20 Healthy Snack Recipes That Are Sure to Satisfy

Making homemade snacks is smart because they can be as healthy as you want them to be and there are more choices available too. These 20 healthy snack recipes will help keep those hunger pains away!

1. Courgette Fritters with Salsa

Courgette Fritters with Salsa
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These tasty fritters are healthy with a lot of flavour, and the salsa dip is perfect. This dish makes the ideal snack for those long hours between your evening meal and breakfast.

Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes.
Yield: 4-6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Grated Courgettes
  • 200g of Tinned Sweetcorn
  • 1 Small Chopped Onion
  • 250g of Finely Chopped Vine Tomatoes
  • 1 Finely Chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 150g of Flour
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons of Milk
  • 5 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of Chopped Parsley
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper

Directions:

  1. Put the courgettes into a colander and sprinkle salt over the top. Mix well, then set the courgettes aside for 5-10 minutes to draw out any excess water from them.
  2. Wrap the courgettes into paper towels and squeeze the remaining liquid from them.
  3. In a bowl, combine parsley, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of oil with the tomatoes, bell pepper, and onions to create a salsa.
  4. Pour the flour into a large bowl and season with black pepper. Break the eggs into the bowl and add the milk. Beat the mixture thoroughly until a batter is created.
  5. Drain the sweetcorn and mix it into the batter, along with the courgettes.
  6. Pour the oil into a frying pan and scoop 1 tablespoon of batter into the pan. Cook for fritter for 2-3 minutes, then turn and cook the other side for another 2 minutes. Do the same until the batter has been used.
  7. Put the fritters onto paper towels and serve with the salsa.

2. Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Chocolate Dipped Fruit
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This snack might not initially sound healthy, but it can be. Instead of sugar-laden milk chocolate, opt for the finest, high-percentage dark chocolate. It’s incredibly tasty and is a perfect snack to carry you through to dinner.

Cooking Time: 5 minutes.
Yield: 4-6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 12 Strawberries
  • 2 Segmented Oranges
  • 75g of 70% of Dark Chocolate
  • 10ml of Milk

Directions:

  1. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place it in a large microwave-safe bowl. Place the chocolate in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
  2. Remove the chocolate from the microwave and stir if it has begun to melt. Put the chocolate back into the microwave for another 20-30 seconds. Repeat until the chocolate begins to melt, then add a splash of milk.
  3. Blast the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds until smooth. Remove the chocolate from the microwave and whisk to ensure no lumps remain.
  4. Dip the strawberries and oranges into the chocolate and put them on a plate. When all of the fruit is coated, place them in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to chill.

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3. Pitta Bread Chips

Pitta Bread Chips
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While you can use fresh pittas, leftover pitta bread work well too. These make a delicious snack and are light, crispy, and so tasty.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Sliced Pitta Breads
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to a low-to-medium temperature.
  2. Cut the pitta bread into slices and space them out onto a baking tray.
  3. Drizzle oil over the top of the chips and bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes. Flip the chips over and cook for another 6.-8 minutes.

4. Simplified Granola Bars

Simplified Granola Bars
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Anyone looking for a healthy snack should opt for homemade granola bars. They are incredibly easy to make and taste fantastic.

Cooking Time: 25-40 minutes.
Yield: 10-12 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 300g of Chopped, Mixed Nuts (Walnuts, Almonds, and Pecans)
  • 35g of Dried Cranberries
  • 45g of Dried Coconut
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 80g of Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to a medium temperature and line a baking tray with non-stick parchment paper.
  2. Add coconut, cranberries, nuts, and chia seeds to a bowl and mix well to combine.
  3. In a second bowl, mix the vanilla extract with syrup and pour over the nuts. Coat well and pour the mixture onto a baking tray.
  4. Smooth the granola mixture down with a spatula, then bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool down before you slice it into thin rectangles.

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5. Hot Chicken and Lettuce Cups

Hot Chicken and Lettuce Cups
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If you need a more substantial snack to get you through the day, this dish is perfect. It tastes great and is super healthy too.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 100g of Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of Hot Sauce
  • 1 Grated Carrot
  • ½ Minced Onion
  • 3 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 10 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
  • The Juice of 1 Lime
  • Cooking Spray

Directions:

  1. Add lime juice, hot sauce, garlic, chilli sauce, and oil to a large bowl and whisk well to combine.
  2. Coat the chicken in the marinade and let it soak in the bowl for 5 minutes.
  3. Apply a layer of cooking spray to a frying pan and gently heat at a medium temperature. Add the chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes, then turn the chicken over and cook for another 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and slice it into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Place the lettuce cups onto a plate and add the chicken, carrots, and onions.

6. No-Bake Homemade Sweet Squares

No-Bake Homemade Sweet Squares
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Even though this snack has chocolate in it, it’s still healthy. It’s a nice snack for those with a sugar craving.

Cooking Time: 5 minutes.
Yield: 10-12 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 50g of Chocolate Pieces
  • 200g of Oat Flour
  • 75g of Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 65g of Syrup
  • 50g of Chopped Walnuts

Directions:

  1. Spread the walnuts onto a baking tray and toast in the oven for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add syrup, peanut butter, and flour to a large mixing bowl and combine well.
  3. Line a baking tin or tray with non-stick parchment paper and pour the flour mixture onto it. Use a spoon to smooth down the mixture so it’s even and sprinkle the walnuts over the top. Put the mix in the refrigerator to set for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Slice the mixture into small squares once it sets.
  5. Put the chocolate into a bowl and slowly melt it in the microwave in 10-20 second intervals until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Drizzle the chocolate over the squares.

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7. Easy Boiled Eggs in a Cup

Easy Boiled Eggs in a Cup
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A great snack that is tasty and as easy as you can get. There is very little effort required here and most will enjoy this savoury snack.

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes.
Yield: 1 serving.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter
  • Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Put the eggs into a pan filled with water. Bring the water to a boil on a medium heat and cook the eggs for 8 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and run under cold water for 5 minutes. When the eggs are cool to touch, peel off the shell and place the eggs into a large cup.
  3. Add butter, pepper, and salt to the cup and mash well with a fork for 1-2 minutes or until the eggs are creamy.

8. Sole Goujons

Sole Goujons
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Baked sole is delicious and makes a fantastic snack for those long hours between lunch and dinner.

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 250g of Sliced Skinned Sole Fillets
  • 2 Tablespoons of Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Eggs
  • 50g of Plain Flour
  • 75g of Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Teaspoon of Sunflower Oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to a medium temperature and grease a baking tray with oil.
  2. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat lightly for 10-20 seconds. In a second bowl, mix the paprika and breadcrumbs. In the third, add the flour.
  3. Coat the fish with flour, then dip it into the eggs, and apply a generous layer of breadcrumbs to the fish.
  4. Place the fish on the tray and bake for 12-15 minutes.

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9. Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes
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Pancakes are fantastic snacks that are light but filling. Best of all, you can top them with anything you like, such as fruit.

Cooking Time: 5-10 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 100g of Oats
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons of Yogurt
  • 50g of Mixed Berries (Optional)

Directions:

  1. Add the bananas, baking powder, yogurt, and oats to a blender.
  2. Crack in the egg and blend for 30-40 seconds to combine well.
  3. Add the oil to a pan and gently heat at a medium temperature. Add 2 tablespoons of batter, depending on how large you want the pancakes to be. Reduce the heat slightly and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  4. Top with fruit to finish.

10. Tuna Bites

Tuna Bites
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If you want a more substantial – but still healthy – snack, these tuna bites are ideal. They’re easy to bake and very enjoyable too.

