13 Healthy Snacks to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Clean eating shouldn’t be about restriction or calorie-counting. A healthy diet includes a good balance of slow-digesting carbs, heart-healthy fats, and muscle-building protein from natural sources. Your diet should accommodate the occasional indulgence. Many of us associate our sweet tooth with high calorie, high sugar, processed desserts that are difficult to incorporate into a balanced diet. This doesn’t have to be the case! There are many healthy, natural ways to satisfy a sweet tooth.

We’ve put together a list of 13 Healthy Snacks to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth. All of these recipes are made with clean ingredients and without artificial sweeteners. They provide a balance of healthy nut fats, natural sugars, and slow-digesting carbs that will keep you full for hours.

1. No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
With smooth dark chocolate, creamy nut butter, crunchy seeds, and coconut, these easy energy bites are the best clean eating to-go snack. They’re so easy to assemble, there’s no stove or oven required!

2. Strawberry, Almond Butter, and Oatmeal Parfait

Strawberry Almond Butter and Oatmeal Breakfast Parfait
Fresh fruit teams up with savory oatmeal in this creamy treat dessert-style concoction that’s actually bursting with nutrients!

3. Sweet and Salty Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Sweet and Salty Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Each bite delivers a double punch of mouthwatering sweetness and scrumptious saltiness, guaranteed to please even the craziest of cravings.

4. Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Nuts
Coated with savory sweetness from maple syrup along with fiery zest from the cayenne pepper and chili powder, these little nuts pack in a whole lot of bold, mouthwatering flavor.

5. Pan-Roasted Candied Pecans

Pan Roasted Candied Pecans
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try candied nuts as a snack. They’ll deliver healthy fat benefits with an added touch of sweetness.

6. Baked Apple Chips

Baked Apple Chips
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are naturally sweet and high in fiber, so they help keep you full longer. These baked apple chips are the perfect sweet on-the-go treat.

7. Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

A beautiful blend of juicy, colorful fruit slices are drizzled with a delectable dressing in this nutritiously sweet dish.

8. No-Bake Fruit Energy Bars

No-Bake Fruit Energy Bars
Rev up your engines with these chewy, no-bake energy-boosters! Loaded with omega 3s and vitamins, these bars make the ultimate sweet treat.

9. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Small doses of chocolate in limited amounts can be good for your diet. Chocolate helps ward off binges and satisfies cravings. If you choose naturally sweetened chocolate, it won’t wreck your clean-eating plans. Chocolate covered strawberries are a great way to get your serving of chocolate.

10. Skinny Strawberry Banana Bread

Skinny Strawberry-Banana Bread
With under 90 calories per mini loaf, this skinny banana bread delivers sweet, indulgent flavor with none of the guilt.

11. Quinoa Protein Bars

Quinoa Protein Bars
Powerful superfoods like quinoa and dark chocolate team up to give you a gluten-free, mouthwateringly moist protein bar! Complete with a drizzle of melted chocolate, these bars make the perfect sweet tooth snack.

12. Superfood Chia Energy Bites
Superfood Chia Energy Bites

These bite-sized balls are packed with energy-boosting ingredients, and deliver cookie-dough flavor that’ll simply melt in your mouth! Coconut flakes and hemp hearts add crunch to these scrumptious delights.

13. Banana Blueberry Bars

Banana Blueberry Bars
Gobble up one of these fruity bars for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dessert! With healthy starches and unrefined sugars, these guilt-free bars support your body while satisfying sugar cravings.

For more healthy snack recipes, check out our list of 13 DIY Clean-Eating Energy Bars or browse our snack and appetizer recipe archive.

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