While many individuals find it difficult to resist consuming various types of snacks throughout the day, the answer may not be to eliminate them altogether. While it is true that many snacks are highly processed, high in sugar, high fat snacks that only serve to add additional calories that are nutrient deficient, promote blood/sugar spikes, and increase food cravings, however - Not all snacks are created equal.
Healthy and nutritious snacks can be an excellent source of energy and reduce food cravings between meals. A healthy approach to consuming snacks is to focus on consuming snacks that are low in calories and nutritionally balanced. Not only will this approach lower food cravings between meals, but provide additional nutrients and energy to the body throughout the day as well.
Below you will find an extensive catalog of healthy, nutritious, and calorie conscience snacks. Simply click on the snack of interest and you will be taken to a detailed description of the snack.
Each description includes a list of ingredients necessary to prepare the snack, instructions on how to prepare the snack, the required preparation and cooking times, and a complete list of nutritional facts associated with the snack.
Fresh baked banana bread made with applesauce and whole wheat flour to cut calories and fat. One slice has only 100 calories and 2.5g of fat. This bread serves ten and is ready in 1 hr and 15 minutes.
Crispy chocolate biscotti loaded with chopped almonds. Perfect for a mid-day snack or after dinner with tea! This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies and one has 135 calories and 7g of fat.
Dried apricots stuffed with toasted sugared almonds then dipped in bittersweet chocolate. A great sweet on-the-go snack for only 64 calories and 2.7g of fat per serving.
Mini pizzas made with pesto sauce, marinara, and artichokes, completed in approximately twenty minutes. This healthy snack contains 80 calories per serving with 4g of protein and only 1g of saturated fat.
Steamed artichokes served with a roasted garlic and white wine sauce. This savory snack can also be served as a healthy appetizer. One artichoke with 3 Tbsp. sauce has 135 calories and 3.1g of fat.
This easy hummus is made with edamame, ginger and tahini. Ready to eat in just over 1 hour, serve with vegetable sticks or whole-grain crackers. One serving has 70 calories and 3g of fat.
Crisp baby carrots tossed with toasted sesame seeds. A great snack for veggie lovers that is diabetes friendly, low-carb and gluten free. One serving has only 33 calories and 2g of fat.
Flaky crescent dough filled with cream cheese and crumbled bacon, baked until golden then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. A great appetizer, this recipe serves 32. One crescent has 59 calories and 4g of fat.
A frothy banana shake made with chocolate milk, chopped walnuts and a scoop of protein powder. This 100 calorie shake is ready in 5 minutes and serves two.
Whole-wheat bread topped with a sweet cream cheese spread and sliced strawberries. Ready in five minutes, this sweet snack has 128 calories and 4g of fat. It is also great for kids!
Mini baked salmon patties coated in crunchy sesame seeds and served with a spicy yogurt dip. A great appetizer, one patty has 188 calories and 8.2g of fat and is ready in just over 30 minutes.
Fresh blueberries layered with creamy yogurt and crunchy granola. A quick snack for any time of day, this recipe makes five parfaits. One serving has 178 calories and 3g of fat.
Thick potatoes simply seasoned and baked until tender and crispy, then tossed in garlic butter and Parmesan cheese. A savory snack or side-dish with 256 calories and 7.7g of fat per serving.
Sliced radishes sauteed in butter then tossed with fresh dill. Ready in 25 minutes, enjoy this vegetarian dish as a nutritious snack or side dish. One serving has 45 calories and 3g of fat.
A creamy cajun dip loaded with chopped shrimp, spinach and a crunch from sweet red peppers. Serve with whole-grain crackers or vegetable sticks. One serving has 76 calories and 6g of fat.
Fresh popped popcorn coated with Parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper. Feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne according to your spice preferences. One serving has 75 calories and 3g of fat.
Homemade soft pretzels baked until golden brown and topped with shredded Gouda cheese. A great snack for entertaining, this recipe makes 14 pretzels and one pretzel has 233 calories and 6g of fat.
