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Quick and Healthy Snack Recipes and Cooking Tips

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Ham Pinwheels

Ready in just 5 minutes, this cute ham-and-cheese appetizer or snack is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Top with your favorite fresh herb, such as dill or basil, for a pretty presentation.

» Ham Pinwheels

DIY Chocolate-Covered Pretzel

For this healthy snack, dark chocolate is melted onto a pretzel and topped with an almond. Make a big batch for parties or to have a healthy sweet treat ready in the fridge.

» DIY Chocolate-Covered Pretzel

Nutty Rice Cake

This gluten-free, healthy snack uses almond butter and apples, but feel free to swap for other nut butter and fruit combinations, such as peanut butter and banana.

» Nutty Rice Cake

Quick Quesadilla

In just 5 minutes, you can make this healthy mini quesadilla recipe using protein-rich beans and your favorite fresh salsa. For a party appetizer tray, make a big batch and serve these quesadilla wedges with guacamole and sour cream, too.

» Quick Quesadilla

Strawberry Ice Cream Grahamwich

Skip pre-made frozen treats and try this healthy ice cream sandwich recipe with your favorite nonfat frozen yogurt and graham crackers. Make extra, wrap individually and keep them in the freezer for when you need a sweet, low-calorie dessert.

» Strawberry Ice Cream Grahamwich

Protein Power Snack

For a protein-packed snack to keep you feeling full, grab a hard-boiled egg and fun-to-eat edamame.

» Protein Power Snack

Lime & Parmesan Popcorn

Skip the bag of microwaved popcorn and satisfy a snack craving by making your own flavored popcorn. In this healthy popcorn recipe, we use Parmesan cheese, lime zest and a hint of chili powder, but feel free to use your favorite spices. For the best flavor, opt for olive oil cooking spray to help the toppings stick to the popcorn.

» Lime & Parmesan Popcorn


Planning is key to eating healthy, well-balanced meals, and healthy snacks are no different. You need to have a game plan to keep yourself on track when hunger strikes. Stocking your fridge with ingredients for quick and healthy snacks can help you resist the vending machine when you’re at work or avoid that pint of ice cream in the freezer. So, whether you’re juggling family activities, work requirements or social commitments, try these quick recipe ideas for healthy snacks to help you stay lean and healthy!

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100-Calorie-or-Less Healthy Snacks

Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and...
Make your own flavored yogurt with fresh fruit and a touch...
For this healthy snack, dark chocolate is melted onto a...
For a quick, protein- and omega-3-rich healthy snack, try...
Ready in just 5 minutes, this cute ham-and-cheese appetizer...
In just 5 minutes, you can make this healthy mini...
These sweet and savory bites are like a cheese course in a...
This simple dessert works any time of the year, but its...
Our healthier version of chile con queso will have ooey-...
Cocoa- and coconut-crusted bananas are a treat for the...
Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat...
This Southern favorite is a simple blend of Cheddar,...
Paprika adds zing to hard-boiled eggs.
You don't have to sit around a fire to enjoy S'...
Toasted sesame seeds add taste and eye appeal to a cheery...
Satisfy your salty, crunchy and savory cravings in one...
Get the salty-sweet chocolate satisfaction of a candy bar...

150-Calorie-or-Less Healthy Snacks

Skip the bag of microwaved popcorn and satisfy a snack...
When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy...
For a protein-packed snack to keep you feeling full, grab a...
Skip pre-made frozen treats and try this healthy ice cream...
This gluten-free, healthy snack uses almond butter and...
Sweet dried fruit, salty nuts and crunchy popcorn are mixed...
Vegetable juice and part-skim mozzarella string cheese make...
Smoked salmon plays off crispy cucumber and creamy avocado.
Stir lemon pepper into cottage cheese for a quick and...
You can make your own tasty pita chips in a matter of...
Try customizing this basic recipe with your favorite dried...
You won't mind serving dessert on a busy weeknight...
Pudding snack cups are great to have on hand for those...
Sliced strawberries and reduced-fat cream cheese come...

200-Calorie-or-Less Healthy Snacks

With a pinch of cinnamon, this healthy snack goes from...
Try this with portable mix with any combination of dried...
Both simpler and more decadent than a chocolate croissant,...
Take a trip to the tropics with our pina colada inspired...

250-Calorie-or-Less Healthy Snacks

Sweet tomatoes, salty olives and tangy cheese are a perfect...
Kids and adults alike will appreciate this skewered snack.
Stirring salsa into versatile canned refried beans makes a...

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