15 Packable Snacks You Can Make in 5 Minutes

Chickpea Snack Salad
Photo: Ted Cavanaugh

Finish packing your lunch box with these easy snack recipes. These 5-minute snack ideas are perfectly portable options for work or school, and they can help keep you satisfied until your next meal. Recipes like our Lemon-Parm Popcorn and Tuna Salad Spread are quick and easy choices that will become staples in your routine.

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Lemon-Parm Popcorn


Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and Parmesan cheese.

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Tuna Salad Spread


This tuna spread recipe is a healthy twist on tuna salad and uses avocado and Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise. Serve it on cucumber slices, butter lettuce leaves or whole-grain crackers.

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Hard-Boiled Egg with Hot Sauce


Add a little spice to your day by topping a protein-rich egg with hot sauce. It's a simple snack to help power you through your day.

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Homemade Microwave Popcorn

homemade microwave popcorn

Make your own microwave popcorn--it's the simplest technique for making popcorn at home and only requires popcorn kernels and a single brown bag. You'll pop up a perfectly fluffy, light snack each time.

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Greek Yogurt with Strawberries


Protein-rich Greek yogurt and sweet strawberries make for a super-simple and satisfying snack.

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Chickpea Snack Salad

Chickpea Snack Salad
Ted Cavanaugh

Take 5 minutes to toss together a fiber-rich chickpea and tomato salad for a satisfying snack.

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3-Ingredient Kalamata-Olive Hummus

3-Ingredient jazzed up hummus
Photo by: Jamie Vespa, M.S., R.D.

Who doesn't like hummus? It's an easy snack or appetizer as is, but jazzing it up with simple toppings can make it feel like a special starter. Here we top store-bought hummus with Kalamata olives and olive oil (a staple ingredient that doesn't count toward our three!) and serve it with crunchy pita chips.

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Cream Cheese Dip and Crackers


Sneaking green peppers into this quick fresh dip supplies added vitamin C.

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Cinnamon-Sugar Microwave Popcorn


This easy cinnamon-sugar microwave popcorn recipe serves up a hint of something sweet in a whole-grain snack you can feel good about enjoying.

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Kohlrabi Slices with Ranch Dip


Mix up your typical crudités snack by trying kohlrabi. One serving of this crunchy veggie packs a day's worth of vitamin C.

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Yogurt with Blueberries


Blueberries add all the sweetness you need, naturally, to protein-rich Greek yogurt in this satisfying snack.

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Everything Bagel Microwave Popcorn


Full of umami-rich flavors inspired by the classic bagel, this easy popcorn snack is sure to make your mouth water.

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Grapes & Cheese


Sweet and savory is the definition of this satisfying snack.

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Crackers with Peanut Butter


Salty and sweet, crunchy and creamy, this snack combines the best of all worlds.

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Hard-Boiled Egg & Almonds


This small snack packs a nutrient punch--it's loaded with protein, heart-healthy fats, vitamins and minerals to make eating healthy easy and yummy.

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