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100+ Healthy Snack Ideas

Snack Girl has over 1000 posts and these are the ones that readers have pinned, shared, and made with great success.

I have included sweet snacks, savory snacks, and drinks that are healthy snacks. Also, there is a list of healthier breakfast ideas and dessert ideas - these are treats but much lighter than REAL desserts.

The final section is healthy snack foods that you can purchase when you don't have time to make your snack.

Enjoy!
Lisa
AKA Snack Girl


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Top Ten Lists

Top Ten 100 Calorie SnacksTop Ten 100 Calorie Snacks

100 is a magical number for some people. An entire snack product industry is based on this concept of a 100 calorie snack.

Affordable Healthy Foods ListTwelve Superfoods For $1 or Less

One of the excuses for not eating healthier is that it is expensive. Hey, I get it....

Ten Healthy Convenience Store Snacks Ten Healthy Convenience Store Snacks

Check out that photo above. See anything you want to eat? Aaah, the convenience store.....

Lunch Box IdeasTop 10 Lunch Box Snacks

Summer is coming to a screaming halt for families all over the country. Did you notice the advertisements for school supplies everywhere?....

Healthy After School Snacks25 ideas for Healthy After-School Snacks

My friend, Aviva Goldfarb, is an amazing resource on healthy eating for families. She is the author of two cookbooks and the founder of The Six O'Clock Scramble®....

Top Ten Office SnacksTop Ten Office Snacks

I am betting that you are sitting in an office right now! Yes, I can see you in your cubicle with the florescent bulbs burning. Blub blub goes the water cooler.....

Top Ten Late Night SnacksTop Ten Late Night Snacks

You are awake and after a long day, you are hungry. What to do?...

Bananas Zero Points PlusEight Exciting Things To Do With Bananas

When people meet me for the first time, what do you think they ask me? Where did you get your nails done?....

Top 10 Apple RecipesTop Ten Apple Recipes

The orchards here in Western Massachusetts are laden with apples. It is a dreamy time of year to be in New England....

Top Ten Breakfast SnacksTop Ten Healthy And Yummy Breakfast Ideas

Snack Girl has a confession to make. She has snuck in lots of breakfast ideas on her "snack" website....

High Protein SnacksTop Ten High Protein Snacks

Snack Girl gets asked all the time for low carb snacks and high protein snacks....

Low Carb SnacksTop Ten Low Carb Snacks

Trying to avoid the foods in the photograph? Join the club!...

Top Ten Vegan Snacks 2012Top Ten Vegan Snacks

Shhhh....don’t tell anyone but it can be easy to be a vegan. Why?....

Sweet Snacks

Homemade Kettle Corn RecipeMakeover Kettle Corn Into "Can Do" Corn

Kettle corn has that perfect combination of crunchy, salty, and sweet that keeps you eating it long after you should stop....

Popcorn With Chocolate RecipeHow To Make Dark Chocolate Last Forever

Drizzle: to pour in a fine stream. Drizzle is a super cool word because you can hear it....

Fruit and Nut Bar RecipeEverything But The Kitchen Sink Fruit and Nut Bars

Have you ever heard the phrase “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”?...

Chocolate Fig Snack RecipeLove Salted Chocolate Caramels? Try This Healthy Candy Alternative

No one is ever going to accuse Snack Girl of not loving a WEE bit of chocolate. But, my taste bud credentials have been called into question....

Apple Chip RecipeGot Apples? Try This Awesome Healthy Snack

If you read this website, you BETTER have apples in your fridge (or I'm gonna buy you some :) This is it people - apple season!...

No Bake Lemon Balls RecipeNo Bake Lemon Balls: Healthy, Fast, & Yummy

One of the biggest hits on Snack Girl has been the No Bake Brownie Balls....

Pumpkin Cereal Bar RecipeHate Bananas? Try These Pumpkin Bites

Back in April, Snack Girl posted what she thought was an awesome cereal bar recipe. People complained!

Low Calorie Trail MixLighter, Fluffier Trail Mix

Trail mix is for taking on your hike. Anyone been on a hike lately? No? Me, neither....

No Bake Brownie BallsHave a Healthy Brownie! (a Mere 77 Calories)

Is it possible to create a healthy brownie? A regular brownie contains oodles of butter, sugar, eggs, and chocolate. They are a confection of MEGA calorific proportions and should be eaten as a treat....

