Looking for some snack-spiration? This list of healthy meal prep snacks is full of goodness! Each one is perfectly designed to make ahead of time. So when the munchies attack, there’s a simple solution to get you through until your next meal.
When it comes to meal prepping, most of us think only about lunch or dinner. But we also need healthy snacks to get us through the week!
Having great snack options made with whole foods keeps you from making a run to the vending machine or the stash of hidden crisps in between meals.
There are meal prep snack ideas here for everyone: from savory snacks to a bit of something sweet.
Pick your favorite nutritious snacks and add them to your meal prep day and set yourself up for the week.
All it takes is a little bit of prep work ahead of time. Simply make your favorite recipes, and pack them up in snack boxes, snack bags, or small mason jars.
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25 Healthy Meal Prep Snacks Perfect To Make Ahead
Not sure what delicious snacks work for meal planning?
Discover 25 meal prep snack recipes that are perfect for making ahead of time, require simple storage, and are easy to grab on the go.
Healthy Trail Mix
Homemade trail mix starts with nuts, dried fruit, and seeds, or kick it up a notch with the addition of chocolate chunks or popcorn!
It takes about five minutes to prepare and, when stored properly, will last for several months for a long-term snack to keep in hand.
Vanilla Chia Pudding
Vanilla, almond milk, and chia seeds come together in an easy make-ahead breakfast that also doubles as a dessert!
Even better, they travel well, making them perfect to grab and eat on the go.
Serve them up with fruit, granola, or enjoy them all on their own.
Coconut Date Bars (No-Bake)
This high-protein snack is made with six simple ingredients: perfect for any time of day!
Make a batch on your meal prep day and pack them up to add to lunches or hand them out at snack time.
Healthy Air Popped Popcorn (Stovetop Or Microwave)
Pack up oil-free popcorn for a lunchbox addition, or make it ahead for an after-school snack!
It takes just minutes to pop and is perfect for packing up in bags, so you have the perfect meal prep snack to grab and take with you throughout the week.
Roasted Spicy Cashews
These roasted spicy cashews are the perfect solution for a healthy grab-and-go snack!
A nutty, salty, just a bit of spice, and full of healthy fats make this the perfect healthy snack for any time of day.
Pack them in small containers or bags to carry on the go!
Vegan Granola Bars (Chewy + Healthy)
Always a popular snack option, these homemade granola bars are way better than anything store-bought.
Full of great flavor and made with wholesome ingredients. Carry them in your bag or add them to a lunchbox for an after-lunch snack.
Healthy Egg Muffins (3 Easy Ways)
When you’re craving eggs but don’t have time, these egg muffins are a healthy make-ahead breakfast option!
Change up the fillings to add more variety to your meals, or keep things simple with your favorite veggie and cheese combination.
Black Bean Brownies (Fudgy and Healthy)
These black bean brownies are the PERFECT snack for meal prep!
They taste like the best gooey and fudgy brownies out there, but they are made with wholesome, nourishing ingredients: protein-packed black beans, cocoa powder, and fiber-packed dates that taste like caramel.
You can store them in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.
You honestly won't believe how good they are when you try them!
Healthy Oil-Free Granola (Vegan + Crunchy)
Homemade granola full of naturally sweet, crispy, crunchy clusters makes a flexible make-ahead snack!
One batch goes a long way, and it stores easily.
Pack it up in a bag to nibble on its own, or add it to some yogurt or fruit instead!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls (5-Ingredient)
Chocolate and peanut butter combine to make a gluten-free, vegan, and plant-based protein-packed snack.
It’s the perfect healthy snack to give you a kick of energy in the middle of the day!
These energy balls store in the fridge for a week, or you can freeze them for up to two months!
A healthy version of the popular chocolate bar made with five simple ingredients.
Make a batch of these ahead and store them in the fridge or the freezer for up to two months!
They thaw out quickly on the counter or in a lunch box for an easy snack later in the day.
They're sure to be one of your favorite snacks!
No-Bake Granola Balls
Granola balls made with oats, nuts, seeds, almond butter, and dates make the perfect portable snack to satisfy your sweet tooth with a healthier alternative than store-bought treats.
