11 Tasty Mediterranean Diet Snacks

If snacking is your thing, then you’ll love these healthy yet tasty snacks inspired by the Mediterranean diet. These eleven recipes use all-natural ingredients that will give you the energy boost and satisfaction of a delicious treat without any guilt. They’re perfect for a quick snack or even as an appetizer to get you in the mood for dinner.

1. Tzatziki

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A staple in Greek cuisine, tzatziki is a yogurt-based dip made with cucumbers, garlic, and dill. Its creamy texture and wonderful flavor make it an ideal dip for fresh veggies, pita bread, or crackers.

2. Black Bean Hummus

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Hummus is a popular snack or appetizer that fits into the Mediterranean diet. You can add different twists to this recipe, depending on what ingredients you have at home. For example, black eyed pea hummus is a delicious, fiber and protein-packed snack any time of day.

3. Pesto Pita Pizza

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This pesto pita pizza recipe is super fast, easy, and delicious. You need a good pesto sauce to serve as the base for the toppings, and after that, the toppings are pretty much up to you. Use plenty of Mediterranean toppings.

4. Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread

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This whole wheat focaccia recipe is soft, tasty, and totally customizable. This classic Italian bread is a perfect base for any toppings and goes great with a multitude of Mediterranean spreads.

5. Roasted Chickpeas

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This roasted chickpeas recipe is the perfect snack and fits in really well with the Mediterranean diet, which includes plenty of beans. They are a great movie snack or snack on the go.

6. Air Fryer Falafel

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This air fryer falafel recipe is air-fried instead of deep-fried and comes together in a snap. They are a breeze to make without a greasy mess that comes from deep frying. Aside from a healthy snack, you can serve them on your salad or make a wrap for a bigger meal.

7. Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

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Experience healthy snacking at its best with these garlic-flavored air fryer zucchini chips. They contain no breading, yet they are still super crispy and addicting. This works as a delicious healthy snack or an appetizer.

8. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Roasted Chickpeas

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It tastes like cereal, but this cinnamon toast crunch roasted chickpeas is a way healthier snack. The chickpeas are coated with maple syrup, coconut oil, and cinnamon. You’ll want to snack on these all day.

9. Mediterranean Mezze Boar

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Are you looking for a healthy Mediterranean snack that can feed a crowd? Try this Mediterranean Grazing Board. It delivers various flavors, textures, and colors. Make sure to include some slices of bread, crackers, and dips so everyone can pick their favorite.

10. Baba Ganoush

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Baba Ganoush is a lot like hummus, but this one’s made with eggplants instead of chickpeas. It’s a great way to rediscover eggplants and enjoy a healthy snack. Another difference with hummus is that this one’s lighter and richer.

11. Roasted Beet Hummus

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Can’t get enough of hummus? This pink hummus recipe gets its color from the roasted beets. However, it’s more than just a pretty snack because it is healthy because it’s made with roasted beets, chickpeas, and tahini. The best part is that it is easy to make in 20 minutes or less.

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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