Homemade Toasted and Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds

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Don’t miss out on the culinary magic that can happen post-pumpkin carving. After scooping, save those tasty seeds for a snack you won’t be able to stop eating. Stick with simple sea salt for a classic treat, or try our spice suggestions to perk up your homemade roasted pumpkin seeds. They’re so easy to customize.

How to Prepare Make-Ahead Snack Packs

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Your kids will gladly pass up the vending machine for these wholesome snack packs the next time a midday hunger attack comes on. Loaded with totally tasty, yet nutritious items like fiber-rich toasted coconut chips and addictively delicious maple-spiced nuts, this humble hodgepodge will hit the spot. Read on for more.

Maple-Spiced Nuts and Seeds for Snacking

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Woody maple syrup and fragrant, spicy ginger are a perfect pair for coating nuts and seeds, and this recipe is your one-way ticket to snack town. Butter helps everything cling, while low-and-slow baking ensures a golden-brown result every time. Read on to add this aromatic treat to your collection of crunchy favorites.

Dried Mango-Strawberry Fruit Rolls

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Skip the added-sugar-loaded, pre-packaged snacks from the store and craft these colorful dried fruit rolls instead. With a hint of woody vanilla flavor, these mango-strawberry roll-ups are sure to make a rock star addition to any lunchbox. Read more now to add this recipe to your collection of fruity favorites.

Savory Granola with Oats, Nuts, Herbs, and Spices

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When you’re craving the crunch of granola but your sweet tooth just can’t take another hit, turn to this savory marriage of oats and nuts flavored with fiery crushed red pepper flakes, aromatic spices like citrusy sumac, and herbes de Provence. A hint of maple syrup keeps everything balanced. Read on for the recipe.

Spicy Root Vegetable Chips

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Get your crunch on with handcrafted, spicy root vegetable chips and you’ll never go back to store bought again. These baked beauties are overflowing with nutrients and dusted in a nutty blend of toasted fennel seeds, cumin, and fiery cayenne pepper. Read on to add this recipe to your collection of crispy favorites.

Buckwheat Rosemary Cheese Crackers

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Why peruse the cracker aisle for the perfect flavor when you can craft your own crunchy snacks at home? These naturally gluten-free goodies have a piney note of rosemary, a sharp bite from cheddar, and a bold nuttiness thanks to buckwheat flour. Read on to add this recipe to your homemade cracker collection.

Mustard Greens Chips for Healthy Snacking

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Looking for a salty snack you can savor without the guilt? Baked mustard greens are a satisfying alternative to standard chips. With just three ingredients – and in no time at all – you’ll be munching away at these crispy, nutrient-rich leaves. Read on to add this recipe to your collection of snack-time favorites.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Granola Bars

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Need an allergen-free snack made with tasty and wholesome ingredients? Learn how to make these easy granola bars that are packed with seeds, dried fruit, and a little agave nectar and coconut oil. They’re perfect when you’re on the go and need a healthy boost throughout any busy day. Get the recipe now.

Sea Salt Honey Butter Popcorn

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You don’t need a movie to dive into this buttery bucket of popcorn. Just hit play on your stove and watch those golden kernels do their thing. Each morsel of this sweet and savory popcorn is slathered in honey, butter, and flaky sea salt. Read on to add this satisfying snack to your list of must-have munchies.

No-Bake Chocolate Energy Balls for Snacking

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While convenient, most store-bought granola bars are essentially candy bars in disguise. These no-bake chocolate energy balls are a nutritious alternative, as they’re naturally sweetened and packed full of fiber, healthy fats, and protein. Read more now to get the full recipe, plus tips for building a healthy snack.

Caramel Coated Popcorn Is the Ultimate Salty-Sweet Treat

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Easy caramel coated popcorn is a family favorite that everyone will be gobbling down as soon as it is cool enough to touch. It’s crunchy and chewy, making it an addictive treat that you can make ahead in a big batch. And it also makes an excellent party favor, or snack for a movie night at home. Get the recipe now.