The best healthy snacks have always been the ones that taste so good you don’t know they’re good for you. With the new year quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning for some healthy snack recipes for the future. This list of great snacks will give you a few ideas of what to prepare as you welcome a healthier year. Many of these recipes are low-fat but still tasty and easy to make.
The Best Healthy Snacks in 2022
1. Mediterranean Pita Sandwiches
Pita bread makes a nice base for healthier meals because it’s made from whole wheat flour and is generally baked fresh at home, which is much better than processed breads that often contain preservatives and additives. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits, and grains over meat, eggs, or cheese. This recipe has all three covered with a tartar sauce spread and delicious vegetable toppings like cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and olives. The pita bread provides protein, carbohydrates and fiber to keep your body energized throughout the day.
2. Apple Slices Dipped in Nut Butter
With the rising popularity of protein bars and other portable snacks, fruit has taken a backseat as a portable snack option. But fruit is still a healthy snack choice because it’s low in calories, high in fiber and nutrients like vitamin C. Dip sliced apples into nut butter to give them some extra flavor. Or even better, try fresh fruit dipped in olive oil with sea salt — it contains monounsaturated fats that have been shown to lower cholesterol levels.
Edamame is a bean-based snack that contains a lot of protein and fiber. Some brands even add in vitamins and minerals so you can get the most out of your snack time. You can enjoy it by itself or with dipping sauces for added flavor.