12 Super Healthy Snacks Ideas For Every Morning

12 Healthy Snacks

If you’re searching for healthy snacks it’s best to walk briskly past the snack aisle in stores. Many of them will be full of chemicals, artificial flavors and sweeteners. This list of healthy snack idea includes foods you can make at home, several in a matter of minutes so you can curb hunger before it gets the better of you. You’re sure to find a few favorites here, and a healthy twist on some old classics.

Meaty Roll-Up

A Fruit Roll-Up won’t get you too far in terms of satisfying you until it’s time for a full meal, but a Meat Roll-Up gets the job done. You’ll also be avoiding the sugar and chemicals that you’ll find in fruity packaged snacks at the store.

What You Need:

  • 2 Turkey slices (or sliced Chicken Breast, or lean Roast Beef);
  • 1 Mini Carrot (or Celery Stalk, or Asparagus Spear).


Roll the meat of your choice around the vegetable of your choice. Repeat until you’re not hungry any more. This is key, you’re not snacking to get full, just to not be hungry any more and make it until your next meal.

Grilled Banana

Bananas are great raw right out of the peel, but you can do wonders to their flavor if you grill or roast them first. Sometimes you can foresee the need for a snack, and if you have a tinge of hunger and you know it’s going to be full blown in about 10 minutes, get started on this banana snack and you’ll be all set. It’s good to smell the roasted flavor and get good and ready for a snack right when the timer dings.

What You Need:

  • 1 Ripe Banana;
  • Cinnamon (optional).


Peel and grill banana on a George Foreman until properly browned. Alternatively, peel bake it in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes.

Exotic Smoothie

One way to satisfy a snack craving is to use foods that you don’t typically eat. It gives the snack a novelty fee, and tells the brain that you’re not going without, but rather that you have plenty of different foods at your disposal. This may just end up being your go-to smoothie, which is quite alright.

What You Need:

  • Mango, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Pomegranates (choose fruits you don’t often eat, avoid common fruits like apples, bananas, and berries);
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk;
  • 1 cup Ice.


Add everything into the blender and smoothie it up.

Buffalo Kale Chips

These chips will satisfy your buffalo wing craving without adding to your midsection. They’re not deep fried, and not fried at all, but will come out crispy and crunchy and loaded with spicy buffalo wing flavor.

What You Need:

1 bunch Curly Kale;
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil;
1 tbsp Buffalo Wing Sauce Powder.


Rinse and dry kale with a paper towel. Place on baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with wing sauce powder. For extra flavoring use a large ziplock freezer bag to shake the kale around in the powder for a thicker and more evenly distributed coating. Place in 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until kale is crunchy and chip-like.

Homemade Pudding

Making your own snacks from scratch is a surefire way to stay on the healthy side and avoid chemicals and additives that find their way into pre-packaged food. While it may be easier to buy the pudding packs at the store, you’ll find that by having to make the pudding at home you aren’t tempted to have a pudding every time you open the fridge and see the pudding staring back at you.

What You Need:

  • 1 Avocado;
  • 1 tbsp Cacao Powder;
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter;
  • 1 tbsp Milk.


Break out the food processor and add everything to it. Blend until it looks like pudding. Chill for maximum effect, or eat it straight up if you’re in emergency mode.

Creamy Berries

Berries of all types are great for a snack because they’ll give you energy, fiber, and protection from free radicals from the antioxidants they contain. They also have a tarty sweetness to them that is very satisfying.

Add to that some cream in the form of coconut cream, and you’ve got everything you need for a healthy snack that does everything from satisfy a craving to hold you over for an hour or so.

What You Need:

  • 1 handful Berries (recommended: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries);
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Cream.


Add the berries to the cream and stir it up for a quick snack.

Chocolate Coconut Milk

Dark chocolate will be your friend in times of need when you’re trying to stay healthy and prevent yourself from indulging in unhealthy snacks. Here’s a take on a classic, with a coconut twist that makes it more than just a glass of chocolate milk.

What You Need:

  • 1 squares Dark Chocolate (at least 70%);
  • 8 oz Milk (skim or 2%);
  • 1 tsp Toasted Coconut (unsweetened);
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (optional, for a thicker shake-style drink and more protein).


Melt the dark chocolate and pour into the milk. Add in the toasted coconut. Blend until properly mixed, or stir if you don’t mind chewing on the coconut flakes.

Cheese and Whole Grain Crackers

Cheese and crackers is a time-tested snack that’s guaranteed to satisfy, especially when you doctor it up so it’s healthier. Whole grain crackers will make sure that you’re getting important minerals and extra fiber compared to ordinary crackers.

The cheese you go with is also important, and we’ve given our recommendation below. If you go the feta route be sure to buy it in blocks so you can cut it into slices.

What You Need:

  • 4-8 slices Cheese (recommended: Feta, Swiss, Cheddar);
  • 4-8 Whole Grain Crackers.


Place cheese on crackers and enjoy. Optionally you can add a dab of dijon mustard if the combination is too dry.

Cucumber Roulade

Roulade is just a fancy name for a roll, but just because it’s snack time doesn’t mean we can’t class it up. Making things look pretty enough to be served as appetizers will only serve to make you feel special and make the snack that much more enjoyable.

What You Need:

  • 1 Cucumber;
  • 1/2 cup Organic Cream Cheese;
  • 3 slices Turkey Breast.


Slice the cucumbers lengthwise to form nice thin strips for rolling. Spread cream cheese unto the strips. Lay turkey onto the cream cheese. Roll up the cucumber strip until it looks something like a cinnamon roll.

Guaca-Salsa Dip

Guacamole and salsa, when eaten on their own, can be a bit one-dimensional. Combine them together and you’re getting the best of both worlds, while making your tastebuds very happy. Salsa provides the lycopene from tomatoes, and guacamole has the potassium, fiber, and healthy fat from avocado. Put those all together and you have one healthy snack.

What You Need:

  • 1 Avocado;
  • 1 Tomato;
  • 1/2 Onion;
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper;
  • 2 cloves Garlic.


Prepare each ingredient and place into a food processor. Mix until desired lumpiness and enjoy with sliced veggies or organic tortilla chips.

Sorta Fruity Salad

A fruit salad may provide antioxidants, but you generally feel like something is lacking. A salad made from leafy greens won’t register as a snack. But a fruit-ish salad using a leafy green as the base is just what the doctor ordered. Phytonutrients from the spinach join antioxidants from the berries. The dressing serves to make it all taste better. This is a strategic snack that can even be used as a lead in to a meal, even if the meal is over an hour from now.

What You Need:

  • 1 handful Baby Spinach;
  • 1/2 cup Strawberries;
  • Organic Balsamic Dressing.


Create a bed of baby spinach. Top with berries. Drizzle with dressing. Eat it up!

Mini Chicken Parm

Here’s a way to get the taste of Chicken Parmesan without having a full meal. It provides protein, antioxidants from the tomato sauce, and fiber from the whole wheat bread. If you have leftover chicken breast or sliced chicken breast from the deli, this can be made in a matter of minutes.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 Chicken Breast, sliced;
  • 1 tbsp Organic Tomato Sauce;
  • 1 slice Parmesan;
  • 1 slice Whole Wheat Bread.


Heat tomato sauce according to package directions. Toast the bread and spread tomato sauce on top of it. Place a piece of chicken breast on it, and a bit of parmesan cheese on top of the chicken.

12 Healthy Snacks Ideas

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