31 Healthy Snacks for Fruit Lovers
We all know fruit’s one of those healthy food groups. But that doesn’t mean we can only eat it au natural! Here are 31 fruit-filled snacks to make your daily dose of fruit a bit more interesting.
This chocolate-fruit combo isn't as classic as strawberries and chocolate, but it's just as good! The recipe just calls for three ingredients (kiwi, dark chocolate, and coconut oil), but we love ours with nuts or coconut flakes sprinkled on top!
Pick your favorite fruits, dice ‘em up, and skewer ‘em. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate, pop them in the freezer for a few hours, and you have yourself a cool, sweet treat with minimal work.
Here’s one of our super-simple faves. Trim strawberries, roll them in yogurt, and freeze. This one gets a little fancy with the ombre coloring, but you can skip that step for a quick snack. We love using Chobani’s Vanilla Chocolate Chunk yogurt, or a mixture of plain yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
Here’s one way to take the PBJ to a whole new level: swap in almond butter, and add some homemade strawberry chia jam! For a quicker recipe, you can also just add some sliced strawberries. The whole-grain bread and strawberries offer a great dose of heart-healthy fiber, the almond butter is rich in protein, and the banana’s packed with potassium.
Yes, you can have your ice cream and eat healthy, too (as long as you define “ice cream” pretty loosely). Simply peel a few bananas, stick them in the freezer, and let them hang out for a few hours, or until solid. Put the frozen ‘nanners in the bowl of a food processor, and process until smooth. Finally, add in your choice of mix-ins if you like! Dark chocolate chips, diced strawberries, or a PB swirl are Greatist favorites.
This fruit, veggie, ice, and chia smoothie is a cup of frozen perfection! It’s loaded with papaya, a tropical fruit with tons of flavor and fiber that’s relatively low in sugar compared to other fruits, at just 8 grams per cup.
Who knew spring rolls could taste this sweet? This inventive take on the sushi restaurant favorite fills classic rice wraps with fresh fruit for a simple, slightly sweet (and super fun) snack.
Strawberries and Nutella: a classic combo. Give this treat a healthier twist by adding in a slice of toasted whole-grain bread for a fiber-rich, filling snack. You can also sprinkle some chia seeds, honey, or coconut flakes on top for an added flavor boost!
The word "cheesecake" might make this recipe sound healthy but the only ingredients are lemon, Greek yogurt, vanilla, honey, and blueberries. In this version "cheesecake" is actually just the sweetened lemony Greek yogurt mixture which gives the popsicles a creamy texture.
This recipe is an awesome way to get creative with some items you probably already have in your kitchen. Freeze some Greek Yogurt with granola and fruit on top and boom, you have a cute breakfast treat for the next morning!
If you've ever thought fruit salad was "boring," you have to give this recipe a try. Sprinkle some lime juice and chili powder on top of your favorite fruity mixture for an added kick in flavor and heat. Can't take the heat? Try cinnamon instead.
Two of our favorite foods take center stage in this recipe: bananas and chocolate chips. Blend up some frozen bananas in a food processor, then dump in some chips. These guys store for about 2-3 months in the freezer, so feel free to make a giant batch.
It’s simple: remove grapes from vine. Freeze. Get snackin’. This easy, naturally sweetened treat is perfect to keep in the freezer for when that sweet tooth comes calling.
These breakfast-on-the-go bars are like a healthier twist on blueberry cobbler. The blogger just uses blueberries, but feel free to throw in some strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries for a mixed-berry version.
The key to this recipe is what goes on top. Pineapples and blueberries are awesome, but when you add some lime zest, lime juice, honey, and Greek yogurt on top, you get a next-level treat.
Cherries Jubilee is a classic dessert, but it isn't exactly the healthiest snack. This recipe keeps the awesome cherry flavor but adds in some healthier substitues (like cacao) and nutrtitional bonuses (like chia seeds). Plus, this looks GREAT in a mason jar.
This fall inspired breakfast has an awesome combination of some underrated fruits. Plums, blackberries, and hazlenuts shine in the classic parfait-style snack. And if you're really in the fall mood, try sprinkling some pumpkin spice on top.
Time to play with your food! This is a super fun snack recipe. Put some sliced kiwi, oranges, and raspberries on top of sushi rice for a fancy treat. Of course, feel free to improvise — sliced strawberries, mango, or apple would make good toppers, too!
No matter your age, making melon balls is always fun. Take your handy dandy melon baller (use a round measuring spoon if you don’t have a melon baller), and start digging away at the fruit’s flesh. Due to the shape of the melon baller or measuring spoon, when you start scooping (like you would ice cream), the flesh of the melon rolls into a nice sphere!
Tired of your same old yogurt and granola breakfast? Try changing up the shape! This recipe takes the classic combo and freezes it into a (very Instagram-worthy) popsicle. Just make sure to prep the night before, since these guys need to sit in the freezer for at least four hours.
Making a ton of these little protein balls is the perfect way to meal-prep some snacks for the week! The secret ingredient here is lemon—adding both lemon juice and lemon zest adds an awesome flavor to the blueberry coconut combo.
Oat bars are an great way to save some time in your week. Make a bunch on Sunday so you'll be able to grab them on the go during your busy work week! This version has a homemade strawberry filling that will satisfy any fruit lover's craving.
Granola bars are far from boring when you make them at home. This simple version has just seven ingredients (which includes super easy staples like milk, honey, oil, and cinnamon) with raspberries as the tasty and colorful star of the show.
Man oh man do we love pizza. And with some fruit and honey on top this one is unlike any of the ones you've had before. Just grill up some pizza dough, naan, or tortilla and sprinkle your favorite fruits on top.
We'd eat goat cheese with pretty much anything, but it's especially good with fruit. This bruschetta recipe features the gooey-sweet combo with a great balsamic glaze on top.
Skewers make everything cuter, and this watermelon-mint-feta combo is no exception. The simple recipe is perfect for appetizers at a party or quick snacks on the go.
Thanks to avo-toast, getting creative with toast is all the rage these days. This honey-fig version is the perfect savory way to eat your fruit. With some ricotta on the base, it'll be hard to have just one piece.
Fruity pizza round two! This one features peaches and blackberries, but feel free to make your own version with any fruit-cheese-dough combo. Get creative with it!
This two-fruit salsa (yes, avocado is a fruit) is a great way to give sweet flavors a savory twist when served alongside classic tortilla chips. Avocados (a superfood!) are packed with healthy monounsaturated fat, and tons of vitamins including vitamins E and B6.
Fresh figs — does it get any better? Well, when you wrap a fresh fig in a slice of salty prosciutto and stick it on top of some toasted bread we think it does.
Here's another awesome salty-sweet combo. Prosciutto and melon is a classic, but when you add fresh mozzarella and put it on a stick, things get seriously tasty.