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25 Healthy Snacks - Nutritious Snack Ideas

Healthy snacks are one of the keys to diet success. Snacking can keep you full, balance blood sugar levels, provide energy between meals, and even boost overall nutrient intake. However, what you select to eat as your daily snack and the quanity you eat during each snacking session can make all the difference to your overall health.

One study found that healthy snacking is associated with more nutrient-dense eating according to the USDA Healthy Eating Index 2005 scores. Another study found that women who reported two or more snacks per day had higher fruit and vegetable intakes compared to non-afternoon snackers.

But, let's face it: it can be difficult to find snacks that taste good and satisfy those hunger pangs while still acting as a wholesome part of your diet.

Fried foods, greasy chips, and other foods often dominate our snacking habits. So, how can you make sure that the food you choose to enjoy between meals is serving your best interests?

We've put together a monumentous resource center to help you determine the best snacks to meet your needs. Below, you can find a list of our top 25 healthy snacks for all occasions based on the popularity of their tastes and textures, their balanced macronutrients, and their provision of essential vitamins and minerals.

If you're seeking something specific, just scroll a bit further to find a variety of resources for special diets and circumstances. Don't let negative snacking habits hamper your health, check out the suggestions below and get snacking the healthy way today! You can also find our healthy office snacks here!

Top 25 Healthy Snacks

Bombay Ranch Broccoli Bites

One of the healthiest foods around is the superfood veggie, broccoli. While many people don’t think of the food as a candidate for their midday snack, broccoli provides a satisfying crunch that can be utilized to create an impressively nourishing treat with any number of delectable flavors. We carry broccoli bites in both Bombay ranch and sea salt and vinegar varieties.

Chia Chips

Replace boring, unhealthy corn chips and replace them with these wholesome chia chips! Our chips are made with a blend of wheat and bulgur flour and are packed with chia, flax, and sesame seeds to boost their nutritional value. An ounce of these crunchy treats contains 3 grams of protein and only 150 calories.

Pumpkin Salsa Pita

This pumpkin salsa pita plate provides a satisfying snack that serves up starches, protein, iron, magnesium, zinc and other essential nutrients in every bite. The salsa spread is easy to make and pairs well with the soft warmth of a heated pita bread. Boil some garbanzo beans and sprinkle them, along with some fresh cilantro atop the salsa to your liking.

Honey Vanilla Energy Squares

After a workout, your muscles will be relieved to indulge in a compact snack packed with nutrients that will restore their energy reserves. Energy squares contain a wholesome blend of seeds, fruits, and tofu powder seasoned with vanilla and honey to offer a restorative ambrosia that will become a fast favorite for your post-workout snack.

Dutch Pretzels

Pretzels contain protein, healthy unsaturated fats, and fiber, making them a surprisingly wholesome option for anyone seeking a savory snack between meals. These Dutch pretzels are old-fashioned and unsalted, which makes them perfect for seasoning with a more wholesome topping. Try dipping the pretzels in almond butter or adding a spritz of olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic powder.

Mixed Olives

Olives are an incredible snack food that is surprisingly versatile in flavor. While the treats can be eaten as is, some simple preparation can add any number of tantalizing tastes to each bite. Try stuffing the olives with blanched almonds, diced jalapeños, or minced garlic to create irresistible hors d'oeuvres for any occasion, or mix them in olive oil and chili powder and place them in the oven for a delectable dish you’re sure to love!

Organic Nori (Seaweed)

Nori (seaweed) is a superb snack for those seeking a briny flavor without all the heft of tuna and other fish-based snacks. Nori can be used to make sushi wraps or to add to soups or salads. On its own, the squares offer a pungent flavor while adding protein and fiber to your diet with little fat, sodium, or calories per serving. Though many enjoy dipping the sheets in soy sauce, they’re equally delicious on their own.

Pecan Date Rolls

A perfect substitute for unhealthy sweets, these date rolls derive their sugary taste from the naturally delightful dates. The soft fruits are coated with creamy pecan pieces to add a crunchy texture to the treats- though the treats are also available with walnut pieces instead. The result blends two distinctive flavors seamlessly into rolls that offer 2 grams of fiber per serving. Enjoy them as a sweet snack or a light dessert!