Frozen Oatmeal Cookie RecipeAn Awesome Portion Control Trick For Homemade Cookies

So, you like to bake - but you have a problem. Yes, I know that problem well.....

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip RecipeEating Cookie Dough Just Got Healthier

Bored with the same old apple and peanut butter? Love to eat cookie dough out of the bowl?

Cottage CheeseMix It Up For A Delicious Snack

Do you sometimes get bored with the same old snack? Perhaps the snack you brought to work is SO dull, you make a little trip to the vending machine....

Apple oatmeal muffin recipeApple Oatmeal Muffins For Fall

Sometimes, Snack Girl goes on a food jag. Her latest is apples....

Carrot Wrap RecipeHide An Entire Carrot In This Wrap

Do you want to sneak some veggies in without anyone noticing? Use the sushi method of vegetable hiding....

Sweet Potato for DessertA Decadent Tasting But Healthy Dessert

Sweet potatoes have been haunting me. They are inexpensive and we don’t eat enough of them....

Healthy Blueberry MuffinsTry This Trick For Some Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Snack Girl is already making her plans for Earth Day (April 22nd). I am going to celebrate with a picnic!...

Healthy Apple CrispHealthy Apple Crisp: Cute & Yummy

Many of us are on the hunt for a dessert that is both satisfying and healthy. I've been asked for a redo of creme brulee (which isn't gonna happen).

1 Points+ Snack RecipeGreet Spring With A Tasty Little Treat

Anyone else have $2 per pound fresh strawberries greeting them at the supermarket. Hurray!....

Banana QuesadillaBanana Quesadilla: A Delicious After-Exercise Snack

Whether you do yoga, walk, spin, bike, run, or swim, you usually get hungry after activity. Many people reach for energy bars such as PowerBar, but with a little creativity, you can do a WHOLE lot better....

Yogurt Fruit Dip RecipeA Fruit Dip To Keep Life Interesting

Snack Girl has long advocated for an apple and peanut butter for a perfect snack. Basically, you got your fruit with a another whole food (peanuts) just blended up. Super yum!...

Savory Snacks

Homemade Microwave PopcornDIY Microwave Popcorn: Healthy, Yummy, and CHEAP

Popcorn is a whole grain snack that is really low in calories and has that great crunch we crave. But, the packaged stuff in the supermarket is expensive and can be high in sodium....

Kale Chips recipeKale Chips: Believe The Hype

Kale is getting a lot of press and finding its way on all the top blogs. I had to ask this kale to stop on the red carpet to photograph it....

French Fry BitesIt’s All About The Portion Size: French Fry Bites

Snack Girl’s friend, Jerri, likes potatoes whatever way you serve them. Mashed, chips, baked, scalloped, or roasted he hasn’t met a potato he wouldn’t eat.....

Buffalo CauliflowerA Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe For The Snack Girl Recipe Swap

Last month, I featured a recipe swap with carrots as the featured vegetable. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes.

Sugar Snap Peas and CheeseElegant, Easy, and Under 100 Calories

When you get tired of your apple and peanut butter, you need to go gourmet for your snack....

Healthy Ranch DressingMakeover The Best Selling Salad Dressing In America

Eating a lot of salad is a great way to maintain your health. And, when, you are asked which dressing you would like with that salad - many of you answer RANCH!....

Chili Lime PopcornGive Your Popcorn A South Of The Border Spin

Snack Girl is sitting in a sleeting mess of a storm. She is dreaming of white sand and turquoise water....

Moroccan Carrot Salad RecipeWhy Snack Girl Loves This Salad

I was tempted to entitle this post, “Why Snack Girl Loves This Cupcake”, because salad puts people to sleep. zzzzz.....

Pickled CarrotsHow To Avoid Wasting Carrots

Do you hate limp carrots? Do you buy a bag of carrots only to find that half of them are rotten by the time you get to eat them?...

Low Calorie Onion Dip RecipeFrench Onion Dip With Zero Guilt

When someone shows up to your house with sour cream, French onion soup mix, and a bag of Ruffles - you know you are in heaven....

Ants On A Log RecipeReturn To An Old Favorite Snack (With A Twist)

Sometimes we need a little inspiration to make a healthy snack. We get into snack ruts because we are super busy....

Carrot Fries RecipeAn Entire Serving of “Fries” for 133 Calories

Snack Girl can hear you all. Those aren’t fries, those are carrots!...

