These healthy snack recipes are fresh, colorful and loaded with plenty of nutrition including dishes such as sweet and juicy Mexican fruit cups and elegant caprese skewers.
If you’re looking for ways to get a little extra nutrition into your diet, there’s sure to be a sweet or savory healthy snack on this list to help keep the hunger away!
I love a good snack and so do my children. I like to serve snacks that are are filled with colorful fruits, fresh veggies and lean proteins. The secret for a great guilt-free snack is to find recipes that are so packed with flavor that you won’t miss those extra calories.
Of course, kids can prefer the not so healthy treats, but what if they didn’t know it was good for them? I am a fan of recipes that look sinful, however double as a healthy alternative to the cookies and sweets.
Here are 26 healthy snack recipes that are so mouthwateringly delicious you (and your kids) won’t even bat an eye that they ARE good for you. They’re full of colorful veggies, protein packed nuts, healthy grains and more!
Enjoy these recipes guilt free and I won’t tell (if you don’t) your kiddos that they are good for them. Our secret.
26 Healthy Snack Recipes
Avocado Dip Recipe
This avocado dip is made with ripe avocados, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno and sour cream, all blended together to make a creamy dip. Serve your avocado dip with chips, crackers or veggies for a light and simple party snack.
This chipotle salsa is a blend of fire roasted tomatoes, onion, chipotle peppers, cilantro and lime juice, all mixed together to make a smoky and spicy salsa. A quick and easy appetizer option that takes just minutes to prepare and always gets rave reviews!
This corn salsa is fresh corn kernels combined with lime juice, cilantro, red onion and two types of peppers to make a light and refreshing dip. Serve your salsa with chips or use as a topping for grilled chicken or fish, then watch the rave reviews come in!
This avocado toast is fresh avocado mashed with lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings, then spread over sourdough bread. A quick and easy meal or snack option that can be customized in so many different ways.
Why is it important to have nutritious food between meals?
Snacks are important because they provide you with needed energy during the day, and can keep you from overeating at meals. Healthy snacks are particularly important because they provide your body with nutrition and will keep you full longer than an unhealthy snack which may be full of sugar and fat.
This cowboy caviar is a colorful and hearty dip that’s loaded with beans, avocado and veggies, all tossed in a zesty homemade sauce. It’s the perfect make-ahead dish for a potluck!
This hummus recipe is a smooth and creamy blend of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and seasonings. Homemade hummus so much better than anything you'd get at the store, and it also happens to be quite easy to make!
This recipe for peach salsa is the ultimate summer condiment. Juicy ripe peaches, herbs, and a bit of jalapeno creates a sweet and spicy salsa that’s perfect with chips, on fish or chicken, or even on a sandwich!
A healthy snack typically contains some combination of fruit, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains. I typically find that snacks with a protein component help me feel full the longest. Healthy snacks are a great way to make sure you’re getting your daily dose of fruits and veggies.
These refrigerator pickles are cucumbers that are pickled in a homemade brine with garlic, dill and spices. They’re so easy to make without all the hassle of canning, and these pickles taste SO much better than the store bought variety!
This tzatziki sauce is a creamy blend of Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs, all mixed together to make a zesty condiment or dip. Homemade tzatziki takes just minutes to make, and tastes way better than what you'd buy at the grocery store.
This homemade veggie tray is an assortment of colorful vegetables paired with a variety of flavorful dips. A crudite platter is a must-have for any party or gathering, it's always a big hit with both kids and adults alike!
So many amazing ideas that it is hard to pick a favorite. But if I had to, it would probably be Mexican Fruit Cups. Yum!
Some great ideas for healthy after-school snacks for the kids. Loving the look of those gummies!
There are so many ideas I can do now with my kids! I have pinned this to make all of them. Thanks for the ideas!