Protein Açaí Bowl Recipe

Açaí adds antioxidants, fatty acids, and fiber to your diet for an invigorating treat with a refreshing flavor. This bowl borders on a light meal that serves as the perfect post-workout treat. Whey protein powder adds to the satiety of the dish while also providing muscles with the amino acids needed to rebuild broken fibers and optimize the effects of your workout. The plate is also easy to make, offering a snack that can be assembled at the last minute.

Baobab Blood Orange Bites

Baobab trees are an iconic part of the Saharan landscape. But not many know that these behemoths bear supremely sweet and nutritious fruits. Baobab fruits are a source of fiber, electrolytes, and antioxidants that make them a blissful snack, and, when coupled with the rich flavor of blood orange, they create a citrus treat that is simply irresistible.

Dried Mango

Dried mango is a sweet and chewy treat that will put a pep in your step at anytime of the day. A natural source of energy, this naturally sugary fruit is best enjoyed during your midday lull. Unlike fresh mango, these dried delights can be eaten without creating a mess and can be stored and carried conveniently for weeks. We also carry a chili variety that is seasoned to perfection with a peppery powder.

Healthy Chocolate Vegan Truffles

Cravings for a chocolate treat require swift satiation, and these truffles do the trick with a taste that is tremendously rich. Seasoned with shredded coconut, cacao powder, or almond flour their diverse flavors allow you to enjoy variety with each bite. The recipe also makes it easy to throw these truffles together for a fantastically tasty treat to enjoy after school or while awaiting your dinner. Each serving is only 70 calories and contains less than 1.5 grams of total fat, all of which is the healthier unsaturated variety!

Thai Pineapple Sprouted Trail Mix

Trail mix is always a supremely satisfying option. The healthiest mixes combine protein-packed nuts and seeds with fibrous fruits to offer a wide range of nutrients. This particular mix features seasonings that offer a spicy sensation reminiscent of Thai cuisine, but you can find a wide assortment of different mixes on our trail mix page — or create your own with our custom trail mix tool!

Mixed Nuts

Mixed nuts are a superb snack for any time of the day. Pair the nuts with a few of your favorite fruits for a nutritious breakfast, toss them with leafy greens and some lemon-infused extra virgin olive oil for a light salad, or munch on the nuts for a simple snack between meals. You can enjoy the standard salted blend of Brazil nuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts and pecans, or a similar mixture that is seasoned with a more indulgent butter toffee blend.

Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)

Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are a supremely satisfying snack that can be enjoyed with any number of scrumptious seasonings. Standard salted pepitas have a surprisingly robust nutritional profile. An ounce of the seeds supplies 9 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and more than 10% of your daily iron intake. We carry roasted pepitas, spicy pepitas, and a tamari variety.

Red Rice Sesame Rounds

A light crisp with a full flavor that is ideal for munching when the urge to snack strikes, these red rice crackers offer nearly 3 grams of protein and fewer than 110 calories in an ounce. The lightweight nature of the snacks makes them a great means of satiating cravings without adding too much bulk to your diet, and the compact size and clean composition of the chips make them an ideal choice for consuming while at the movies, watching sports, or playing video games.

Turkish Figs

Turkish figs are a fantastic fruit that is often overlooked by those not already familiar with their moist tecture and sweet savor. Every bite of these delectable figs is free of fat and cholesterol and offers a source of antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, and dietary fiber. This sweet treat is best enjoyed when paired with artisanal cheese and walnuts.

Assorted Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is made from real fruits, which makes them a convenient snack that is both healthy and delicious. Each leather can be easily stored, which makes them the perfect addition to lunches for school or work. They also serve as a superb standalone snack for when you’re craving a sweet, healthy alternative to your standard fare.

Freeze-dried Banana Chips

One of the most beloved fruits is now as convenient as the potato chip. Banana chips in all forms offer a delicious source of essential minerals and dietary fiber that is both naturally sweet and without harmful additives or artificial ingredients. While these freeze-dried bananas are the healthiest option and pair perfectly with natural, unsalted peanut butter, we also carry salty plantain chips that are sure to satisfy your chip craving.

