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

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.

Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 3.68 stars
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.

Homemade Yogurt

Rating: 3.21 stars
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.

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower

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

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

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

Granola Bark

It's extra-crunchy and protein-packed, thanks to flaxseeds, almonds, pepitas, and the egg white that binds them all together. Just bake it up and break it up into snackable shards for breakfast on the go.

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.

Thinnest Crust Pizza with Ricotta and Mushrooms

Rating: 3.11 stars
Asiago cheese is full flavored, so a little gives lots of taste. A sandwich wrap instead of pizza dough, when baked, gives you crunch without as many calories -- there are only 305 per serving!

Banana Muffins

Rating: 3.39 stars
These banana muffins are moist and delicious and take only a half hour to bake in the oven—making them ideal for breakfast.

Baked Sweet-Potato Chips

Rating: 3.24 stars
A mandoline or a hand-held slicer will quickly turn out thin, even slices of sweet potato, although a sharp knife and a steady hand will also work fine.

Perfect Homemade Granola

Rating: 3.67 stars
If you prefer some other dried fruit, such as cranberries, you can add them to this mix.

Spiced Walnuts

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

Inspiration and Ideas

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Pineapple and Ginger Smoothie

Rating: 3.42 stars

Drink up! The fresh ginger in this tropical pineapple smoothie adds a layer of spice that'll give your morning a kick.