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24 healthy snacks

Ditch the chocolate bar and dive for one of these healthy snacks instead.

Healthy snack ideas

When it hits mid-afternoon and all you can think about is reaching for a sugar-laden chocolate bar, try swapping it out for one of these healthy snacks instead. These recipes are great for mid morning or afternoon treats, or school or work lunch box fillers. With everything from nutty energy bars and bliss balls, to fruity muffins and crunchy, healthy chip alternatives. There's even a sugar-free chocolate chip cookie recipe for the real sweet tooths. Take your pick!
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    Dark chocolate and cranberry amaranth bars

    These indulgent bars star popped amaranth, an ancient grain, paired with dark chocolate, crunchy cashews, toasted oats and tart cranberries. A drizzle of dulce de leche brings a kick of sweetness. Recipe courtesy of McCormick's.

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    Super seed brittle

    This deliciously crunchy snack is packed full of healthy, whole seeds to give you sustainable energy to stay fueled for the day ahead. They're also nut-free, so they make a great homemade treat for the kids' lunchbox.

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    Ginger and sesame seed logs

    Healthy snacking doesn't have to be boring! Try these tasty ginger and sesame seed logs - wholesome, good-for-you treats!

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    Sugar-free salted date caramels

    These little bites of goodness will keep you full and provide the perfect afternoon pick-me-up without the refined sugar.

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    Ginger, coconut and almond slice

    Ginger slice lovers rejoice! This delicious vegan friendly slice is layered with creamy coconut and topped roasted flake almonds and crystallized ginger.

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    Toasted nori chips

    Get creative in the kitchen and whip up some of these deliciously crunchy toasted nori chips! A great idea for healthy snacking!

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    Almond energy bar

    Give yourself a kick-start to the day with these super tasty almond energy bars, made with the goodness of oats, coconut and nuts. It'll keep you sustained throughout the day to prevent mindless snacking.

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    Apricot and almond muesli slice

    A sweet treat for all the health nuts out there! This gorgeous apricot and almond muesli slice is naturally sweetened and packed full of healthy wholefood ingredients that will keep you fueled for the day.

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    Rye, honey and seed pull-apart rolls

    These nutritious rye, honey and seed pull-apart rolls are a delicious and healthy accompaniment with dinner - made with loads of tasty wholesome ingredients.

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    Chai-spiced popcorn

    Complete your next movie night with this mouthwatering chai-spiced popcorn! A quick, easy and delicious snack!

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    Trail mix

    This combination of roasted nuts and cranberries makes a delicious, healthy and filling snack for kids on the go.

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    Banana and oatbran muffins

    Enjoy these banana and oatbran muffins as an on-the-go breakfast or healthy mid-morning snack.

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    Boost bites

    Give your energy levels a boost with these refined sugar-free recipes+ boost balls. Nuts, dates and cocoa give you plenty of fuel, fibre and flavour along with guilt-free sweetness.

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    Herbed black quinoa muffins with sweet potato

    These healthy and delicious savoury muffins are from Amy Chaplin's book, 'At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen'. The mashed sweet potato in the muffin mix adds a pleasantly moist and sweet background to the onions, herbs and delicate crunch of black quinoa.

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    Chocolate, cherry and coconut bars

    Enjoy the decadence of chocolate without the guilt with these irresistible chocolate, cherry and coconut bars. This recipe from Simon Bryant's book, Vegetables, Grains and Other Good Stuff, is the perfect way to start experimenting with refined sugar-free desserts.

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    Sugar-free biscotti with dried fruit

    This guilt-free biscotti is perfect with a cuppa. Packed with dried fruit and no added sugar, you can have your treat and eat it too!

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    Maple gingerbread muffins with kumara butter

    Full of delicious wholesome ingredients, these sweet and tasty maple gingerbread muffins are free of dairy and refined sugar. Served with a divine kumara butter, they make a healthy alternative for your morning or afternoon tea!

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    Healthy lunchbox chocolate pots

    Want a hunger-busting snack that’s healthy, will travel, and tastes delicious to kids and adults alike? This one gets the thumbs up from everyone!

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    Berry and coconut chia puddings

    This berry and coconut chia puddings are naturally sweet and packed full of the goodness of chia seeds to keep you fueled for the day. Enjoy a little pot for breakfast, dessert or a mid-morning snack.

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