Summertime means longer days, beach vacations, and a little more downtime to just relax. But that can also mean more opportunities to snack! And while indulging in an occasional treat is okay once in a while, it can be hard to stay away from the sugary and unhealthy snacks that are conveniently lying around and calling your name!
The next time you make a grocery run, consider taking time to plan out your meals and your delicious snacks! Eating healthy meals and snacks doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep your home stocked with ready-to-grab healthy choices instead of the sugary go-to snack options.
So, the next time you want to grab a tasty snack to enjoy while lounging by the pool or catching up on your favorite show, you will be prepared with something healthy and just as tasty! Here are 25 easy and healthy snacks to make at home!
25 Easy and Healthy Snacks to Make at Home
1. Berry Spinach Smoothie
Smoothies are a healthy and delicious way to eat plenty of nutritious foods all at one time. Smoothies are not only delicious but also cold and refreshing and make an excellent substitute for ice cream or when you are craving a frozen drink that is normally full of processed sugar! Try this recipe the next time you feel snacky or just crave a frozen treat!
- 1 Cup of frozen or fresh mixed berries (If using fresh berries, add ice to your blender to make it icy cold)
- ¼ Cup of frozen or fresh spinach
- ¾ Cup of Almond Milk
- 1 Tablespoon of honey
- Optional: 1 serving of your favorite protein powder and/or collagen mix!
*Blend all ingredients together to your desired consistency and enjoy!
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As you plan out your meals, don’t forget to include a healthy dessert snack! Popsicles are cold and refreshing on a hot summer day, but most are full of processed sugar and preservatives! Make your own healthy snacks at home with this easy-to-make popsicle recipe!
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 cup of pineapples
- 1 cup of orange juice or water
- 1 teaspoon of honey (if using water instead of orange juice)
*Blend all ingredients together. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until completely frozen. Enjoy!
Pineapple is naturally sweet and so tasty! But have you ever had it grilled? Enjoy it as a delicious snack or a healthy dessert option. This is definitely one of our favorite easy and healthy snacks to make at home!
- Sliced pineapple rings
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of honey
*Add all ingredients to a large Ziploc plastic bag and coat the pineapple rings with cinnamon and honey. Add pineapple rings to a preheated grill and grill until heated through with light grill marks on both sides. Enjoy!
If you plan out your meals each week, Avocado toast only requires two ingredients for your grocery list! Avocado toast is a go-to for easy and healthy snacks to make at home! It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon snack and kids love it too!
- 1 Avocado
- 1 piece (or 2!) or toasted bread
*Spread avocado over lightly toasted bread and sprinkle with salt.
5. Homemade Guacamole with Fresh Veggies
Swap out chips for fresh and crisp veggies while enjoying homemade guacamole! Enjoy by the pool or pack it in your lunch!
- 4 Smashed avocados
- 1/8 cup chopped onion
- 1/8 cup chopped tomato
- Fresh Lime juice
- Fresh Cilantro
- Sprinkle of salt
*Add the desired amount of each ingredient to the preferred taste and texture. Mix together and enjoy with fresh celery sticks, carrot sticks, and sliced bell pepper!
6. Cottage Cheese Apple Bites
These delicious cottage cheese apple bites are perfect for a midday snack or a delicious appetizer for your next dinner party!
- Apple rings from a cored apple
- Cottage Cheese
*Spoon cottage cheese on top of apple slices. Add one or two walnuts on top and drizzle with honey!
Pro Tip: If you are serving these delicious snacks to a crowd, soak the apple slices in a cup of water with 1 tablespoon lemon juice for five minutes. Rinse, pat dry, and serve!
7. Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark
As you plan out your meals this week, you will definitely want to include frozen Greek yogurt bark as a healthy snack option! Frozen Greek yogurt bark is the perfect easy and healthy snack to make at home. They also make a healthy dessert option to enjoy after lunch or dinner! Greek yogurt isn’t only tasty but so healthy for your body! Store it in your freezer and grab it when you are craving a frozen treat!
- 2 cups of Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- ¼ cup of mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup of sliced strawberries
*Cover a baking sheet with wax paper. Mix Greek yogurt, honey, and chocolate chips together and evenly spread a thin layer over the wax paper. Evenly top with strawberries. Freeze until hard. Break bark apart and store in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag. Enjoy!
8. Dark Chocolate Dipped Fruit
Is there anything more delicious than chocolate mixed with fruit? If you’re using dark chocolate, it’s at least a little healthier than milk chocolate or white chocolate. And it’s one of the easier recipes to make from our list of easy and healthy snacks to make at home! Enjoy it as a delicious snack or a healthy (healthier) dessert option!
