20 healthy snacks

Great bars, chips, snack mixes, dips, and cool treats—with no regrets

Fruit and Nut Chewy Bars

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Fruit and Nut Chewy Bars

Medjool dates, cranberries, and apples keep these nice and moist.

Recipe: Fruit and Nut Chewy Bars

 

Peanut Butter Cranberry Go-Bars

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Peanut Butter Cranberry Go-Bars

Combine 4 whole grains with peanuts and peanut butter for a bar that's filling as well as delicious.

Recipe:  Peanut Butter Cranberry Go-Bars

No-bake Chewy Fruit and Nut Bars

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No-bake Chewy Fruit and Nut Bars

Here's a go-bar that's dense and decadent, but good for you, too.

Recipe: No-bake Chewy Fruit and Nut Bars

Peanut and Dried Fruit Snack Mix

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Peanut and Dried Fruit Snack Mix

Ready in 10 minutes, and simple enough to make that kids can help.

Recipe: Peanut and Dried Fruit Snack Mix

 

Kale Chips Three Ways

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Kale Chips Three Ways

Soy and Sesame Kale Chips (pictured)

Instead of a bag of potato chips, try these crunchy, savory treats.

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Olive Oil and Sea Salt Kale Chips

A sprinkling of coarse salt tastes satisfying without all the sodium of processed snacks.

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Cheesy Pepper Kale Chips

Choose from parmesan or nutritional yeast for the cheesy flavor.

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Roasted Chickpeas with Garam Masala

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Roasted Chickpeas with Garam Masala

Instead of a can of nuts, scoop up a handful of these crispy roasted snacks.

Recipe: Roasted Chickpeas with Garam Masala

Quick Indian Pickles

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Quick Indian Pickles

Especially low in calories, these are great to keep on hand for those quick stops by the fridge.

Recipe:  Quick Indian Pickles

Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Dip

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Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Dip

Just whirl together cooked spinach, cottage cheese, and a few seasonings for this 5-ingredient dip.

Recipe: Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Dip

Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip

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Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip

The Asian seasonings take the sweet potatoes in a savory direction.

Recipe: Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip

Black Bean Tomatillo Dip

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Black Bean Tomatillo Dip

Layer roasted tomatillos and bell peppers over chipotle-flavored beans for a fresh take on the classic dip.

Recipe: Black Bean Tomatillo Dip

Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

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Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

If you have a jar of roasted red peppers and some basic seasonings on hand, you can whip up this tasty Middle Eastern spread.

Recipe:  Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

Smoky Salmon Chive Spread

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Smoky Salmon Chive Spread

Combine 2 kinds of salmon, Greek yogurt, and simple seasonings for a rich-tasting spread that takes only 15 minutes.

Recipe:  Smoky Salmon Chive Spread

Sweet Onion and Thyme Dip

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Sweet Onion and Thyme Dip

Here's a great fresh option if you love onion dip but don't want all the fat and sodium of the usual kind made with sour cream and a boxed seasoning blend.

Recipe: Sweet Onion and Thyme Dip

Summer Melon Fizzies

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Summer Melon Fizzies

Freeze cubes of puréed ripe melon so you can whip up this treat anytime the mood strikes.

Recipe: Summer Melon Fizzies

 

Raspberry Smoothie

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Raspberry Smoothie

Try our easy, basic recipe, then customize it using 5 variations.

Recipe: Raspberry Smoothie

The Ultimate Citrus Smoothie

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The Ultimate Citrus Smoothie

Some smoothies can be too filling, but this one, made with two kinds of citrus and Greek yogurt, tastes light and refreshing while still being creamy.

Recipe: The Ultimate Citrus Smoothie

 

Tart 'n' Tangy Fro-Yo

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Tart 'n' Tangy Fro-Yo

An extra-easy, 2-ingredient recipe to satisfy your craving.

Recipe:  Tart 'n' Tangy Fro-Yo

Luscious Lemon Fro-Yo

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Luscious Lemon Fro-Yo

Just toss some lemon curd and plain yogurt in your ice cream maker.

Recipe: Luscious Lemon Fro-Yo

 

 

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