Quell any snack attacks with homemade versions that still hit the spot (and cost less, too!). We’re upgrading our prepackaged snacks and swapping in healthy(ish) make-ahead munchies like whole wheat chocolate chip cookies and homemade fruit gummies to stave off those hangry feelings for good.
Find yourself in the Starbucks drive-thru line more often than you’d like to admit for a last-minute snack? Make their popular protein packs yourself with this easy-to-follow formula from Platings and Pairings for just a fraction of the cost.
Really, is there any snack more addictive than Cheez-Its? We especially love how easy, and economical it is to make these copycat crackers from Don’t Waste the Crumbs. Eat them as-is, or bake with some of her suggested mix-ins, like cayenne, rosemary, or thyme.
For an afternoon snack kids and grownups alike can agree on, we love these simple homemade fruit gummies from Dessert for Two. Plus, they even sneak in extra-heathy ingredients like carrots and beets.
A wholesome, whole grain variation on the classic chocolate chip cookie, this whole wheat version from Kim Boyce is one of our very favorite afternoon treats. Use an ultra-dark chocolate for a truly grownup spin.
These super-simple, cinnamon-spiced granola bars make both an easy grab-and-go breakfast and a tasty mid-afternoon snack. And they’re vegan and gluten-free, making them snack-friendly to dietary restrictions of all sorts.