12 Healthy Recipes for On-the-Go Snacking
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12 Healthy Recipes for On-the-Go Snacking

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[slideshow] Whether you're an on-the-move breakfast type or an afternoon snacker, we all need our go-to bites. We reached out to our friends over on Twitter and asked everyone  what their favorite grab and go snack was for a midday pick-me-up. Some folks love their goldfish, others swear by trail mix, and a lot of people abide by "an apple a day," but almost all of these snacks are ones you buy pre-made. Here are 12 recipes for creating your own healthy snacks, from a crazy delicious lentil trail mix to super yummy quinoa chocolate chip cookies. 1. Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crisps: If you're looking for a homemade cracker that's a little bit sweet, a little bit savory, and a lot healthy, cook up these yummy raincoast-style crisps! (Recipe and photo: Dinner with Julie) 2. Beach Bum Lentil Trail Mix: Lentils in trail mix? Genius! Such a great savory addition, especially if you want a change up from nuts and granola clusters. Would love to make a spicy masala version. (Recipe and photo: Healthful Pursuit) 3. Nature Valley Knock-Offs: We are completely addicted to Nature Valley granola bars, especially the Oats N' Honey variety. When we saw this recipe for a DIY version, we instantly swooned. This recipe is super simple and totally ready for customization and improvisation. (Recipe and photo: Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body) 4. Savory Cheese-Herb Granola: Forget berries and honey, it's time to get into some savory granola! This recipe uses gruyere, thyme, worcestershire, and oats to make a delicious salty snack. Will it replace our beloved cheddar goldfish? Not quite, but pretty darn close. (Recipe and photo: The Kitchn) 5. PB&J Sushi Rolls: If you're as addicted to PB&J as Team Brit, you'll love these little rolls. Also perfect for picnics or on a long hike. (Recipe and photo: Brit + Co.) 6. Trail Mix Bites: Bored of the bar? These bon bon-like granola bites are just what the doctor ordered. Plus, way tidier than pouring trail mix into your mouth while on your daily commute. ;) (Recipe and photo: Soup Addict) 7. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies: Quinoa in a cookie? Seeing is believing, and these look delicious. (Recipe and photo: 366 Days of Pinterest) 8. Maple-Butter Spiced Popcorn: Remember how awesome Smartfood was? I mean… it still is, but it's definitely not on the healthy side. Cook up your own batch of popcorn and doctor it up with maple butter. Yum! (Recipe and photo: The Kitchn) 9. Whole Wheat Cheese Straws: Admittedly, these aren't the healthiest snack on the list but they are way healthier than the Cheez-Its they happen to taste just like. Plus, they're whole wheat! :) (Recipe and photo: How Sweet It Is) 10. Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas: Guess what. When roasted perfectly, chickpeas are the latest and greatest crunchy snack. (Recipe and photo: CHOW) 11. Peanut Butter and Oat Energy Bites: It's 3pm, the afternoon lull is kicking in, and you need a boost. Energy bites to the rescue! These are easy to make and great to keep on hand whenever you need a little pick me up. Also a really great airplane snack as they are satisfying enough to last you way longer than one of those tiny bags of peanuts. (Recipe and photo: The Cilantropist) 12. Rosemary Roasted Cashews: This is a simple way to customize any plain nuts you've got. We recommend substituting olive oil for butter and experimenting with different herb and spice combos. (Recipe and photo: Ina Garten / Food Network) What are your favorite healthy snacks to keep in your purse or work bag? Let us know in the comments below or over on Twitter.

Whether you’re an on-the-move breakfast type or an afternoon snacker, we all need our go-to bites. We reached out to our friends over on Twitter and asked everyone  what their favorite grab and go snack was for a midday pick-me-up. Some folks love their goldfish, others swear by trail mix, and a lot of people abide by “an apple a day,” but almost all of these snacks are ones you buy pre-made. Here are 12 recipes for creating your own healthy snacks, from a crazy delicious lentil trail mix to super yummy quinoa chocolate chip cookies.

1. Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crisps: If you’re looking for a homemade cracker that’s a little bit sweet, a little bit savory, and a lot healthy, cook up these yummy raincoast-style crisps! (Recipe and photo: Dinner with Julie)

2. Beach Bum Lentil Trail Mix: Lentils in trail mix? Genius! Such a great savory addition, especially if you want a change up from nuts and granola clusters. Would love to make a spicy masala version. (Recipe and photo: Healthful Pursuit)

3. Nature Valley Knock-Offs: We are completely addicted to Nature Valley granola bars, especially the Oats N’ Honey variety. When we saw this recipe for a DIY version, we instantly swooned. This recipe is super simple and totally ready for customization and improvisation. (Recipe and photo: Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body)

4. Savory Cheese-Herb Granola: Forget berries and honey, it’s time to get into some savory granola! This recipe uses gruyere, thyme, worcestershire, and oats to make a delicious salty snack. Will it replace our beloved cheddar goldfish? Not quite, but pretty darn close. (Recipe and photo: The Kitchn)

5. PB&J Sushi Rolls: If you’re as addicted to PB&J as Team Brit, you’ll love these little rolls. Also perfect for picnics or on a long hike. (Recipe and photo: Brit + Co.)

6. Trail Mix Bites: Bored of the bar? These bon bon-like granola bites are just what the doctor ordered. Plus, way tidier than pouring trail mix into your mouth while on your daily commute. ;) (Recipe and photo: Soup Addict)

7. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies: Quinoa in a cookie? Seeing is believing, and these look delicious. (Recipe and photo: 366 Days of Pinterest)

8. Maple-Butter Spiced Popcorn: Remember how awesome Smartfood was? I mean… it still is, but it’s definitely not on the healthy side. Cook up your own batch of popcorn and doctor it up with maple butter. Yum! (Recipe and photo: The Kitchn)

9. Whole Wheat Cheese Straws: Admittedly, these aren’t the healthiest snack on the list but they are way healthier than the Cheez-Its they happen to taste just like. Plus, they’re whole wheat! :) (Recipe and photo: How Sweet It Is)

10. Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas: Guess what. When roasted perfectly, chickpeas are the latest and greatest crunchy snack. (Recipe and photo: CHOW)

11. Peanut Butter and Oat Energy Bites: It’s 3pm, the afternoon lull is kicking in, and you need a boost. Energy bites to the rescue! These are easy to make and great to keep on hand whenever you need a little pick me up. Also a really great airplane snack as they are satisfying enough to last you way longer than one of those tiny bags of peanuts. (Recipe and photo: The Cilantropist)

12. Rosemary Roasted Cashews: This is a simple way to customize any plain nuts you’ve got. We recommend substituting olive oil for butter and experimenting with different herb and spice combos. (Recipe and photo: Ina Garten / Food Network)

What are your favorite healthy snacks to keep in your purse or work bag? Let us know in the comments below or over on Twitter.