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
- Fresh fruit: strawberries, a banana, some cantaloupe, watermelon, etc.
- Cottage cheese topped with berries
- Yogurt Parfaits (can also be topped with berries or granola)
- Apple slices with peanut or almond butter
Vegetable Snack Ideas
- Hummus with fresh vegetables or whole-grain crackers
- Sliced tomato with feta cheese and olive oil (Caprese Salad)
Other Healthy Snack Ideas
- Whole-grain crackers with some low-fat cheese slices
- Homemade oatmeal
- Nuts and dried fruit
- Whole-wheat toast with a fried egg white
- Air-popped popcorn
- Granola bars or cereal bars
- Hard-boiled eggs
24 thoughts on “13 Healthy Snack Ideas”
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!
I try! We don’t always have the healthiest snacks on hand here. But I try to have a variety for all of us.
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.
We all love fruit here, too!
These are all great ideas, and I need to try more of them. I’m such a bad snacker and tend to head for empty calories like cookies and chips. I do love air-popped popcorn!
Ugh, I tend to go for those, too. That’s why I like to keep healthier choices on hand most of the time.
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!!
Snacks are so hard! When I want that crunch I try to go for fresh veggies with hummus for the crunch and salty flavor.
These are wonderful suggestions, fresh and healthy. I prefer fresh fruits, easy to carry on my bag and to eat!
Fresh fruit is my favorite, too. I like having fruit ready to grab and snack on.
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)
I feel like I could constantly snack, too. I try to keep as many of these on hand as I can for that reason.
It’s so important to snack healthy! These are all yummy suggestions 🙂
Yes! Everyone reaches for snacks, it’s best if they are healthy.
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!
The hummus and veggies are great to still have a salty and crunchy snack that’s much better than grabbing a bag of chips.
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!
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!
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.
We’ve been going back to this list for snack ideas while we are all home together right now.
Now this is my kind of snacking. We are trying to stay healthy for sure. so fruit and vegetable snacks are our go too. stay safe Steph xx
It’s hard to keep up with the healthy snacks sometimes, but having a list of options helps! I hope you are staying safe, too.
I love having a healthy snack in the afternoon. It is so yummy and so nutritious. I love to eat fruits during snack time!
That’s when I find myself reaching for snacks, too!