Most of the time, the food we love to munch on isn’t exactly healthy. For example, demolishing a whole bag of Doritos all by yourself!! When our stomachs start rumbling, there’s nothing we can do to stop it but grab something to eat. We can’t help it sometimes! This is 100% OK, but what if we told you we found a way for you to snack to your heart’s content while staying healthy?
This is our perfect solution: Don’t give up snacking, find better and healthier options to munch on instead! There’s no need to stop yourself from giving in to your hunger. You’ve just to be creative with your solutions. You know what they say: If there’s a will, there’s a way.
We’re with you in every step of your road to healthy living. That’s why we put together a list of 12 guilt-free and healthy snacks for you to try! We found alternatives for all your guilty pleasures, from fries to potato chips and delectable brownies. These healthy options are so good; you’ll wonder why you never have them in the first place! Sure, you might have to stop binge-eating your favorite chips in the middle of the night, but your body will thank you for it at the end of the day!
1. Sweet Potato Fries
Do you know what’s better than regular potato fries? Sweet Potato Fries.
This healthy and guilt-free snack is a fantastic alternative to your usual greasy and unhealthy fries. Sweet Potatoes are rich in fiber and are high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A once consumed. This promotes healthy skin and a strong immune system.
Oh, and did we mention that these sweet potato fries aren’t just healthy? Yup! They’re super easy and quick to make too! All you have to do is peel and cut the sweet potatoes, flavor them with your favorite spices, and put them in the oven! These fries aren’t deep-fried, so there’s a lot less oil and grease involved. And, they’re perfect as a side dish, a snack, or you can even serve it as an appetizer with your own dip! It’s all up to you!
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2. Chili-Lime Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
Boring, old roasted pumpkin seeds are so last season. Spice up your palette with this hot treat!
This recipe for Chili-Lime Spiced Pumpkin Seeds is perfect for people who enjoy a bit of heat in their snacks. Made with zingy lime and a hit of chili, this will tingle any spice lover’s tastebuds. It’s simple and easy enough to make. Although, we recommend making double because these nibbles are sure to be gone in a blink!
The first step to making this snack is to rinse and dry the pumpkin seeds. Next, toss them in cayenne pepper, chili, salt, and a bit of lime. Pop them in the oven at 275 degrees for 15-20 minutes, and you’re good to go!
You can also get inventive with flavors if chili-lime isn’t your cup of tea. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try coating them in some cinnamon and maple syrup. Or, if you want to go for an oriental twist, use soy sauce, ginger and honey for flavoring! You’re free to use other seeds like butternut or acorn, they’re all rich in vitamin E and are packed with zinc!
Don’t throw away those leftover seeds just yet! Make this delicious and nutritious recipe instead!
3. Beet Chips
Haven’t you heard? Beet Chips are the new potato chips. They’re healthier, yummier, and they look too good to eat! Look at that awesome purple color!
We know it may seem odd, and you’re probably asking: “Who makes chips out of beets?” The answer is: You. After you try out this amazing recipe!
For this recipe, you’ll need beets, some olive oil, salt, and an oven. Yup, that’s it! One great thing about this recipe is that there aren’t any artificial add-ons. The flavor comes entirely from natural ingredients and the beets themselves. It’s a delicious mix of salty and sweet, and honestly, we can’t get enough. Another wonderful thing about this recipe is that it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian, so it’s a great snack if you’re trying to stay on a diet or want to eat healthier!
Make these healthy and guilt-free chips for a road trip or movie night, and we’re sure that they’re going to be a hit! We’ve got the recipe for you right here!
4. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas
Garlic Parmesan isn’t just a great flavor on chicken wings; they’re awesome on roasted chickpeas too!
We usually find chickpeas on our salads, but they’ve proven to be a great snack on their own! After doing research, we found that this recipe was made especially for people with peanut allergies. So, if you or any of your loved ones are allergic to nuts, then this is a great and tasty alternative! Plus, chickpeas offer a variety of health benefits. For one, they help improve digestion and are great if you’re managing your weight. And they are also high in protein, which means they can be used to replace meat in vegetarian and vegan diets!
