10 Excellent and Healthy Snack Ideas You Need to Try

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for healthy snack ideas.

Even if you have the perfect meal plan, it’s still important to have healthy snacks handy.

There’s just something about 3pm in the afternoon that demands a snack. 

This can be really tough when there are so many other tempting options.

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Be sure to save this list somewhere you can easily reference it later! 

Maybe bookmark it or save it on Pinterest.

Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.

I mean, don’t you just hate it when you check the pantry and realize that you forgot to buy healthy snacks?

Saving this list somewhere will give you something to reference next time you grocery shop!

Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the actual list! 🙂

The List of 10 Healthy Snack Ideas

These are some of the best healthy snacks that can help you stay on track with your fitness goals. 

1. Dark Chocolate

Are you surprised? Don’t be!

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Dark chocolate is one of the healthiest snacks that you can possibly eat (research study). 

Dark chocolate contains the following nutrients

  • Fiber
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Copper

And much more. 

When you’re buying your dark chocolate, be sure to check the nutrition label. 

Choose brands that are low in sugar and at least 70% dark.

The darker the better.

2. Groundnuts and Other Nutsnigerian healthy snack ideas cashew

Nuts are another healthy snack idea! 

When choosing nuts, pick fresh, unsalted nuts. 

My personal favorite is unsalted, raw cashews. However, almonds are also a great choice.

And so are pistachios and our beloved groundnuts!

3. Greek Yoghurt

Greek yoghurt is extremely satisfying.

It is also quite tasty especially when spiked with a hint of honey or fruit. 

Greek yoghurt is a great source of protein, calcium, and potassium as well. 

So when the 3pm itis hits, reach for some greek yoghurt and snack away – guilt free!

4. Kilishi or Suya

I’ll bet you didn’t see this one coming. 

If you’re a meat eater, kilishi and suya make wonderful snacks!

They are a great source of protein, very satisfying and minimally processed if you make them yourself at home.

It also has the added benefit of being rather delicious – compared to many other healthy snack options. 

5. Oat and Banana Muffins

This has become a staple breakfast option in these meal plans.

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However, it is also a delicious snack!

It is sugar free, easy to make and very portable. 

The sweetness comes from bananas and dates (which are high in potassium and fiber – respectively).

And of course, this snack sports all the heart healthy benefits of oats as well – win win win.

6. Cliff Bars – Crunchy White Macadamia Nut

If you really want a fast snack that requires no prep on your part, try out cliff bars.

I discovered them many years ago and still love them.

I also love the story of the founder, who took many big risks in order to see his dream come true.

Of all the snack bars I’ve tried, cliff bars are some of the cleanest in their ingredients!

You might like this one if you like crunchy snacks.

7. Cliff Bars – Soft Chocolate Brownies

Another cliff bar recommendation is the chocolate brownie variety.

I have to warn you though – it looks really weird in the pack.

Yet, somehow, these taste absolutely delicious. 

Another super fast snack option.

You might like this chocolate brownie one if you prefer something chewy and soft.

8. Fruits

Bananas, apples, oranges, grapes – nature has us covered I tell you!

If you live in a warm place like Nigeria, you almost always have your pick of the most delicious fruits!

Even if you live in a cooler region of the world, there are lots of snacks to choose from.

Find out which fruits you like best and always have them handy.

You can even try your hands on making some fruit salad if you’re feeling extra creative. 

9. Trail Mix!

There are so many different types of trail mix, it’s hard to make a specific recommendation.

As always, just be sure to check the label to make sure that there’s very little added sugar.

Also, avoid trail mix brands that add oil to the pack.

The more raw the trail mix, the more likely it is to be better for your health.

10. Smoothies!

Smoothies are one of the absolute best healthy snack ideas because you can get very creative.

You can make a spinach smoothie to sneak in some veggies.

You can make a mango smoothie if that’s more your jam.

You an get extremely creative with smoothies. So have fun with it!

nigerian smoothies healthy snack ideas

Healthy Snack Ideas Summary 

We are very lucky to live in a time with so many healthy snack ideas!

From the processed to the completely unprocessed, the choices are truly endless. 

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

Let me know and also, share this post with a friend!

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