Vegan "Cheese" Kale Crackers

A craving for something cheesy often cannot be quelled without cheese’s specific, delectable taste; however, the ingenious combination of gluten-free and raw ingredients has created a wonderful alternative to the real deal — and it's 100% vegan. The superfood kale also packs each of these “cheesy” crackers with essential vitamins and minerals, creating a chip that contains 4 grams of fiber in a 127-calorie, one-ounce serving. If you enjoyed their crisp texture, also give our Sweet Chipotle Kale Crackers a try!

Wasabi Peas

A different kind of spice, wasabi delivers a potent provision of piquancy to peas that is sure to please. A single ounce of these delectable bites contains 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber while only adding 120 calories to your daily intake. In addition to their nutrition, the supremely spicy snack provides a crunch that is sure to satisfy and a kick that will have you alert and focused after your midday snack session.

Raspberry Detox Superfood Cereal

Greek yogurt and granola are a great combination for an early morning mini meal or a light sweet snack in the late afternoon. The hearty yogurt supplies a source of calcium and protein, while our superfood cereal adds fiber to the mix. For an additional boost of both dietary fiber and antioxidants, as well as a sweet savor that heightens the flavor of the snack, try adding fresh or dried berries.

Homemade Granola Bars

One of the best treats you can eat to cull cravings is a masterfully crafted granola bar packed with fresh fruits, seeds, and nuts. The wholesome components create a nutritional sympony that contains 5 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, and more than 20% of the Daily Value (DV) for both iron and vitamin C. Making a batch of these bars also supplies a plethora of snacks that can be stored and transported with ease.

Chocolate Goji Berry Bars

Quell your chocolate cravings while adding essential nutrients to your diet with two scrumptious superfoods packed into one palatable bar. Goji berries and quinoa puffs add antioxidants, protein and fiber to the snack while the combination of coconut oil, dark chocolate, and almond butter pack each bar with a creamy, crunchy texture and a full, rich flavor.

Quinoa Veggie Wrap

This vegan snack is simple to assemble and provides a well-rounded nutrient profile. Aside from cooking the quinoa, these wraps can be thrown together in almost no time. Carrots and spinach add a light crisp texture to the wrap while the addition of sun dried tomatoes adds a tart taste that brings the dish together. While you can enjoy half a wrap for a light snack, a full wrap supplies enough fiber and protein to fill you up as a healthful lunch plate.

Molly Morgan, RDOur Health Nut and Registered Dietitian has sifted through our extensive assortment of healthy snacks and highlighted some of the healthiest picks! Each snack has about 160 calories or less, provides fiber or protein, and has less than 2 grams of saturated fat. Fiber and protein both help to fill you up, and fiber is linked to helping your heart health.

More Healthy Snack Ideas

Want more healthy snack ideas? We’ve curated lists of our favorite healthy snacks for any situation, because we know life can make staying healthy a challenge! Whether you’re going to the movies, preparing your kids for school, sitting at your desk at work, or headed to the gym, we’ve got your snacks covered. Find snacks for any situation with the articles below, or discover even more snack suggestions below!

At The Movies »

With the potent aroma of popcorn wafting through the air, movie theaters set the mood for munchies. But movie theater popcorn and other concessions are often some of the worst foods you can put into your body. Learn strategies to dodge the fattiest foods and stay healthy amidst a sea of sugar, salt and fat.

Fitness-Friendly Snacks »

Staying in shape requires more than a regular fitness regimen. To meet your fitness goals we have the right nutritional information for you to optimize your workouts. Learn about nutritional needs for snack sessions to help you reach your fitness goals.

For Fruit Lovers »

Keeping a balanced diet is difficult for many, but it’s considerably easier for those that love the redolent succulence of fresh fruit. Fruits provide an abundance of the nutrients we need to stay happy and healthy. But fresh fruit isn’t always available as a snack selection and may not even be the most nutritious option. Discover convenient and nutritious alternatives to fresh fruit here.

Getting Vitamins & Minerals »

Maintaining a balanced diet seems easy enough, but some nutrients are harder to get than others. Many diets restrict our intake of crucial components of a healthy lifestyle. Learn which vitamins and minerals can be safely supplemented and which are better served by selecting the right snacks. We have suggestions for treats and recipes to round out your diet.