- Strawberries, Blueberries, Pineapple, Bananas, Kiwi, Apples
- Dark Chocolate
*Melt dark chocolate over a double broiler or in the microwave. Dip fruit into chocolate and enjoy immediately! Or, cover a baking dish with wax paper. Dip fruit into melted chocolate and place on wax paper. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and wait for chocolate to set.
Cucumber Bites are the perfect healthy snacks to make at home if you’re craving something light and refreshing. The cucumber gives you the same satisfying crisp as a chip or cracker, without the added calories! And your topping possibilities are endless! Here is one of our favorite Cucumber Bites recipes!
- Round cucumber slices
- Shredded cooked chicken (Canned or fresh)
- Chopped celery
- Garlic Powder
- Greek Yogurt
*Mix chicken with Greek yogurt to desired consistency. Add garlic powder and celery to your preferred taste. Chill chicken salad. Scoop chilled chicken salad on top of cucumber slices and enjoy!
10. Parmesan Zucchini Bites
If you love fried appetizers like mozzarella sticks or fried pickles, parmesan zucchini bites are a great substitute! Baked and not fried, these crispy bites give you that comforting taste of fried food without extra calories! Serve these delicious snacks as appetizers or enjoy while binge-watching your favorite show!
- Round zucchini slices
- Grated parmesan cheese
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
*Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Toss round zucchini slices with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Evenly place zucchini slices on a baking sheet and top with grated parmesan. Bake for 8ish minutes or until zucchini is tender. Turn the oven to broil for 2 minutes or until the cheese begins to brown and crisp.
11. Peanut Butter Granola Apple Sandwiches
This healthy and delicious snack is perfect for a post-workout energy boost or an afternoon pick-me-up! Packed with fiber and protein, you won’t want to put these peanut butter granola apple sandwiches down!
- Smooth or crunchy peanut butter
- Apple slices
- Optional: Mini dark chocolate chips and coconut flakes
*Spread peanut butter over an apple slice. Sprinkle with granola. Top with an apple slice, and enjoy! Top with mini dark chocolate chips and coconut flakes for an extra treat!
12. Mini Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are not only beautiful but so delicious! And they don’t just need to be enjoyed during happy hour! Make your own healthy and delicious snack with a mini charcuterie board at home!
Swap out the bread for crisp veggies and use leaner deli meats over processed meats high in sodium. Select cheeses that are naturally low in fat and garnish with berries and dark chocolate. Enjoy poolside with a glass of sparkling water.
- Thinly sliced low-sodium deli turkey breast
- Thinly sliced low-sodium deli ham
- Feta cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Swiss cheese
- Celery sticks
- Carrot sticks
- Bell pepper slices
- Mixed berries
- Dark chocolate
- Greek yogurt, honey, and mustard for dipping
*Arrange all ingredients on a serving tray, cheese board, or plate.
13. Hummus and Whole Grain Pita Bread
Hummus is high in fiber, a plant-based protein, and absolutely delicious. Spread over a delicious piece of toasted whole grain pita bread, and you have a filling and delicious afternoon snack!
While you might not initially consider whole grain pita bread to make a healthier snack list, it contains more protein and fiber than most bread. It fits into the recommended amount of daily grains recommended by the American Heart Association.
- Your favorite pre-packaged hummus (Make life easier and have this ready to go in the fridge!)
- Whole grain pita bread
14. Greek Yogurt Parfaits
Greek yogurt is full of protein, vitamins, and minerals, not to mention it is smooth and delicious! So instead of reaching for that pint of mint chocolate chip, opt for a delicious Greek yogurt parfait instead!
- 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup of sliced strawberries
- ½ cup of blueberries
- Drizzle of honey
- Optional: granola or dark chocolate chips
*Mix a drizzle of honey into the Greek yogurt. Top with berries, and enjoy! Add an extra crunch and top with granola or dark chocolate chips.
If you are looking for a delicious snack full of protein and flavor, egg bites are the perfect snack to make at home! Customize with your favorite cheeses, veggies, or turkey meat. These egg bites are also delicious re-heated the next day!
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup of chopped green bell pepper
- ¼ cup of chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Optional: Low-sodium turkey deli meat
*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with olive oil. Beat eggs. Mix in cheese, veggies, and seasoning. Fill individual muffin cups halfway full. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the egg is fully cooked. The recipe makes between 6-8 egg cups, depending on the size of the pan.
16. Turkey and Cheese Wraps
Deli sandwiches are so delicious! But if you’ve already hit your grain limit for the day, the sandwich bread is not ideal. So, instead of a sandwich, enjoy the delicious protein without the added carbs with a turkey and cheese wrap!
