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35 Healthy Sweet Snacks

These treats will satisfy your sweet tooth and provide the nutrition you need to keep you healthy! These are our favorite healthy sweet snacks.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter TreatsTaste of Home

No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats

These car-friendly nutty buddies are rich-tasting and will take you back to your childhood. The soluble fiber from oats in this recipe will help lower your cholesterol, too. Here are some other healthy peanut butter snack recipes!

1 treat: 70 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat)

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Archer Farms Blueberry Nut Heart Healthy Trail Mixvia target.com

Archer Farms Blueberry Nut Heart Healthy Trail Mix

The blueberries in this trail mix provide sweetness while also packing a big antioxidant punch. The healthy fats found in the mixed nuts also make this a great wholesome snack.

1/4 cup: 160 calories, 4g protein

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Walnut Butter SpreadTaste of Home

Walnut Butter Spread

An incredible alternative to butter, this walnut butter is packed with protein and when spread onto whole grain bread with fresh preserves, is a delicious healthy snack packed with fiber. These healthy snack recipes are smart options, too.

1 tablespoon: 132 calories, 3g protein

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Whole Grain Crackers, Goat Cheese and Honeyizhairguns/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Whole Grain Crackers, Goat Cheese and Honey

Between the fiber from the crackers, protein from the cheese and sweetness from the honey—this snack will satisfy you on every level. Honey has also been linked to lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels!

1 serving (3 crackers, 1 ounce cheese, 2 teaspoons honey): 172 calories, 6g protein

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Carrot Cookie BitesTaste of Home

Carrot Cookie Bites

The carrots in these bites provide you with a good dose of vitamin A, which is great for eye health. Swap the shortening in the recipe for a vegan substitute to make the recipe even a bit healthier.

1 cookie: 50 calories

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That's it. Apple + Mango 100% Natural Real Fruit Barvia amazon.com

That’s it. Apple + Mango 100% Natural Real Fruit Bar

This real fruit bar is high in vitamin C and is made only from apples and mangoes, so no need to worry about added sugar! Grab a pack of 12.

1 bag: 100 calories, 0g fat

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Strawberry-Rosemary Yogurt PopsTaste of Home

Strawberry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

The sweet taste from these luscious frozen pops comes from fruit and yogurt. The probiotics found in yogurt make this snack an especially healthy treat.

1 pop: 81 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat)

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Strawberry Ricotta BruschettaTaste of Home

Ricotta Cheese with Mixed Berries

Ricotta cheese isn’t just for lasagna. When mixed with fruit, it can make for a yummy sweet snack packed with protein. Here are more high-protein snacks to try.

1/2 cup part-skim ricotta with ½ cup mixed berries: 203 calories, 15g protein

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Upside-Down Pear PancakeTaste of Home

Upside-Down Pear Pancake

This is a nectarous, slightly indulgent way to use that ripe pear lying around. Pears are packed with antioxidants like vitamin C and copper to help you fight off those colds going around.

1/2 pancake: 274 calories, 8g protein

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Emerald Dark Chocolate Cocoa Roast Almondsvia target.com

Emerald Dark Chocolate Cocoa Roast Almonds

These cocoa roast almonds have no added sugar, yet still quiet your dessert craving. Almonds are loaded with fiber and protein, so these will help you finish your day strong.

1 packet: 100 calories, 3g protein

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Chia Seed Protein BitesTaste of Home

Chia Seed Protein Bites

These chia bites will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but the protein from chia seeds, almond butter and protein powder will keep you feeling full until your next meal.

1 bite: 72 calories, 9g carbohydrate (2g fiber)

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Frozen Grapes

Sticking grapes in the freezer makes for a perfect snack, almost like you’re eating a popsicle. Grapes are fiber-rich with antioxidants.

1 cup: 62 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat)

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Zucchini Nut BreadTaste of Home

Zucchini Nut Bread

This zucchini bread makes a good snack, but can also be served for breakfast. The healthy fat in nuts and potassium in zucchini combine to do wonders for your heart health.