This kid-friendly snack stores easily in an airtight container for up to a week.
Crispy Baked Polenta Fries
Say goodbye to plain old fries and enjoy these polenta fries instead!
Make the polenta ahead of time, but instead of cooking them all the way, flash freeze them.
Grab them when you’re ready, cook them in the oven, and serve them up with your favorite dipping sauce.
Carrot Cake Smoothie (No Banana)
Carrot, apple, orange, spices, and cashews blend up into a creamy smoothie with the flavors of carrot cake. To make ahead of time prepare smoothie packs and store them in the freezer.
When you’re ready to make, let it thaw for just a bit, add some liquid and blend it up!
Really Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
A perfectly salty, slightly spicy snack that’s packed with protein and an easy, healthy swap for snacks.
Once cooked, store them up and use them as an easy-to-carry snack to take on the go or enjoy at home.
Discover not one but two ways to enjoy edamame for snacks!
Salted in the pods or shelled and flavored with salt and chili!
No matter which way you choose, they take just minutes to prepare.
They taste great cold, room temperature, or warm making them perfect for carrying with you on the run.
Easy Hummus Recipe (Creamy & Fast)
This easy hummus recipe takes minutes to prepare for a flexible snack to add to meals.
It’s perfect added to crackers and toast but doubles as a dip for pita or your favorite veggies.
It freezes well, so if a full batch is too much, stick it in the freezer to use for future snacks.
Healthy Berry Smoothie
Berries blended with oat milk, creamy bananas, chia seeds, and flax seeds create a filling and satisfying snack that’s perfect for mornings or afternoons.
To make ahead, freeze the blended berry smoothie in individual containers to pull to thaw out when you’re ready to enjoy.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
They are called breakfast cookies, but they are good at any time of the day!
A lightly sweetened “cookie” made with oats, almond flour, banana, nuts, and chocolate makes a great snack for satisfying your sugar cravings.
They're easy to carry with you to work and school. Make a full batch and freeze them up to use for snacks.
They thaw out quickly, so you can easily add them to a lunch box or carry them with you for later in the day.
Fruit And Yogurt Parfaits
Layers of creamy yogurt and fresh fruit are layered in a glass for easy transportation.
Top them off with some granola for a bit of crunch.
Make several up for the week so they’re ready to grab at a moment's notice.
Energizing Green Smoothie Recipe
An energizing snack to give you a boost when you need it!
The basic green smoothie is made with greens, fruit, liquid, and a superfood addition!
The best part is you get to choose which to use! So many choices for a smoothie made just for you.
Choose from six different flavored overnight oats for easy snacks to grab from the fridge when the craving strikes.
All it takes is a quick mix of the ingredients and some time to sit!
An ideal snack for traveling or whenever you need something quick.
Frozen Grapes: The Perfect Summer Snack
One of the easiest meal prep snacks you can make!
Frozen grapes are perfect for a hot summer day or any time you want something cool and delicious.
You won't believe it until you try them, but freezing grapes transforms them into little bites of sorbet.
Healthy Vegan Nutella
Craving some chocolate but don’t have time for baking?
Homemade Nutella makes a great option for snacks. It comes together quickly and is perfect for adding as a topping for toast or crackers or use as a dip for apple slices or pretzels.
Healthy Oatcakes (With Rosemary)
Crispy and delicious, healthy oatcakes are also gluten-free and dairy-free.
These crispy, savory crackers make a tasty snack on their own or are served up with some cheese or hummus.
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I hope you found some inspiration and now have several new ideas for what to make ahead for healthy snacks during the week!
And if you have tried any of these healthy meal prep snacks, let me know in the comments which one is your favorite!
Meal Prep Peanut Butter Balls
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter - (see note 3)
- 1 cup Medjool dates - pitted
- 3/4 cup roasted peanuts - (see note 4)
- 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Add the pitted dates, oats, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and peanuts to a food processor and pulse until mixed. If the mix is a bit dry, add a couple of tablespoons of water to make it a bit stickier.
- Divide the mix into 16 equal parts and use your hands to roll into 1-inch balls.
- Place the rolled balls into the fridge to firm up for about 15-30 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze them for up to 2 months if you want to store them for longer.
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