13 Healthy Snacks Ideas To Make At Home

I don’t know where I have been but Neil and I just jumped on the meal planning bandwagon, we are getting our toes wet into the meal prepping but meal planning we have come to LOVE! Not only doesn’t it take the pressure off answering the dreaded “what should we have for dinner tonight, but” question it also truly makes a difference when it comes to saving money. You can either go into each week and say, this is how much I want to spend or can spend on this week’s groceries.

One thing that can add up when you are grocery shopping without even noticing is, the amount you spend on “snack items”. A few bags of chips here, some chocolate, there, some crackers, here, and so and so on. I love including snacks into our meal planning not necessarily as you have to eat them on certain days or times but because we know exactly what we have in our cabinets. We like to eat pretty healthily so having snacks that we know exactly what is in them and can keep us going throughout the day without weighing us down is huge! That’s why I wanted to share with you today 10 healthy snack options we have been loving so far!

I guess this is where meal planning and meal prepping meet!

13 Healthy Snacks That Will Satisfy You!

Peanut Butter & Banana Oat Cookie Bites 

Easy Cookie Recipe: 4 Ingredient Cookie Recipe 

Just the perfect about of sweetness, this cookie is only 4 ingredients and satisfies that added boost to get you through the day! A great alternative for store-bought cookies for kids as well!


Dehydrated Fruit 

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This one is maybe a little more tricky to do at home if you don’t have a dehydrator but you can try it out in your oven on the lowest setting! I have included a how-to from Weelicious just click here for it as well as the recipe! Ps even though this recipe is for babies, the flavor and texture are enjoyed by all trust me!

Homemade Energy Bars 

Easy Homemade Energy Bars

These Easy Homemade Energy Bars are not only healthy but they taste amazing! They’re perfect for the road trips, daily pick me ups, school lunches, or afternoon snacks.



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Nutrient-dense, low calories, perfect crunch kale chips are such a good bite to have when it comes to wanting that crunch and salt fix!

Recipe Click Here 

Vegan Chocolate Bananas

Vegan Chocolate Covered Banana

When I was training for a TV show, another lifetime ago, I had to curb my sweet tooth and I would make these banana bites! The best part about it is that you can top them with anything you want! I love having them in my freezer!


Healthy snack Baked-Carrot-Chips

A Spicy Perspective

I am not the biggest fan of carrots but I tried, these from A Spicy Perspective, and boy I ate my words and my carrots! Perfect flavor and crunch! Great to nosh on!


Oven-Roasted Chickpeas 

oven roasted chickpeas the modern day girlfriend

Since eating more plant-based, I have done my research on where I can get my protein from and one of my favorite forms of plant-based protein is from chickpeas. I put them in my salads, pasta, smoothies, and sometimes just on their own. I. used to just eat them raw but lately, I  decided to bake them which are great alone and also wonderful on salads!

Recipe: Click Here 

Oatmeal Bites 

breakfast cookies the modern day girlfriend

When you can lick the bowl, the spatula, and eat the batter! These breakfast cookies are great to keep around for fast snack bites or travel snacks.

Recipe: Click Here 


Healthy snack

You know I am a sucker for granola especially when it is Flourish Granola! I love eating this granola right out of the bag or on top of yogurt in a smoothie, on top of chocolate, in crumbles, the list can go on and on! Made with organic ingredients, NON-GMO, Kosher, and Vegan, I am one happy camper!


healthy snack the modern day girlfriend

I love making our own hummus, as we eat a lot of it, with veggies or in salads! It is just great to have around!

Recipe: Click Here

Pitted Date Stuffed with Peanut Butter and Topped with Granola 

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This is as simple to make as it is to say, literally the title is of this snack is all you have to do to make it! Enjoy!


Quick And Easy Green Smoothie

Smoothies are always a great choice for a snack or a replacement for a meal if you aren’t too hungry! You can pack so much goodness into one cup, click here for some of my favorite options!


Peanut Buter and Quinoa Balls 

Peanut Butter Quinoa Balls

Recently created, these have been a staple in our fridge! Packed with protein, these are great for after a workout!