13 Snack-Attack Finger Foods Everyone Is Trying This Summer

We all have snack-attacks. It’s human. Whether you have one because you are craving a certain type of food, or because you’ve had a long day and need some edible relief, these thirteen snack-attack finger foods are sure to help. You don’t have to feel guilty about these because they are healthy and delicious. It’s the best of both worlds, and all you’ll have at the end is a happy tummy.

1. Cauliflower Popcorn

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Cauliflower popcorn is becoming quite popular as a healthy snack. It’s great for movie nights, picnics, and more. It’s crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s a great option for sharing with friends or keeping all to yourself. Play around with the spices to achieve your favorite flavors!

2. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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These air fryer sweet potato fries are simple, delicious, and healthier than regular fries. Serve it with a side of your favorite dip—anything from chipotle aioli to tahini. They are fantastic as a stand-alone snack but also make a wonderful side for burgers, hot dogs, and more.

3. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Coating anything in chocolate makes it better. Right? Case in point: this healthy chocolate-covered strawberries. It’s a healthy dessert you won’t feel guilty about serving to your guests, and they will love every bite of this. So will you.

4. Guacamole

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Guacamole is a classic choice when served with corn chips. Make this recipe for a clean, fresh, and tasty guac your whole party will love. It’s great with corn chips but also works with veggie sticks, potato chips, or as a condiment for your main course.

5. Restaurant Salsa

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If you need a great salsa for your holiday party menu, this restaurant salsa recipe fits the bill. It’s light and refreshing and tastes just like the stuff you get in a Mexican restaurant. It also makes a great condiment for tacos, burritos, and more.

6. Popcorn Shrimp

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Popcorn shrimp is a classic finger party food. Make it even better with this tender shrimp coated in coconut breading. Once you serve this popcorn shrimp, your guests will ask you for the recipe.

7. Stuffed Mushrooms

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Add this stuffed mushrooms recipe to your entertaining menu, whether hosting a casual get-together or an intimate party. It’s a classically delicious party dish that lacks processed ingredients and is super easy to make.

8. Healthy Onion Dip

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Make this healthy onion dip for your next party. It’s packed with tons of onion flavor, and you can make it with homemade onion soup mix. It’s ready in just five minutes, and you’ll know exactly what’s in it. Just healthy, all-natural ingredients.

9. 3-Ingredient Deviled Eggs

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As the name implies, these 3 ingredient deviled eggs require only three ingredients. It’s a fast, easy, tasty finger food that is a quintessential party food. There are so many possibilities to customize this recipe using your favorite ingredients.

10. Mediterranean Cream Cheese Dip

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Impress everyone this summer with this incredible Mediterranean cream cheese dip. The burst of flavor is unsurpassed, and you can serve it with any number of dippers, such as crackers, pretzels, veggie sticks, or anything else you love to dip into a cream cheese dip. Serve this Mezze board style to impress a crowd.

11. Stuffed Dates

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These healthy stuffed dates make a fantastic snack or party finger food. You’ll even get 9 suggestions for different ways you can stuff them. They are sweet, delicious, and oh, so chewy. Serve them chilled straight from the fridge or freezer.

12. Polenta Fries

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Polenta fries seem to be all the snacky rage this season, and for good reason. With a soft center and a crisp and crunchy exterior, polenta fries are about as delicious as finger food can get. Serve these with some warm marinara for a delicious snack no one will be able to stop eating.

13. Spicy Cajun Fries

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If you enjoy your snacks with an adjustable level of spicy heat, these spicy Cajun fries could be your next, favorite, go-to snack. They are easy to make and the Cajust spice can be made in about a minute with spices you probably already have at home in your spice cabinet.

More From The Gracious Pantry

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Snacks are an essential part of life, but knowing what to snack on that won’t hurt your health isn’t always easy. These snack options are delicious and healthier for you while still giving you all that comfort you look for in a snack.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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