You'll only need one of these filling muffins to hold you over in-between meals — but it'll be hard to resist having a second.
You'd never guess that these fruity peach ice pops are only 65 calories per serving.
What you'll need: Popsicle molds ($8, )
With 24 g protein, these stuffed zucchini slices are sure to keep you full until dinner. To make it vegan and cut some calories, eliminate the Pepper Jack Cheese and chorizo.
Snacks in jars are just more fun. This light egg recipe has an impressive 19 g protein, too.
Instead of chowing down on sugary cookies, try making these bars made from molasses, dried cherries, and candied ginger.
For a sweet boost to your afternoon yogurt, just add jam. Mix 1 Tbsp jam with 1 container nonfat plain Greek yogurt for a filling snack that's packed with protein.
What you'll need: Organic reduced-sugar strawberry jam ($14, )
With , this snack is a heart-healthy take on traditional hard-boiled egg recipe. Cut 2 hard-boiled eggs in half and discard the yolks. Add 2 tsp hummus to each half + a sprinkle of hot paprika, if desired.
Sprinkle a pinch of Asian 5-spice seasoning and sea salt on 1 cup steamed edamame for this tasty snack.
What you'll need: Chinese five spice ($7, )
Mix 1 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips + 6 oz nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt for a late-night snack that curbs your sugar cravings.
Heat your oven to 450° F. In a bowl, combine 1 cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs + 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan + ½ Tsp garlic powder + 1¼ Tsp Kosher salt + ½ Tsp black pepper + 1 Tbsp olive oil. Cut 1 medium eggplant into 3-in.-long sticks (about ½-in. thick). Coat the sticks in ½ cup whole-wheat flour, then 3 large beaten egg whites (let the excess drip off), then the panko mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Transfer to nonstick foil-lined baking sheets and bake until golden brown and tender, about 20 minutes.
What you'll need: Garlic powder ($7, )
For a delicious low-calorie snack, spread 1 Tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese on each of 4 celery stalks. Add raisins for some sweetness.
Skip the fried breadcrumbs and dip 1 part-skim mozzarella stick in ¼ cup warmed marinara sauce for a healthier version of the appetizer.
You can whip up this delicious red pepper-flavored homemade hummus in just 20 minutes.
Sprinkle 2 Tsp ground cinnamon on 4 cups of air-popped popcorn for a low-calorie sweet treat.
Who says you can't have pumpkin outside of fall? Toast ¼ cup pumpkin seeds in the shell and sprinkle with paprika for a healthy snack you can enjoy any time of the year.
What you'll need: Pumpkin seeds ($15, )
Drizzle ½ avocado with lime juice and sprinkle with black pepper. Remove the seed and enjoy with a spoon.
In a blender, purée ½ avocado + 1 frozen ripe banana + 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. Pour into 2 glasses.
This light snack is only 150 calories for 27 crackers. To make, heat the oven to 300°F. In a food processor, pulse 6 oz 2% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar + 3 large egg whites until smooth. Add ¼ cup white-whole-wheat flour. Pulse until the mixture becomes thick. Next, place mixture between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll out to ⅛ in. thick. Freeze until firm for about 15 minutes (this will make it much less sticky). Remove top piece of parchment and cut into grid of 1-in. squares. Slide parchment onto baking sheet and bake until the crackers are deep orange and crisp (about 20 to 35 minutes).
What you'll need: Food processor ($74, )
Bring your sandwich game to the next level with this recipe. Toast 1 slice of 100% whole-grain bread. Top with 2 Tbsp hummus + thinly sliced cucumbers and cut into 4 triangles.
Blend ¾ cup cold coffee + ½ frozen sliced banana + 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup + ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt + 3 to 5 ice cubes.
With only 113 calories per cup, this heart-healthy recipe makes for the perfect snack. To make, melt ½ cup dark chocolate chips in the microwave, then stir in ½ tsp ground cinnamon + a pinch Kosher salt. In a large bowl, toss 8 cups air-popped popcorn + the melted chocolate to coat, then toss with ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes. Break into clusters.
What you'll need: Organic dark chocolate chips ($8, )
The kids will love munching on these apple snacks after school. Slice 1 apple and serve with 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter (or any other nut or seed butter).