Deviled Eggs RecipeLighten The Devil In These Eggs

Yes, this photo does look like "deviled" eggs, but Snack Girl has a fix to make them much less evil....

Light Pizza RecipePizza Without Guilt

Snack Girl doesn’t believe in guilt about food. For me, there is no “good” food vs. “evil” food....

Mini Mini PizzasThe Tiniest (and Yummiest) Pizzas on The Planet

The quest for the quickest (and healthiest) pizza continues! One dedicated Snack-Girl reader, Theresa, sent me her solution for a pizza makeover after I posted English Muffin Pizza....

Portobello Mushroom SnackA 100 Calorie Pizza That Will Rock Your Sox

You know what? It isn't that hard to make healthy pizza. Pizza would always be pretty healthy if we chose not to put 1/2 pound of cheese on every slice....

Light Tuna Melt RecipeThis Tuna Melt Is So Light & Tasty It Will Make You Cry

Tuna melts use to be a staple in my college dorm. One cup mayonnaise, a little tuna, and say the word "green" and you had lunch!...

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wings RecipeHealthier Buffalo Chicken Wings

Vegans, avert your eyes. We are going to the land of chicken and you know you are eating an animal when you chomp into a wing....

Watermelon Appetizer RecipeA Summertime Blast For Your Taste Buds

I don’t know about you, but I am hot! The heat wave here in Massachusetts made me feel like the Wicked Witch of The West....

Healthy Carrot SnackCreate A Better Snack With Carrots

The healthiest eaters among us incorporate vegetables or fruit in every meal. This can be tricky because vegetables take time to peel, dice, chop and wash....

Whole Grain Pita Chip RecipeWhole Grain, Homemade Chip: Goodbye Potato Chips!

Chips, why do we love you so? Is it the crunchiness? The saltiness? or the just plain deliciousness....

Spicy Roasted ChickpeasTurn Dull Beans Into A Potato Chip Replacement

Yesterday, we featured canned beans in a sneaky way. Today, they come out behind the curtain.

Drinks

Tips For Tastier WaterTop Eight Tips For Tastier Water

Some people love water and others wish it was more flavorful. I am in the "love water" camp, but many of my readers are not....

Mind Blowing Mango Lassi RecipeThis Smoothie Will Blow Your Mind

Snack Girl isn't really a fan of smoothies because she finds them too sweet. But, there is one style of smoothie that motivates her to get out the blender.

Green Smoothie RecipeThis Green Smoothie Does NOT Taste Like Grass

Snack Girl has had MANY readers tell her to try "green" smoothies. Well, before last Tuesday, I had one word for them - YUCK!...

Low Calorie Smoothie RecipesSimple, Delicious, and Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes from Camp Shane

If you’re looking for a snack that tastes delicious AND is good for you, then you’re in for a treat!

Dark Chocolate SmoothieLove Chocolate Shakes? Give This Smoothie A Try

Sometimes I wish I was the kind of person who would walk by an ice cream store and not notice it....

Low Calorie Iced Mocha RecipeAn Iced Coffee Solution To The Liquid Calorie Problem

I have followed the new "soda ban" in New York City with much interest. Seems many are calling NYC a "nanny state"....

Vegan Hot ChocolateVegan, Luxurious, Hot......Chocolate

Snack Girl finds that most hot chocolate mixes are missing something important. They lack the most important flavor of all....

DIY Starbucks Peppermint MochaDIY Peppermint Mocha

Are you cold? I don’t know about where you are, but the weather is changing here.

Low Fat Pumpkin Spice Latte RecipeA Pumpkin Spice Latte With 77 Calories

Do you have any buddies who anxiously await the arrival of the Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte? It has been here for a month and people love it....

Breakfast

Cereal Bar RecipeA Grab 'N Go Breakfast With ZERO Added Sugar (and you will love it)

Anybody else sick of packaged cereal bars? But, they are just SO easy and fast....

Low Calorie Cereal RecipeAvoid The Cereal Aisle Forever Using This Simple Recipe

Snack Girl writes a lot about cereal because it is one of those packaged foods that makes all sorts of health claims....

Faster and Healthier than Cereal for Breakfast Try This Breakfast Solution: Faster and Healthier Than Cereal

Are you running out of time every morning and grabbing a cereal bar? Try this instead....

Improved Overnight Pancake RecipeA Grab And Go Breakfast With Staying Power

My daughter begged me to serve her pancakes for her first day of school. Pancakes are usually a weekend treat, but how could I deny her?...

