25 Healthy Meal Prep Snacks Perfect To Make Ahead

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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.

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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.

Don’t forget to check out this incredible Beginner’s Meal Prep Guide: to Stress-Free Cooking!

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.

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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!

25 Meal Prep Snacks

These easy meal prep snacks are insanely easy to make and delicious: with 5 simple ingredients, these no-bake peanut butter balls are ready in record time, and are incredibly healthy!
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Sara Trezzi


  • 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.


Note 1: If you don’t like chocolate (really?!), you can just omit it from the ingredients.
Note 2: If your dates are a bit dry, soak them in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain well. Or, if you are in a hurry, just add a couple of tablespoons of water when you are processing.
Note 3: You can use any nut butter in this recipe: almond butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter…just make sure your nut butter doesn’t contain anything else but nuts (no added oil or salt).
Note 4: You can substitute peanuts with almonds, hazelnuts, cashew nuts…anything you like! Or add some extra chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks for texture.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate per servings.


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sugar: 6g

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