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10 healthy snacks

Published: February 18, 2022 at 1:27 pm

Satisfy mid-afternoon cravings with our healthy snack 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 good-for-you muffins and vegetarian snacks (try our healthy kale crisps).


Snacking on the right foods is an excellent way to keep your blood sugars balanced during a busy day, and will help to reduce sugar cravings. By opting for a nutrient-dense snack, rather than one loaded with sugar, will provide a slower release of energy, briefly satisfy hunger and will provide more vitamins and minerals that benefit health, rather than just calories.

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.

If you'd prefer to buy ready-made nourishing options, browse our selection of artisan healthy snacks on the new olive shop. Shop now here.

Healthy snack ideas

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

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 easy healthy breakfast ideas over here.

No bake breakfast bars

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

Baked 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-fat and utterly moreish.

Baked kale crisps with smoky paprika salt

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.

Protein Ball Recipe

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

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

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, meaning you can have a little bit of luxury any day of the week.

Avocado Toast Recipe With Smoked Salmon

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.

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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

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

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