of a fork.
  • Make sure the yolks are completely mashed and all the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Using a small spoon add the yolk mixture to the egg whites, top with paprika and serve.
  • You can make ahead, cover with cling wrap and store in the fridge for a few hours.

Notes

Nutrition information:
Each egg half has:
Calories: 43
Fat: 2.5
Fiber: 0
Protein: 3.5
Carbs: 1

Nutrition

Calories: 43kcal
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You can find more high in protein snacks in my Greek Yogurt post:

Low in Calorie Snacks

These low in calorie snacks make for some extra healthy snacking.

With two savory snack recipes and two sweet snack recipes, you will likely find the perfect healthy snacks for your cravings.

Snacking healthy can be easy, when you’re well stocked with healthy ingredients! Be sure to scroll down for a list of low in calorie foods in the section below.

Cookie Dough Oatmeal Balls

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Cookie Dough Oatmeal Balls

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings
Calories 45 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal- seal cut or old fashioned
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl with a spatula, you may need to add a little more maple syrup. Once you can ball up the ingredients in your hand you have the right consistency.
  • Get your hands wet, then take ping-pong sized balls of the oatmeal mixture and roll in your hands. Place on a parchment lined plate and place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

Notes

Makes 15 servings
Nutrition Information-
Calories: 45
Fat: 1.4
Fiber: 0.9
Protein: 0.9
Carbs: 6.9

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcal
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Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Healthy homemade snacks don’t always have to be zero carbs!

At Lose Weight By Eating we believe that limiting your favorite foods, means you won’t be able to stick to your diet very long!

Instead we recommend crave worthy low in calorie foods and low calorie snacks like this one.

Basil and Goat Cheese Bruchetta

Goat Cheese Bruschetta

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This bruschetta recipe can be made over your favorite toast as well! Makes a quick, on the go snack!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, snacks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 15 servings
Calories 38 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Sourdough Baguette thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 tbsp Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Goat Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Handful of fresh Basil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350, spread the sliced baguette out on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 7-13 minutes, check after 5 minutes and keep an eye on them.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool for a couple of minutes, once you can handle them rub gently with the garlic clove on one side.
  • Move to a pretty plate, drizzle the oil on, then top with goat cheese, spreading it on with a knife.
  • Tear the basil into tiny pieces over the plate and scatter all over the tops, then drizzle on the vinegar and if you like a little salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Each piece contains:
Calories: 38
Fat: 2
Fiber: 0
Protein: 1.5
Carbs: 4

Nutrition

Calories: 38kcal
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Banana Roll Ups

This kid favorite snack is both healthy snacks for kids and for adults as well.

Low in calorie snacks should also be filling, and that’s why we love these Banana Roll Ups!

Try this and other healthy snacks below, and curb your sweet tooth before it happens.

Nutty Banana Roll Ups

Banana Roll Ups

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These Banana Roll Ups can be made vegan with your favorite vegan tortillas, plus replace honey with agave.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 88 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Whole Wheat Tortilla
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tbsp Almond Butter

Instructions
 

  • Cover one side of the tortilla with almond butter leaving 1/2 inch along the edges for spillage. Top with banana and drizzle on honey.
  • Roll up by placing one edge of the tortilla on the banana and roll up gently pressing the seal. Cut into 3 portions and serve.

Notes

Each serving (1 roll up) has:
Calories: 88
Fat: 2.5
Fiber: 4
Protein: 2.5
Carbs: 12.5

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal
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Homemade “Wheat Thins”

Avoid buying preservative filled foods at the store, and make your own healthy homemade snacks!

These homemade crackers make great low calorie snacks! Try them out in some of my low calorie snacks dips!

Wheat Thins

Homemade Wheat Thins Crackers

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These easy crackers are perfect for lunch boxes, but elegant enough to serve with cheese at a cocktail party. These are so easy and inexpensive that you will never want to purchase the chemical, preservative laced boxed crackers from the store again.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 40 servings
Calories 50 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixer

Ingredients
  

“Wheat Thins” Ingredients:

  • 3 cups organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water

Rosemary Parmesan-

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons shredded Parmesan

Sun-dried Tomato Basil-

  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons basil finely chopped

Garlic Bread-

  • 1-2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

Cinnamon Sugar-

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar plus 1 teaspoon to sprinkle over tops

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Use a standing Kitchen-aid Mixer with dough hook, or a bowl and wooden spoon. Combine all ingredients until you have a firm dough.
  • Divide dough into 4 balls. One at a time roll each out to a large, very thin rectangle, (be sure you get them as thin as you can.) Use a pizza wheel or knife to cut into small squares (or use cookie cutters for fun shapes) and place on a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkling with more salt if desired.
  • Bake the crackers for 10-15 minutes until crisp and golden brown.

Notes

Each serving (5 Homemade Wheat Thins Crackers) has:
Calories: 50
Fat: 2
Fiber: 1
Protein: 1
Carbs: 7

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcal
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If you’re looking for more sweet treats for your healthy snacking, try out these low calorie desserts:

10 Low in Calorie Foods for Snacking Healthy

Snacking healthy doesn’t have to require a lot of prep, or cooking!

Below you will find a list of 10, under 100 calorie snacks from my first cookbook Lose Weight By Eating.

These healthy low in calorie foods make snacking heathy:

  • 1 cup blueberries (85 calories)
  • 1 medium apple (70 calories)
  • 25 unsalted pistachios (85 calories)
  • 1 cups air popped popcorn with 1 tsp butter (95 calories)
  • 1.5 cup cubes cantaloupe (80 calories)
  • 2 cups strawberries (99 calories)
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple (75 calories)
  • 1/3 cup shelled edamame (65 calories)
  • 13 whole almonds (90 calories)
  • 1 hard-boiled egg (75 calories)

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