The best yummy and healthy snacks you can make in minutes - Wholesome Culture - Blog

Many of us strive to eat healthier this year – but staying on track is a challenge when we’re busy (and our tummies are rumbling)!

Don’t worry – because we’ve listed the ultimate yummy and healthy snacks that will only take a few minutes to make. Enjoy!

Quick Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These Quick Peanut Butter Energy Bites are so good for you – and super easy to make. Prep them in minutes, freeze – and eat as a sweet protein-rich snack whenever you need a quick energy boost.

Makes 10-15 bites

Prep time: 5-7 minutes

Cook time: none

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons raw agave
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats


  1. Roughly chop dates then add them to a blender or food processor. Add in peanut butter, cocoa powder, and raw agave. Blend or process until mixed.
  2. Add to a bowl and mix in flax meal and rolled oats.
  3. Using your hands, roll the mixture into balls, roughly 1 inch in diameter.


This recipe is from the Wholesome Culture Cookbook. Grab your copy now – and enjoy over 80 nutrient-packed plant-based recipes – from simple and quick breakfasts to delectable dinner party dishes!

Raw Vegan Caramel Apple Cookies

Love apples? So do we! Add “date caramel,” and you’ll have a sweet, crunchy and nutritious snack that’s easy to make in minutes.

Get the recipe here.

Kale Chips

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“I’m so crazy for you, it kales me.” • When discussing some lunch options with my daughters for the school year, I was a bit surprised when my oldest suggested kale chips and kale salad. No complaints from me! I don’t make their lunches everyday, so I make sure they have healthy and easily accessible items available in the fridge or premade to bring to school. Here are a few ways I prep some healthy items for the week. *All of this took less than 1 hour (closer to 30 minutes). • Kale chips: Preheat oven to 225°. Wash and dry kale (I favor lacinato for kale chips, I find they get a more uniform crunch since they cook flatter than curly kale, and take up less space when storing). Toss in a lg bowl with about 1T of oil. Sprinkle about 1T of preferred seasoning (I used a combo of the vegan “parm” mix from the zoodles post below and 21 Seasoning Salute from @traderjoes ) and toss to coat. Layer kale on baking sheets, careful not to overlap or crowd pieces (cook in batches or use multiple baking sheets). Cook for 15 minutes, flip kale pieces and cook for another 10 minutes (add time in 5 minute increments if not crisp enough). • Chop cucumbers into pieces that will fit in a small ball jar. I also pour a little bit of @bragglivefoodp roducts ACV over them (and give them a daily shake). I find it helps them make it to the end of the week without spoiling. Hard-boiled eggs are a weekly staple too…great for those “hangry” moments before dinner. • Kale salad prep: Wash and dry kale. Chiffonade kale (see video in highlights). Fill wide mouthed mason jar. This will easily serve as 6 lunch sides. Each day, a kale serving will be put into a small mason jar, topped with some dressing (I premixed their favorite combo of @tessemaes avocado ranch and creamy caesar + a spoonful of nutritional yeast) and sealed. Give it a shake to coat the kale…it holds well until lunchtime. • #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #foodofinstagram #food #foodie #paleo #whole30 #foodfreedom #healthyeating #foodporn #buzzfeedfood #huffposttaste #healthyeating #whole30recipes #eatingwell #onmytable #glutenfree #eatyourveggies #kale #kalesalad #kalechips #dairyfree #realfood #vegan #vegetarian

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OK, we’re practically obsessed with kale. This mineral and vitamin-rich vegetable is packed with powerful antioxidants, making it one of the healthiest foods out there. Which is why there’s probably no better snack than kale chips!

Get the recipe (or 15 of them!) here.

Bell Pepper Pizzas

While pizza will never be added to the healthy foods list, bell pepper pizzas are practically at the top of it! Not only is the “pizza crust” incredibly nutritious – but you can also pile on many other veggies and leafy greens (like broccoli and spinach, for example).

Get the recipe here.

Frozen Grapes

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Frozen Grapes! 🍇❄️ • It’s getting much warming around here in Aus, and one of our favourite Summer snacks is frozen grapes! • If you haven’t tried them frozen, make sure to get the smaller and rounder ones! They are much much sweeter! Unless you like the thrill of sourness! 😉 • • What are your kinds of favourite summer snacks? • • • • • • • • • 📷 – by Photographer Leslie Plesser #powtox #powtoxpowders #frozengrapes #redgrapes #hydrating #hydrateyourself #summersnacks #summersnacking #summerfood #fruitarian #fruitwater #fruitfusion #fruitinfusion #infusedwater #flavouredwater #detox #detoxwater #luxurywater #luxury #luxe #healthylifestyle #nourishyourself #bossbabe #girlboss #drinkmorewater #familyfriendly #superfruit

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And if you have absolutely no time to prep a snack, simply chuck some fresh grapes in the freezer. They taste just like candy when frozen – and will help minimize food waste since you can preserve grapes before they spoil!

Want more ideas for delicious plant-based meals?

Check out these awesome recipes from the Wholesome Culture Cookbook!


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