Monday, January 30, 2012

77 Healthy Snacks

With the new year in full swing I'm renewing my resolution to feed my family healthy foods. To help me with my goal I've come up with a list of 77 healthy snacks to keep good food in our tummies when we're getting the munchies. I've tried to compile my list using mostly whole foods and as little processed food as possible. I know everyone has a different definition of healthy so keep in mind that this list is made up according to my definition.

And here they are:

1. Apple slices (My kids love apples more than just about anything.)
2. Home popped popcorn (We love to pop ours with coconut oil. Yum.)
3. Celery sticks
4. Hummus and veggies
5. Tuna on crackers
6. String cheese
7. Roasted pumpkin seeds or squash seeds ( I love this recipe.)
8. Applesauce
9. Frozen grapes (These are super popular in the summer at our house. It allows you to stock up when grapes are on sale without them going bad before they can get eaten.)
10. Almonds
11. Craisins
12. Olives
13. Guacamole and chips (Homemade guacamole is easy. Just mash up an avocado and stir in a dash of salt, garlic powder and some dried minced onions. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.)
14. Clementines (These are my favorite citrus to buy because the kids can peel them themselves)
15. Quick fruit smoothie (frozen berries, ripe banana, yogurt)
16. Hard boiled egg
17. Roasted chickpeas
18. Cottage cheese with peaches
19. Cinnamon raisin almond balls (These are quick and easy to make and incredibly delicious. I highly recommend giving them a try!)
20. Fruit leather (We love to make our own using a dehydrator)
21. Crackers and cheese
22. Mini fruit salad (Strawberries, kiwi, blackberries)
23. Dip banana slices in yogurt, roll in coconut and freeze
24. Cantaloupe
25. Apple slices with nut butter, cinnamon, and raisins
26. Yogurt
27. Chips and salsa
28. Whole wheat bread spread with nut butter
29. One ingredient banana ice cream
30. Kefir smoothie
31. Pineapple (Love pineapple)
32. Homemade popsicle (Blend together frozen berries, yogurt and banana, pour into molds, freeze.)
33. Granola
34. Raisins
35. Nectarine
36. Baked cheese crisps
37. Parfait (Yogurt, strawberries, granola)
38. Pickles
39. Homemade Larabar
40. Carrot sticks
41. Grapefruit (My son loves his grapefruit)
42. Cucumber slices
43. No-bake energy bites
44. Grilled cheese sandwich
45. Crackers spread with nut butter
46. Frozen banana bites
47. Trail mix (Make your own by throwing together craisins, almonds, sunflower seeds, and dried blueberries or cherries)
48. Dried apricots
49. Tropical smoothie (Mango, pineapple, strawberries, yogurt)
50. Apple chips
51. Broccoli florets
52. Fruit sushi
53. Blueberries (I love this bite size snack for little mouths)
54. Fruit kabob
55. Baked potato
56. Pink hummus and veggies
57. Frozen pineapple
58. Dried fruit mix
59. Pistachios
60. Kale chips
61. Beef jerky
62. Yogurt frozen
63. Homemade graham crackers
64. Banana (This is my favorite quick snack when I'm hungry)
65. Frozen applesauce slushy
66. Pears sprinkled with cinnamon (My daughter loves this)
67. Oven roasted fries
68. Granola Bars
69. Yogurt bites (You can make your own if you own a dehydrator)
70. Cheese slices
71. Spinach artichoke dip and crackers
72. Watermelon (For added fun, cut into shapes with cookie cutters)
73. Kiwi (Cut in half and scoop out with a spoon)
74. Orange slices
75. Toast
76. Zucchini chips
77. Tortilla and cheese

So . . . what would you add to the list?

What are your go-to healthy snacks?


  1. A great list. We have a healthy snack list on the fridge, helps me remember when my brain is a bit fuzzy :)

  2. We love those no bake energy bites. My boys LOVE a certain kind of granola bar... but they are pricy and not the healthiest. These are a great substitute and much better for them!

  3. we do plain yogurt sweetened with local raw honey. Sometimes berries get in on the mix ;)

  4. This is great! I am printing the list now :)

  5. One of my favorites when I want my kids to giggle in a "pine float.". You fill a cup with water and add a toothpick - the "pine" then "floats!" ;)

  6. Such a great list! Thank you for posting. I've been in a rut so this is so helpful. Oh and I've never thought of eating a kiwi that way -- can't wait to try it!