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The 12 Yummy Snack Recipes That Just So Happen to Be Healthy, Too

When you're constantly on the go, snack time is a meal that often gets overlooked until hunger strikes. You don't have to satisfy your hunger with a bag of greasy potato chips though. With a little ingenuity and a bit of determination, you can make snacking a healthy endeavor, and with little effort.

From protein-packed superfood smoothies to the obsession with avocado toast, here are 12 yummy satiating healthy snack recipes that keep you feeling good and your tastes buds happy.

1. Veggie Rolls with Avocado Hummus

Odds are if you're trying to snack healthier, you're probably ditching white breads and tortillas that contain bleached flour. Even if you're not ditching it, these Veggie Rolls with Avocado Hummus is one worth adding to the snacking list. Crunchy carrots, cucumber, bell pepper, and radish are rolled inside a zucchini slice that's smeared in homemade avocado hummus. Forget dinner, turn this snack into a meal.

If you're short on time, you can skip the homemade hummus and use store-bought to make this recipe even more simple. It's snack time, no one is judging.

Get the recipe here.

2. Homemade Garlic Hummus

On Sunday when you're doing your meal prep for the week, add this Homemade Lemon Garlic Hummus to the list. Fresh and tasty, you can make a big batch and save money. In a food processor, add in chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, fresh garlic clove, salt, and blend until smooth. Scoop into an easy snacking air-tight container and top with olive oil and perhaps some chipotle pepper powder for a kick.

While this is good enough to eat by the spoonful, it's best enjoyed with something tasty to scoop it up with. A fresh veggie mixture of carrots, celery, broccoli, and mini sweet bell peppers along with pita chips make the ideal hummus dip pairing.

Get the recipe here.

3. Cool Cucumbers with Chili Powder

Simple, refreshing, and a little bit of a kick, these Cool Cucumbers with Chili Powder are an easy snack for a hot day. Slices of cucumber are topped with a hint of lemon juice and a dash of chili pepper for a kick. It doesn't get any easier than this.

Get the recipe here.

4. The Best Kale Chips

Kale chips may not be a new snack idea, but it's certainly one that tops the list when it comes to healthy snacking. Don't just eat them plain, however, dress them up a bit. With a sprinkle of cayenne, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and cumin, you have the ultimate kale chips that blow any greasy bag of potato chips out of the water.

Get the recipe here.

5. Crispy Edamame

If you like to munch on snacks like popcorn, then this Crispy Edamame recipe is the way to go. These little spicy, cheesy beans are addictive, but in a good way. Baked in the oven for fifteen minutes with a touch of red chili flakes and some shredded parmesan cheese, you'll be ready for snack time in no time at all.

Get the recipe here.

6. Spinach Balls

Need to add more greens to your diet but don't have time to eat a salad? Snack on these Spinach Balls. Fresh spinach, cheese, eggs, fresh herbs, and panko bread crumbs are all balled up then baked until golden brown.

When it comes time for snacking, with these little guys, you'll be ready. Did we mention they also taste great dipped in hummus?

Get the recipe here.

7. Healthy Avocado Toast

Only have five minutes? Great, it's avocado toast time. Adding a little more oomph to your toast, this Healthy Avocado Toast adds cilantro, lime, and a dash of salt and pepper to your avocado spread. It's then lathered onto a toasty piece of whole wheat and topped with chili pepper flakes. Toast anyone?

Get the recipe here.

8. Easy-to-Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs

Sometimes, healthy snacking needs to be broken down into the simplest form. In that case, you need to have a few Easy-to-Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs on hand. To achieve the perfect hard-boiled egg, do what The Pioneer Woman does and bring a pot of water to a boil, then lower in the eggs. Once in, simmer for about thirteen minutes, then drop them in an ice bath. When you're ready to snack, gently crack the egg then peel.

Oh, and don't forget to add the salt. And perhaps a bit of hot sauce like Sriracha. It may be simple, but a few of these bad boys will fill you up without all the snacking guilt.

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9. Deli Snack Box

Getting all the food groups in can be a challenge, but not when it comes to the Deli Snack Box. Like the Holy Grail of snacking, these boxes are packed with all the nutrients you need to fuel you until the next meal. Slices of turkey, cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes, hard boiled eggs, pita crackers, and almonds are all stuffed inside a container waiting to be gobbled up.

While that's what comes in this recipe, you can put in anything you like really. Add in fresh fruit like apples or grapes and toss in veggies like mini bell peppers or carrots. Whatever you add, as long as it's a healthy snack it's perfect for the Deli Snack Box.

Get the recipe here.

10. Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

When you're on the go, it's hard to snack well. That's where this yummy Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie comes in hand. In a blender, add frozen blueberries, a cup of kale, Greek yogurt, banana, chia seeds, protein powder, and oats, then blend until creamy.

Filling you up and making you feel good, all it takes is a few superfoods and you'll love snacking once again.

Get the recipe here.

11. Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

If you're into more sweet snacks than savory, try these Strawberry Oatmeal Bars. Oats, flour, brown sugar, ginger, and strawberries make up the base, while a vanilla glaze tops off the bars. At only 100 calories per bar, these healthier strawberry oatmeal bars won't make snack time a bust.

Oh, and if you're trying to cut back on sugar, skip the glaze. They still taste amazing.

Get the recipe here.

12. No-Bake Energy Bites

Need a snack in the form of a ball of energy? Try these easy to make No-Bake Energy Bites. These energy balls are perfect for when your running out the door or don't have time to grab a snack before taking the kids to soccer.

Creamy peanut butter, vanilla, honey, rolled oats, and chocolate chips - use dark chocolate chips to make it healthier - are rolled into little balls then put in the fridge to set. Once ready, put some in a baggie and come snack time you and the kids will be ready.

Get the recipe here.

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