A warm refried bean dip loaded with chicken, onions and melted cheese. This dip is perfect for entertaining and no one will be able to tell it only has 118 calories and 5g of fat per serving.
Shredded cheese twisted into breadstick dough and baked until golden brown. Ready in about 25 minutes, this savory snack has 83 calories and 2.1g of fat per serving.
Lean sausage and cheese meatballs baked until golden brown without all the fat and calories. Ready in 30 minutes, five meatballs have 175 calories and 8g of fat. These are great for entertaining!
Crispy russet potato strips seasoned with paprika, cayenne pepper and Parmesan cheese. This recipe makes four servings and one serving has 196 calories and 2g of fat.
Chewy and moist oatmeal cookies loaded with dried cherries and chopped pecans. A sweet snack for less than 100 calories. This recipe makes four servings in about 35 minutes.
Crispy egg rolls stuffed with stir-fry vegetables, shredded chicken and Asian flavored spices. Restaurant style egg rolls without all the fat and calories-only 140 calories and 2g of fat per serving!
A moist, sweet bread made with fresh shredded zucchini and semisweet chocolate chips. Ready in just under an hour, one slice has 151 calories and 8.1g of fat.
Fresh banana slices drizzled with semisweet chocolate and topped with creamy vanilla yogurt. A quick five minute snack for one with 117 calories and 3g of fat.
A sweet grilled sandwich filled with melted chocolate, chocolate chips and toasted hazelnuts. This decadent snack will satisfy your chocolate craving for only 151 calories and 7g of fat.
A warm cheese, beef and vegetable dip layered with more shredded cheese, sour cream and olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips. Ready in 45 minutes, one serving has 116 calories and 7g of fat.
Apples simmered in cinnamon sugar then mashed and served warm. A sweet and healthy snack for 121 calories and less than 1g of fat. This applesauce is also great as a side dish.
Popcorn tossed in a sticky cinnamon sugar butter and baked until gooey. This sweet popcorn is ready in 20 minutes and serves 16. One serving has 62 calories and 2g of fat.
Soft pretzels brushed with cinnamon sugar butter and served with warm red raspberry preserves. A quick and easy after-school snack that is ready in 15 minutes, one serving has 278 calories and 5g of fat.
Cream cheese sandwiched between thin sandwich bread coated with cinnamon sugar and baked until golden brown. One sandwich has 233 calories and 5g of fat.
Toasted mixed nuts tossed with sweet Splenda and cinnamon. A nutritious, crunchy snack for 168 calories. Separate into sandwich bags for easy portion control.
Fresh cucumber slices filled with herb cottage cheese. Ready in 10 minutes, this refreshing garden snack for two has 74 calories and 1g of fat per serving.
A chilled crab and cream cheese log rolled in parsley. Serve on vegetable slices or whole-grain crackers. One serving has 78 calories and 1.8g of fat.
A creamy vegetable dip made with mayo, Ranch dressing, sour cream, shredded Parmesan and crumbled bacon. Ready in 5 minutes without chilling, one serving has 172 calories.
Canned chickpeas tossed in a mixture of warm spices then baked until crispy. These are a great, healthy alternative to other salty snacks with only 103 calories and 5g of fat per serving.
Thick onion rings coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and baked until crispy. A great side dish for someone watching their calories. They have only 175 calories and 3g of fat per serving.
Fat-free chocolate pudding mixed with crunchy bran cereal and coconut flavoring. Ready in 5 minutes, one serving has less than 300 calories and 2.4g of fat.
A creamy dip with fresh cucumber and herbs. Serve with baked chips or vegetables of your choice. Ready in 10 minutes without chilling, this dip has just over 100 calories per serving.
Toasted bagels topped with cream cheese, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms and melted Swiss. This filling snack can also serve as a light lunch with 230 calories.
Thick French bread topped with a tangy ham and two cheese spread. Ready in 30 minutes, this is a great savory snack or appetizer. One toast has 86 calories and 5g of fat.
