Healthy Snacks for Any Craving

Ideas for Healthy Snacks for Adults or Kids

You have gotten the homecooked dinner thing down (hopefully The Scramble is helping you in that department. If not, check out our two-week free trial to see how much easier getting dinner on the table can be), but what about snacks? For me, finding healthy snack foods that will satisfy my family and don’t require a lot of prep on my part, has been one of the biggest challenges. Because, let’s be honest, all those beautiful snack platters on Instagram and Pinterest are inspiring, but who has time to put one of those together every day? Not me!

Over the years I have figured out some tricks that have helped me to avoid potato chips, cheese curls, yogurt tubes, and Kind Bars (although we still do enjoy those from time to time!), while still satisfying everyone’s cravings for salty, sweet, creamy, and/or crunchy without spending too much time in the kitchen. Here are some ideas for you, organized by craving type.

Healthy Snacks for Any Craving

Popcorn

Crunchy

Apples

Rice cakes (with or without a topping)

Popcorn

Whole grain pretzels (with or without a dip)

Cut up fresh veggies (with or without a dip)

Nuts

Homemade Barbeque Tortilla Chips

Salty

Olives and pickles

Salted edamame

Popcorn

Whole grain pretzels (with or without a dip)

Tortilla chips with salsa or guacamole

Small pieces of cheese and whole grain crackers

Super Foods SmoothieSweet

Homemade muffins like these Sweet Potato Muffins or Bunny’s Delight Muffins (make for breakfasts and lunches and you’ve got two meals covered!)

Fresh fruit

Applesauce

Plain yogurt with jelly, honey, or maple syrup mixed in

Roasted sweet vegetables like sweet potato, carrots, and butternut squash (make extra when you roast for dinner)

Dates with nut or seed butter

Smoothies like this Fruity Swirl Smoothie or Chocolate Cherry Chia Smoothie

HummusCreamy

Plain yogurt with jelly, honey, or maple syrup mixed in

Smoothies

Avocados

Creamy dips such as hummus, baba ghanoush, or homemade ranch

Leftover puréed soup served in a mug (there’s something special about it being in a mug)

 

Do you have favorite healthy snacks that don’t require much work? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

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