20 Cheap & Healthy Snack Options

20 Cheap & Healthy Snack Options

Morning friends!

Can we talk about food today? Specifically, snacks?

Margsy’s at an age now where she’s constantly eating. She’s an awesome eater which we are so incredibly grateful for. She’s really only shown a distaste for eggs and cheese but will gladly eat any veggie, fish or protein we give her. This kiddo isn’t picky and has a healthy appetite which makes cooking and preparing meals for her super fun!

Now that she’s snacking more and asking for food (Momma eat!) when she’s hungry we’ve had to start incorporating more snack foods into our weekly shopping trip. Although she’ll gladly eat fruits or veggies for snacks I’ve challenged myself to try different snack combinations and recipes to keep things interesting. I’ve blogged about our 100$ weekly limit before and have had to tweak it a little to allow for some healthy snack ideas. I’ve been experimenting and found quite a few budget friendly snack ideas that keep things fun and interesting while being budget friendly!

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I’m totally new to the world of toddler snacks too and so I’d be lying if I told you I haven’t been tempted to just buy boxes of prepared snacks to fill her tummy when she gets hungry. There are a heap of super great and healthy prepared options out there but since I have the time and want to save cash I’ve taken to experimenting with various DIY snacks to try and keep snacks healthy at the lowest possible cost.

Here’s a list of 20 snacks we’ve made and really enjoyed. They are both adult and toddler approved!

Photo courtesy of Chowhound

Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Oven Fried Roasted Zucchini Sticks

Crispy Green Bean Chips

Apple Slice Cookies

Sweet Potato Muffins

Photo courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

Garlic Parmesan Pop-Corn

Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites

Baked Cinnamon Banana Chips

Carrot Cake Bites

Photo courtesy of Culinary Hill

Cowboy Caviar

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oat Squares

Crispy Snack Edamame

Baked Cauli-Tots

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Photo courtesy of Baker by Nature.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Trail Mix

Easy Ranch Snack Mix

Sweet Potato Chips

Avocado, Spinach Artichoke Dip

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What’s your favorite go-to homemade snack?



  1. September 18, 2017 / 8:46 am

    That cowboy caviar looks amazing. Think I’m going to have to try that one for sure!

  2. September 18, 2017 / 10:31 am

    Great ideas for snacks, I like the apple chips it’s really good with caramel dip.

  3. September 18, 2017 / 10:31 am

    Mmmh I love apple chips!! And also I really love salted almonds as a snack 🙂

  4. September 18, 2017 / 10:34 am

    Smoked salmon and cream cheese cucumber bites sound like perfection even though it’s only 930am here! I’d eat them right now! 🙂

  5. September 18, 2017 / 10:37 am

    Love all these options. I just wish I was good at cooking though 🙂

  6. September 18, 2017 / 10:43 am

    So I have been needing some healthy snacks for myself since I’ve been running more and would want more healthier snacks. I’m so glad I came across this post and cannot wait to try these out!

  7. nadaliebardo
    September 18, 2017 / 10:58 am

    YUMMY! I’m so bookmarking this and trying each and every one of them. No more, “ugh what can I snack on today” for me.

  8. September 18, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I love these ideas! I’m always looking for more healthy snack ideas, and I loved that these went beyond your typical plain fruits and veggies list. (Not that fruits and veggies aren’t great … they just get old after awhile.)

    I tried roasted chickpeas once, and they did not turn out well. I will have to try them again using your recipe/instructions. I really want to like them!

    We love apple chips, too, but we do ours in the dehydrator.

    Great list – I am excited to try some of them out soon!

    • September 18, 2017 / 11:15 am

      What did you dislike about the chick peas?

  9. September 18, 2017 / 11:36 am

    Always looking for fresh takes on healthy snacks! Thank you!

  10. September 23, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    I have no idea of the cost of chestnuts where you are but roasted and maybe sprinkled with a herb or spice, makes for a great snack

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