33 Healthy Sweet Snacks
These treats do delicious double-duty by satisfying your sweet tooth and delivering nutrition. You're so welcome.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats
These car-friendly nutty buddies are rich-tasting and will take you back to your childhood. The soluble fiber from oats in this recipe will help lower your cholesterol, too. Here are some other healthy peanut butter snack recipes!
1 treat: 70 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat)
Walnut Butter Spread
An incredible alternative to butter, this walnut butter is packed with protein and when spread onto whole grain bread with fresh preserves, is a delicious healthy snack packed with fiber.
1 tablespoon: 132 calories, 3g protein
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Whole Grain Crackers, Goat Cheese and Honey
Between the fiber from the crackers, protein from the cheese and sweetness from the honey—this snack will satisfy you on every level. Honey has also been linked to lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels!
1 serving (3 crackers, 1 ounce cheese, 2 teaspoons honey): 172 calories, 6g protein
Carrot Cookie Bites
The carrots in these bites provide you with a good dose of vitamin A, which is great for eye health. Swap the shortening in the recipe for a vegan substitute to make the recipe even a bit healthier.
1 cookie: 50 calories
That’s it. Apple + Mango 100% Natural Real Fruit Bar
This real fruit bar is high in vitamin C and is made only from apples and mangoes, so no need to worry about added sugar! Grab a pack of 12.
1 bag: 100 calories, 0g fat
Strawberry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops
The sweet taste from these luscious frozen pops comes from fruit and yogurt. The probiotics found in yogurt make this snack an especially healthy treat.
1 pop: 81 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat)
Ricotta Cheese with Mixed Berries
Ricotta cheese isn’t just for lasagna. When mixed with fruit, it can make for a yummy sweet snack packed with protein. Here are more high-protein snacks to try.
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta with ½ cup mixed berries: 203 calories, 15g protein
Upside-Down Pear Pancake
This is a nectarous, slightly indulgent way to use that ripe pear lying around. Pears are packed with antioxidants like vitamin C and copper to help you fight off those colds going around.
1/2 pancake: 274 calories, 8g protein
Emerald Dark Chocolate Cocoa Roast Almonds
These cocoa roast almonds have no added sugar, yet still quiet your dessert craving. Almonds are loaded with fiber and protein, so these will help you finish your day strong.
1 packet: 100 calories, 3g protein
Want to bake your own healthy sweet snack? Healthy snickers are a delicious and satisfying option.
Chia Seed Protein Bites
These chia bites will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but the protein from chia seeds, almond butter and protein powder will keep you feeling full until your next meal.
1 bite: 72 calories, 9g carbohydrate (2g fiber)
Sticking grapes in the freezer makes for a perfect snack, almost like you’re eating a popsicle. Grapes are fiber-rich with antioxidants.
1 cup: 62 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat)
Zucchini Nut Bread
This zucchini bread makes a good snack, but can also be served for breakfast. The healthy fat in nuts and potassium in zucchini combine to do wonders for your heart health.
1 slice: 229 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat)
NOKA Superfood Pouches
These superfood smoothie pouches are packed with just that—flax, goji berries, cinnamon and sweet potato. A twelve pack is 100 percent organic, vegan and gluten-free to boot. Flax is full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, aiding your body fight off chronic illnesses like heart disease.
1 pouch: 110 calories, 2g fat
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
This make-ahead recipe from our own Executive Culinary Director, Sarah Farmer, is not just for your mornings. The cinnamon in this recipe is loaded with antioxidants and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, helping you stay well.
1 serving: 349 calories, 14g protein
Celery with Nut Butter and Raisins
A favorite with kids, this “ants on a log” recipe is just as healthy and delicious for adults! Celery is an ideal natural source of water, and when paired with the protein from nut butter, this snack will keep you feeling full.
5 celery stalks, 3 tablespoons nut butter, 1/2 ounce raisins: 330 calories, 13g protein
Nutty Apple Butter
A lower calorie alternative to traditional butter or even nut butters, apple butter is a delicious healthy snack when served with whole grain bread or yogurt. Apples are full of vitamin C, which is great for your immune system.
2 tablespoons: 43 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat)
Nature’s Bakery Double Chocolate Brownie
While this selection might surprise you, these brownies from Nature’s Bakery sneak in healthy ingredients like dates and flax seed. Dates are full of fiber, helping to keep you regular.
