40 Healthy Snacks: Eat up, guilt-free.

40 Healthy Snacks: Eat up, guilt-free.

Healthy snacks. Funny what I used to think was “healthy” when it came to my snacking habit. Which, for the record, back in my processed food days was pretty bad. I was always hungry. And always grabbing a handful of processed crackers or other useless foods. But no more! Now when I feel hunger I grab something both nourishing and satisfying. Real food is pretty cool that way.

Sometimes it’s nice to have a handy list of snacks for when those hunger cues hit. So I’ve compiled quite the list of healthy snacks for both adults and children that you never have to feel guilty about.

Cold and Sweet Treats

When the weather is warm I love grabbing something cold and sweet. These Mango Berry Frozen Yogurt Pops are my little girl’s favorite. Seriously. She’d eat them all day long if I let her. (Also, I just recently got these silicone popsicle molds and LOVE them. Less messy. Non-toxic. Yes.)

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Other yummy icy treats:

These Homemade Popsicles by DIY Natural are great… and no added sugar!

Yummy Inspirations has an awesome Instant Raspberry Ice Cream. Um, yes.

This Ginger Strawberry Sorbet and Easy Banana Chai Ice Cream by Empowered Sustenance are amazing!

And course, there are always healthy smoothies as a simple way to pack a nice healthy punch into your diet. This recipe is from Kelly the Kitchen Kop.

Gelatin Snacks

I recently wrote about the amazing health benefits of gelatin, and I personally LOVE snacks that use this super food… especially since my little girl has a tendency to be something of a picky eater. (Like many two years olds.)

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These homemade healthy fruit snacks are my perfect alternative to the store bought, loaded-with-food-dyes-and-other-not-so-good-ingredients kind.

These sour gummies by Mommypotamus first inspired my fruit snacks and are perfect for those who love a little sour punch. She also has a delicious probiotic lemon jello recipe!

Homemade Mommy gives another take on fruit snacks with these kombucha fruit snacks!

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This recipe for Tulsi Geleé by Empowered Sustenance not only packs the benefits of gelatin but also has an ingredient to help naturally heal hormones.

And these beautiful gelatin jigglers by DIY Natural are both yummy and fun!

Click here to see my favorite grass-fed gelatin.

Salty Snacks

Nothing is as simple as a small handful of nuts. Mommypotamus tells you how to soak and dry your nuts for easier digestion… it doesn’t hurt that they are also a yummy crispy treat.

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This Simple Sardine Snack by Homemade Mommy packs a wallop of nutrition.

She also has a simple and nourishing popcorn recipe (which happens to be one of my all-time favorite go-to snacks.)

Anyone who thinks they don’t like kale should really try kale chips. Easy, crispy, salty, and bursting with healthy goodness.

Healthy Cookies…. no guilt, just pleasure.

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Who doesn’t love cookies!? They are comfort food at it’s best. And when you use real food ingredients you don’t need to stress about having cookies every now and then as a healthy snack.

These double chocolate cookies are perfect for those days you need a little chocolate love.

SONY DSCReal Food Forager (the queen of grain-free baking) has some awesome Grain Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

She also has a fantastic recipe for Lemon Coconut Macaroons.

Don’t forget these Grain and Dairy Free Pumpkin Seed Ginger Cookies by Fooduciary. Yum.

Of course, sometimes you just want the traditional chocolate chip cookie goodness… and Weed Em & Reap has the perfect real food version of them here.

Coconut Oil Goodness

The benefits of coconut oil are plenty. But not many people like just eating it by the spoonful. These coconut oil snacks are awesome and simple ways to fill up on this nourishing food.

A Joyful Mother has a fun recipe use coconut oil: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Bites!

Coconut-Berry-Delights--1024x655These Coconut Berry Delights by Whole Natural Life are awesome. Make them. Trust me.

These fudge drops by A Joyful Mother have endless possibilities for variations. Got to try them! She also a recipe for healthy peanut butter cups that use the goodness of coconut oil, too.

