65+ nutrient dense real food snack recipes, to satisfy your every need.
A little while ago, I asked my tribe on Facebook, “what kinds of recipes do you need?” The most requests I received were for snacks. I then set out to find the best nutrient dense snack recipes for everyone.
I put out a request to my favourite food blogger friends for their BEST nutritious real food snack recipes. I received over 300 snack recipes submitted to me, I read every single one of them and hand-picked my favourite 68 listed in this post.
What’s my criteria for selection?
- The priority is nutrient density, clean and whole food ingredients.
- I also take into consideration of cooking methods for digestibility and health impacts. For example, no raw grains are in the final products; and I give preference to recipes cooked in oxidatively stable fats, whenever possible.
- A good subset of these recipes exemplify the wisdoms in traditional cooking, such as sprouting, soaking, fermenting, nose-to-tail eating, all to maximize nutritional values as well as our bodies’ ability to absorb these nutrients.
- I also give preferences to savoury and low sugar snacks, because I am certain that all of us are eating enough sugar these days.
How to use this list?
These 68 snack recipes are divided into 8 sections, with the first 4 heavily focused on savoury snacks, and the last 4 on sweet snacks.
- Dips, Spreads and Cheese
- Homemade Crackers
- Healthy Chips
- Savoury Bites & Niblets
- Baked Goodness
- Sweet Miscellaneous
- Energy Balls, Bars and Fat Bombs
- Gummies & Jello
Dips, Spreads and Cheese
Cauliflower Hummus with Homemade Za’atar by Our Salty Kitchen
Sprouted Chickpea & Sweet Potato Hummus in Instant Pot by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Wild Fermented Salsa by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Israeli Eggplant Dip by Tessa The Domestic Diva
Tomato Basil White Bean Dip by Peas and Crayons
Almond Feta Cheese by Whole New Mom
Raspberry Kefir Cream Cheese Spread by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Chicken Liver Pâté by What Great Grandma Ate
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Garlic Dip by Yay for Food
Muhammara Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip Cups by Our Salty Kitchen
Sprouted Hummus with Kale and Chives by All the Nourishing Things
Garlic & Herb Sourdough Crackers by Raia’s Recipe
Kale Rosemary Super Seed Cracker by Tasting Page
Vegan Lentil & Buckwheat Crackers by Whole New Mom
Sourdough Sesame Rye Crackers by Served from Scratch
Parmesan Herb Crackers by Hello Little Home
Tostones with Garlic Cilantro Mayo by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Dehydrated Kiwi Chips by Books and Lavendar
Dehydrated Zucchini Chips by Low Carb No Carb
Sweet + Salty Cinnamon Apple Chips by The Cheerful Kitchen
Baked Kale Chips by I Heart Umami
Baked Cucumber Chips with Salt and Vinegar by Low Carb Yum
Baked Cheddar Parmesan Crisps by Wholesome Yum
Savoury Bites & Niblets
Vegan Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce by Happy Kitchen Rocks
Spicy Black Pepper Beef Jerky by The Rising Spoon
Kefir Cheese Smoked Salmon Wrap by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Honey Roasted Peanuts by Raia’s Recipes
Citrus Baked Olives by From Pasta to Paleo
Bacon Avocado Jalapeño Poppers by Prepare and Nourish
Sugar Free Curry Lime Nuts by Tasting Page
Vegan Smashed Eggplant Toast by Rhian’s Recipes
Buttery Lemon Garlic Charred Edamame by Pups and Chopsticks
Awesome Baked Falafels /w Garlic Dill Sunflower Dip by The Simple Green
Crunchy Sprouted Chickpea Snacks 3 Ways by All The Nourishing Things
Oven Fried Garlic Parmesan Shrimp by Beauty and the Foodie
Roasted Almonds with Rosemary by Books and Lavendar
Avocado Sweet Potato Toast by This Healthy Table
Morning Glory Carrot Muffins by Occasionally Eggs
Carob Brownie Bites with Resistant Starch by Eat Beautiful
Kefir Fermented Honey Thyme Sourdough Cornbread by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Easy Blender-Ready Blueberry Bars by Savory Spin
Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread by Tessa The Domestic Diva
Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Coconut Scones by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Healthy Pumpkin Ginger Date Cookies by A Virtual Vegan
