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33 Super Tasty Healthy Snacks

I am always searching for a perfect go to snack that will fill me up while stoking my body with healthy fuel.  Here is a list of 33 nutrient dense, tasty snacks I rely on to fuel me an my family.

Nut Butter Stuffed Dates

Nut Butter Stuffed Dates

  1. 4 dates stuffed with 1 tbs of nut butter (roughly 180 calories)
  2. Chili Lime Popcorn .
  3. Apple with 1 tbs of almond butter (180 calories)
  4. Frozen banana with 10 almonds (180 calories)
  5. ½ avocado topped with salt, pepper and spoonful of salsa (170 calories)
  6. 2 tbs of chia seeds with ¼ cup of almond milk and ½ cup of blueberries (196 calories)
  7. 1 cup of jicama spears with ¼ cup guacamole and 2 tbs of salsa (165 calories)
  8. 1 cup veggie juice with 4 slices of deli turkey (150 calories)
  9. 3 tbs of hummus spread on hearts of palm spears (180 calories)
  10. 1 100 calories whole wheat pita with 2 tbs of hummus (170)
  11. 1 cup of shelled edamame (200 calories)
  12. 6 dates stuffed with 3 tsps of Gorgonzola cheese and 1 almond each (210 calories)
  13. 2 large hard boiled eggs and ¾ cup of cherries (210 calories)
  14. 1 ounce of turkey jerky, 1/8 cup of slivered almonds and a pear (208 calories)
  15. 9 walnut halves and 1 cup of sliced plums (194 calories)
  16. 4 dried figs and two slices of prosciutto (210 calories)
  17. 1 apple and 1 piece of string cheese (160 calories)
Chocolate Almond Energy Blasts

Chocolate Almond Energy Blasts

18.  Chocolate Almond Energy Blasts
19.  Four fresh figs stuffed with 1 tbs of goat cheese and then drizzled with honey (206 calories)
20.  1 Trader Joes mini fiber cake spread with 1 tbs of nut butter (175 calories)
21.  3 oz of deli turkey spread with 2 tbs of  hummus and then rolled up
22.  One 6 inch whole wheat tortilla, spread with 2 tbs of Trader Joe’s Fat Free Black Bean dip with ¼               avocado,  then rolled up (190 calories)
23.  Trader Joe’s Fat Free Bean Dip spread on 2 oz of deli turkey and ¼ avocado (180 calories)
24.  Medium pear, 1 tbs of chopped walnuts, 1 tsp of honey (170 calories)
25.  Larabar (roughly 200 calories, depending on flavor)
26.  7 oz full fat Greek Plain Yogurt with handful of raspberries
27.  Medium banana with 1 tbs of peanut butter (190 calories)
28.  3 Rye crackers with 1 oz of goat cheese and 1/3 cup of blueberries
29.  1 serving of pita chips and 1 kiwi
30.  1/3 cup of part skim milk ricotta plus 11 chopped smokey almonds
31.  ¼ cup  of Love Grown Granola, ¼ cup of blueberries with ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (166 calories)
32.  2 hard boiled eggs with 2 tsps of sriracha  sauce (165 calories)
33.  1 cup whole strawberries dipped in 2 melted Lindt Excellence Chili Bar squares (141 calories)


Also checkout this weeks Cooking For One Series I am participating in.  Here is the line up of amazing bloggers with super yummy recipes.  I can’t wait to try all these recipes!


Sunday, October 5th
Katie @ Whole Nourishment ~ Green Quinoa Bowl
Monday, October 6th
Kellie @ Food to Glow ~ Grilled Shiitake Kimcheese
Tuesday, October 7th
Isadora @ She Likes Food ~ Vegetable Lasagna Roll-ups
Wednesday, October 8th
Dearna @ to her core ~ Roasted Pumpkin and Peanut Soup
Thursday, October 9th
Lynsey @ lynseylovesfood ~ Roasted Root Vegetable Calzones
Sarah @ Highgate Hill Kitchen ~ Spicy-Roasted Chickpeas, Herbed Freekeh & Moroccan Carrot Salad
Friday, October 10th
Grace @ Earthy Feast ~ Marinated Mushroom Sandwich with Sautéed Greens + Avocado + Egg
Saturday, October 11th
Teri @ Nourished Roots ~ Curried Red Lentil and Roasted Delicata Squash Soup


Shared with Urban Naturale and Fat Tuesday.

Chocolate Almond Butter Energy Blasts

Chocolate Energy Blasts

Chocolate Energy Blasts

Who doesn’t love a little ball of chocolate protein yumminess?  I know I sure do!   A no bake way to sneak  more protein in my diet?  Sign me up!!  I have been seeing variations of these balls all over the internet and finally decided to break down and try them for myself.  They are super easy and quick to make- even little kids can make them. I based my recipe on one I found on the Whole Foods website with a few minor changes.

Ready to eat.

Ready to eat.

I used almond butter for my Energy Blasts but I know peanut butter or any other nut butter would be just as yummy!  I also used dried blueberries because I had them in the house but the original recipe called for raisins.  I think dried currants would also be tasty.  These balls lend themselves to all sorts of substitutions so don’t be shy about experimenting with your own personal ideal Energy Blast.

Chocolate Almond Butter Energy Blasts


  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbs of unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.)


  1. Place almond butter, honey, cocoa powder, blueberries and 2 tbs of coconut in food processor.
  2. Process until well combined.
  3. Put sesame seeds, coconut and walnuts in three separate bowls.
  4. Using about a tablespoon of dough roll into a ball until fairly well formed but not perfect.
  5. Roll ball in either coconut, sesame seeds or pecans depending on your taste.
  6. Continue rolling until reaches roundness.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Store leftovers in the fridge. These will get sticky if they get hot.

As you can see my kindergarten play dough rolling skills are not that great but these will still taste great even if they are not perfectly round.

Enjoy your Protein Blast!

This post was shared with Food Renegade, Allergy Free AlaskaNatural Living Monday,  Gluten Free Friday, A Southern Fairy TaleToday’s Creative Blog and She Eats.


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