Snacking is one of the greatest joys of life, isn’t it? There is nothing like sitting down to a plate of cheese and crackers in the middle of the afternoon, and allowing this snack to tide you over from lunchtime to dinner.
However, if you are eating the same old snacks every day, then it is only a matter of time before you grow bored of them. If you feel like your snacking game has been a little off lately, have no fears! We are here with a whole litany of delicious snack ideas that are easy to prepare and will fit a wide variety of tastes.
Homemade Sweet Potato Chips
If you often find yourself craving potato chips, you’re not alone. They are, after all, pretty much the poster child of all things snacks! However, as we know, they are not the healthiest option out there. Luckily, their relative the sweet potato chip can be quite healthy — especially if they’re homemade!
Chocolate Mug Cake
Sometimes when we are craving a snack it doesn’t necessarily mean that we are craving something salty! Sometimes, we want something sweet. Try out this recipe from Girl Gone Gourmet when you are craving cake but are not in a mood to make a whole creation.
3 Ingredient Crab Dip
If you think that crab dip is only something that is reserved for fancy restaurants and party appetizers, think again! This crab dip recipe from This Grand Mais Fun shows you how you can make a delicious crab dip that can serve as a snack in a matter of only five minutes and three ingredients.
If you haven’t had a pinwheel before, it won’t take long to learn the concept. A pinwheel is a type of sandwich with thin bread slices and ingredients of choice. Traditionally a dish intended to be served a tea, it makes sense that they made wonderful snack choices! Get a great recipe here.
Mac and Cheese in a Mug
Similar to the cake predicament above — sometimes you have a hankering for a classic homemade mac and cheese, but do not have the energy to make a massive batch! If you underestimate the power of how great of a mac and cheese recipe can be made in a microwave, allow this recipe from Baking Mischief to prove you wrong.
Roasted chickpeas have become more and more popular as a snack choice, and it’s easy to see why! Not only are chickpeas naturally delicious and nutritious, but they also have the capacity to take on any flavor that you would like them to take on. In this recipe from Natural Chow, you can learn how to make delicious spicy roasted chickpeas.
Key Lime Coconut Bites
And now for something a bit different! While you have probably heard of the concept of the “energy bite”, an alternative to classic granola that usually involves no baking, finding these snacks with flavors like lime and coconut are a lot less common. Get this unique recipe from Spoonful of Flavor.
Homemade Granola Bars
Speaking of granola, why not add some standard granola snacks to this list? This recipe from Kayla Itsines, and will have you craving granola as if it were chocolate. The best part is that this recipe is a whole lot more healthy and filling than a chocolate bar would be!
Falafel bites may be often thought of as a dinner food, but who says that this high-energy, high-flavor recipe can’t serve as a snack in the afternoon? It’s especially perfect for after a workout. Get the recipe here, also from Kayla Itsines.
Homemade Almond Butter (With Apple Slices)
Almond butter is a creamy, rich substance that also happens to be very good for you! Although you can certainly buy almond butter at the store, you can also make your own following this recipe. We highly recommend that you pair this delectable almond butter with apple slices!
Don’t let the name “breakfast” fool you — this innovative recipe from Real Simple can actually be eaten at any time during the day (although breakfast is definitely a great time for them).
This snack involves a little bit of foresight, but if you have the time to plan, you will not be disappointed with the results.
Bacon Avocado Fries
You said you wanted snacks — you didn’t necessarily say that you wanted healthy snacks! This bacon avocado fries recipe from Delish may not be the healthiest thing that you could put in your body, but it’s definitely close to the yummiest.
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Sometimes it’s best to get right back to basics! If you are somebody who doesn’t like boiled eggs, perhaps it’s because you have never encountered a boiled egg before that was cooked perfectly? Although it is often held up as the poster child of things that are easy to cook, it can actually be very hard to perfect boiled eggs. Once you do, though, they are just about the best snack you can imagine, especially with a bit of salt and pepper or hot sauce. Get the recipe here.
Scones are a type of food that are generally under-appreciated on this side of the ocean, but there is no reason for them to be! There are many different types of scones that you can make, from savory to sweet, but nothing beats a classic blueberry.
Toast With Yogurt and Salmon
Including toast on this list may seem like a bit of a cop-out, but if we hadn’t, would you have ever known to pair yogurt with salmon and put it on toast? This Scandinavian-inspired concoction from Real Simple will surprise you with its perfectly contrasting flavors.
Are we cheating a little bit again with this one? Maybe! We don’t have a recipe for popcorn per se — although there are ways to make it on the stove that will blow any regular microwaveable method out of the park — we just wanted to include it on this list because it’s a cheap, healthy, and fun snack idea that sometimes gets forgotten about!
If you’re unfamiliar with what Baba ganoush is, be prepared to meet your new favorite food! Baba ganoush is made from a delicious combination of eggplant and delicate spices, as well as lemon and olive oil. Get a classic recipe over at Delish.
Mushroom and Egg White Omelet
Omelets are not simply a breakfast food — they can also work as a great snack in a pinch, too! While there is nothing wrong eating a regular omelet, yolk and all, if you are craving something a bit lighter we suggest you check out the egg white omelet with mushrooms from Real Simple.
You’ve heard about a caprese salad, but why not have a caprese skewer? You may have seen this kind of snack before as an appetizer at a holiday office party or at a wedding, but why not have them in your own home? Get the recipe here.
Baked Brie Bites
It would be hard to choose one piece of cheese that stands out above the rest (and please don’t make us choose), but if it really came to the wire we would be hard pressed to find a cheese that is more delicious than brie when warmed. The best part is that they are easier to make than you might think — find out how here.
Creme Brulee Cups
We couldn’t end this list without mentioning another sweet snack option for all of the dessert-lovers out there! Creme brulee may seem like a dessert that is reserved for only high-end restaurants, but it’s actually rather simple to make at home. See the recipe here at Cafe Delites.
We hope that this list of snack ideas will help you to never again feel hungry during the day! Remember, if you are always on the go, you can always prepare these snacks in advance to enjoy them at a later date. Happy munching!