List Of Healthy Snack Foods

I’m all about snacking! This page is an ongoing list of healthy snack foods. I’ve divided them into “homemade” snacks and “grab and go” snacks. You can click on the images for more information or to purchase. Browse around the best healthy snack foods and get inspired!

…Grab & Go…

best healthy snack foodsWhen I’m craving candy, this is my got-to snack. I know they’re pretty much all sugar but 70 calories of sugar from organic and plant-based sources is loads better for me than a Snickers Bar. (These fruit snacks have less than 1/3 of the calories and 17g less sugar.) The flavors are so much better than other, non-organic gummies. It’s amazing!

Here are the ingredients: Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Syrup Solids, Organic White Grape Juice Concentrate, Pectin, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Colors (Organic Turmeric, Organic Black Carrot, Organic Annatto), Natural Flavors, Sodium Citrate, Organic Sunflower Oil, Carnauba Wax.


best healthy snack foods

When I’m not super hungry but just feel like noshing, roasted seaweed is my favorite! Sea’s Gift seaweed is grown in South Korea and tested many times for contaminants to ensure that it’s high quality. I’ve eaten many different brands but the flavor choices and ingredients list sold me on these.

Here are the ingredients: Organic Seaweed, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Onion, Organic Sugar, Sea Salt


These chips are the bomb. They also have protein and fiber. They don’t have: preservatives, cholesterol, sugar, artificial flavors, trans fats, MSG, GMOs, or corn. For all of the vegans and glutards out there that don’t know about Beanitos Chips… Where have you been?!


list of healthy snack foods When I need some serious energy and am low on time (when hiking or backpacking or fishing), I love my Larabars. They are a “gluten free blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts, and spices […] Made from whole food, each indulgent flavor contains no more than 9 ingredients – minimally processed, and as close to their natural state as possible.” I chose this photo because Amazon.com sells them for < $1.00 apiece if you buy 16 at a time – way cheaper than I can get them here in Kodiak, Alaska. Maybe I will get Amazon Prime…


I bought these on a whim the other day and am totally hooked. It’s not too often you find a snack that’s sour. These appeal to my inner child because they’re “space food” – freeze dried with a unique texture you don’t get in a chip or something puffy like cheesy poofs. The ingredients are super simple: Organic Granny Smith Apples and Brine Solution (ascorbic acid, citric acid, and salt to preserve freshness). I’m not into counting calories but if you are, these are great. I ate an entire bag in one sitting and only consumed 180 calories. Check them out by clicking on the image.


…Homemade…

Carrots, zucchini, cucumber, bell pepper, etc. and hummus – This one is a no brainer and a staple. I always opt for the basic hummus: chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and maybe some chopped parsley. It’s tempting to buy pre-made versions at the store but many have GMOs and non-organic ingredients 🙁 Make your own once a week!

 

list of healthy snack foods
Check out these dividers on Amazon.com!

One thing I haven’t tried yet are mason jar dividers or double-sided mason jar lids so that I can easily take this snack with me anywhere I go. This would be the perfect way to move this snack to the grab and go list!


list of healthy snack foodsMini bell peppers – I am an addict. Lately, I’ve been filling them with salsa, hummus, or guacamole and chowing down! Bell peppers contain vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, capsaicin (relieves pain and eases inflammation, controls ‘bad’ cholesterol), and enzymes such as lutein. Eat up!


POPCORN – Another obsession. This is my late night snack. I pop mine on the stove in olive oil and top it with Earth Balanceand nutritional yeast. When I had a microwave, Skinny Girl Popcorn  was my absolute fave because of the reasonable portions and simple yet delicious flavors.


list of healthy snack foods

Dates contain calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. They’re also a good source of thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A. A single date has approximately 20 calories (energy!). This is why they’re one of my favorite snacks for hiking. I dip them in organic peanut butter, which has protein, for extra oomph!


As a former steward  (the person who cooks on a ship) and a current and eternal lover of food, I’ll be updating this page regularly. I hope you find at least one or two ideas you like from this list of healthy snack foods. Please comment with your suggestions!

6 thoughts on “List Of Healthy Snack Foods”

  • This is a very refreshing take on snack foods. Snacks have always been a staple for me growing up, to eat after school before supper. These snacks were usually ice cream, potato chips, etc.
    Now that I control what my children eat for snacks I am concerned with most snack foods that are loaded with high fructose corn syrup. The snacks that you have mentioned are a much better choice than most of the junk food advertised everyday. Thank you for the substitutes you have given as alternative snack food.

  • Hi Jenny , i have always wondered what snacks to eat, i love popcorn ,i am not so keen on dates but might give them another go as they have alot of goodness in them which i didnt realise.
    The larabar sounds nice as i am a lover of coconut.
    Have you got an email list so i can be notified if you get anymore snack ideas. Thanks 🙂

    • Hi sharoncl! Sorry it took me a while to respond 😮

      Unfortunately, I don’t have an email list yet. I’d you’re on Facebook you can follow Fit And Fresh Daily’s page. I post all new articles (including additions to the snacks page!) and other relevant news to that.

  • Hello there,
    Interesting article! I myself eat the dates a lot. They aren’t expensive and they just taste good. I’ve read in some article that popcorn isn’t that good for your health. Is that some kind of a special popcorn you’re eating or did I get some wrong information?
    I might order the chips and give them a go with some homemade sauce. Should be interesting!

    • Hi Dejan!

      Thanks for commenting. I haven’t heard that popcorn is bad for your health, although I do know that people with gastrointestinal issues have a hard time digesting it. I’ll have to look into that. The popcorn here isn’t special popcorn, just the normal tasty stuff 🙂 How did you like the chips?

      Happy snacking!

      Jenny

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