Healthy Snacks for Kids »

As a parent you want to make sure your kids are eating right, although it can be hard to know where to start. This page offers plenty of nutritious, grab-and-go options that kids love!

Healthy Snacks for Work »

Just because you’re at the office all day doesn’t mean you should sacrifice on flavor or health. Keep your mind focused and your body in tip-top shape with these healthy options.

Healthy Travel Snacks »

Catching an international flight to parts unknown? Embarking on an epic outing to the great outdoors? No matter the type of travel in which you're planning to partake - we have a myriad of easy meals and simple snacks that will stave off hunger while supporting your health and wellness. Find tips, recipes, and recommendations for staying well-fed on the road.

High-Protein Snacks »

Make sure to get your daily protein intake, whether or not you’re a fitness enthusiast. Protein is essential for every body, and these snacks can ensure you reach your protein goals.

Holidays & Occasions »

Staying healthy through the holidays and during special events can be a trying challenge. Find recipes and suggestions for any occasion.

Lifestyle & Diet »

Healthy eating will always entail a modest amount of healthy snacking, but certain dietary restrictions can make it difficult to find the perfect treats to suit your palate. Search for snacks from our selection of easy recipes and pre-made collations to meet the needs of any diet.

Quick Snacks »

On the days you find yourself wondering where the time went, don’t neglect healthy snacking. These fast, on-the-go bites will set you up for snacking success, even during your busiest days.

Road Trip Snacks »

Keep your road trip properly fueled with these snacks and recipes specially selected to supply lasting energy and keep you focused for the drive.

Snacks for Pregnancy »

Pregnancy can place additional needs on your body and your diet. These needs can cause all sorts of cravings, and eating snacks throughout the day is an important means of supplying you and your child with the essential nutrients. Learn which snacks make the best sustenance and feature the fullest flavors here!

Studying & Concentration »

Focus and concentration are crucial whether you're learning for school or work. Your brain depends on a balance of nutrients to support optimal health and function. Learn our tips about snacking to fuel your brain so you can study at your best.

Healthy Snack Recipes

These recipes offer the means needed to create healthy snacks from scratch, right in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy fresh snacks and serve up one of these tasty treats today!

No-Bake Granola Bars {gluten-free, vegan}

No-Bake Granola Bars Recipe {gluten-free, vegan}

These scrumptious snacks are easy to make and make a great addition to your child’s lunchbox, your own personal picnic basket, and your healthy diet as a regular mid-morning snack!
Ingredients: Gluten-free rolled oats, peanut butter, dried tart cherries, pistachios, flaxseed meal, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, agave syrup. unsweetened applesauce, melted cacao nibs or dark chocolate.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Yield: 8 - 10 servings

Pumpkin Granola Bars {gluten-free}

Pumpkin Granola Bars Recipe {gluten-free}

Packed with health benefits and flavor from real pumpkin, these gluten-free bars are a comforting treat anytime of year.
Ingredients: Gluten-free rolled oats, pumpkin puree, cashew butter, honey, maple syrup, dark chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin spice.
Total Time: 45 minutes | Yield: 8 bars

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie Recipe {gluten-free}

The classic Southern pie gets a healthy twist with all natural sweeteners and an almond flour crust.
Ingredients: Almond flour, coconut oil, honey, eggs, pecan halves, coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, butter, salt.
Total Time: 1 hour | Yield: 8 servings

Blueberry Chia Jam Bars {gluten-free, vegan}

Blueberry Chia Jam Bars Recipe {gluten-free, vegan}

There's no baking involved in these delectable and easy 3-layer bars. Just nutrients and delicious flavor in every bite!
Ingredients: Raw almonds, gluten-free rolled oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, water, vanilla or almond extract, blueberries, cacao powder, coconut oil.
Total Time: 30 minutes | Yield: 16 mini bars

Our Registered Dietitian's Top Picks

Our Health Nut and Registered Dietitian has sifted through our extensive assortment of healthy snacks and highlighted some of the healthiest picks! Each snack has about 160 calories or less, provides fiber or protein, and has less than 2 grams of saturated fat. Fiber and protein both help to fill you up, and fiber is linked to helping your heart health.