A refreshing frozen drink with flavors of cucumber, apple and mint. This easy one-step snacks serves two and has 91 calories and less than 1g of fat per cup.
Spiced avocado patties fried in olive oil and served with mango chutney. Ready in about 20 minutes, this unique dish has 214 calories per serving.
A frozen treat made with crunchy almond butter and flavors of malt, honey and vanilla. This recipe makes 25, keep them in the freezer for a quick snack. One serving has just over 100 calories.
A thick and delicious vanilla coffee smoothie that can be made caffeinated or decaf. With only 157 calories and 4.5g of fat, you will never waste calories in a coffee shop again!
Crunchy peanut butter mixed with chocolate whey powder, bananas and flaxseeds. Freeze two hours before enjoying this irresistible snack. One serving has 178 calories.
Crunchy biscotti cookies loaded with raisins marinated in apple juice, toasted almonds and citrus. This recipe makes 36 cookies in just over an hour. One serving has 74 calories and less than 1g of fat.
Chewy baked oat bars with dried currants and flavors of apple and banana. These bars take 1 hour and 15 minutes to make and one bar has only 78 calories and 1g of fat.
Fresh mashed avocado mixed with chopped pineapple, mango and cantaloupe. Serve with baked tortilla chips. One serving has 59 calories and 3.8g of fat.
A smooth dip of garbanzo beans, plain yogurt, garlic and fresh lemon juice. Enjoy with pita chips or vegetable sticks. One serving has only 26 calories and less than 1g of fat.
Fresh plantain slices sauteed until crispy then finished with garlic and a squeeze of lime juice. Ready in 25 minutes, this salty-sweet snack has 235 calories per serving.
Thin ciabatta toast topped with roasted garlic and a drizzle of olive oil. A healthier version of garlic bread for all your favorite meals. One toast has 124 calories and 5g of fat.
Thin slices of starchy potatoes seasoned with salt and pepper. These delicious homemade potato chips are ready in 30 minutes and have only 69 calories and 4.6g of fat per serving.
A tasty, low fat, homemade hummus topped with California raisins. This healthy and nutritious dip is ideal when spread on pita bread. Each serving contains only 70 calories and less than 2.5g of fat. Preparation time is less than 2 hours.
Roasted eggplant mashed with salty feta cheese, veggies, herbs and spices. Add a little sugar to sweeten it up a bit! One serving has 75 calories and 6g of fat.
Popcorn tossed in warm homemade caramel and salted peanuts. This easy five minute snack is sticky and sweet. One serving has 100 calories and 5.7g of fat.
Blanched asparagus spears and strips of red pepper and cheese wrapped in thin slices of ham and tied with a chive. Great for entertaining, one serving has 69 calories and 5g of fat.
A cool and creamy dip with caramelized onions. Serve with baked potato chips for a healthy snack. One serving of dip had 82 calories and 5g of fat.
Thick potato wedges baked with olive oil, salt and dried thyme. A delicious savory snack or side dish, these wedges have just over 100 calories and only 5g of fat.
A cool treat for chocolate lovers everywhere! These popsicles take only 10 minutes to make without freezing, all you need is a popsicle mold. One pop has 71 calories and 1.7g of fat.
Fresh tomatoes sprinkled with salt and slow baked until dried. This is a great recipe to make on a Sunday at home. One serving has only 10 calories and less than 1g of fat.
Lean chicken tenders coated in a sweet and spicy sauce and served with cool blue cheese dressing. Great for the big game, one serving has 248 calories and 4.9g of fat.
Fresh, ripe figs filled with creamy mascarpone cheese and drizzled with a warm spiced honey. Two figs have less than 150 calories and 1g of fat. This recipe serves four in about 10 minutes.
Pumpernickel bread squares topped with an airy horseradish cream, smoked salmon and dill. This diabetes friendly, low-carb snack has only 48 calories and 1g of fat per serving.
A creamy and tangy sour cream dip with crumbled blue cheese. Serve with your favorite vegetables for a low fat snack. One serving of dip has only 33 calories and 3g of fat.
