Healthy Nut & Seed Snack Recipes

Find healthy, delicious nut and seed snack recipes including almond, pecan and pistachio snacks. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Rosemary-Garlic Pecans

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
These savory spiced nuts are perfect for snacking, adding to a cheese board or serving as a mini appetizer.
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By Devon O'Brien

Chile-Lime Peanuts

Rating: 3 stars 4
These spicy nuts were inspired by ones sold by street vendors across Mexico. If you can only find salted peanuts, omit the added salt. Add the maximum amount of cayenne pepper if you want an extra hit of spice.

Baked Blueberry & Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups

Muffins meet oatmeal in these moist and tasty grab-and-go oatmeal cups. The nutty flavor of the pecans and the sweetness from fresh blueberries and banana make for an extra tasty snack or breakfast.
By Carolyn Casner

Sweet and Salty Roasted Nuts

Spicy seasonings add a bit of zing to roasted nuts for an appetizer that's perfect for any occasion.

Apple Pie Energy Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
These no-bake Apple Pie Energy Balls come together easily and will give your body the energy it needs to power through the afternoon.
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By Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD

Savory Date & Pistachio Bites

Rating: 5 stars 3
A touch of sweetness from the dates and raisins paired with crunch and nuttiness from the pistachios make these bites perfect for an on-the-go snack or as an accompaniment on a cheese board.

Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Rating: 5 stars 1
These no-cook energy bites keep well in the fridge or freezer and are easy to grab on the go for a healthy snack.

Spiced Pecans

Rating: 5 stars 1
Making this delicious and healthy snack is very simple but also a rare instance where the recipe is meant to take longer in order to make it easier. Most nuts can burn faster than you can say "What's that smell?"--so these spiced pecans are baked low and slow to avoid any nasty surprises.

Homemade Trail Mix

Rating: 3 stars 1
Try this with portable mix with any combination of dried fruits and nuts.

Vegan Charcuterie Board

A dairy-free dip sets the tone for this vegan "charcuterie" board. Rainbow carrots and crisp pear slices offer refreshing crunch and visual appeal, while an assortment of seeded crackers and mini toasts make blank canvases for spreads and jams. Blackberries and grapes lend a fresh and fruity finish.

Almond-Honey Power Bar

Rating: 4.76 stars 25
Great for breakfast on the go! Golden roasted nuts, seeds and oats are enveloped by flavorful almond butter in these delectably chewy, no-fuss energy bars. Unrefined turbinado sugar adds a deep caramelly undertone. Feel free to use light brown sugar instead. Bars stored at room temperature will be softer than those that are refrigerated.

Chocolate Nut Bark

Rating: 4.91 stars 6
Use your favorite combination of nuts to make this quick and easy chocolate nut bark.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Fruit & Nut Popcorn Trail Mix
Sweet dried fruit, salty nuts and crunchy popcorn are mixed together to make this super-satisfying, homemade trail mix that travels well.
Pumpkin-Oatmeal Muffins
Rating: Unrated 7
These healthy pumpkin-oatmeal muffins will get you in the mood for fall. Sprinkling the muffins with pecans adds a nutty crunch to every bite. Serve them for breakfast or as a grab-and-go snack.
Mississippi Spiced Pecans
Rating: 4 stars
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Make plenty of these mildly sweet and salty nuts--they are great to have on hand over the holidays.