- Low-sodium deli turkey meat
- 1 slice of Swiss or Cheddar cheese
- Deli mustard
- Tomato slice
- Sprinkle of salt and pepper
*Lay 1-2 slices of turkey meat on a plate. Spread mustard over turkey and cover with cheese slice and tomato slice. Top with arugula, salt, and pepper. Tightly roll into a wrap and enjoy! If you make these ahead of time, fasten wraps with a toothpick.
Sometimes you just want something salty and sweet to snack on while watching a movie or enjoying game night! But that doesn’t mean it has to totally blow your healthy eating plan for the day! Instead of reaching for chips or candy, keep a container of homemade trail mix in your pantry to enjoy instead!
- Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews
- Your favorite dried fruits
- Dark chocolate chips
*Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container!
Protein muffins are a filling snack to help keep the snacky cravings away! The added protein to your favorite muffin mix helps balance out the carbs. For an extra easy baking process, we like to use one of our favorite muffin mixes that is sweetened with coconut sugar and uses almond flour!
*Add 2 scoops of protein powder to the dry muffin mix and combine with pre-mixed wet ingredients. Bake according to instructions.
It’s important to note the specific protein powder we linked in the ingredients. Some protein powders have different consistencies needing more wet ingredients included in the recipe. This particular recipe does not require additional ingredients.
Taco Tuesday can still fit into your healthy eating plan with these tasty taco lettuce wraps! Enjoy as a delicious snack, or add it to your weekly dinner rotation! No matter how you enjoy it, these savory treats are guilt-free!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- Taco seasoning
- Iceberg lettuce
- Greek yogurt
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Diced tomatoes
*Cook ground beef and mix with taco seasoning. Fill iceberg lettuce pieces with ground beef and top with desired toppings. Enjoy!
20. Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Banana Bites
The next time you crave a piece of processed candy, grab a chocolate-covered peanut butter bite instead! These naturally sweet bites are a delicious snack that your kids will love! Or, enjoy them after dinner for a healthy dessert option!
- Banana rounds
- Creamy peanut butter
- Melted dark chocolate
*Cover a baking sheet or plate with wax paper. Cut the banana into small round slices. Spread peanut butter on top of each banana round. Using a skewer, dip banana rounds into the melted dark chocolate and place them on the prepared baking sheet or plate. Freeze until chocolate has hardened.
21. Sesame-Seasoned Edamame
Sesame-seasoned edamame is a healthy and delicious recipe that is so easy to whip up at home! And with only 3 ingredients, it’s so easy to keep your freezer and pantry stocked to have this on hand for last-minute guests or whenever the craving hits!
- 2 Cups of frozen edamame
- 1 ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
- Drizzle of olive oil
*Heat sesame seeds in a skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until seeds are a nice golden brown. Remove from heat. Boil edamame in a large pot until soft. Usually 6-8 minutes. In a large bowl, toss cooked edamame with a drizzle of olive oil and gently mix in sesame seeds. Enjoy!
Veggie tuna bites are light, crisp, and so satisfying! Enjoy at home or pack them up for a delicious and healthy snack at work. These guilt-free snacks are high in protein and low in carbs!
- Celery Sticks, Bell Pepper Slices
- 1 can of tuna
- ¼ cup of Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder to taste
- Dash of salt
- Dash of pepper
*Mix tuna with Greek yogurt, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Spread tuna on top of celery sticks and bell pepper slices. Enjoy!
23. Cinnamon Apple Sticks
This delicious snack will be a favorite for the whole family! They taste delicious and will make your home smell like fall! With only two ingredients, they are so easy to make as a quick snack or a healthy dessert option for your kids.
- Sliced apple Sticks from 1 apple
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Toss apple sticks in cinnamon. Lay evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
24. Cream Cheese Celery Sticks
If you love bagels, you will love this snack! These delicious cream cheese celery sticks are one of our favorite easy and healthy snacks to make at home! They are creamy, crisp, and so tasty! And only take minutes to prepare!
- Celery sticks
- Cream cheese
- Everything bagel seasoning
*Spread cream cheese on top of celery sticks and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning. Enjoy!
Instant oats are a delicious way to incorporate fiber, protein, and fruit into your day. Instant oats are naturally rich in fiber, and depending on your mix-ins and toppings, you can easily pack it full of protein and tasty fruits! This healthy snack is filling and delicious!
- Prepared Instant Oats
- Favorite nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds)
- Favorite fruits (apples, berries, bananas)
- ½ Teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ Teaspoon of vanilla extract
*Prepare the instant oats per their directions. Mix in cinnamon and vanilla extract. Top with favorite fruits and nuts!
Do you plan out your meals and snacks each week? What is your favorite healthy snack from this list? Comment below!