Our Favorite Homemade Healthy Snacks

When it comes to snacks, it’s easy to turn to the convenience of prepackaged foods. But with excess sodium and dangerous food additives often compromising more of the snack than nutrients, prepackaged foods aren’t always the best choice for our health. Making your own snacks may not be as quick or easy as grabbing a box of store-bought crackers, but they do offer the opportunity to supply better nutrition with high-quality ingredients. Try making your own snacks with our bevy of homemade snack recipes!

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Salty Snacks


Salty, Homemade Soft Pretzels

Grainy mustard baked right into the dough imparts a dose of savory flavor in this soft pretzel recipe.

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Carrot and Parsnip Chips

Homemade chips are more nutritious when made from root vegetables such as carrots and parsnips.

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More Salty Snack Recipes

+ Toasted Pita Chips
+ Roasted Chickpea Crunchers
+ 3 Homemade Popcorn Seasonings
+ Honey-Roasted Peanuts
+ Homemade Cheez-Its

Salsa, Hummus and Other Dips

Authentic Guacamole

This fresh guacamole makes a nutritious snack while providing an authentic taste of Mexico.

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Indian Eggplant Dip

Richly flavored and easy to prepare, this spicy dip goes great with pita bread or spread on crackers.

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More Dips

+ Basic Fresh Salsa
+ Roasted Bell Pepper and Walnut Dip
+ Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
+ Sprouted Chickpea Hummus
+ Homemade Baba Ganoush

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Fruit-Based Snacks

Baked Apple Chips

Healthy and simple to make, baked apple chips are great for on-the-go snacking.

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4 Smoothie Combinations

Harness the power of raw fruit in a delicious way with these four smoothie sensations.

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More Fruit Snacking Options

+ Coriander Fruit Dip
+ Fruit Kebabs with Raspberry Dip
+ Blueberry Banana Smoothie
+ Make Your Own Dried Fruit

Sweet Snacks

Coconut Peanut Butter Cookies with Stevia

Perfect for freezing, these coconut peanut butter cookies are made with herbal sweetener stevia for a lighter calorie load.

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Non-Dairy Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream

Packed with magnesium and potassium, this healthy non-dairy ice cream has all the richness of comfort food.

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Buckwheat Cookies

More Sweet Snack Recipes

+ Chocolate Chunk Buckwheat Cookies
+ Applesauce, Carrot and Walnut Mini Muffins
+ Healthy Oatmeal-Cinnamon Cookies
+ Gluten-Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
+ Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart with Walnuts
+ Lemon Verbena and Lavender Ice Cream
+ Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Cookie


Even More Healthy Snacking Recipes

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