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14 Healthy (And Actually Tasty) Snacks To Help You Stick To Your Diet

Reach your goals without making huge sacrifices.

Eating healthy at mealtime is one thing, but if you’re anything like me— it’s the snacking that will get you. It’s nice to have a little between-meals pick-me-up, but those treats can be full of calories and can quickly throw you off track.

If you’re trying to stick with a diet now that 2016 is here, you’re going to want to keep your snacks healthy and tasty at the same time. These 14 healthy snack options will help you do just that. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for all of the healthy snacking that’s coming my way this year!

1. Trail Mix

You can’t go wrong when dried fruit and nuts combine for the ultimate filling snack. Get through the last half of your work day with a couple of handfuls of trail mix to hold you over until dinner time. Get the recipe.

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2. Yogurt & Granola

Creamy and crunchy combine for a delicious filling afternoon treat. All of the taste and none of the regret! Get the recipe.

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Iowa Girl Eats

3. Rice Cakes

Rice cakes make a great low calorie base for a sweet or savory snack, depending on what you’re craving. Find out how to make a rice cake sandwich that’s perfect for snack time. Get the recipe.

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4. Dried Fruit

Dried apricots, bananas, pineapples and more are sweet and healthy to satisfy your sweet tooth, but help you stay on track with your diet, even when they’re chocolate covered. Get the recipe.

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5. Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

Chocolate and nuts, in moderation, can be great for you, and that’s what makes them work so well for snack time. Get the recipe.

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6. No Bake Energy Bites

For a little extra burst of energy post-workout or whenever you need it, give no bake bites packed with protein a try. Get the recipe.

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7. Zucchini Chips

Vegetables that can be baked and turned into chips are a win in my book. They’re way healthier than potato chips, but just as tasty. Get the recipe.

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Frugal Living Mom

8. Fro-Yo Granola Bites

Granola and yogurt’s great, but what if you don’t have time to pack some for yourself ahead of time? Well, throw these in the freezer days in advance and then just grab them on the way out of the door and eat them whenever you get hungry. It’s as simple as that! Get the recipe.

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9. Frozen Grapes

If you’ve never tried them— you really are missing out because grapes are great on their own, but they’re even better frozen. Get the recipe.

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10. Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Blueberries are delicious, but roll them around in yogurt and they get even better. Get the recipe.

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11. Frozen Yogurt Bark

Combining berries and yogurt into an easy-to-transport bark is just genius. Who knew healthy eating could be so simple. Get the recipe.

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My Fussy Eater

12. Apple Cookies

Cookies are obviously amazing, but probably not the greatest for your diet. So, try a healthier take on cookies by slicing apples really thin and covering them with nuts, chocolate and other toppings. Get the recipe.

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13. Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

Fruit leather is an incredibly simple way to eat fruit, and it’s surprisingly easy to make at home, too. Get the recipe.

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14. Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chick Peas

If you’re looking for something salty that won’t blow your diet— look no further. Salt and vinegar roasted chick peas sound pretty yummy, if you ask me. Get the recipe.

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Maintaining that diet will become even easier with these healthy snack options. Your 2016 is going to be amazing, at least as far as snacking is concerned!

[h/t: Lifehack]