Healthy Finger Food Recipes

Find healthy, nutritiious, finger food recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Rating: 5 stars 1
Try this satisfying snack instead of nuts. The tasty legumes are lower in calories and packed with fiber.

Peanut Butter-Oat Energy Balls

Rating: 4.67 stars 7
Sweet, sticky dates act as the glue for these no-bake energy balls. Perfect for hikes or during sports, this healthy snack travels well. For the best flavor and texture, use Medjool dates--the largest and most luscious date variety. Look for them in the produce department or near other dried fruits.

Caramel Delight Energy Balls

Rating: 5 stars 1
Think of these easy no-bake cookies as a healthy makeover of one of our favorite Girl Scout Cookies--chewy caramel, dark chocolate and toasted coconut come together with fiber-boosting oats instead of sugar and flour. And the best part? They take only 15 minutes from start to finish.

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.

Air-Fryer Crispy Chickpeas

Rating: 3 stars 3
Air-fried chickpea snacks are intensely flavored and incredibly crunchy. Drying the chickpeas is essential to a good crunch, so don't skip this step. If you have time, leave them out on the counter to dry for an hour or two before frying.

3-Ingredient Cranberry-Brie Bites

Rating: 5 stars 1
Baked Brie is a perennially popular appetizer. Here, we complement the Brie with tart cranberry sauce and bake it in pretty individual tartlets using premade pie crust for an ultra-easy crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Baked Broccoli-Cheddar Quinoa Bites

Rating: 5 stars 5
These savory muffin-like quinoa bites are low in carbs and a good source of protein--plus we love their cheesy flavor.

Iced Lemon Cookie Energy Balls

Rating: 5 stars 1
Next time you have a Girl Scout Cookie craving, try these healthier no-bake cookies instead. Their bright and lemony flavor is balanced by sweetness from Medjool dates, and they're held together with millet and almond meal. Keeping the dough chilled and dusting your hands with confectioners' sugar will keep them from sticking to your hands while you shape them.

Tomato-Ranch Bean Dip

This creamy appetizer dip uses beans rather than sour cream or mayonnaise, so it's high in flavor but low in fat and calories.

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars 1
This healthy stuffed mushroom appetizer is a nice balance of soft mushrooms, creamy filling and crunchy topping. This combination tastes downright decadent, but it's actually good for you. Be sure to get all of the moisture out of the chopped mushrooms before moving on to the next step; if not, the filling will be soggy and make the mushroom caps watery.

Chocolate-Peppermint Energy Balls

Rating: 5 stars 1
These festive no-cook energy balls have all the flavors you love in peppermint-chocolate bark but in healthy snack form. Whip up a batch for an office or after-school treat, or take them along to a holiday cookie swap. The recipe is easily doubled or even tripled. Be sure to store the bites at room temperature rather than the refrigerator--the moisture from the fridge will melt the candy cane coating.

Fruit Energy Balls

Rating: 3 stars 1
Make a big batch of these no-bake energy balls to keep on hand when hunger strikes or you need a healthy pick-me-up.
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Inspiration and Ideas

3-Ingredient Blue Cheese & Fig Bites
Rating: Unrated 1
Salty-tangy blue cheese pairs beautifully with sweet fig jam in these easy appetizers, which are perfect for a holiday party. The optional minced chives add a nice pop of color, but these are just as tasty without herbs. Keep the ingredients on hand and you can whip these up for impromptu holiday cocktail parties.
Savory Date & Pistachio Bites
Rating: Unrated 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.
Pumpkin Coconut Energy Balls
Rating: 2 stars
1

These easy pumpkin-spiced coconut oat balls make a great, packable afternoon snack or a delicious party appetizer.