Making this recipe takes about an hour and fifteen minutes but we promise it’s worth it! It serves about ten people and is a surefire way to enjoy a healthy and guilt-free snack at any time!
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Alright, so what’s a Fritaffle, you ask? Well, it’s a mix of a Frittata and a Waffle, and to be honest, we think it’s downright genius!
This recipe goes out to all the brunch fans. The Fritaffle is going to be your breakfast staple, whether it’s a relaxing Sunday brunch or a hectic Monday morning! The idea of Fritaffles is nothing short of amazing, but the best thing about this recipe is you can put practically anything you want in it. This means you can make it extra healthy by putting in your favorite greens and veggies into your Fritaffle. An indulgent but healthy breakfast? Count us in!
Here’s how you make it: First, you make your frittata like you usually do. Add in your veggies, a sprinkle of cheese, and then your eggs. Once that’s all fried up, transfer your frittata to the oven for 8-10 minutes to finish cooking. Let it cool for a bit, and now it’s time to bust out that waffle maker! Stamp out Fritatta rounds and heat it in your waffle maker until it’s warmed thoroughly. Take it out and voila! You’ve got yourself a perfect Fritaffle!
What are you waiting for? Get out there and get Fritaffle-ing! Check out the recipe here.
6. Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies
Our list of guilt-free and healthy snacks wouldn’t be complete without everyone’s guilty pleasure: Chocolate Brownies.
Let’s admit it; we all love chocolate brownies. What’s not to love? They’re fudgy, chocolatey and gooey, especially when they’re fresh from the oven. The downside to this delicious dessert is that its sugar and fat content is sky high, and it isn’t as healthy as we wish it would be.
Luckily, we found this recipe for Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies. Yup, you read it right. Zucchini. We never thought we’d find vegetables appetizing in a desert, but this one turned us into believers! It’s the familiar brownie goodness we all love but a whole lot healthier.
This recipe also caters to sticking to a diet or avoiding certain foods because it is vegan, gluten-free, flourless, and grain-free. It’s also got options for paleo and keto as well, so nothing can stop you from enjoying this delicious treat!
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7. PB Maple Bacon Granola Bars
We’ve got a long list of healthy and guilt-free snacks, but we think this recipe for PB Maple Bacon Granola Bars is one of our all-time favourites among all of them!
We love peanut butter but throw in some maple and bacon into the mix, and we’re sold! These granola bars are a delightful treat, whether you have them post-workout or as something to munch on when you sneak into the kitchen at 12 a.m. for a midnight snack. They’re yummy, chewy, and is the perfect mix between sweet and savory. Plus, granola provides many antioxidants and is rich in protein and fiber. We mean, c’mon, these granola bars are healthy but and have BACON in them!!! How can you go wrong?
It may seem a bit tricky to make, but they’re quite easy to whip up. Just combine the oats, peanut butter, bacon (go ahead add some more, we won’t tell 😉) and some sesame seeds. Melt together the butter and the peanut butter, then add in the maple syrup. Mix the granola and the peanut butter mixture together, put in the oven, and bam! You’ve got an irresistibly delicious tray of PB Maple Bacon Granola bars ready for snacking!
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8. Vanilla Nut Cereal Clusters
If you love those heavenly bites of honey and granola clusters that you get in your bowl of cereal, you will go nuts for this recipe!
We all love these little pockets of sweetness, but we found a way for you to have it anytime and anywhere you want! This recipe for Vanilla Nut Cereal Clusters has no grains and uses nuts as an alternative, so it’s great if you’re on a grain-free diet. It’s just as delicious as cereal clusters but even healthier!
