What To Snack On When You Want A Snack But Don’t Want To Eat Junk

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Just how many times have you been in a situation where you want something to munch on, but all you can find in your pantry are unhealthy options? This collection of easy snack recipes will make sure you always have healthy snacks on hand to put those junk food cravings to rest.

1. Roasted Everything Bagel Chickpeas

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Like chips and popcorn, these Roasted Everything Bagel Chickpeas are crunchy, flavorful, and highly addictive. They’re so quick to prepare, and they’re great when you’re craving something salty.

2. No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars are an easy fall treat. They combine the delicious flavor of pumpkin and chocolate with a protein boost from protein powder. While these are meant to be a meal replacement bar, you can certainly cut them smaller for a quick snack.

3. Air Fryer Pasta Chips

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The best part about these Air Fryer Pasta Chips is that you can make a big supply ahead of time. Then, just make sure you have some dip on hand for an easy, healthy snack.

4. Refrigerator Pickles

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Refrigerator Pickles are a great option for a midnight snack. You get all that wonderful pickle flavor without tons of fat or carbs.

5. Lemon And Honey Almonds

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If you want something sweet, these Lemon And Honey Almonds are a great way to give yourself something nutritious at the same time.

6. Cinnamon Almond Butter

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Cinnamon Almond Butter is a healthy, satisfying spread to put on toast, crackers, or apple slices.

7. Energy Balls

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Energy Balls may not wake you up in the middle of the night, but one or two is more than enough for a good midnight snack and will settle that hungry tummy.

8. Banana Wrap

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Banana Wraps are a great option if you want a heavier snack. They give you tons of nutrition and taste pretty great.

9. Southwest Breakfast Muffins

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If you want to keep things lower in carbs, these Southwest Breakfast Muffins are a great option that is still relatively lean.

10. Coconut Oil Popcorn

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Coconut Oil Popcorn is a great low-calorie snack, even in the middle of the night. You get healthy fats but in a low amount. The calories stay reasonably low, too.

11. Blueberry Cottage Cheese

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Blueberry Cottage Cheese is a great way to get some protein in you that will keep you full while also getting a little something sweet.

12. Grain-Free Trail Mix

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Grain-Free Trail Mix is a great option. You can simply grab a small handful and call it a night.

13. 3-Ingredient Deviled Eggs

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For a higher fat and protein snack (Keto), these 3 Ingredient Deviled Eggs are a great option and hit the spot every time.

The Daily Snack Tray

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Home with the kids? This snack tray idea is a great way to get them to snack on healthy foods all day and quit bugging you for snacks. Works for adults, too!

After-School Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner

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Sick of the kids ruining dinner with everything they eat after they get home from school? Here are some ideas for healthier snacks they’ll enjoy that won’t ruin dinner.

Need Some Healthy Movie Snacks?

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The food shack at the movie theater can leave you with a tummy ache when the movie is done. Here are some snacks you can sneak in or enjoy at home for a happier belly.

40 Clean Eating Road Trip Snacks

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Hitting the road this summer? Take along some healthy snacks that will keep you from overspending and ending up with a stomach ache because we all know that the food you buy on the road is rarely, if ever, the healthiest option.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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