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  1. Vegan Cashew Cheese
    Recipe Rating: 2.95623

    This tangy and versatile vegan nut cheese is perfect to use on a sandwich, panini or bagel. It also goes well with roasted vegetables, grilled mushrooms and tomatoes. To make an excellent sauce for whole wheat pasta, thin the cashew nut cheese out with more almond milk until it reaches a pourable consistency, then toss with hot pasta. Watch our how-to video.

    Categories: Snacks, No Cook, Make Ahead, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free

  2. Windy City Wasabeans
    Recipe Rating: 3.62531

    Enjoy these spicy pickled green beans with a crispy crunch in a zesty Niçoise salad, as a Bloody Mary garnish, wrapped in salami for an appetizer or chopped and mixed in tuna salad. This recipe is courtesy of professional pickler Rick Field of Rick's Picks.

    Categories: Snacks, Make Ahead, Fat Free, Sugar Conscious

  3. Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter
    Recipe Rating: 4.00513

    Kids will love to help you make this healthy snack since it's fun to spread the nut butter and sprinkle the chocolate chips. No corer in the kitchen drawer? Slice the apples into rounds first then use a small cookie cutter to remove the core from the center of each slice. Wrap sandwiches tightly and tuck them into lunchboxes, if you like.

    Categories: Snacks, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, High Fiber

  4. Edamame Guacamole
    Recipe Rating: 3.77243

    Made with avocado and edamame, this guacamole variation is both creamy and fresh. Serve with raw vegetables like celery, carrots and radishes for dipping or alongside baked pita chips as a healthy snack or appetizer.

    Categories: Appetizers, Dressings, Sauces and Condiments, Snacks, No Cook, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  5. Cherry Orange Oatmeal Outdoors Bars
    Recipe Rating: 3.61234

    Having a quick energy-boosting snack on hand when you're on the go is helpful to keep hunger (and your mood!) in check. Try this simple recipe, using whatever dried fruit and spices you have on hand.

    Categories: Snacks, Budget Friendly, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, Picnic and Potluck, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, High Fiber

  6. Pickled Watermelon Rind with Radishes
    Recipe Rating: 3.52759

    For this recipe, make sure that traces of the pink fruit are gone from the watermelon rind then cut away and discard the green peel, too. What you're left with are chunks of thick, white rind that definitely don't deserve to be thrown away. Use this pickle as a condiment on sandwiches or serve as you would a chutney with grilled meats.

    Categories: Dressings, Sauces and Condiments, Side Dishes, Snacks, Make Ahead, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Fat, Wheat Free

  7. Crispy Brown Rice Treats
    Recipe Rating: 3.41269

    Make these cereal-based fruit and almond butter treats for a quick snack or lunchbox surprise.

    Categories: Desserts, Snacks, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian

  8. Apple Date Bars
    Recipe Rating: 3.69853

    This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Renegade Lunch Lady Chef Ann Cooper and her book Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed our Children. Afternoon snacks are an important part of every child's day and recipes like this that incorporate fruit and nuts are great to keep on hand. These bars can be baked ahead, cut and frozen in zip-lock bags and kept up to 2 months in the freezer.

    Categories: Snacks, Family Friendly, Picnic and Potluck, Low Sodium, Vegetarian

  9. Pizza Wheels
    Recipe Rating: 3.86859

    This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Renegade Lunch Lady Chef Ann Cooper and her book Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed our Children. These pizza wheels are fast and easy to make, and the perfect size for a snack that won't interfere with dinner. Of course we prefer to see families make the dough from scratch, but we know it's not always possible. Substituting 1 pound of store-bought frozen bread or and pizza dough works great as well.

    Categories: Snacks, Family Friendly

  10. Nuts and Bolts
    Recipe Rating: 3.2984

    This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Renegade Lunch Lady Chef Ann Cooper and her book Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed our Children. Healthy, flavorful, easy to make, and fun to eat Nuts and Bolts make a tasty party treat, afterschool snack, or lunchbox munchie.