For this recipe, the first thing you’ll need is, of course, nuts! These clusters are made of four kinds: pecans, almonds, walnuts, and cashews, but you can choose whatever kind you like. Pulse them in your food processor until they’re chopped into small pieces. Next, mix the coconut oil, cinnamon, honey, vanilla, and sea salt. Add in the nuts and flax seeds, then leave it in the oven for a couple of hours to dehydrate. This might take around three hours, so patience is key!
After they’re done baking in the oven, you can mix in some dried fruit or shredded coconut for some extra flavor. This keeps fresh for 2-3 weeks so you can enjoy your Vanilla Nut Cereal Clusters for anytime of the day!
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9. Chocolate Pumpkin Shake
It isn’t Fall just yet, but who says you need to wait until then to have this delicious Chocolate Pumpkin Shake?
We all get sweet tooth cravings. But eating a whole bunch of chocolate bars in one sitting doesn’t sound too appealing nor good for your stomach. That’s why we think this recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Shake is incredible! It satisfies your craving and, at the same time, provides your body with a boost of nutrients. The recipe calls for banana and pumpkin. Both of which are excellent sources of potassium and fiber!
It’s super easy to make, too! You’ll need milk, banana, pumpkin, cocoa powder, nutmeg, vanilla, and ice cubes. Put all the ingredients in your blender, and there you have it! A tall glass of refreshing and healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Shake ready for you to sip on while reading a book or having a relaxing day at home!
Bust out your pumpkins and try this recipe! Here’s the recipe.
10. Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples
This recipe takes the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” to a whole new level.
With how delicious these baked cinnamon caramel apples are, we think you’ll want to have more than one! Everything about this dish is amazing. From the apples stuffed with crispy oats and all kinds of spices to the sweet caramel sauce drizzled on top, these cinnamon caramel apples are a treat from start to finish!
You’ll love making this recipe because it’s easy and convenient to make. It has a one-pan making process and is made with all-vegan ingredients. Not to mention, apples have a ton of great health benefits! It contains all the important vitamins: Vitamin C, B-Complex, Fiber, Calcium, and Potassium. Apples also reduce your risk for stroke, lowers bad cholesterol, and helps to fight obesity.
Healthy and guilt-free snacks never tasted this good! Click here for the recipe.
11. Peanut Butter Cookie Doughballs
Don’t be deceived, these may look like cookie dough balls, but can we tell you a secret? They’re actually made with dates and peanuts!
These healthy and guilt-free bites are the perfect snack if you’re craving for cookie dough, except these are way, way healthier! They only require five ingredients and are done in about 25 minutes. Imagine that! Just twenty-five minutes and you’ll have a batch of peanut butter cookie dough balls ready for snacking (or binge-eating, it’s up to you!)
The first thing you need to do is to get your peanuts in the food processor and pulse them until they are broken down into fine crumbs. Next, add in the peanut butter, dates, and vanilla to form a sticky dough. Once you’re done, roll the pieces of “dough” to form small balls and refrigerate until you’re ready to dip them in chocolate. When the “dough balls” are ready to go, melt some chocolate and coat the dough balls evenly. Place them in the fridge to set and they’re ready for eating!
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12. Chai Maple Coco Nut Mix
Whoever thought putting together Chai, Coconut and Maple syrup is a genius and we think they deserve a gold medal for concocting this delicious mix!
This recipe for Chai Maple Cocoa Mix is phenomenal. It blends together the earthy taste of coconut with the subtle spice from the chai, and the sweet maple flavor and it creates this one-of-a-kind healthy and guilt-free snack!
It has four simple steps: First, preheat your oven to 300F. Then in a bowl, mix the nuts, coconut, maple syrup, chai spice, coconut oil and salt until the nuts are evenly coated. Next, spread out the nuts on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Finally, once everything is nice and toasted, let the nuts cool and transfer to an airtight container.
See how easy and delicious this recipe is? You can even substitute the nuts in the recipe for your favorite kind! So, don’t wait any longer! Try this recipe today.
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