Grain Free Chocolate Banana Muffins by Recipes to Nourish
Sweet Potato Banana Bites by The Lean Green Beans
Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Oat Bars by My Kitchen Love
Easy Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt by Allergy Free Alaska
No Bake Tahini Honey Granola Bars by Savory Lotus
5 Minutes Healthy Instant Pot Chocolate Pudding by Recipes to Nourish
Oven Dried Blueberry Fruit Leather by Feed Them Wisely
Sugar Free “Kind Bar” Copycat Granola Bar by Wholesome Yum
Chocolate Granola by Food by Jonister
3 Minutes Sugar Free Instant Pot Pear Applesauce by Recipes to Nourish
Clean Eating Trail Mix Clusters by Simple Sassy Scrumptious
Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars by Unsophisticook
Energy Balls, Bars & Fat Bombs
Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs by What Great Grandma Ate
4 Ingredients Coconut Raspberry Fudge by Savory Lotus
Easy Avocado Truffles by What The Fork
Paleo Maple Apple-Cinnamon No-Bake Treats by All the Nourishing Things
Cacao Almond Bliss Balls by Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Grain Free No-Bake Protein Bars by Whole New Mom
Blackberry Coconut Fat Bombs by Low Carb Yum
Gummies & Jellos
Paleo Glowing Skin Blueberry Jello by Calm Eats
Healthy Limeade Jello by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Kombucha Lemon Gummies by Raia’s Recipes
Healthy Homemade Orange Jello by Recipes to Nourish
Sugar-Free Healthy Gummy Candy by Whole New Mom
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Katie Mae @ Nourishing Simplicity says
I don’t even know where to start? There are so many tasty options that would be fun to try!
Saving this list for my go to snack recipe ideas collection. fantastic collection and photos are mouthwatering!
Christina Shoemaker says
What a list!!! It all looks and sounds so good! Love that you’ve collected everything in one place. Makes it so easy to find snack inspiration!
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica says
WOW!! What a super collection of healthy snacks! I cannot wait to try some of these goodies!
Excited, too , about the Instant Pot recipes.. Still learning to use my IPot! Lots of other options too! Thanks!
All of them looks gorgeous and delicious. What a fabulous roundup of real food healthy snacks. YUM !
Megan Stevens says
How helpful that you wrote a post to meet your readers’ needs. The photos make it really fun and exciting, as do the wide variety of recipes.
Heidi | The Simple Green says
What a fantastic list! Thank you for sharing one of mine as well 🙂
This is such an awesome resource, I’m always on the hunt for new and exciting snacks so this is perfect for me. Saving!
I loooooove snacks! Its a guilty pleasure of mine to just eat them as a meal too heehee so it’s always amazing to have healthy ones! Will definitely be trying these!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
What an awesome round up of wholesome snacks. Will be saving this one for sure. Love those rainbow rolls!
Vanessa Price says
This list is amazing, Yang! I love the criteria this list was created on. I love everything you put out there!
linda spiker says
What a gorgeous collection of recipes!
Such a great round up! All of them looks so dang delicious and I can’t wait to try out some of them.
Raia Todd says
What an amazing round-up! I see quite a few recipes that I need to try out. And maybe share with my family… haha. Thanks for including a couple of my own, as well!
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says
What a fabulous collection! I wouldn’t know where to start with all of this yumminess, but those tostones and the homemade jello are calling my name.
Tessa Simpson says
An impressive round up of some great snacks!! I can’t wait to pick my way through this list!
Lindsey Dietz says
This is a GREAT collection! Especially with summer coming up, I can totally see some mommas who are thankful for this huge list of healthy snack ideas!
Lots of wonderful recipes and great ideas!
Thanks for including my citrus baked olives! This list is SUCH a good resource for amazing snacks.
Joni Gomes says
All of these recipes look amazing! Great round up!