No-bake breakfast bars

10 healthy snacks

Satisfy mid-afternoon cravings with our recipes, from crispy kale crisps to sweet energy balls and morning muffins

Looking for healthy snack ideas? Graze on our healthy treats for nutritious snacking solutions. Our options include high-energy foods such as protein balls, as well as low-calorie muffins and vegetarian snacks (try our healthy kale crisps).


If you want to find more low-calorie recipes, check out our guide. We’ve also got more low-calories snacks and healthy sweet snacks to try.

Healthy snack ideas

1. Crispy veg peelings with curry salt

Use up all your veggie peelings, as well as any loose left-over veg, and use them to make these epic crisps with an easy curry spice – a great healthy snack.

Homemade Vegetable Crisps Recipe

2. No-bake energy bars

Try our energy-rich breakfast bars, quick to make and easy to eat on the go. These breakfast bars use dates and nut butter to hold together. Experiment with different seeds and nuts in your next batch, and use agave for a vegan version. Find more great low-calorie breakfast ideas over here.

No bake breakfast bars

3. Fruity toots

Full of natural sweetness instead of refined sugar, these little bites are made of dates, raisins, nuts and dried apricots. All that’s mixed up with seeds and apple juice and rolled into individual balls for great little sweet snacks.

Fruity toots

4. Low-calorie kale crisps with smoky paprika salt

Our recipe for baked kale crisps is right up your street if healthy snacks are your thing. These easy crisps are low-calorie, low-fat and utterly moreish.

Baked kale crisps with smoky paprika salt

5. Protein balls

Looking for a protein ball recipe? These date and nut balls are easy to make for a healthy snack. Make this easy recipe for coconut butter, date and cranberry energy balls if you want a sweet but healthy vegan-friendly snack.

Coconut butter, date and cranberry energy balls

6. Supergreen smoothie

Start the day right with this healthy breakfast smoothie. Cucumber, spinach, lime and kiwi are a great combination and the avocado adds a lovely texture.

Supergreen smoothie

6. Pineapple chaat

Check out our quick and easy fruit chaat. This simple yet seriously flavoursome pineapple recipe is an easy vegan snack dish ready in just 5 minutes.

Fruit Chaat Recipe with Pineapple

7. Avocado on toast with smoked salmon

Avocado on toast with smoked salmon and a tomato dressing – a healthy breakfast or snack full of nutrients. Creamy avocado and delicious smoked salmon feel like an indulgence, but this dish comes in at under 300 calories, meaning you can have a little bit of luxury any day of the week.

Avocado Toast Recipe with Smoked Salmon

8. Energy balls

We’re seeing these little balls of energy everywhere. They’re great to have as a healthy snack before exercise, or when you feel as if you are flagging, as the simple sugars in the fruits will give you instant energy, and the nuts, nut butters or oats will give you a slow release of energy. A great healthy snack idea.

Energy Bites Recipe

9. Grilled peas

If you want a healthy snack idea or nibble for a dinner party, try these grilled peas. They’re really easy to make and are vegan friendly.

Grilled peas

10. Apricot, blueberry and almond muffins

Make these fruity almond muffins for an energising breakfast. Banana and yogurt keep them moist, while the butter, ground almonds and oats make them filling. No added sugar means you’re getting the day off to a good start too.

Almond Breakfast Muffins Recipe with Apricot and Blueberry