Green pumpkin seeds tossed with sweet maple syrup and spicy cayenne pepper. This is a great way to use fresh pumpkin seeds in the fall! One serving has 133 calories.
Ripe avocados mashed with fresh lime juice, spicy jalapenos, herbs and spices. Serve with vegetables or pita wedges. One serving has 70 calories and 5.9g of fat.
A lightened version of a classic, creamy dip with chopped spinach. Serve with your favorite raw vegetables. This dip serves 10 and has 52 calories and less than 1g of fat per serving.
A chunky salsa with nectarines, radishes, cucumber and fresh lime. Ready to eat in 45 minutes, this is a sweet chip dip or side dish with only 18 calories and less than 1g of fat.
Mushrooms stuffed with ham, green onions, and spices. This tasty snack is prepared and ready to eat in under 45 minutes. Each serving contains 97 calories per serving with only 6.25g of fat and 8g of protein.
A refreshing iced green tea with mango and mint. Ready in 5 minutes, this nutritious drink has only 97 calories per serving and is fat-free!
Creamy refried beans layered with guacamole, shredded cheese, tomatoes and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips. One serving has less than 50 calories and only 3.6g of fat.
Fresh mozzarella cheese balls, cherry tomatoes and basil leaves on wooden skewers. A beautiful and delicious snack for only 46 calories and 3g of fat per skewer.
Your choice of nut butter sandwiched between two squares of bittersweet chocolate. Satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty! One of these treats has only 79 calories and 6g of fat.
Sweet chocolate chip cookie bars with chopped pecans. Ready in about 30 minutes, this sweet treat has only 87 calories and 2.6g of fat per serving.
Creamy ricotta cheese mixed with sweet honey and orange zest and topped with sliced strawberries. A quick and easy snack with only 137 calories and 5g of fat.
Juicy orange sections served with tangy orange Greek yogurt. This five minute snack has 244 calories and less than 1g of fat per serving. It is also high in protein.
Corn and rice cereal mixed with pretzel twists, wasabi peas and peanuts in an oriental spice mix. This recipe serves 16 and one serving has 116 calories and 3.7g of fat.
Italian seasoned breadsticks served with warm marinara sauce. Ready in less than 15 minutes, this savory snack has 183 calories and 4.6g of fat.
Light and fluffy baked pastry puffs with Parmesan cheese. A delicious snack or side dish with only 64 calories and 2g of fat. This recipe makes 10 puffs in 50 minutes.
Bran cereal treats coated in a peanut butter chocolate mixture. Let these sit for 20 minutes to harden. One serving has 90 calories and 5g of fat.
Softened cream cheese mixed with roasted red peppers and diced cucumber. Serve as a dipping sauce with vegetables or as a spread for crackers or bread. One serving has only 18 calories and 1.3g of fat.
Cocktail sized bread topped with cheese, turkey pastrami and sauerkraut. This is a great appetizer with only 49 calories and 2g of fat for two sandwiches.
Warm pita wedges topped with a spread of lentils, sunflower seeds and diced celery. Ready in 10 minutes, one serving has 180 calories and 3g of fat.
Honeydew melon and cantaloupe cubes wrapped in thin prosciutto and served with a spicy lime sauce. Two skewers have 61 calories and 3g of fat and are ready in 15 minutes.
A thick blueberry smoothie with passion fruit and banana. This delicious frozen drink has 126 calories and less than 1g of fat and serves four.
Sliced prosciutto and mozzarella cheese sandwiches between thin multigrain bread with roasted red peppers. This snack for one has 333 calories and is high in protein.
Chopped peaches and Greek yogurt served with a drizzle of a raspberry orange sauce. A sweet, nutritious snack with less than 1g of fat and 21g of protein.
Vanilla orange yogurt layered with fresh raspberries and low-fat granola. A delicious combination of textures and flavors with 215 calories and 1.1g of fat.
A creamy dip made with white beans, roasted red peppers and garlic. Serve with pita chips or vegetable sticks. One serving has 62 calories and 3.5g of fat.