1 slice: 229 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat)

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NOKA Superfood Pouchesvia amazon.com

NOKA Superfood Pouches

These superfood smoothie pouches are packed with just that—flax, goji berries, cinnamon and sweet potato. A twelve pack is 100 percent organic, vegan and gluten-free to boot. Flax is full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, aiding your body fight off chronic illnesses like heart disease.

1 pouch: 110 calories, 2g fat

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Apple cinnamon overnight oatsTaste of Home

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

This make-ahead recipe from our own Executive Culinary Director, Sarah Farmer, is not just for your mornings. The cinnamon in this recipe is loaded with antioxidants and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, helping you stay well.

1 serving: 349 calories, 14g protein

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Celery with Nut Butter and Raisins

A favorite with kids, this “ants on a log” recipe is just as healthy and delicious for adults! Celery is an ideal natural source of water, and when paired with the protein from nut butter, this snack will keep you feeling full.

5 celery stalks, 3 tablespoons nut butter, 1/2 ounce raisins: 330 calories, 13g protein

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Nutty Apple ButterTaste of Home

Nutty Apple Butter

A lower calorie alternative to traditional butter or even nut butters, apple butter is a delicious healthy snack when served with whole grain bread or yogurt. Apples are full of vitamin C, which is great for your immune system.

2 tablespoons: 43 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat)

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Nature's Bakery Double Chocolate Brownievia target.com

Nature’s Bakery Double Chocolate Brownie

While this selection might surprise you, these brownies from Nature’s Bakery sneak in healthy ingredients like dates and flax seed. Dates are full of fiber, helping to keep you regular.

1 brownie: 100 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat)

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Lemon chia seed parfaitsTaste of Home

Lemon Chia Seed Parfaits

These parfaits are certainly snack-worthy, or can be served as a healthy dessert at your next dinner party. Chia seeds are full of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which are great for maintaining a healthy heart.

1 serving: 214 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat)

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Cottage Cheese with Flax and Agave

Cottage cheese is a fantastic source of protein, sure to tide you over until your next meal. The addition of omega-rich flax and low glycemic index agave nectar will give you that candy bar substitute you’re looking for, as well.

1 cup low-fat cottage cheese with 1 tablespoon ground flax and 2 teaspoons agave nectar: 279 calories, 28g protein

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Easy Homemade Chunky ApplesauceTaste of Home

Easy Homemade Chunky Applesauce

Applesauce is so easy to make and an incredibly healthful refreshment that feels indulgent. Pro Tip: Keep the skin on your apples to get the most nutrition into your final product.

3/4 cup: 139 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat)

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Shrewd Food Low Carb Protein Puffsvia amazon.com

Shrewd Food Low Carb Protein Puffs

These protein puffs will feel like a naughty nibble, but contain no artificial flavors and are low-cal. They use natural ingredients like beets for coloring, and are made with protein powder to make your tummy happy. A sweet flavors variety pack gives you strawberries & cream or cookies & cream to choose from.

32 puffs: 90 calories, 12-14g protein

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Chunky banana cream freezeTaste of Home

Chunky Banana Cream Freeze

Who needs ice cream when you can make a frozen treat that is so much better for you, and just as delectable? Bananas are potassium powerhouses, awesome for helping your sore muscles heal, making this a go-to post-workout snack.

1/2 cup: 181 calories, 3g protein

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Green salad with spinach, frisee, arugula, radicchio and pomegranate seeds on blue wooden background.Iryna_Kolesova/Shutterstock

Pomegranate seeds

Not only are pomegranate seeds a tart burst of flavor, they are jam-packed with fiber and antioxidants. They boost your immune system to function at its highest level. Here’s how to deseed a pomegranate easily.

1/2 cup seeds: 72 calories, 1g fat

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Pumpkin Pie SmoothieTaste of Home

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Smoothies are so easy to put together, making them a no-fuss light meal. This flavor will be a hit with the pumpkin fans, plus provide tons of nutrition. Pumpkin is high in vitamin A and vitamin K, essential for blood health.

