Prepare these delectable nibbles for those times when you need a nutritious snack to help you feel full. Each recipe contains no more than 200 calories per serving and at least 3 grams of fiber, making them energizing, refreshing, and substantial.
In addition, having enough fiber in your diet can help your body maintain regularity, bone strength, and a healthy heart, and snacks are an excellent way to do so. Recipes like our Pistachio & Peach Toast and Banana Protein Muffins are some of the tastiest methods to meet your nutrition goals while staying fueled throughout the day.
1. Blueberry-Lemon Energy Balls
If you’re in need of a midday pick-me-up, these irresistible blueberry-lemon balls can be whipped up in minutes and are the ideal on-the-go refreshment. Walnuts provide a dose of plant-based protein and keep you energized, while maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness.
2. Banana Protein Muffins
These nutritious banana muffins are packed with protein due to peanut butter and Greek yogurt, while the addition of white whole-wheat flour increases their fiber content. Serve them for breakfast or as a snack-on-the-go.
3. Cranberry-Almond Energy Balls
These energy balls are the ideal refreshment to prepare in advance. These energy spheres containing cranberries, almonds, oats, and dates can be assembled in minutes. The maple syrup and tahini contribute to the cohesiveness of the dish while lending a touch of sweetness and bitterness.
4. Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas
The vinegary, spicy sauce gives the chickpeas a taste that makes your mouth water when you soak them in it before you bake them. What was the result? A satisfyingly crunchy snack that is also completely good for you.
5. Pistachio & Peach Toast
It takes only five minutes to cook this delicious breakfast, which is perfect for when you have some ricotta cheese left over from the night before.
6. Avocado Hummus
Just throw a few ingredients into a food processor and give it a whirl to make this recipe for hummus, which turns out a brilliant shade of green. This healthy dip has a velvety consistency thanks to aquafaba, which is the liquid that remains after draining a can of chickpeas. You can serve this dish with pita chips, veggie crackers, or raw vegetables.
7. Rosemary-Garlic Pecans
These delicious nuts with spices are perfect for snacking, cheese boards, and making individual appetizer portions.
8. Baked Blueberry & Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups
These oatmeal cakes are similar to muffins in texture and flavor, and they are quite moist. Pecans have a distinctively nutty flavor, and when combined with the naturally sweet flavors of fresh blueberries and banana, they provide a beverage or breakfast dish that is really mouthwatering.
You can save time during the week by preparing a large batch of breakfast items on the weekend and storing them in the refrigerator or freezer for later use. Reheat in the microwave for about forty seconds to get the temperature back up.
9. Almost Chipotle’s Guacamole
You can make guacamole at home that tastes exactly like Chipotle’s, but you don’t need to worry about the price increasing because you made it yourself! Guacamole is a versatile condiment that can be used as a topping for burrito bowls or tacos, as an appetizer or as a healthy refreshment with tortilla chips and veggies, or any combination of these uses.
10. Air-Fryer Cinnamon-Ginger Apple Chips
Apple chips prepared in an air fryer are an excellent choice for satisfying your craving for something sweet when you’re in the mood for a snack. Apples of the Honeycrisp variety are often dusted with a variety of enticing spices, including cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom. Fry in an air fryer, then dip in vanilla or honey-flavored yogurt to finish.
11. Homemade Oven-Dried Strawberries
Simply turning on your oven will allow you to experience the extremely fragrant and somewhat sweet and sour flavor of these oven-dried strawberries. They are versatile enough to be taken on their own, thrown into a trail mix, or sprinkled above yogurt or ice cream as a topping.
12. Spice-Roasted Chickpeas
This recipe for roasted beans is very easy to follow and will teach you how to roast legumes. The coating of paprika and cumin causes the skin of the chickpeas to become brittle, while the center of the chickpeas retains its creamy texture. You can eat these legumes as a snack, or you can add them to a salad as a source of plant-based protein.
13. Air-Fryer Kale Chips
Making kale chips at home is a really simple process that doesn’t require much time. Fresh kale leaves may be made to become super crispy in just 15 minutes using an air fryer, which requires a substantially lower amount of oil than alternatives that can be purchased in stores. Be warned: There are only so many available!
14. Cranberry-Almond Granola Bars
Granola bars can be found easily at grocery shops, but it’s also simple to make them at home, where they’ll likely be healthier. You can replace the dried cranberries and nuts called for in this recipe with 2 cups of any combination of small pieces of dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and/or bits of chocolate. The dried cranberries and nuts are called for in this recipe.
We put a number of viscous sweeteners, like honey and maple syrup, to the test, but in the end, we discovered that brown rice syrup was the one that kept the bars from falling apart the least.
15. Spicy Tomato & Seaweed Salad
You can reduce the amount of heat in this fiery tomato salad by using a pepper with a softer flavor or by using a smaller amount of a hot pepper. Umami and nuttiness are brought out in a fresh tomato by the addition of seaweed, tamari, and sesame oil.
16. Pesto & White Bean Stuffed Tomato
This easy dish calls for just three ingredients, making it perfect for a quick snack or lunch on the go. This recipe, which incorporates the aromas of midsummer in the form of fresh tomatoes and pesto, is not only delicious but also ready in just five minutes.