Something Savory… Something Sweet

A grab-bag of different go-to snacks:

Bacon Herb Cream Cheese Dip by Homemade Mommy. Um, yes.

Cinnamon Butter Bites by Whole Natural Life. Yes, butter. (Remember, butter is good for you.)

Honey Roasted Chickpeas FinalHoney Roasted Chickpeas. These. Look. Awesome. Recipe from Yummy Inspirations.

Homemade Caramel Corn by The Shepherd’s Farm. Who doesn’t love caramel corn? Especially when it’s made with real food?

These Black Bean Brownies may be sneaky, but they are super delicious, too.

A fun Banana and Sweet Potato treat by Yummy Inspirations.

Homemade Honey Nut Granola… finally a granola you can feel good about. (From Homemade Mommy.)

These Simple Salted Honey Caramel Crispy Nuts by Butter Believer are amazing.

Chips and Dips

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Of course, one of my favorite go-to snacks is some easy Homemade Sprouted Tortilla Chips.

Once you got the chips, you can make your own Babaganoush by And Here We Are…

or Butter Hummus by Homemade Mommy…

or Mango Salsa or Guacamole or… you get the idea.

Dehydrator Magic Snacks

Using a dehydrator to make quick snacks takes a little forethought. But once you get going you’ll see why these snacks are so great. Healthy, easy to take on the go, and everyone loves them.

fruitleatherDIY Natural teaches you how to make your own fruit leather.

Here is my favorite recipe for the dehydrator: Dried Mangoes. Tangy and delicious.

And these homemade Yogurt Fruit Leathers bring some probiotic and protein goodness to the game.

What are you favorite healthy snacks?

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25 comments

  1. Sarah

    These all look so tasty (except for the sardines. I hate sardines. Haha)
    Anyway, the link for the homemade sprouted chips keeps routing me to the butter hummus recipe, which obviously is a divine message telling me to try the hummus, but I’d love the recipe for the chips to go with it :D
    Thanks!


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      Robin Konie

      Ha ha… I actually am not a sardine fan either, but I know plenty who are. ;)

  2. Briana

    thanks for these! i was just thinking this last week that i feel like i’m in a snack rut of the same 4-5 things and need some new ones.

    my favorite snack is probably hummus and anything. hummus and veggies, hummus and pita bread, etc, etc, etc. yum! i also like to make my own trail mix of raw cashews, dried cranberries, and some quality dark chocolate chips. super yummy and it’s fairly rich tasting, so you just need a few handfuls to feel good to go.

  3. Sandra Boehner

    Yay – it’s soooo rare to find healthy snacks.

    Your compilation is great. Especially since I just got delivered my first big jar of grass fed gelatin – can’t wait to try your funky fruit cubes out :-)

  4. Briana

    hey, and quick question – the link you provided for gelatin, how long would you say that lasts you? just wondering for my budgeting purposes. :)


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      Robin Konie

      The 16 oz. can says it has 25 servings with 1 Tbs being a serving, so if you took 2 Tbs it should last you about two weeks. But even if you can’t take that much a day, it still is beneficial. I probably only get 1 Tbs MOST days. :)

  5. cassia

    yay! gonna let my husband choose which ones we make first :) i was just running out of ideas so these are a great refresher!

  6. Jodi

    I love good ole’ whole wheat toast with butter or coconut oil. Or a piece of fruit on its own or dipped in almond butter. The easier the better for me!

  7. Wendy H

    Thanks so much for posting these snack ideas! My husband just had a gastric sleeve (85% of his stomach removed…safest of all gastric surgeries) surgically done and he can only eat very small amounts now, but needs things high in protein and other vitamins. These will be perfect for him…and me too of course. I am working on losing weight but have some medical issues that make it extremely difficult. I may be having the same surgery next year but wanted to try to lose what I could on my own first.

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