1-1/4 cups: 197 calories, 12g protein

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Made in Nature Dried Mangovia target.com

Made in Nature Dried Mango

Mango can be hard to find fresh all year long, but dried mango is every bit as tangy. It still boasts all the same incredible nutrition, too. Mango is chock-full of both vitamin A and vitamin C as well as fiber, making this food a nutrition superstar.

1/2 cup: 140 calories, 0g fat

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Elvis Banana BreadTaste of Home

Elvis Banana Bread

A comforting midday pick-me-up, banana bread is a make-ahead goody that will be sure to please everyone in your family. This recipe has peanut butter, paying homage to Elvis. You’ll feel like the King when you chow down.

1 slice: 227 calories, 4g protein

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Bowl of fresh mixed berries and yogurt with farm fresh strawberries, blackberries and blueberries served on a wooden tableOzgur Coskun/Shutterstock

Fruit and Yogurt

Fresh fruit with yogurt is a smart bite to eat that will provide a lot of good nutrition. Between the roughage from fruit and the probiotics from yogurt, this duo will make your digestive system sing. Check out these other low-sugar snack recipes, too.

1 cup low-fat plain yogurt with ½ cup mixed fruit: 196 calories, 14g protein

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Fresh Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon ChipsTaste of Home

Fresh Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

A fruity take on chips and salsa, this recipe will be a welcome change to your snack routine. The tropical fruits in this salad like pineapple and kiwi are full of vitamin C, keeping you healthy all winter long.

1/4 cup salsa with 4 chips: 124 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat)

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Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Popcornvia amazon.com

Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Popcorn

Popcorn is a favorite munch for many, thanks to all the fiber it contains. Kettle corn is the best of both worlds, being sweet and salty. This brand is great, as it keeps the sugar content in check.

2 cups: 140 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat)

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Yogurt CornbreadTaste of Home

Yogurt Cornbread

Cornbread toasted with preserves on top is a morsel you can enjoy making easily at home. This recipe uses canola oil and yogurt in place of butter, making it fitness-friendly.

1 slice: 163 calories, 4g protein

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Larabar Minis Apple Pie & Cashew Cookiesvia target.com

Larabar Minis Apple Pie & Cashew Cookies

Larabar is a wise choice—they only use whole food ingredients and the product is yummy. These mini bars include ingredients like dates and walnuts, stuffing them with vitamins and minerals.

1 bar: 100 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat)

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Brown Sugar Oat MuffinsTaste of Home

Brown Sugar Oat Muffins

Muffins make for a simple, packable nosh that you can make months ahead of time and store in the freezer. This recipe is entirely whole grain, using only oats and whole wheat flour, ensuring you’ll get a hearty dose of nutrients in. If you need a little extra, spread some natural PB and a drizzle of honey on these bad boys.

1 muffin: 192 calories, 4g protein

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barkTHINS Snacking Dark Chocolatevia amazon.com

barkTHINS Snacking Dark Chocolate

If nothing other than chocolate will do for your office break, these barkTHINS in refreshing mint are the answer. They use non-GMO ingredients and keep the chocolate pieces thin, to help with portion control.

1.4 ounces: 190 calories, 2g protein

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Honey-Yogurt Berry SaladTaste of Home

Honey-Yogurt Berry Salad

A low-calorie twist on berries and cream, this salad will feel more like a dessert than a meal plan option. The antioxidants found in the variety of berries will rev up your immune system to work its hardest this cold and flu season.

3/4 cup fruit with 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture: 76 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat)

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Christina Manian, RDN
Christina Manian is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist based out of Boulder, Colorado. Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, she has been involved with the nutrition departments of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Hospital. She completed her nutrition education at the Mayo Clinic with a focus on medical nutrition therapy and most recently practiced clinical nutrition at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. While her background has largely been in the clinical setting, Christina embraces and is shifting her focus towards wellness nutrition as the backbone to optimum health.

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