Choosing healthy snack options can sometimes be tough, especially when you have a sudden craving. You have to sift through dozens of pages to see what you can make with the ingredients you have at home. I thought I’d make it a little easier for you by putting together some of my favourite snack recipes. They’re super easy, with bake or no-bake options and you can make all of them from just these 15 ingredients that are likely to already be in your pantry:
- Mixed nuts (almonds, cashew, walnuts, hazelnuts)
- Seeds (hemp, chia or flax seeds or mixed)
- Nut butter
- Honey or your choice of sweetener.
- Flour (plain/ self-raising/ coconut)
- Coconut oil – if you don’t have this you can sub with extra virgin olive oil
- Low Fat Yogurt
- Milk/ plant based milk
- Baking soda
- Cocoa Powder – unsweetened
- Sugar free chocolate chips – or regular chocolate chips
- Unsweetened coconut shreds or flakes
- Dried fruit e.g. raisins, cranberry or dates
You don’t need all 15 ingredients, even if you have a handful of them you’re good to go. Some recipes call for just 3 ingredients, you could even get away with 2 ingredients! You won’t need any fancy equipment to make these either, just a fridge, stove or oven! Check out these 15 easy healthy snack recipes that will satisfy your sweet or savoury tooth. These will keep you fueled throughout the day and will probably even help you from overeating. I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I have!
Although these may be healthier alternatives to snacks that are high in calories, carbs, fat and sugar… it is important to remember to eat in moderation as always. Though we gotta keep our soul happy..so…happy snacking!
If you’re short on time, energy bites will save you! They’re super easy to make and the best thing about them is that you can chop and change your ingredients to suit your diet. Some recipes you’ll find say you’ll need a processor, but you can crush your nuts or other dried ingredients by hand chopping them, that’s if you don’t mind some texture. This is one of my go to energy bite recipes. I’ll use less maple syrup or leave out chocolate chips and coconut flakes to make them healthier. These energy balls consist of healthy fats, protein and fiber that’ll help keep your tummy settled until the next meal.
Approximately 96 calories per bite
Who doesn’t love a quick and simple cookie recipe. With just 3 ingredients this recipe will sort out your sweet tooth cravings in no time. Check out the recipe for alternative options if you don’t have oats, peanut butter or banana. Choc chips are optional, if you’re feeling a bit cheeky! You can also add some dried fruit if you have any handy, just be mindful of your sugar intake.
Approximately 103 calories per cookie
You can make this recipe with just 3 ingredients if you wanted, yogurt, berries and honey. To add some extra flavour, throw in some choc chips, chopped nuts or dried fruit if you like. It still hit the spot for me with just the 3 ingredients though. Try it out for yourself!
I found this recipe on instagram by @maxiskitchen she has heaps of other easy recipes on her page too. Go through and be prepared to drool! These babies were super easy to make and were to die for. This delicious recipe yields approximately 9 slices.
Approximately 158 calories per slice
I never thought homemade pretzels would be this easy until I found this recipe. This makes me salivate just talking about, it’s absolutely soft and chewy. Just pure, deliciousness to hit that salty craving.
Approximately 113 calories per serving
This recipe hits your sweet and savoury cravings! Five ingredients for this snack, if you don’t have any cinnamon you can leave it out, it’ll still hit the spot. Chickpeas make a great snack, they’re packed with nutrients and are a good source of fiber and protein.
Approximately 91 calories per 1/4 cup
For a faster option you can make this recipe in the microwave. I just used 1/4 cup of milk instead. Michelle also has two other similar single serve varieties on her page double choc chunk or matcha chunk if you want to try them out too. Every time I watch her instagram stories I’m left salivating. There’s a bunch of other easy to make recipes on her site too.
These delicious chewy oatmeal cups definitely satisfy that sweet craving. When you’re reaching for that reeces pieces try this instead. You could melt some dark chocolate mixed with coconut oil on top for an extra treat. If you don’t have a muffin tray, you could just pop it in any ol tray or even a plastic container and pop it in the freezer. Or you could just make these into cookies!
Approximately 138 calories per cup
It doesn’t get any easier than this, if you want a super fast snack you can leave out the chocolate and if you really can’t wait, just skip the freezing part and eat them right away!
Approximately 85 calories per bite
Granola..it’s so versatile and super easy to make, you can use as toppings on a smoothie bowl, add them to a yogurt parfait or just have some with milk. These may seem pretty high in calories but if you’re having it as a snack you could have just a quarter of a cup which is only 104 calories. Try this recipe for some crunchy, nutty sweetness that’s like a party in your mouth.
Approximately 416 calories per cup
Sometimes a good ol hard boiled egg with a pinch of salt will do the trick. However, if you’re after something a bit more eventful you can combine it with any other healthy snack you have in your home. Click the photo below for some inspo.
Approximately 78 calories in a large egg
This recipe brings me pure happiness. It includes your healthy fats, fiber and protein, you can’t go wrong. A must try, you won’t regret it! If you make 15 truffles the calories will be lower per bite!
Approximately 116 calories if yielding 15
When you just don’t feel like waiting for snack to cook in the oven, go for this quick fix recipe. All you need is a microwave, mug, banana, coconut flour, nut butter and milk. It’s super fast, easy and mess free!
Approximately 155 calories per serving
I know, traditionally pancakes are a breakfast meal, but who says you can’t eat it as a snack too? Depends on how many of them you’re eating I guess, but I’ll leave it up to you! With just 3 ingredients they’re a sweet treat you’ll want to try whether it’s for breakfast, snack or dessert.
These deliciously soft scones are a lovely treat. With fewer calories than your traditional scones they’re the perfect healthier alternative. This recipe calls for some lemon zest but if you don’t have any then feel free to leave them out.
Approximately 129 calories per scone
Which one of these would you guys like to try first? Happy snacking!