1 brownie: 100 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat)
Lemon Chia Seed Parfaits
These parfaits are certainly snack-worthy, or can be served as a healthy dessert at your next dinner party. Chia seeds are full of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which are great for maintaining a healthy heart.
1 serving: 214 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat)
Cottage Cheese with Flax and Agave
Cottage cheese is a fantastic source of protein, sure to tide you over until your next meal. The addition of omega-rich flax and low glycemic index agave nectar makes it the perfect healthy candy substitute, as well.
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese with 1 tablespoon ground flax and 2 teaspoons agave nectar: 279 calories, 28g protein
Easy Homemade Chunky Applesauce
Applesauce is so easy to make and an incredibly healthful refreshment that feels indulgent. Pro Tip: Keep the skin on your apples to get the most nutrition into your final product.
3/4 cup: 139 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat)
Shrewd Food Low Carb Protein Puffs
These protein puffs will feel like a naughty nibble, but contain no artificial flavors and are low-cal. They use natural ingredients like beets for coloring, and are made with protein powder to make your tummy happy. A sweet flavors variety pack gives you strawberries & cream or cookies & cream to choose from.
32 puffs: 90 calories, 12-14g protein
Chunky Banana Cream Freeze
Who needs ice cream when you can make a frozen treat that is so much better for you, and just as delectable? Bananas are potassium powerhouses, awesome for helping your sore muscles heal, making this a go-to post-workout snack.
1/2 cup: 181 calories, 3g protein
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Not only are pomegranate seeds (also called arils) a tart burst of flavor, they are jam-packed with fiber and antioxidants. They boost your immune system to function at its highest level. Here’s how to deseed a pomegranate easily.
1/2 cup seeds: 72 calories, 1g fat
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Smoothies are so easy to put together, making them a no-fuss light meal. This flavor will be a hit with the pumpkin fans, plus provide tons of nutrition. Pumpkin is high in vitamin A and vitamin K, essential for blood health (vitamin K is great for anti-aging, too).
1-1/4 cups: 197 calories, 12g protein
Made in Nature Dried Mango
Mango can be hard to find fresh all year long, but dried mango is every bit as tangy. It still boasts all the same incredible nutrition, too. Mango is chock-full of both vitamin A and vitamin C as well as fiber, making this food a nutrition superstar.
1/2 cup: 140 calories, 0g fat
Elvis Banana Bread
A comforting midday pick-me-up, banana bread is a make-ahead goody that will be sure to please everyone in your family. This recipe has peanut butter, paying homage to Elvis. You’ll feel like the King when you chow down.
1 slice: 227 calories, 4g protein
Fruit and Yogurt
Fresh fruit with yogurt is a smart bite to eat that will provide a lot of good nutrition. Between the roughage from fruit and the probiotics from yogurt, this duo will make your digestive system sing. Check out these other low-sugar snack recipes, too.
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt with ½ cup mixed fruit: 196 calories, 14g protein
Fresh Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
A fruity take on chips and salsa, this recipe will be a welcome change to your snack routine. The tropical fruits in this salad like pineapple and kiwi are full of vitamin C, keeping you healthy all winter long.
1/4 cup salsa with 4 chips: 124 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat)
Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Popcorn
Popcorn is a favorite munch for many, thanks to all the fiber it contains. Kettle corn is the best of both worlds, being sweet and salty. This brand is great, as it keeps the sugar content in check.
2 cups: 140 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat)
Cornbread toasted with preserves on top is a morsel you can enjoy making easily at home. This recipe uses canola oil and yogurt in place of butter, making it fitness-friendly.
1 slice: 163 calories, 4g protein
Brown Sugar Oat Muffins
Muffins make for a simple, packable nosh that you can make months ahead of time and store in the freezer. This recipe is entirely whole grain, using only oats and whole wheat flour, ensuring you’ll get a hearty dose of nutrients in. If you need a little extra, spread some natural PB and a drizzle of honey on these bad boys.
1 muffin: 192 calories, 4g protein
barkTHINS Snacking Dark Chocolate
If nothing other than chocolate will do for your office break, these barkTHINS in refreshing mint are the answer. They use non-GMO ingredients and keep the chocolate pieces thin, to help with portion control.
1.4 ounces: 190 calories, 2g protein
Honey-Yogurt Berry Salad
A low-calorie twist on berries and cream, this salad will feel more like a dessert than a meal plan option. The antioxidants found in the variety of berries will rev up your immune system to work its hardest this cold and flu season.
3/4 cup fruit with 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture: 76 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat)