Healthy snacks are essential for people living a real food lifestyle. I can usually manage to keep breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the right track, but if I don’t have healthy snacks available, that’s when I get into trouble. Even when I eat a big meal, I still need a little something between meals to keep me going.
I have over 100 healthy snack recipes on my blog, but most of them are sweets. I typically use maple syrup, honey, dates, and bananas to sweeten my recipes. But still, sugar is sugar once it gets into your body. Many Americans are addicted to sugar, and it’s a big part of the obesity epidemic.
After seeing the movie Fed Up, I was reminded of the importance of limiting added sugar intake. The movie ends with a call for people to cut out added sugar and processed food for 10 days. This challenge seems very reasonable, but it’s not doable if we don’t know what to eat in place of sweetened foods. So I put together this list of 30 savory snack recipes from around the web. They can all be made without any form of added sugar.
These recipes will be your best weapon if you decide to join me in taking the challenge and cutting out added sugar for 10 days. If this maple syrup addict can do it, so can you!
Savory Snack Recipes
Dips and Spreads
Roasted Tomato Hummus
Chipotle Bean Dip
Avocado, Chili, and Corn Dip
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Seven Layer Dip
Carrot and Parsnip Chips with Harissa Yogurt Dip
Peanut Butter Fruit Dip (omit honey)
Savory Roasted Chickpeas
Easy Cheesy Crackers
Cheesy Gluten-Free Chia Seed Crackers
Savory Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Smoked Paprika Almonds
Baked Tortilla Chips
Citrus Parmesan Mushrooms
Savory Roasted Cauliflower Bites
Sweet Potato Fries
Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos
Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa (use whole grain flour and omit sugar)
Mexican Potato Skins
Baked Root Vegetable Chips
What are some of your favorite savory snack recipes? Please share them in the comments!