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Snack Review: 21 Instant Energy Snacks

Finding healthy and tasty snacks can be challenging, especially when avoiding overly processed foods. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of 20 quick and easy snack recipes that are nutritious and delicious. From skewered lean beef hot dogs to creamy avocado and turkey bundles, these snacks are perfect for any time of day.

#1. Dipping Dogs

Skewered Spears of Lean Beef Hot Dogs with Your Favorite Dijon Mustard

Transform ordinary hot dogs into a fun and healthy snack with these skewered dipping dogs. Use lean beef hot dogs, skewer them, and serve with a side of your favorite Dijon mustard. This simple, protein-packed snack is perfect for a quick bite or a party appetizer.

#2. California BLT Wraps

These California BLT wraps are a fresh and healthy twist on the classic BLT sandwich. Instead of bread, crisp lettuce leaves wrap thinly sliced deli turkey, Canadian bacon, and avocado slices. This low-carb snack is both refreshing and satisfying.

#3. Turkey Rollups

For a quick and nutritious snack, try these turkey rollups. Simply roll up deli-sliced turkey with a slice of low-fat cheese and pepperoncini pepper. Secure with a toothpick for an easy, grab-and-go snack packed with protein and flavor.

#4. Broccoli with Ranch

Broccoli florets make for a great snack, whether blanched or raw. Pair them with 2 tablespoons of low-sugar ranch dressing or Greek yogurt for a tasty and healthy dip. This snack is perfect for getting in your daily dose of veggies.

#5. Caprese Skewers

Create a beautiful and delicious snack with Caprese skewers. Toss part-skim mozzarella and grape tomatoes with olive oil, basil, and pepper flakes. Skewer them for a snack that’s as visually appealing as it is tasty.

#6. Marinated Feta Cheese

Marinated feta cheese is a flavorful and easy snack. Toss reduced-fat feta cubes with low-sugar vinaigrette and let them marinate for at least 30 minutes. This snack is perfect for cheese lovers looking for a healthier option.

#7. Hummus Happy Dipping

Hummus is a versatile and healthy dip that pairs perfectly with fresh veggies. For a satisfying snack, serve 1/4 cup of store-bought hummus with sliced bell peppers or your favorite raw vegetables.

#8. Snow Pea Dippers

Snow peas are a crunchy and nutritious snack. Steam them and serve with a puree made from roasted red peppers and low-fat cottage cheese for a unique and flavorful dip.

#9. Tomato Mozzarella Stacks

For a classic combination, try tomato mozzarella stacks. Layer part-skim mozzarella and tomato slices, then drizzle with 2 tablespoons of low-sugar dressing. This snack is simple, delicious, and elegant.

#10. Celery Singles

Celery singles are a crunchy and flavorful snack. Fill celery stalks with 2 tablespoons of herb-flavored low-fat cream cheese and top with walnuts for a satisfying and healthy treat.

#11. Chicken Zingers

Chicken zingers are a spicy and protein-packed snack. Sauté chicken in olive oil and hot pepper sauce, then serve with celery sticks and 2 tablespoons of low-sugar dressing for a flavorful and satisfying snack.

#12. Salmon Cucumber Rounds

Salmon cucumber rounds are a refreshing and healthy snack. For a light and delicious treat, top cucumber slices with a creamy reduced-fat salmon spread and fresh dill.

#13. Green Spears and Ham

For a simple and elegant snack, try green spears and ham. Blanch asparagus, wrap them in lean ham, then sprinkle with olive oil, lemon zest, and pepper. This snack is both healthy and delicious.

#14. Zesty Cucumbers

Zesty cucumbers are a refreshing and flavorful snack. For a light and tasty treat, top cucumber slices with a blend of lemon zest, herbs, and 2 tablespoons of reduced-fat cream cheese.

#15. Red White and Green Medley

This colorful medley is a nutritious and delicious snack. Combine 1/2 cup of low-fat cottage cheese with 1/2 cup of chopped cucumbers and 1/2 cup of seeded tomatoes for a refreshing and satisfying snack.

#16. Tuna Boats

Tuna boats are a protein-packed snack that’s easy to prepare. Mix tuna salad with low-sugar Italian dressing and a splash of lemon juice, then serve on celery sticks for a crunchy and nutritious snack.

#17. Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker shrimp are a spicy and flavorful snack. Sauté shrimp in trans-fat-free margarine and hot pepper sauce, then serve hot or cold for a delicious and protein-packed treat.

#18. Avocado and Turkey Bundles

For a creamy and satisfying snack, try avocado and turkey bundles. Wrap one-third of a thinly sliced avocado in deli-sliced turkey for a nutritious and delicious treat.

#19. Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a classic and healthy snack. Fill 2 hard-boiled egg halves with a blend of mashed egg yolks, low-fat yogurt, and mustard for a protein-packed treat that’s perfect any time of day.

#20. Cheesesteak Bundles

Cheesesteak bundles are a quick and delicious snack. Wrap cubes of string cheese in lean deli-sliced roasted beef and microwave for 15 seconds for a warm and gooey treat.

BONUS: Cheesy Tomatoes

For a simple and nutritious snack, try cheesy tomatoes. Stuff up to 10 cherry tomatoes with 1/2 cup of low-fat cottage cheese for a refreshing and protein-packed snack.

These 20 snacks are perfect for anyone looking to eat healthier without sacrificing flavor. Whether you’re craving something savory, spicy, or creamy, there’s a snack here to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy these delicious and nutritious recipes anytime you need a quick and healthy bite.

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