Garlic rubbed whole-wheat toast topped with roasted bell peppers and melted mozzarella cheese. Great for entertaining, one toast has less than 100 calories and only 4g of fat.
Thinly sliced smoked salmon, avocado and European cucumber sandwiched between wheat bread. A hearty, filling sandwich snack with 143 calories and 6g of fat.
Crisp tender edamame tossed with coarse salt. This crunchy snack is perfect for vegetarians, vegans or anyone watching their diet. One serving has 50 calories and 2g of fat.
Fresh kale baked until crispy then sprinkled with sea salt. These crisps will satisfy your salty snack cravings without all the guilt of potato chips. One serving has only 58 calories and 2.8g of fat.
Thick rounds of salted yellow squash and zucchini. These veggie snacks have just the right amount of salt to satisfy your cravings. One serving has only 21 calories and 0.2g of fat.
Hearty rice balls with baby shrimp, Chinese sausage and bamboo shoots served with a sesame-soy dipping sauce. These are great for entertaining with 150 calories and 2.3g of fat per serving.
Tofu sauteed in sesame oil and tossed in soy sauce and served chilled. This vegetarian and vegan friendly snack with 51 calories and only 2.8g of fat per serving.
A mixture of egg yolks and spices placed in egg halves for a delicious low calorie snack. This nutritious snack is prepared in under 1.5 hours and contains only 57 calories per serving. Each serving contains only 3g of fat and 5g of protein.
A lower fat version of guacamole made with avocado and broccoli. Enjoy with baked tortilla chips. One serving has only 30 calories and about 2g of fat.
Crispy gyoza skins topped with a salty cheese spread, cold-smoked salmon and chives. Ready in about 20 minutes, two crisps have less than 100 calories and only 2.9g of fat.
Delicious and healthy nachos with chicken, beans, cheddar cheese, and seasonings. Ready to serve is under 45 minutes. Each serving contains 356 calories, 38g of protein, and only 1g of saturated fat.
Toasted pecans coated in a spicy and sweet spice mixture. This flavorful snack is ready in 45 minutes and one serving has 102 calories. This recipe makes 16 servings.
Lean chicken breasts marinated in a spice rub and served on skewers with mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes. This hearty snack is served cold and has less than 100 calories per serving.
Mixed nuts tossed with apple cider and spices. Substitute your favorite juice flavor in place of the apple cider for variety. One serving has 200 calories and is ready in 10 minutes.
Baked corn tortilla wedges seasoned with chili powder, cumin and sea salt. These homemade crisps are great with one of our salsa recipes! One serving has only 101 calories and 1.5g of fat.
Artichoke hearts topped with chopped spinach and melted brie cheese. These bites are a delicious snack or appetizer for a healthy diet. One serving has only 20 calories and 1g of fat.
A chopped spinach and cheese filling wrapped in flaky phyllo dough. These bundles are a perfect savory appetizer and won't ruin your diet! One serving has only 37 calories and 2g of fat.
Toasted baguette slices topped with a chopped strawberry and cream cheese spread. Ready in 10 minutes, this sweet snack has 119 calories and 1g of fat per serving.
A creamy frozen drink with strawberries, plain yogurt and honey. A sweet and healthy fruit snack for one with just over 150 calories and only 1.5g of fat.
Hollowed out zucchini skins stuffed with the zucchini flesh, pepperoni sausage and grated cheese. This healthy but savory snack has less than 200 calories per serving.
Toasted cinnamon-sugar almonds with granola, dried fruit and mini chocolate chips. Portion into sandwich bags for easy snacking. One serving has 263 calories.
Pickling cucumbers tossed in a warm sweet and sour sauce. Serve cold and enjoy for up to 10 days. 1/4 cup has only 10 calories and is low-carb.
Thin pretzel sticks baked in a sweet honey and spice mixture. This recipe makes 8 servings in about 10 minutes. 1/2 cup has less than 100 calories and only 1g of fat.