    Categories: Snacks, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly

  11. Pita Chips with Sweet Potato Mash and Smoked Almonds
    Recipe Rating: 3.4128

    Smoky almonds and pimenton (Spanish smoked paprika) are a particularly good match for sweet potatoes.

    Categories: Appetizers, Snacks, Budget Friendly, Family Friendly, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Low Fat, Sugar Conscious

  12. Quick Whole Wheat and Rye Crackers
    Recipe Rating: 3.73587

    Switching to whole grains provides more nutrients and more fiber, plus they're more filling. These things make them beneficial to overall health and weight control. It can be fun to look for products that contain the variety of whole grains now available. It can also be fun to cook with them! Here's one simple recipe for starters. Later you might find yourself experimenting with different whole-grain flours or adding nuts and seeds.

    Categories: Snacks, Picnic and Potluck, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  13. Vanilla Berry Yogurt Parfaits
    Recipe Rating: 3.70009

    These parfaits make breakfast exciting again! But they're not just for early in the day. Layer into fun glasses and enjoy as a snack or dessert. For brunch make small ones in pretty little cups.

    Categories: Snacks, Breakfast and Brunch, Budget Friendly, Family Friendly, No Cook, Vegetarian, High Fiber

  14. Creamy Cherry Dip
    Recipe Rating: 3.47241

    Serve this rich and creamy dip - surprisingly dairy-free - alongside strawberries and grapes or sliced kiwis, bananas and pineapple for dipping.

    Categories: Dressings, Sauces and Condiments, Snacks, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, No Cook, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, Low Fat, Wheat Free

  15. Apricot Graham Snackers
    Recipe Rating: 3.63431

    Little hands can help make this sweet, creamy spread for organic graham crackers. Try with finely chopped fruit -- Gala apples or Bartlett pears -- on top; or add a little OJ or apple juice and make it a fruit dip. Note that unsulfured apricots aren't as colorful as those with artificial preservatives, but the flavor is all there, naturally!

    Categories: Snacks, No Cook, Budget Friendly, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Low Sodium, Vegetarian

  16. Banana Nice Cream
    Recipe Rating: 4.07437

    Easy as 1-2-3, this creamy, sweet and cool snack or dessert proves that added sugar and oil are not always necessary to satisfy your cravings. Keep some peeled bananas in your freezer so they'll be ready when you are.

    Categories: Desserts, Snacks, Budget Friendly, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, No Cook, Quick and Easy, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian

  17. Sunny Hummus with Dippers
    Recipe Rating: 3.60728

    A simple tasty tactic uses toasted sunflower seeds sprinkled on top of hummus to give it additional richness and crunch when served with raw vegetable and pretzel dippers. For a boost of color and flavor, stir some paprika into the hummus along with the sunflower seeds.

    Categories: Side Dishes, Snacks, Family Friendly, No Cook, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  18. Oat-Date Bars
    Recipe Rating: 3.01116

    A basic bar recipe that yields ten naturally sweet, filling snacks for a pittance! Made primarily from dates they're dairy-free and low in fat and sodium, with no added sugar.

    Categories: Snacks, Family Friendly, Picnic and Potluck, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, Low Fat

  19. Popcorn Trail Mix
    Recipe Rating: 3.51726

    Why didn't I think of that? Satisfying and affordable popcorn adds volume to stretch roasted nuts and dried fruit for happy snacking that all ages will enjoy.

    Categories: Snacks, Picnic and Potluck, Family Friendly, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian

  20. Popcorn Party Mix
    Recipe Rating: 3.39281

    This tasty take on caramel corn can be enjoyed loose or shaped into popcorn balls for a Halloween treat. Let the kids help, but not with the hot molasses mixture!

    Categories: Snacks, Gifts, Budget Friendly, Family Friendly, Low Sodium, Vegetarian

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