Healthy Snack Recipes

There is no need to feel guilty about these healthy snack recipes. Try our yogurt parfaits, homemade hummus, and sweet potato fries.

Staff Picks

Orange-Vanilla Shake

Rating: 3.2 stars 10
Replenish your zest for life with this sunny citrus smoothie that blends two peeled oranges with milk and vanilla to recreate a more fiber-rich version of an Orange Julius. 

Spiced Nuts

Rating: 3.1 stars 594
A perfect spicy snack for the holidays.

Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 3.68 stars 344
Whip up this three-ingredient healthy smoothie recipe with just three ingredients—nonfat plain yogurt, banana, and frozen blueberries. Feel free to substitute the blueberries with any other frozen fruit you like.

Maple Bran Muffins

They're better tasting and better for you. We've made over the bran muffin using maple syrup for delicate sweetness, plain yogurt for moisture, and two forms of bran (cereal and wheat) for structure and fluffiness. At long last, this wholesome hero is stepping into the spotlight.

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower

This healthy snack you can make ahead and have a container handy when you are on-the-go.

Homemade Yogurt

Rating: 3.21 stars 195
Making your own yogurt may sound ambitious, but it's really not. All it takes is two ingredients and 20 minutes of hands-on time.

Spiced Walnuts

Rating: 3.11 stars 130
Cayenne pepper gives these slightly sweet walnuts a piquant kick.

Roasted Pumpkin

This recipe for basic roasted pumpkin is so simple and very versatile. You can eat the sweet, fibrous flesh straight out of the shell with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, or you can get creative. Once you've roasted the pumpkin as directed below, consider making Pumpkin Wedges with Sage or Indian-Spiced Pumpkin.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

Rating: 3.62 stars 530
Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.

Baked Oatmeal

Baking the oatmeal may seem to be a lot of fuss. But once it comes out of the oven, you will not be sorry you waited.

Multigrain Bread

Rating: 3.82 stars 94
One simple recipe is all you need to bake four types of bread, each one hearty, wholesome, and delicious. This fluffy multigrain bread recipe is a great, tasty bread. See our Classic White Bread how-to for step-by-step photos.

Inspiration and Ideas

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We've got better-for-you versions of all the game-day classics, from dips to wings. It's all about smart swaps and techniques without sacrificing flavor.
15 Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Chip Recipes
Trade in that bag of potato chips for something healthier and infinitely more delicious. Our recipes may range from salty to sweet, but they're all satisfyingly crunchy.
Perfect Homemade Granola
Rating: 3.67 stars

If you prefer some other dried fruit, such as cranberries, you can add them to this mix.