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


portabellomushroompizzab

Top 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.

March 12, 2013   5 Comments

massagekaleb

Twelve Superfoods For $1 or Less

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

March 5, 2013   25 Comments

conveniencestoreb

Ten Healthy Convenience Store Snacks

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

March 8, 2012   24 Comments

lunchboxb

Top 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?....

August 13, 2013   7 Comments

applebrieb

25 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®....

September 21, 2011   11 Comments

officeb

Top 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.....

August 29, 2011   14 Comments

Top Ten Late Night Snacks

Top Ten Late Night Snacks

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

September 20, 2012   5 Comments

bananaslippyslideb

Eight 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?....

February 15, 2012   18 Comments

apples

Top 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....

September 11, 2012   9 Comments

turkishbreakfastb

Top 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....

October 20, 2011   8 Comments

tunameltb

Top Ten High Protein Snacks

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

August 27, 2013   4 Comments

lowcarbb

Top Ten Low Carb Snacks

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

April 4, 2012   11 Comments

Top Ten Vegan Snacks 2012

Top Ten Vegan Snacks

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

November 8, 2012   10 Comments

Sweet Snacks


kettlecornb

Makeover 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....

January 12, 2011   34 Comments

chocolatepopcornb

How To Make Dark Chocolate Last Forever

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

March 7, 2012   22 Comments

Fruit and Nut Bar Recipe

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Fruit and Nut Bars

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

January 16, 2014   33 Comments

chocolatecoveredfigb

Love 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....

October 17, 2011   29 Comments

applechipb

Got 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!...

October 7, 2010   20 Comments

No Bake Lemon Balls Recipe

No Bake Lemon Balls: Healthy, Fast, & Yummy

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

June 27, 2012   20 Comments

pumpkinbiteb

Hate Bananas? Try These Pumpkin Bites

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

May 10, 2011   40 Comments

trailmixb

Lighter, Fluffier Trail Mix

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

June 30, 2011   11 Comments

brownieballb

Have 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....

January 25, 2010   8 Comments

oatmealcookieb

An Awesome Portion Control Trick For Homemade Cookies

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

January 25, 2012   61 Comments

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

Eating Cookie Dough Just Got Healthier

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

September 19, 2012   23 Comments

cottagecheesesnackb

Mix 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....

September 21, 2010   39 Comments

Fall Apple Muffins

Apple Oatmeal Muffins For Fall

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

September 30, 2013   16 Comments

GE Freshpedition Conclusion

Hide An Entire Carrot In This Wrap

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

August 13, 2012   13 Comments

Sweet Potato and Yogurt

A Decadent Tasting But Healthy Dessert

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

January 31, 2013   23 Comments

granolamuffinsb

Try 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!...

March 28, 2012   13 Comments

miniapplecrispb

Healthy 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).

March 21, 2012   29 Comments

1 Points+ Snack Recipe

Greet Spring With A Tasty Little Treat

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

April 18, 2013   9 Comments

bananaquesadillab

Banana 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....

April 21, 2010   21 Comments

yogurtpbdipb

A 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!...

March 11, 2013   21 Comments

Savory Snacks


homemademicrowavepocornb

DIY 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....

April 22, 2010   27 Comments

kaleschips2b

Kale 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....

March 19, 2012   59 Comments

French Fry Bites

It’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.....

January 14, 2014   26 Comments

Buffalo Cauliflower

A 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.

February 7, 2013   31 Comments

Sugar Snap Peas and Cheese

Elegant, Easy, and Under 100 Calories

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

May 5, 2011   14 Comments

lowcalranchb

Makeover 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!....

July 20, 2011   18 Comments

Chili Lime Popcorn

Give 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....

December 10, 2013   15 Comments

Moroccan Carrot Salad Recipe

Why 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.....

September 23, 2013   23 Comments

pickledcarrotsb

How 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?...

January 10, 2011   22 Comments

oniondipb

French 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....

May 30, 2011   14 Comments

newantslogb

Return 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....

January 23, 2012   8 Comments

Top 10 Vegan Snacks

An Entire Serving of “Fries” for 133 Calories

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

August 26, 2013   15 Comments

angeledeggsb

Lighten 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....

April 22, 2013   21 Comments

Light Pizza Recipe

Pizza Without Guilt

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

September 28, 2012   20 Comments

miniminipizzab

The 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....

December 28, 2009   18 Comments

portabellomushroompizzab

A 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....

July 18, 2011   37 Comments

tunameltb

This 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!...

May 2, 2012   40 Comments

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Healthier 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....

June 13, 2012   21 Comments

Watermelon Feta Bites

A 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....

