Cheap & Healthy snack ideas?

So I have been inspired to eat healthier, but I also love tastyness, ya know? So I was wondering if anybody had any good snack ideas, healthy and flavorful ones! I know the basics like trail mix, granola, and stuff like that, but are there any others? And are they cheap? I'm a girl on a budget :)

10 Answers

  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): Perfect Paleo Recipes Guide :
  • Anonymous
    3 years ago


  • 6 years ago

    Granola while good can be high in fat and calories so read labels unless you make your own.

    Can't go wrong with fresh fruit and vegetables.

    For a treat look up a recipe for Chex Mix it can be made with a variety of cereals and spices. You can cut back on the butter or use a coconut oil if you like.

    Dried fruit and nuts are also good but can be higher in calories. You may eat 6 or 8 dried apricots at one time and not think about it but you most likely would not eat 6 or 8 whole apricots during the same time.

  • 6 years ago

    Quick snacks are a fruit, a banana halved the long way or a quartered apple spread with peanut butter or a stalk of celery filled with peanut butter or cottage cheese. Peanut butter and Banana or Low Sugar Preserves on whole grain bread is quick snack. You can make half a sandwich if you don't want to eat too much. These are all tasty and healthy snacks.

    If you think ahead you can make banana ice cream. Peel, slice and freeze a banana. Once frozen solid, blend it in a food processor until the consistancy of ice cream. You can also add a little peanut butter or other frozen fruit. It really does taste much like banana ice cream and it is sugar and dairy free.

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  • Sonya
    Lv 5
    6 years ago

    Homemade Kettle Corn Recipe

    (3 servings)

    1/4 cup unpopped popcorn

    1 tablespoon maple syrup

    1 tablespoon chunky peanut butter (can substitute smooth)

    dash of salt

    Pop popcorn in microwave, air popper or stove top (see Homemade Microwave Popcorn). In a small bowl in the microwave, heat peanut butter and maple syrup for 30 seconds. Pour over freshly popped popcorn, add a dash of salt, and mix with your hands. Enjoy!

    80 calories, 3.0 g fat, 11.8 g carbohydrates, 2.3 g protein, 1.6 g fiber, 78 mg sodium, 2 Points+

  • 6 years ago

    Fresh Berries, and Nuts are a great snack and very easy to tote around, along with sliced cucumbers. It's always nice to chop some veggies ahead of time and put them in small zip lock backs so you can take them on the go along with those individual peanut butter cups.

  • 6 years ago

    Fruit salad




    No sugar cereal



    Cereal bar

  • 6 years ago

    Fruit and Cheese

    A balanced, easy-to-assemble make-ahead morning meal: Grab an apple, wrap 1 to 2 ounces of Cheddar in plastic, and toss ¼ cup of fiber- and protein-rich walnuts into a resealable plastic bag.

  • Sara
    Lv 4
    6 years ago

    This Banana, Apricot and Bran Smoothie Recipe contains a considerable amount of fibre because bran has been added. It is quite thick however, and if you prefer yours to be a little less thick, simply add ½ cup more low fat milk. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon and enjoy!

  • 6 years ago

    Organic, air-popped popcorn with nutritional yeast.

    Nuts and seeds, about a handful a day.

    A slice of whole-grain bread with finger veggies, raw garlic, maybe some home-made sauerkraut, spicy brown mustard, sweet relish, or a home-made coleslaw, or kimchi, or BBQ sauce.

    Ginger, thin sliced and simmered in some honey.

    A microwaved baked potato, seasoned with seasalt, fresh ground black pepper and nutritional yeast or cold-pressed olive oil, or topped with home-made vegan chili.

    Yummy Asian veg sauces

    Hot Sauce recipes

    BBQ sauce recipes

    Burrito with beans, organic brown rice, and fresh pico.

    Yummy Asian veg sauces

    Hot Sauce recipes

    BBQ sauce recipes

    Any healthy leftover or salad.

    Greek/Pico Salad

    2 cups diced tomato

    1 cup finely diced white onion

    1/2 cup finely sliced fresh cilantro

    2 tbs lemon juice, or lime

    fresh black pepper


    2 cups chopped cabbage, cucumbers, shredded-carrots, bell peppers

    1 cup diced avocados

    1/4 cup peperoncini, fresh jalapenos

    2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced

    touch of honey

    Can be added to lettuce prior to eating, do not store with lettuce in it

    Rick's Chili

    6C over-night soaked pinto beans

    1C brown rice

    1/2 gal filtered water

    1T black pepper

    1T red pepper flakes


    3 T chili powder

    1 T bullion powder

    cayenne pepper to taste

    1T oregano

    3T lemon juice or apple vinegar


    Diced onion

    Bell pepper

    Jalapenos, fresh or pickled

    Grated carrots

    Honey or pure maple syrup

    1/2 can tomato sauce

    Basic bread, pancake, pizza, dumplings, bisquits, cake, pie crust, quiche, cinnamon rolls, cakes:

    2 cups whole grain flour

    1 tsp baking soda

    1 Tbs apple vinegar

    A pinch of seasalt and sweetener optional

    Health boosters: oatmeal, ground flax seed, buck wheat, quinoa, cooked brown rice or flour, teff, durham whole wheat, avoid dwarf wheat

    Options: garlic, onion, olives, black pepper, hot peppers, rosemary, basil, oregano

    Sweet breads: banana, other fruits, grated carrots, zucchini, spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice

    Sweeteners: local honey, stevia, pure maple syrup, brown rice syrup, Unsulfured blackstrap molasses

    Enjoy, bon appetite!

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