Soon the days will grow crisp, the leaves will turn brilliant shades of gold, russet, and crimson. And our tastes will transform along with them.
Warm, vibrant flavors of spiced cinnamon, pumpkin, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg will preoccupy our appetites.
And if we’re not careful, we’ll be reaching for sugary sweet desserts best saved for special occasions. And this season — we’ll have plenty of opportunities! It’s one of the reasons autumn is such an exciting season!
To keep you inspired with healthy options for snacks, here are some of the best, most enticing and healthy ideas we could find.
Whether you’re heading back to school, back to the office, or settling into a new season, there’s always room for new and inspiring tastes.
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1. Healthy Snack Choice: Zucchini Tots
“If you love zucchini — you’ll love these. Incredibly delicious, and a healthy snack choice. Perfect.”
2. Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Cookies
“They are like having a bowl of yummy oatmeal with lots of mix-ins only without the bowl. The convenient cookie shape offers itself for breakfast on-the-go.”
3. Fun for the Littles
“Couldn’t help but share this cutie!”
By Two Chums
4. Homemade Fruit and Nut Granola Bars
“Easy and incredibly delicious!”
5. Pear, Parmesan and Honey Crostini
“Looking for a quick appetizer? These Pear, Parmesan and Honey Crostini can be made in just 20 minutes and are a uniquely-flavored vegetarian snack option.”
6. Apple Cinnamon Energy Bites
“Everyone in your family will go nuts over Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls! They’re so easy to make and with only 4 ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your cupboard, they’re super easy on the pocketbook too. Apple Cinnamon Energy bites aren’t only good for you but, they taste like an apple pie!”
7. Maple Pumpkin Fall Trail Mix
“My maple pumpkin fall harvest trail mix recipe is salty, spicy, and sweet and is the perfect healthy homemade snack recipe for road trips or after school activities.”
8. Healthy No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites
“Easy, delicious cake-like bites which tastes exactly like a pumpkin spice latte but much healthier for you and only take 5 minutes to whip up! Soft and doughy, these no-bake bites and naturally vegan, gluten free, dairy free and come with a paleo and high protein option- A delicious snack or treat anytime!”
9. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas
“These Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas as a wonderfully crunchy healthy snack!”
10. Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
“Why drink a pumpkin smoothie when you could EAT a pumpkin smoothie BOWL?! This Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl is made from pumpkin and banana and is topped with apple, cinnamon and walnuts for one filling and flavorful breakfast.”
11. Oven-Dried Apple Rings
“An easy and nutritious snack — especially delicious as the apples are harvested from the trees in the fall. It’s as easy as a parchments lined baking sheet and a low oven.”
12. Autumn Herbal Tea Blend
“A delicious fall pick-me-up!”
13. Skinny Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins
“These pumpkin quinoa muffins are probably one of the healthiest muffins you’ll ever find. There’s no oil, very little sugar (and the sugar that is inside is unrefined), no eggs, no dairy, no gluten, no gums and no refined starches. What they do have? Loads of protein, fiber and tons of pumpkin flavor.”
14. Zucchini Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins
“You won’t find any butter or oil in these ridiculously soft and tender Zucchini Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins! They’re naturally sweetened and perfect for breakfast or healthy snacking.”
15. Zucchini Oven Chips
“Transform zucchini slices into oven-baked chips for a fun way to eat your veggies. Our irresistible Zucchini Oven Chips offer a healthier alternative to French fries or potato chips.”
By Cooking Light