65+ nutrient dense real food snack recipes, to satisfy your every need.
A little while ago, I asked my tribe on Facebook, “what kinds of recipes do you need?” The most requests I received were for snacks. I then set out to find the best nutrient dense snack recipes for everyone.
I put out a request to my favourite food blogger friends for their BEST nutritious real food snack recipes. I received over 300 snack recipes submitted to me, I read every single one of them and hand-picked my favourite 68 listed in this post.
What’s my criteria for selection?
- The priority is nutrient density, clean and whole food ingredients.
- I also take into consideration of cooking methods for digestibility and health impacts. For example, no raw grains are in the final products; and I give preference to recipes cooked in oxidatively stable fats, whenever possible.
- A good subset of these recipes exemplify the wisdoms in traditional cooking, such as sprouting, soaking, fermenting, nose-to-tail eating, all to maximize nutritional values as well as our bodies’ ability to absorb these nutrients.
- I also give preferences to savoury and low sugar snacks, because I am certain that all of us are eating enough sugar these days.
How to use this list?
These 68 snack recipes are divided into 8 sections, with the first 4 heavily focused on savoury snacks, and the last 4 on sweet snacks.
- Dips, Spreads and Cheese
- Homemade Crackers
- Healthy Chips
- Savoury Bites & Niblets
- Baked Goodness
- Sweet Miscellaneous
- Energy Balls, Bars and Fat Bombs
- Gummies & Jello
Cauliflower Hummus with Homemade Za’atar by Our Salty Kitchen
Sprouted Chickpea & Sweet Potato Hummus in Instant Pot by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Wild Fermented Salsa by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Israeli Eggplant Dip by Tessa The Domestic Diva
Tomato Basil White Bean Dip by Peas and Crayons
Almond Feta Cheese by Whole New Mom
Raspberry Kefir Cream Cheese Spread by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Chicken Liver Pâté by What Great Grandma Ate
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Garlic Dip by Yay for Food
Muhammara Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip Cups by Our Salty Kitchen
Sprouted Hummus with Kale and Chives by All the Nourishing Things
Garlic & Herb Sourdough Crackers by Raia’s Recipe
Kale Rosemary Super Seed Cracker by Tasting Page
Vegan Lentil & Buckwheat Crackers by Whole New Mom
Sourdough Sesame Rye Crackers by Served from Scratch
Parmesan Herb Crackers by Hello Little Home
Tostones with Garlic Cilantro Mayo by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Dehydrated Kiwi Chips by Books and Lavendar
Dehydrated Zucchini Chips by Low Carb No Carb
Sweet + Salty Cinnamon Apple Chips by The Cheerful Kitchen
Baked Kale Chips by I Heart Umami
Baked Cucumber Chips with Salt and Vinegar by Low Carb Yum
Baked Cheddar Parmesan Crisps by Wholesome Yum
Vegan Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce by Happy Kitchen Rocks
Spicy Black Pepper Beef Jerky by The Rising Spoon
Kefir Cheese Smoked Salmon Wrap by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Honey Roasted Peanuts by Raia’s Recipes
Citrus Baked Olives by From Pasta to Paleo
Bacon Avocado Jalapeño Poppers by Prepare and Nourish
Sugar Free Curry Lime Nuts by Tasting Page
Vegan Smashed Eggplant Toast by Rhian’s Recipes
Buttery Lemon Garlic Charred Edamame by Pups and Chopsticks
Awesome Baked Falafels /w Garlic Dill Sunflower Dip by The Simple Green
Crunchy Sprouted Chickpea Snacks 3 Ways by All The Nourishing Things
Oven Fried Garlic Parmesan Shrimp by Beauty and the Foodie
Roasted Almonds with Rosemary by Books and Lavendar
Avocado Sweet Potato Toast by This Healthy Table
Morning Glory Carrot Muffins by Occasionally Eggs
Carob Brownie Bites with Resistant Starch by Eat Beautiful
Kefir Fermented Honey Thyme Sourdough Cornbread by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Easy Blender-Ready Blueberry Bars by Savory Spin
Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread by Tessa The Domestic Diva
Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Coconut Scones by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Healthy Pumpkin Ginger Date Cookies by A Virtual Vegan
Grain Free Chocolate Banana Muffins by Recipes to Nourish
Sweet Potato Banana Bites by The Lean Green Beans
Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Oat Bars by My Kitchen Love
Easy Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt by Allergy Free Alaska
No Bake Tahini Honey Granola Bars by Savory Lotus
5 Minutes Healthy Instant Pot Chocolate Pudding by Recipes to Nourish
Oven Dried Blueberry Fruit Leather by Feed Them Wisely
Sugar Free “Kind Bar” Copycat Granola Bar by Wholesome Yum
Chocolate Granola by Food by Jonister
3 Minutes Sugar Free Instant Pot Pear Applesauce by Recipes to Nourish
Clean Eating Trail Mix Clusters by Simple Sassy Scrumptious
Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars by Unsophisticook
Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs by What Great Grandma Ate
4 Ingredients Coconut Raspberry Fudge by Savory Lotus
Easy Avocado Truffles by What The Fork
Paleo Maple Apple-Cinnamon No-Bake Treats by All the Nourishing Things
Cacao Almond Bliss Balls by Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Grain Free No-Bake Protein Bars by Whole New Mom
Blackberry Coconut Fat Bombs by Low Carb Yum
Paleo Glowing Skin Blueberry Jello by Calm Eats
Healthy Limeade Jello by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Kombucha Lemon Gummies by Raia’s Recipes
Healthy Homemade Orange Jello by Recipes to Nourish
Sugar-Free Healthy Gummy Candy by Whole New Mom
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