Greatist HQ is pretty much packed with snackers (and healthy snacks!). Whether it’s a simple rice cake with nut butter or toaster-roasted crunchy chickpeas, we take these healthy recipes to the kitchen every day, and we love ’em. Try some of our snack and side dish recipes at home with these recipes:


Rosemary and Balsamic Baked Mushrooms

This simple side dish is perfect alongside a meaty main dish or roasted vegetables.

Healthier Lemon Artichoke Dip

This healthy dip couldn’t get any easier. Combine in a blender or food processor, whiz it up, and get snacking!

Cashew-Stuffed Mushrooms

This gluten-free and vegan treat tastes as cheesy as the real thing, without any of the dairy.

Eggplant Chips With Basil Yogurt Dip

Sick of the classic corn chips and salsa? Try these fresh eggplant chips with a super-cool Greek yogurt dip for a healthier alternative that’s sure to impress at any get together.

White Bean-Basil Hummus

This lighter take on classic hummus will be a staple on the picnic table all summer long. The secret? Fresh basil and white beans (in place of chickpeas). The best part? Eight ingredients and it’s on the table in five minutes or less.

Quinoa Vegetable Stuffed Mushrooms

Need a last-minute party snack to ring in the new year? Try these simple stuffed mushrooms for a healthier take on the classic bite.

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Try this classic Mediterranean finger food for a unique appetizer, snack, or side dish.

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

These spicy roasted chickpeas are east to make an can be brought along anywhere. Plus, they require just four ingredients.

Greatist Energy Bites

These fun-to-make oat and sunflower seed butter bites are the perfect afternoon snack (or on-the-go breakfast).

Snack Roundups

31 Guilt-Free Super Bowl Snacks

A great Super Bowl party (or, really, any sports game viewing sesh) would be nothingw ith a solid spread of snacks. We’ve got healthier versions of wings, spinach artichoke dip, and corn dogs for a less guilty way to get your snack on.

31 Surprisingly Delicious High-Fiber Snacks

To fill a rumbly-tumbly void before your next meal, look no further than this high-fiber list with a snack for each day of the month!

31 Satisfying 100-Calorie Snacks

From baked apples to veggies and dip, we’ve got 31 healthy snacks all for 100 calories or less.

31 Tasty Greek Yogurt Snacks

Silence those hunger pangs with a protein-rich sweet or savory Greek yogurt snack.

50 Awesome Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

Eating a full meal before or after training isn’t always easy, but don’t skimp when it comes to snack time. Here are 50 simple recipes to hit the spot before and after a tough workout.

31 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks (Under 150 Calories)

Eating healthy while on-the-go isn’t just a pipe dream. We collected 31 of the best healthier prepackaged snacks—all under 150 calories!—for every day of the month.

31 Healthy and Portable High-Protein Snacks

Don’t get stuck in a snack-time rut! Here are 31 tasty and inventive high-protein snacks to keep you full till your next meal.

88 Unexpected Snacks Under 100 Calories

When the next “snack-attack” occurs, use these satisfying snack suggestions that won’t ruin appetite or healthy habits!

30 Healthy Snacks to Celebrate Fall

Need more ways to fit fall flavors into your daily diet? Here are 30 snacks that will do just that (without breaking the calorie bank).

31 Healthy Snacks for Fruit Lovers

Sick of eating your apples and banans plain? Try one of these inventive snacks for an easy way to amp up your eating.

30 Healthy Breakfast Snacks for Morning on the Run

Here are 30 of the best, healthier breakfast options that are also perfect when packed as mid-day snacks!

Side Dishes

Healthier Onion Rings (Baked)

Enjoy these “fried” treats without the guilt of the classic recipe.

Baked Fake Potato Wedges

Try this healthier substitute for classic potato wedges to satisfy those comfort food cravings this fall.

Maple-Glazed Carrots

Need any easy winter-friendly veggie side dish? Look no further than this slightly sweet carrot dish!

Satuéed Green Beans With Peppers and Tomatoes

Try this simple, delicious vegetable side dish for your next fall meal.

Healthier Mashed “Potatoes”

Need an alternate for the classic white mashed potatoes? Try this inventive substitute for a healthier (and equally delicious) side dish.

Healthier Creamed Corn

Craving a creamy side dish but not keen on all the calories? Try this recipe that uses coconut milk to achieve a luscious texture without all the added fat.

Lentil and Feta Tabbouleh

With only one pot to clean, this is an easy, healthy, fresh, and flavorful dinner option.

Spicy Veggie Blend

Throw some spice on the dinner table! This veggie mixture makes the perfect quick side or main dish for any day of the week.

Cauliflower Leek Puree

What’s fluffy and white and absolutely delicious? Mashed cauliflower! This mashed potato-lookalike is just as delicious and much healthier. Plus, it packs so much flavor, there’s no gravy required.

Brussels Sprouts With Brown Butter and Sage

Looking for the perfect side dish? Try these guilt-free Brussels sprouts for the perfect addition to any meaty meal.

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Fall Spices? In cranberry sauce? Count us IN! Try this twist on classic old cranberry this Thanksgiving.

Honey-Orange Carrots

Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, but all too often they’re just plain boring. These carrots are a refreshing change, and because they’re baked, nutrients won’t leach out into the cooking water.

Hearty Greens With Garlic

Take a chance and throw these garlicky greens on the table. They taste great and offer an extra-heavy dose of Antioxidants!

Kale and Butternut Squash Stuffing

Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, no Thanksgiving would be complete without this holiday staple. And this quick and easy recipe is full of unexpected veggies and can be made vegetarian-friendly.

Veggie “Fried” Rice

Based on brown rice and topped with an egg, this quick 10-minute recipe makes the perfect quick meat-free weeknight dinner. After all, anything is better when it’s topped with an egg!

Cranberry-Orange Sauce With Thyme

Swap out the jiggly canned stuff for this orange-and-honey sweetened version this Thanksgiving.

Basil Cranberry Sauce

Give thanks for cranberries this Thanksgiving! These tart little suckers pack some major punches when it comes to health benefits and disease prevention, so go ahead and scoop a second helping.

Cherry Tomato Ragout

This recipe for ragout uses cherry tomatoes for an extra acid kick and flavor boost.

Roasted Asparagus

With just three ingredients and less than 20 minutes start-to-finish, this roasted asparagus recipe makes one simple, crowd-pleasing dish.

Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

Don’t fear cauliflower’s bitter taste or unusual all-white (even after Labor Day) look. This superfood is rich in vitamin C and cancer-fighting compounds.

Ginger “Fried” Rice

Not only can ginger spice up the flavor of a recipe, it also packs a healthful punch of tummy-ache-fighting, sore-muscle-blasting, and potentially cancer-slowing compounds.

Egg (White) Drop Soup

Loaded with nutrients and vitamins, eggs are a nutritional powerhouse.

Black Bean Chili

Beans are high in fiber, low in fat, and easy on the wallet, which makes these versatile legumes the latest Greatist Superfood.

Garlic Shrimp

A little heat (or a lot if you want more hot sauce) and garlic turns simple shrimp into a knockout finger food.