13 Healthy Snack Ideas

13 Healthy Snack Ideas

Snacking usually brings up the idea of chips and other unhealthy foods rather than these quick and easy healthy snack ideas.

There’s always that time between meals that we get a little hungry and reach for a snack. But have you taken a look at the snacks you are reaching for? So many of the typical snacks are filled with all kinds of things that we don’t like to put in our bodies. I have compiled a quick list of some easy healthy snack ideas for you to try next time you need a little something between meals.

When I originally wrote this post, it was near the beginning of summer break and I had two hungry little boys in the house. They constantly wanted snacks, so we were looking for healthy snack ideas for them. Now, as I update the post, we are in the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine. The boys have been home for almost a month now and we have another month to go.

We are all looking for snacks between meals. I’ll admit, I also tend to snack when I’m bored. That’s why I’m trying to keep up with a decent workout routine while stuck safe at home.

I know right now some groceries can be hard to come by, but there are still some great snack options. Of course, we have to do what we can. And don’t go to the store just for snacks unless you absolutely need other food. Let’s all stay home to flatten the curve so we can get back to normal life.

Originally Published On: June 16, 2018

Last Updated On: April 1, 2020

Fruit Snacks

  1. Fresh fruit: strawberries, a banana, some cantaloupe, watermelon, etc.
  2. Cottage cheese topped with berries
  3. Yogurt Parfaits (can also be topped with berries or granola)
  4. Apple slices with peanut or almond butter
Two small bowls with yogurt and strawberries with granola on a wooden background next to a spoon

Vegetable Snack Ideas

  1. Hummus with fresh vegetables or whole-grain crackers
  2. Sliced tomato with feta cheese and olive oil (Caprese Salad)
Three white ramekins full of prepared fresh caprese salad surrounded by ingredient pieces on a bamboo board over a white wooden surface

Other Healthy Snack Ideas

  1. Whole-grain crackers with some low-fat cheese slices
  2. Homemade oatmeal
  3. Nuts and dried fruit
  4. Whole-wheat toast with a fried egg white
  5. Air-popped popcorn
  6. Granola bars or cereal bars
  7. Hard-boiled eggs
Four granola bars on a piece of wax paper on a white and grey marble surface

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20 thoughts on “13 Healthy Snack Ideas”

  1. You’re really a health-conscious mom. Hummus with fresh vegetables or whole-grain crackers is such an original idea. I would love to try making it someday!

  2. I love finding healthy snack ideas that me and the kiddos can easily make and enjoy. Anything that has fruit is a winner in our house. These are all so yummy.

  3. These are great suggestions. I’m great at making healthy meals…but I always seem to struggle with the snacks. I like crunchy things like chips and always forget to have an alternative on hand!!

  4. These are all awesome ideas! I’m trying to eat healthier so I’ll definitely have to try some out! (especially since i’m constantly snacking)

  5. Anshika Juneja

    These are some amazing suggestions! We all feel like munching between the meals and sometimes even in the midnight, and these snack ideas sound super healthy and easy! I never thought about eating hummus with fresh veggies! It’s such an healthy option, I’m definitely going to try this now!

  6. These are good ideas for my son. I am kind of realizing that we tend to give him more SNACKS than anything else. I mean, he’s one so we don’t really have proper meal times for him yet… But we will! For now though, I shall try some of these snacks on him!

    1. Oh, I remember those times. My boys had a lot of small meals and snacks at that age and still do now. Especially since we are home all day right now!

  7. These are great snack ideas – I’m going to give some of these a try! I’m always looking for healthy snack ideas for my daughter as she eats so much due to her intensive training regime.

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