28 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

Stay energized all day long with these tasty bites.

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Annabelle Breakey + MIKE GARTEN

Snacking is a great way to keep your blood sugar levels steady, stay energized, and prevent you from overeating at meals. And these delicious treats are packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. (Want more healthy inspiration? Get a copy of the !)

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Healthy Snacks - Roasted Broccoli–Artichoke Dip
Roasted Broccoli–Artichoke Dip

Grab your favorite veggies and dip them into this creamy artichoke dip. It's only 25 calories per 1/4 cup, so you can much away guilt-free.

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Healthy Snacks - Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

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.

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Healthy Snacks - Popsicle Melts
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Peach Melba Ice Pops

You'd never guess that these fruity peach ice pops are only 65 calories per serving.

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What you'll need: Popsicle molds ($8, )

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Healthy Snacks - Tex Mex Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans
Tex Mex Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans

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.

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Healthy Snacks - Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Scrambled Eggs in a Jar
Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Scrambled Eggs in a Jar

Snacks in jars are just more fun. This light egg recipe has an impressive 19 g protein, too.

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Healthy Snacks - Green Olive, Walnut, and Pomegranate Dip
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Green Olive, Walnut, and Pomegranate Dip

This dip is packed with tasty veggies like green olives, pomegranate seeds, and walnuts for a quick bite.

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healthy snacks - Cheesy Jalapeño Pretzel Bites
Cheesy Jalapeño Pretzel Bites

Whether you're making these pretzel bites as an after-school snack or party appetizer, they're the perfect amount of savory and spicy.

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What you'll need: Frank's hot sauce ($5, )

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healthy snacks - Cherry-Ginger Hermit Bars
Cherry-Ginger Hermit Bars

Instead of chowing down on sugary cookies, try making these bars made from molasses, dried cherries, and candied ginger.

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RELATED: Heart-Healthy Dinner Recipes That Don't Taste Like Diet Food

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healthy snacks - Jam Yogurt
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Jam Yogurt

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, )

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healthy snacks - Frozen Tropical Fruit Kebabs
Frozen Tropical Fruit Kebabs

A healthy alternative to popsicles, these fruit kebabs feature pieces of frozen mango and pineapple. For extra sweetness, add a drizzle of white chocolate on top.

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What you'll need: Bamboo skewers ($6, )

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healthy snacks - Hummus Deviled Eggs
Hummus Deviled Eggs

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.

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healthy snacks - spiced edamame
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Spiced Edamame

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, )

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Chocolate Chip Delight

Mix 1 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips + 6 oz nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt for a late-night snack that curbs your sugar cravings.

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Healthy Snacks - Banana and Peanut Butter
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Peanut Butter Banana Freeze Bites

Slice 1 banana and spread 1 Tsp natural peanut butter on each side. Sandwich together, wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze for 4 hours. These are sure to satisfy sugar cravings after dinner.

RELATED: Easy and Healthy Casserole Recipes

What you'll need: Natural peanut butter ($8, )

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healthy snacks - parmesan fries
Erika Lapresto
Baked Parmesan Eggplant Fries

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, )

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healthiest snacks - celery with cream cheese
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Celery with Cream Cheese

For a delicious low-calorie snack, spread 1 Tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese on each of 4 celery stalks. Add raisins for some sweetness.

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Healthy Snacks - Cheddar Zucchini Muffins
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Cheddar Zucchini Muffins

These protein-packed, savory treats will fuel you through busy days, and taste great for a mid-morning or afternoon snack.

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healthiest snacks - mozzarella stick
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Mozzarella Sticks

Skip the fried breadcrumbs and dip 1 part-skim mozzarella stick in ¼ cup warmed marinara sauce for a healthier version of the appetizer.

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Healthy Snacks - Hummus Crackers
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Hummus Crackers

You can whip up this delicious red pepper-flavored homemade hummus in just 20 minutes.

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Healthy Snacks - Cinnamon Popcorn
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Cinnamon Popcorn

Sprinkle 2 Tsp ground cinnamon on 4 cups of air-popped popcorn for a low-calorie sweet treat.

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healthiest snacks - crispy pumpkin seeds
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Crispy Pumpkin Seeds

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, )

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healthy snacks - avocado
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Lime Avocado

Drizzle ½ avocado with lime juice and sprinkle with black pepper. Remove the seed and enjoy with a spoon.

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Healthy Snacks - Healthy Banana Milkshake
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Healthy Banana Milkshake

In a blender, purée ½ avocado + 1 frozen ripe banana + 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. Pour into 2 glasses.

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healthy snacks - crackers
Erika Lapresto
Crispy Crackers

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, )

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healthy snacks - cucumber tea sandwich
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Cucumber Tea Sandwich

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.

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healthy snacks - Java Jolt Smoothie
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Java Jolt Smoothie

Blend ¾ cup cold coffee + ½ frozen sliced banana + 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup + ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt + 3 to 5 ice cubes.

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Healthy Snacks - Chocolate covered popcorn
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Dark Chocolate Popcorn Clusters

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, )

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Healthy Snacks - Apples and Peanut Butter Snack
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Nutty Apples

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).

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