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Healthy Snack Recipes

Looking for healthy snack ideas? Skip the packaged foods and try our recipes for homemade granola bars, snack mixes, smoothies and more.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

    This healthier version of granola bars includes chia seeds, rolled oats, toasted wheat germ and pretzel sticks.

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

     

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  • Wasabi Almonds and Popcorn

    Wasabi Almonds and Popcorn

    If you'd like to cut additional fat from this zesty snack mix, use five sprays of butter-flavor nonstick spray instead of butter. Be sure to add the spray right before eating to prevent the popcorn from getting soggy.

    Wasabi Almonds and Popcorn

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  • Fresh Vegetable Chips

    Fresh Vegetable Chips

    These chips are a fresh and healthy alternative to traditional potato chips. Serve with Caramelized Onion Dip, if you like.

    Fresh Vegetable Chips

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  • Protein-Packed Smoothies

    This healthy recipe is loaded with fresh fruit and a little something extra: peanut butter for added protein and a subtle nutty flavor.

    Protein-Packed Smoothies

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  • Soybean Crunch

    Soybean Crunch

    These addictive sugar-coated soybeans are a protein-packed snack, great for toting to the office.

    Soybean Crunch

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  • Tropical Berry Pops

    Tropical Berry Pops

    The season's best berries bring a color palette of red, purple and blue to star in good-for-you desserts. They're light on calories and heavy on flavor.

    Tropical Berry Pops

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  • Fruit and Nut Granola

    Fruit and Nut Granola

    At Abilene's Victorian Inn in Kansas, guests might eat this granola with milk or layered in a parfait with yogurt and fruit. We love how the recipe lets you customize the nuts and fruit to your taste.

    Fruit and Nut Granola

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  • Quick and Easy Dessert Recipes—Cherry Berry Smoothie

    Cherry-Berry Smoothie

    This quick-and-easy blender drink, from the Michigan Cherry Committee, combines cherries, milk, yogurt, blueberries or raspberries, juice concentrate, honey and vanilla.

    Cherry-Berry Smoothie

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  • Zucchini Appetizer Bites

    Zucchini Appetizer Bites

    So simple! Slice raw zucchini and spread with semisoft cheese that comes flavored with garlic and herb. Sprinkle with chopped olives and snipped chives.

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  • Watermelon-Lemonade Pops

    Watermelon-Lemonade Pops

    We've tested a lot of pops over the years, and this one is the most refreshing of the bunch. It tastes like pure summer.

    Watermelon-Lemonade Pops 

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  • Cheesy Tomato Snack Mix

    Cheesy Tomato Snack Mix

    We packed this snack mix with extra protein and nutrients by adding soy nuts. You can find plain or flavored roasted soy nuts at large supermarkets or health-food stores.

    Cheesy Tomato Snack Mix

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  • Antioxidant Power Smoothies

    Rich-in-antioxidants blackberries and blueberries flavor this smoothie, enhanced by blueberry yogurt, pomegranate juice and honey.

    Antioxidant Power Smoothies

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