A strawberry salsa that is good as a dip or great when spread on tortilla chips. Ready to eat in 5 minutes, this healthy snack contains only 53 calories and 3,5g of fat per serving.
Thinly sliced cucumbers marinated in a sweet and tangy sauce. With only 9 calories, this fat-free snack fits into any healthy diet. Refrigerate an hour, up to overnight and enjoy!
Sticky mashed dates rolled with puffed wheat cereal and shredded coconut. Ready in 10 minutes, this no-cook snack has 160 calories and 2g of fat per serving.
Halved peaches grilled until sweet and juicy. This naturally-sweet healthy snack has only 34 calories and less than 1g of fat. It is also a great snack for summer on the outdoor grill.
Pitted dates stuffed with toasted pine nuts and cooked in a sweet wine sauce. This chewy snack has less than 200 calories and only 4.4g of fat.
Mild peppadew peppers stuffed with a mixture of whole-wheat couscous, goat cheese and pine nuts. This healthy dish for entertaining has only 81 calories and 4.8g of fat per serving.
Soft pumpkin and carrot bars packed with dried fruit and topped with pumpkin seeds. This is a tasty snack for the Fall season. One bar has 101 calories and 4.3g of fat.
A thick and spicy Cheddar cheese dip with tomatoes, green chiles and some beer. Enjoy with baked tortilla chips. One serving of dip has 84 calories and 5g of fat.
Spicy jalapeño peppers stuffed with a mixture of goat cheese, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Best when grilled outdoors! Two halves have 84 calories and 4.8g of fat.
Hard-boiled egg whites stuffed with a chunky ham filling, then topped with breadcrumbs and toasted. This unique spin on a classic has only 28 calories and 1.6g of fat per serving.
A whole-wheat tortilla filled with pizza sauce, fresh spinach and shredded cheese. An easy microwave snack for after school with only 217 calories and 7g of fat.
Crispy multigrain crackers topped with cream cheese, tuna and scallions. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of pepper. This protein-packed snack has 229 calories and 6g of fat.
Sesame breadsticks wrapped in deli turkey with honey mustard. This is a great snack or appetizer. Ready in 5 minutes, two rollups have 82 calories and 4g of fat.
Homemade crispy crackers made with cheddar and romano cheeses. Enjoy these plain or as a side for your favorite soup! One serving has 112 calories and is ready in 35 minutes.
A delicious combination of cantaloupe, orange, melon and lime in a fun two-toned popsicle. This is a great healthy snack for the kids to help with! One popsicle has only 36 calories.
A sweet and salty snack mix with three kinds of cereal, mini pretzels and mixed nuts. It is easy to make in the microwave. 1/2 cup has 153 calories and 7g of fat.
Soft tortillas filled with mixed vegetables and shredded cheese, cooked until crispy and served with salsa and sour cream. One quesadilla has 295 calories and only 2g of fat.
Thick toasted baguette slices topped with avocado, tomatoes, peppers and olives. A flavorful but healthy dish for your next party, one serving has 98 calories and 3g of fat.
A low fat snack of cottage cheese with chopped vegetables. Enjoy with whole-grain crackers. One cup of spread has 100 calories and 1g of fat and is ready in 10 minutes.
Toasted walnuts mixed with creamy yogurt, maple syrup and chopped raisins. This delicious combination of flavors and textures is the perfect snack. It has 114 calories and 3.2g of fat.
A frozen blended watermelon slush with lime juice and a touch of sugar for sweetness. This refreshing summer drink has only 48 calories and is fat-free!
A thick and creamy white bean dip with feta cheese and four kinds of fresh herbs. Serve with your favorite assorted vegetables. 1/4 cup of dip has 32 calories and 1g of fat.
Steamed vegetables marinated in an Italian tomato mixture. Marinate at least 12 hours to get the most flavor. One serving has 83 calories and 1.7g of fat.
Crispy baked zucchini sticks in a cornmeal breading. This diabetes-friendly snack is also great as a side dish with a healthy burger. One serving has 127 calories and 2g of fat.