June 24, 2013   10 Comments

carrotbiteb

Create 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....

August 8, 2011   15 Comments

pitachipb

Whole Grain, Homemade Chip: Goodbye Potato Chips!

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

June 13, 2011   19 Comments

Top Ten Vegan Snacks 2012

Turn Dull Beans Into A Potato Chip Replacement

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

July 3, 2012   29 Comments

Drinks


coolwaterb

Top 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....

November 10, 2011   21 Comments

mangolassib

This 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.

February 3, 2011   36 Comments

greensmoothieb

This 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!...

March 21, 2011   40 Comments

bananasmoothieb

Simple, 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!

January 7, 2011   19 Comments

Dark Chocolate Smoothie

Love 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....

April 15, 2013   37 Comments

How to Make an Iced Mocha at Home

An 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"....

June 7, 2012   51 Comments

hotcocoab

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

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

December 8, 2011   19 Comments

DIY Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

DIY Peppermint Mocha

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

November 12, 2013   12 Comments

pumpkinlatteb

A 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....

November 3, 2010   20 Comments

Breakfast


newenergyb

A 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....

April 18, 2011   62 Comments

lowcalgranolab

Avoid 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....

June 6, 2011   30 Comments

walnutyogurtb.jpg

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....

December 29, 2010   20 Comments

pancakeb.jpg

A 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?...

September 13, 2010   22 Comments

upgradedbreakfastcookieb

The 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....

February 8, 2012   35 Comments

Baked Oatmeal Less Sugar

Have You Tried Baked Oatmeal?

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

August 29, 2012   42 Comments

Banana Breakfast Pop

A Super Cold Breakfast For Summer

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

July 10, 2013   12 Comments

softboiledeggb

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?....

May 9, 2011   82 Comments

breakfastsandwichb

The 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....

March 9, 2011   32 Comments

stirfryveggieb

The 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?...

January 30, 2012   16 Comments

Vegetarian Hash Recipe

Vegetarian 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....

January 16, 2013   23 Comments

Homemade Donut Recipe

You 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....

April 29, 2013   45 Comments

Dessert


beanbrownieb

Healthier 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?....

October 21, 2010   48 Comments

strawberrychocolateb

The 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?...

April 25, 2012   24 Comments

Sweet Smart Points Snacks

The 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....

June 18, 2012   28 Comments

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Two 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?...

January 7, 2014   23 Comments

DIY Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Stop 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)....

August 28, 2013   22 Comments

Cool Whip Substitute

A 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!....

July 24, 2013   33 Comments

chocolatedippretzelsb.jpg

Here 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....

February 4, 2013   4 Comments

nakedapplepieb

Try 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....

March 2, 2011   36 Comments

Low Sugar Rhubarb Recipes

GOOD 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....

May 31, 2012   58 Comments

DIY Reeses Peanut Butter Cup

Do 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....

January 14, 2013   36 Comments

ricekrispieb

This 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....

March 16, 2011   23 Comments

Low Calorie Candy Recipe

Do It Yourself Skinny Candy: Fun To Make & Eat

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

May 23, 2012   11 Comments

Chocolate Banana Cake Mug Recipe

Hit Your Cake Craving With The Microwave

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

June 4, 2013   57 Comments

bananasplitb

Now 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!....

March 31, 2011   28 Comments

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Ginger Bread

Four Ingredient Pumpkin Gingerbread

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

October 7, 2013   14 Comments

chocolatechipb

The 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....

February 2, 2011   29 Comments

Low Sugar Rhubarb Recipes

Need 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....

May 23, 2013   10 Comments

Healthy Products


sodastreamb

A 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"....

August 3, 2011   229 Comments

barbaravsquakerb

The 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"....

October 11, 2011   33 Comments

peanutbutterb

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....

June 16, 2010   65 Comments

pb2b

Peanut 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....

January 4, 2012   112 Comments

polanerb

How 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....

July 26, 2010   23 Comments

Ezekiel Bread Review

The 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 ).....

October 16, 2012   91 Comments

purgumb

Sugar 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....

April 5, 2011   49 Comments

kindb

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!...

May 11, 2010   12 Comments

cheese stick

The Benefits of Cheese Sticks

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

February 4, 2011   28 Comments

laughingcowb

Love Cheese? Try This 35 Calorie Alternative

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

April 18, 2012   74 Comments

cannedpeachesb

Are Canned Peaches A Healthy Snack?

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

February 17, 2011   32 Comments

mastradchipb

The 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?...

November 21, 2011   24 Comments

lunchableb

The 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....

March 21, 2013   27 Comments

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