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes.
Yield: 4-6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 350g of Tinned, Ready-to-Eat Tuna
  • ½ Minced Onion
  • 30g of Almon Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons of Chopped Dill
  • 2 Beaten Eggs
  • 65g of Chopped Spinach Leaves
  • 3 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Pour the oil into a pan and gently heat at a medium temperature. Add the garlic and onion to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the spinach to the pan and cook for 2 minutes more. Then, remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture into a bowl to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven and thoroughly drain the tuna.
  4. Put the tuna into a bowl and combine with the beaten eggs, flour, lemon juice, dill, pepper, mayonnaise, and salt. Add to the bowl with the spinach and combine well.
  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the tuna mixture to form small round patties. Do the same for the rest of the tuna mixture and place them onto a baking tray.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

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11. Simple Fruit Muffins

Simple Fruit Muffins
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Muffins are always a winner because they can be healthy, nutritious, and so very tasty. Of course, you can also pack them full of sugar. Fortunately, these fruit muffins make the best healthy snack.

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes.
Yield: 6-8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 100g of Dried Chopped Cranberries
  • 2 Teaspoons of Orange Zest
  • 150g of Dried Chopped Apricots
  • 150g of Fresh Chopped Blueberries
  • 80g of Butter
  • 250g of Flour
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 200ml of Milk
  • 125ml of Honey
  • 3 Teaspoons of Baking Powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a muffin tin with 1 teaspoon of butter.
  2. Place the remaining butter into a non-stick pan and gently heat for 1-2 minutes until the butter melts. Then remove the butter from the heat.
  3. Add baking powder, orange zest, and flour to a bowl. Mix well to combine.
  4. In a second bowl, crack and beat the eggs for 30 seconds. Add the melted butter, honey, and milk to the eggs and whisk for 30 seconds to combine.
  5. Combine the butter and egg mixture with the flour, then mix in the apricots, cranberries, and blueberries. Mix well and spoon into the muffin tin.
  6. Bake the muffins in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.

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12. The Green Smoothie

The Green Smoothie
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Smoothies are the perfect healthy snack because they’re versatile and adaptable. You can pack them full of fruit or keep them quite simple, and they’re perfect those dieting too.

Cooking Time: 5 minutes.
Yield: 1-2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Roughly Chopped Cucumber
  • 100ml of Water
  • 1 Peeled, Pitted, and Chopped Avocado
  • 1 Cored and Chopped Green Apple
  • 50g of Chopped Hazelnuts

Directions:

  1. Put the hazelnuts onto a baking tray and lightly toast them in the oven for 5 minutes. Then, place them into a blender and blitz for 30-40 seconds or until the hazelnuts are very fine.
  2. Add the apple, avocado, cucumber, and water to the blender and blitz for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Add more water if you prefer a thinner consistency or add more apples to create a thicker smoothie.

13. Avocado on Toast

Avocado on Toast
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If you’re looking for a tasty but healthy snack, you could always try avocado on toast. It’s simple, delicious, and doesn’t take long to prepare either.

Cooking Time: 5 minutes.
Yield: 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Slices of Bread
  • 1 Peeled and Pitted Avocado
  • 1 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. Place the bread into a toaster machine and cook for 2-5 minutes, depending on how well you prefer your toast.
  2. Scoop out the avocado and place it into a bowl. Mash it with a fork and add lemon juice, a pinch of pepper, and salt.
  3. Place the toasted bread onto a plate and spoon the avocado on top.

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14. The Alternative Cookie

The Alternative Cookie
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Cookies are some of the simplest snacks to make but these aren’t full of unhealthy fats or sugars, they are full of fibre and good fats. These cookies make the perfect healthy treat for after dinner.

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 125g of Fresh Halved Raspberries
  • 3 Bananas
  • 3 Tablespoons of Crushed Almonds
  • 200g of Oats

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to a medium temperature and line a baking tray with non-stick parchment paper.
  2. Put the bananas into a bowl and mash thoroughly. Pour in the oats and almonds and combine well until a dough is formed.
  3. Fold in the raspberries to the mixture and scoop out 1 tablespoon at a time. Knead the dough into circles and place it on the baking tray.
  4. Flatten the dough out slightly and bake in the oven for 13-17 minutes.

15. Oats and Apple Flapjacks

Oats and Apple Flapjacks
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Who doesn’t love flapjacks? They’re simple snacks but can be filling and easily adaptable.

Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes.
Yield: 8-10 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Peeled, Cored, and Diced Apples
  • 350g of Oats
  • 200g of Low-Fat Butter
  • 9 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 100g of Mixed Seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven and grease a baking tin with 1 teaspoon of butter.
  2. Place the honey and remaining butter into a non-stick pan and gently melt for 2 minutes on a low heat.
  3. Remove the butter mixture from the heat and pour it into a large bowl. Add the diced apples, seeds, and oats and mix well to combine.
  4. Carefully spoon the mixture onto the baking tin and smooth out. Bake the flapjacks in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Remove the flapjacks from the oven and set them aside to cool down, then slice into rectangles.

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16. Simple Toasty Topper

Simple Toasty Topper
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These toppers are often forgotten about, however, they can be quite versatile and easy to make. Serve this up with toast and it makes a great snack for afternoons or late evenings.

Cooking Time: 5 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 100g of Tinned Smoked Mackerel
  • 4 Slices of Rye Bread
  • 1 Chopped Tomato
  • 4 Chopped Spring Onions
  • 6 Tablespoons of Yogurt
  • Salt and Pepper for Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Add the mackerel to a large bowl and flake well.
  2. Mix in the spring onions, salt, yogurt, and pepper, and combine well with the mackerel.
  3. Place the toast on the grill for 2-3, then flip and grill for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Spoon on the mixture and top with tomatoes.

17. Hot and Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Hot and Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
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Chickpeas might not sound the most appealing snack, however, they’re delicious and quite versatile too.

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes.
Yield: 2-4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 250g of Drained Tinned Chickpeas
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chilli Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons of Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to a low-to-medium temperature.
  2. Pour the chickpeas into a bowl and mix with sea salt, chilli powder, and pepper. Combine well, then spread onto a baking tray.
  3. Roast the chickpeas in the oven until they’re crisp or for around 25-30 minutes.

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18. Cranberry Energy Bites

Cranberry Energy Bites
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Need a healthy snack to carry you through to dinner? These delicious cranberry bites are full of energy and taste great too.

Cooking Time: 5 minutes.
Yield: 8-10 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 50g of Dried Chopped Cranberries
  • 6 Tablespoons of Almond Butter
  • 45g of Chopped Almonds
  • 100g of Porridge Oats

Directions:

  1. Add cranberries, butter, oats, and almonds to a food processor. Pulse the mixture for 30-60 seconds or until the mixture is combined well.
  2. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the oat mixture and roll into small round balls. Place the energy bites onto a plate.
  3. Do the same until all of the mixture has been used. Place the bites in the refrigerator to set for 50-60 minutes.

19. Courgette Pizza Bites

Courgette Pizza Bites
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Courgettes are tasty, healthy, and make the best pizza base. These pizza bites are unique but make tasty snacks – and can be as healthy as you want them to be.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 4-6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Thickly Sliced (Width Wise) Courgettes
  • 75g of Grated Low-Fat Cheese
  • 75g of Tomato Puree

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to a medium temperature and line a baking tray with non-stick parchment paper.
  2. Add the sliced courgettes to the tray and spread on a thin layer of tomato puree.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake them in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

20. Crispy Roasted Parsnips and Squash with a Sour Cream Dip

Crispy Roasted Parsnips and Squash with a Sour Cream Dip
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Delicious with the right amount of crunch, these roasted vegetables are a real treat. They’re the perfect healthy snack for those lazy weekends.

Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 300g of Quartered Parsnips
  • 300g of Thinly Sliced Carrots
  • 2 Quartered Red Onions
  • 300g of Sliced Butternut Squash
  • 50g of Chopped Chives
  • 100g of Sour Cream

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the sour cream with chives to create a dip. Place the dip in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to a low-to-medium temperature and line a roasting tin with onions, parsnips, carrots, and the butternut squash.
  3. Place the vegetables in the oven to roast for 12-15 minutes, then turn the vegetables over and cook for another 12-15 minutes.
  4. Top with the sour cream and chive dip.
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