No Cook Oatmeal BreakfastThe Healthiest and Easiest Breakfast (Bye-Bye Breakfast Cereal)

Cereal is the most amazingly simple breakfast to serve. All you do is pour from a box....

Baked Oatmeal RecipeHave You Tried Baked Oatmeal?

If you combine whole grains, eggs, yogurt, milk, and fruit what do you get? Breakfast!....

Cold Breakfast PopA Super Cold Breakfast For Summer

Are you hot? How would you like some steaming oatmeal?....

Soft Boiled Eggs  Why Don't Americans Serve Eggs Like This?

Why did it take an Australian to show me the light on a low calorie, delicious, and fast breakfast? Where has this idea been hiding?....

Breakfast Sandwich RecipeThe Egg McMuffin Makeover

Seems like everyone and their house, dog, and spouses get makeovers. Perhaps my favorite makeover moment was Oprah's attempt at improving stay-at-home mothers who live in their sweats....

Vegetables For BreakfastThe Breakfast of Champions (Seriously Healthy Champions)

Breakfast is a meal that many of us struggle with. How do we eat healthy when we are trying to get to work or school?...

Vegetarian Hash RecipeVegetarian Hash For Breakfast: You Don’t Need Bacon

If I am absolutely honest with myself, bacon will be one of the top foods I take to a deserted island....

Homemade Donut RecipeYou Can Make Your Own Donuts (Without A Deep Fryer)

Snack Girl has a donut problem. She can tell you within a five mile radius where all the delicious donuts can be purchased....

Dessert

Healthy Brownies: Black Beans and MixHealthier Brownies With A Secret Ingredient

Snack Girl is not someone who thinks you should alter the almighty brownie treat. Why take something so indulgent and delicious and change it?....

Lightest Dessert RecipeThe Most Satisfying, Lowest Calorie, & Easiest Chocolate Dessert Ever Created

Yeah, baby, it is springtime. Whoot! Whoot! How about them 2 for 1 strawberries rolling into your super and farmer's markets?...

Low Calorie Cheesecake RecipeThe Secret To Delicious 87 Calorie Cheesecake

Recently, I faced a major dilemma. There was a LARGE piece of cheesecake in front of me and no one else to eat it....

Peanut Butter Banana Ice CreamTwo Ingredient, Low Calorie, Vegan and Yummy!: Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Snack Girl knows you want to detox right now. How could you have done all that damage?...

Easy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt RecipeStop Buying Frozen Yogurt and Make Your Own

Snack Girl is so proud of herself. She made this beautiful bowl of strawberry frozen yogurt (and then ate it)....

Cool Whip SubstituteA Healthy Substitute for Cool Whip

Snack Girl doesn’t know how many of you eat Cool Whip, but I know most of you love the idea of whipped cream on strawberries. Yum!....

Light Chocolate TreatHere Comes The “Festival of Chocolate”

The simple truth is that chocolate rocks. It seems to hit the a very special pleasure center in the brain....

Naked Apple Pie RecipeTry This Healthy Pie.....Naked

Here at Snack Girl headquarters clothing is optional (for the 4 and under set). This is also true of our pies....

Light Rhubarb Strawberry CrispGOOD READ: A Vegetable You Gotta Try

I decided to put "Good Read" in my title in the hopes that you will actually read what I have to say....

DIY Reeses Peanut Butter CupDo It Yourself Healthier Reese’s Peanut Butter Bites

Did you grow up with the commercial where the chocolate bar ended up in the peanut butter? I am probably dating myself....

Healthy Rice Krispie TreatThis Is Not Your Mother's Rice Krispie Treat

Snack Girl has been working on a "new" Rice Krispie treat for a while now. First, I had to change the name....

Low Calorie Candy RecipeDo It Yourself Skinny Candy: Fun To Make & Eat

Let me introduce you to "Chocolate Crackle". This stuff is seriously yummy and fun....

Chocolate Banana Cake MugHit Your Cake Craving With The Microwave

Snack Girl is probably the last person to attempt to cook in a mug in the microwave....

Low Calorie Banana SplitNow You Can Eat A Banana Split Without Splitting Your Pants

Snack Girl is ALWAYS looking for ways to makeover treats into healthy food. And, she loves banana splits!....

Easy Ginger CakeFour Ingredient Pumpkin Gingerbread

I bet you are wondering how I can do it – make gingerbread with four ingredients....

