Curb Your Cravings with These 7 Healthy Snacks

With winter coming to an end, everyone is in a rush to get in shape before warmer weather (beach days!) hits. While you’re ramping up gym time and weighing which diet is worth checking out, we’re working on healthy recipes to help curb your cravings.

This post details recipes for healthy snacks, so you can enjoy a mid-day treat guilt-free. We’ve also included snacks that are easy to enjoy on-the-go for those days without the luxury of a lunch break.

Healthy Snacks to Get You Through the Day

Ants on a Log

Our first recipe is a classic and for good reason. This simple 3-ingredient snack is easy to make at home or enjoy at work. It might be a little messy for on-the-go, but the ingredients can be easily transported.

Though raisins are high in sugar and calories, they have health benefits when eaten in moderation. Nutritionally, almond butter is one of the healthiest nut butters out there, but peanut butter is a good substitute.


Celery Sticks

Almond Butter



  1. Cut celery sticks in half.
  2. Spread almond butter into the celery sticks.
  3. Place a trail of raisins on top of almond butter, creating the “ants on a log” effect.

Baked Apples  

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and this baked apple recipe will be sure to have you coming back for more. Nuts in general tend to be great for your health, and pecans are no different. Honey, a natural sweetener, is another ingredient packed with health benefits.


2 large apples

¼ cup crushed pecans

1 tablespoon honey

¼ teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Use an apple corer to remove the core of the apple, then cut the apples in half.
  3. Use a melon baller or a small spoon to create a small bowl in the apple. Place apples on a baking sheet.
  4. Fill the apple with crushed pecans and drizzle with honey.
  5. Sprinkle apples with nutmeg.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.

Banana Almond Butter Roll-Ups

When researching ingredients for this recipe, I discovered coconut wraps. An alternative to grain-based wraps, this recipe offers a healthier twist on this classic snack. Due to its health benefits, consider making coconut wraps more of a staple in your diet.


¼ cup almond butter

1 pack coconut wraps

1 banana

1 tablespoon honey


  1. Spread almond butter on coconut wraps.
  2. Cover the wrap with sliced bananas.
  3. Drizzle honey on top.
  4. Roll up the wraps and cut in half.

Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark

This fruit bark is a great on-the-go snack. Make it in advance and grab a piece whenever you’re in a hurry. Since it’s packed with fruit, this snack is full of natural sugars to curb your cravings for sweets. This recipe uses some of my favorite fruits, but you can substitute whatever you like/have sitting in your fridge.


1 container vanilla yogurt

½ cup strawberries, sliced

½ cup blueberries

½ cup raspberries

½ cup mango, chopped 


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine all the fruit with the vanilla yogurt and mix well.
  2. Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet and spread evenly.
  3. Freeze for 3 to 5 hours, until frozen solid into “bark”.
  4. Break it up into pieces for a grab-and-go snack.

Cottage Cheese Bowl 

I love cottage cheese. I think it’s a great snack to enjoy alone but, for some added flavor, this recipe calls for mixing it with fruit and honey. Not everything mixes well with the flavor of cottage cheese, so stick to the recipe to enjoy this healthy snack.


1 cup 2% cottage cheese

¼ cup cantaloupe, cubed

¼ cup pineapple, cubed

¼ cup peaches, sliced

1 tablespoon honey


  1. Combine cottage cheese and fruit together in a bowl.
  2. Drizzle the honey on top and mix well.

Cranberry Yogurt Muffins 

People don’t often think of cranberries as a fruity ingredient to add to recipes, but if you’ve ever had a cranberry muffin you know how delicious they can be. Plus, cranberries are full of antioxidants and are lower in calories and sugar than many other berries. These cranberry yogurt muffins can easily satisfy your cravings as a healthy snack.


1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

2 large eggs

¼ cup almond milk

1/8 liquid stevia

1 ¼ cup almond flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ cup cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a muffin tin with baking cups.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl whisk yogurt, eggs, almond milk, and stevia.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the almond flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  5. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until it forms into a batter.
  6. Fold the cranberries into the muffin batter.
  7. Evenly divide the batter between the baking cups and then bake for 15-20 minutes. Use a toothpick to check if the muffins have cooked through.

Beet Fries 

Take the road less traveled and enjoy fries that come from a different vegetable for a change. No potatoes in sight when you make these colorful beet fries. These are great to enjoy right away or throw in a food storage bag to take with you for later.


3 large red beets

1 ½ tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon seasoning salt

Sea salt & cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Cut off both ends of the beets, then peel them. Cut the beets into thin slices that resemble fries.
  3. Place the beet fries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Coat with olive oil, then season with ground coriander, seasoning salt, sea salt, and black pepper.
  4. Bake them for 20-25 minutes, flipping them at the 10-minute mark.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt after removing from the oven.

Stay Ahead on Your Health Goals 

Stay strong through these next few weeks of winter with these healthy snacks. They’ll help you outlast the urge to eat sweets and comfort food during the cold weather, so you can successfully curb your cravings. What healthy snack are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments! 

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