Long night study sessions call for some serious snacking! And the last thing you want to dig into when you’re tired and hungry is something healthy. But with these ten healthy snack ideas, that don’t look or taste healthy, you’ll be able to snack to your hearts content without worrying about that post-snack guilt!
1. Caramel slice
If you’re a sweet tooth, you’re sure to love a sticky, sweet caramel slice! And with this healthy version from Bake Play Smile you can enjoy a little indulgence without the usual unhealthy ingredients. This healthy snack is made with dates, so the natural sweetener is sure to fulfill your sugar cravings!
2. Roasted chickpeas
Chips are a popular go to when the snack cravings hit, but for something just as crunchy but a lot healthier, try roasted chickpeas instead! This is one of those healthy snack ideas that are cheap, easy to make and can be customized with whatever seasoning you like. Check out this super simple recipe from The Kitchn.
3. Dark chocolate
If you’re a chocoholic, I understand how hard it is to stay away from chocolate! But for some healthy snack ideas go for dark chocolate (more than 70% cocoa). Dark chocolate has less fat and sugar found in milk chocolate and can be a healthy snack when eaten in moderation. Check out this recipe from Savoury Lotus for little trail mix bites made out of dark chocolate.
4. Savoury muffins
For a veggie packed snack that actually tastes good, try making savoury muffins! These are a super filling healthy snack idea that can be made in bulk at the start of the week. So you’ll have snacks on hand to avoid wasting time rummaging around the pantry during the week! Check out this recipe from Cook Republic packed with carrot, zucchini, spring onion and cheese.
Brownies are the ultimate decadent snack, and with this healthy recipe for raw brownies from Minimalist Baker you can enjoy them without the guilt! These brownies are made with delicious nuts and dates for natural sweetness. And the chocolate hit (we all desperately need) comes from cacao powder and dark chocolate.
6. Homemade hummus
Veggie sticks and dip is the usual go to for healthy snack ideas, but you can make this much healthier by making your own dip! Check out this homemade hummus recipe from Choosing Chia for a delicious, healthy alternative to the store bought stuff.
7. Banana ice cream bites
For a healthy snack idea that tastes absolutely delicious, check out these banana ice cream bites from Goodness. The ice cream is made from frozen bananas and organic peanut butter, so there is way less sugar than regular store bought ice cream. You’ll have to stop yourself from eating the whole batch at once!
Popcorn can be a great healthy snack idea, as long as you don’t coat it in lots of salty butter! There are actually plenty of healthy seasonings you can use for popcorn that taste just as good. Check out this recipe from Five Heart Home for rosemary and Parmesan popcorn!
Cookies are so delicious, but with heaps of sugar they’re not the healthiest option. For a healthy snack idea check out this recipe from The Healthy Chef for banana oatmeal cookies. They’re so easy to make and you can get stuck into some Sunday baking so you have this healthy snack ready throughout the week.
10. Cauliflower wings
If you’re trying to get more veggies in your diet, check out this healthy snack idea from Fit Foodie Finds – cauliflower wings! These delicious little morsels are a healthy take on buffalo wings. There’s plenty of veggie goodness and heaps of flavour!