Chocolate Chip Cookie RecipeThe ONLY Chocolate Chip Cookie You Should Ever Eat

Snack Girl has a secret. With over 27 inches of snow outside her window, she can't look a vegetable in the eye....

Low Calorie DessertsNeed A Dessert But Out of Points? 10 Solutions For Your Sweet Tooth

We have all been there. At the end of the day, still wanting something sweet when we KNOW we aren’t really hungry....

Healthy Products

Low Cost Seltzer WaterA Green Way to Replace Soda

Last week, Snack Girl wrote a post about naturally flavored seltzer and a bunch of people shared their favorite "soda-fix"....

Quaker Oatmeal SquaresThe Three Step Process That Will Solve Your Cereal Dilemma

Packaged cereal is a quagmire of marketing HOOEY. For example, I have seen Kellogg's emphasizing high fiber on its boxes of "Apple Jacks"....

Which Peanut Butter is Healthiest?How To Choose Healthy Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a great addition to a healthy snack. Spreading it on Apples or crackers is an excellent way to add fat and protein (and taste!) to a dull food....

PB2 Review: Low Calorie Peanut ButterPeanut Butter Lovers: A 45 Calorie Solution That Will Save Your Waistline

Snack Girl features peanut butter A LOT. I happen to love the stuff and I use it almost every day....

How To Pick A Healthy Jam or JellyHow To Pick A Healthy Jam or Jelly

A few weeks ago, I wrote How To Choose Healthy Peanut Butter. People wrote and thanked me for this review, but then they wanted to know about the jelly....

Ezekiel Bread ReviewThe Best Packaged Bread You Can Buy

Last week, Snack Girl took on the subject of food labels (see: Confused By Food Labels? Here’s A Solution ).....

Aspartame Free GumSugar Free Gum Without Artificial Sweeteners or Colors? It Exists!

Sugar free gum is a great tool for helping you lose weight. AND, chewing a piece of gum (instead of a cookie) can help you relieve stress....

KIND Bar Review KINDa Fabulous: A Nutritionally Dense Snack Bar

What the world needs is some serious KINDness. Okay, that doesn't seem realistic - but you could pick up KIND at your local convenience store!...

The Benefits of Cheese SticksThe Benefits of Cheese Sticks

The nice thing about individually packaged food is that you know exactly how many calories you are going to inhale....

Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge ReviewLove Cheese? Try This 35 Calorie Alternative

When you get people talking about their favorite cheese, stars start forming in their eyes....

Are Canned Peaches A Healthy Snack?Are Canned Peaches A Healthy Snack?

Snack Girl is seriously missing her peaches. Summer seems years away!...

Healthiest Potato ChipThe Healthiest and Tastiest Potato Chip In The World

What if you could make FAT-FREE crispy chips in your microwave? Wouldn't that solve all of your problems?...

Salt, Sugar, Fat ReviewThe Book You Need To Read If You Want To Lose Weight

Snack Girl has read only a few books in her life that have made a lasting impact on what she eats....


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13 Comments:

I really would enjoy the news letter sent to my gmail. Thank you

on April 10, 2012

Hi Janie - I signed you up! -Lisa

on April 10, 2012

nice

on November 16, 2012

Where have you been all my life Snack Girl! So many practical, money saving and calorie saving ideas I am amazed - and of course I've signed up!

on January 9, 2013

omg! ok so, Im 13 and I LOVE monsters, especcialy assault. I rarely drink it but I can not believe how bad it is! I drink rockstars too sometimes and both of those drinks give me really bad head aches. Is it ok if I have them just sometimes, like once every 3-4 months? Please reply, thanks!

on April 8, 2013

This snack girl is awesome.

on May 2, 2013

Thank you for your awesome recipes! I'm a personal trainer and can't wait to share these with my clients. Love it!

on May 28, 2013

I am not on here to lose weight (I need to gain weight, which is as big a problem for people with too-high metabolism (keeping them underweight) as losing weight is for people who are overweight. However, I feel best when I eat healthily, so I want to apply the healthy tips to gaining weight.

on May 30, 2013

i want to make some healthy snacks for a party but there is several and i cant seem to choose, can you help please

on May 31, 2013

Aaaahhhhhh looking for something fo rme to snack on! Why can't I find something.

on July 4, 2013

Delicious snacks but not healthy at all .

on September 3, 2013

Good

on September 19, 2013

You are so awesome!! :D

on October 7, 2013


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