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Our 25 Most-Loved Healthy Snacks on Pinterest

Jul 11 2014 - 3:06am

Do you spend an exorbitant amount of time on Pinterest [1] seeking out the best healthy snacks you can find? We can vouch for these 25 delicious snacks we've cooked up that have been pinned thousands of times from our site! Gluten-free gals, vegan eaters, and Paleo cavewomen rejoice — there are a number of quick and healthy snacks on this list that'll fit the bill for your diet. Let's get pinning!

— Additional reporting by Jenny Sugar

Photos: Jenny Sugar, Leta Shy, and Lizzie Fuhr

Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Made with Greek yogurt instead of buttermilk, these lemon raspberry muffins [2] are a tasty way to get some protein without all the fat. They're light and summery with bursts of juicy raspberries — perfect to bake up for a weekend brunch or to pair with your morning smoothie.

Total Calories (per muffin): 180

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Roasted Edamame

Roasting these fiber-filled soybeans [3] brings extra crunch and flavor, and serves as a satisfying post-workout snack packed with muscle-building protein.

Total Calories: 153

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Lightened-Up 7-Layer Dip

Dairy and refried beans keep traditional seven-layer dip heavy on fat. For a fresh take on a favorite, try this lightened-up recipe [4] that curbs cravings but with much less fat and much more fiber.

Total Calories: 201

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Peanut Butter Banana Smudgies

This snack that could pass as dessert [5] is completely dairy-free, contains no added sugar, and tastes like an ice cream sandwich.

Total Calories (per sandwich): 92

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Kale Ricotta Dip

For a healthy twist on a dip that's usually loaded with calories, try this low-calorie kale ricotta dip [6]. At only 24 calories per 1/4-cup serving, it's practically guilt-free and tastes especially great with sliced veggies or baked pita chips.

Photo: Leta Shy

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

These peanut butter protein balls [7] taste like chocolate chip cookie dough but offer the ideal blend of protein and carbs you need before a tough strength-training session.

Total Calories (per ball): 107

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Spicy Black Bean Hummus

Here's a spicy and high-fiber twist on the basic hummus recipe [8] using black beans instead of garbanzos!

Total Calories: 43

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Roasted Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas

High in protein and fiber, chickpeas offer a satisfying crunch when roasted, and if you toss them with a little honey and cinnamon [9], you'll have a sweet treat that'll also give you a boost of energy.

Total Calories: 146

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Strawberry Banana Creams

This healthy low-calorie dessert [10] tastes like decadent strawberry cheesecake. It's made with a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, so it's a cinch to whip up. You'll be amazed it's under 150 calories per serving.

Total Calories (for eight strawberries): 145

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Banana Strawberry Apple Grape Muffins

These naturally sweet, moist muffins are sugar-free [11] and also vegan, which cuts down on the cholesterol and saturated fats.

Total Calories (per muffin): 100

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather

With a food processor, an oven, and a lazy afternoon, it's easy to whip up a batch of fresh-tasting fruit leathers [12] for a fraction of the cost.

Total Calories (per piece): 15

Photo: Jenny Sugar

No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Crisp Balls

Perfect for Summer since you don't have to turn on the oven, these no-bakes [13] are made with all-natural ingredients like crunchy peanut butter, oats, and unsweetened coconut. They make an irresistible snack before or after a workout.

Total Calories (per ball): 79

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Banana Smoothie Muffins

Why not combine a smoothie recipe with banana bread to make banana smoothie muffins [14]?

Total Calories (per muffin): 155

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

These satisfyingly chewy protein bars [15] are the perfect snack for after a workout. They taste so sweet and cookie-like that your taste buds will call them dessert, plus they're vegan, which keeps cholesterol levels down.

Total Calories (per bar): 166

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Frozen Nutty Banana Nibblers

These frozen nibblers [16] make a much healthier alternative to ice cream, and because they're bite-sized, you can nosh on a little something sweet whenever your sweet-tooth cravings strike.

Total Calories (per six nibblers): 142

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Paleo Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters

In the mood for a dessert-like snack? These dark chocolate nut clusters [17] are made with less than five ingredients.

Total Calories (per three clusters): 123

Photo: Jaime Young

Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites

Here's a gluten-free, savory snack that tastes like pizza [18], but is made with the goodness of quinoa, a whole grain packed with fiber and protein.

Total Calories (per three bites): 144

Photo: Jenny Sugar

DIY Fruit and Nut Bars

These homemade fruit and nut bars [19] are made with almonds, dates, and raisins.

Total Calories: 148

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Frozen Yogurt Cupcakes

These frozen yogurt cupcakes [20] are made with Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, and bananas. Despite being low in calories, fat, and cholesterol, they're still lusciously sweet and smooth.

Total Calories (per five cupcakes): 150

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

Not just for breakfast, these banana oatmeal bites [21] will satisfy your cookie cravings.

Total Calories (per three bites): 148

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Almond Cherry Chunks of Energy

Vegan and gluten-free, these protein-packed nutty nuggets [22] are the perfect post-workout snack.

Total Calories (per three bites): 152

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Chocolate Hummus

While slices of crunchy apple and fresh strawberries are sweet enough on their own, isn't everything better with chocolate? Spruce up your basic snack by pairing it with this mousse-like, protein-packed chocolate dip [23].

Total Calories: 107

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Vegan Banana Apple Chunk Bread

Made with less sugar than a traditional loaf [24], it's naturally sweet from the bananas, apples, and applesauce. It's perfect for a snack but also delicious enough to devour as an after-dinner treat.

Total Calories (per slice): 147

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Flat-Belly Smoothie

Sip on this deliciously sweet smoothie [25] packed with ingredients that fight belly fat and reduce bloating. It's meant for breakfast, so just halve the recipe to make this smoothie for a snack.

Total Calories: 283

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Vegan Almond Butter Apricot Bites

If you're craving a sweet, cookie-like snack that's high in protein and flavor but don't want the hassle (and temperature) of an oven, then whip up these quick and easy almond butter apricot bites [26].

Total Calories (per two bites): 118

Photo: Jenny Sugar


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