Sometimes you just want a little nosh, right? Bite-sized snacks are perfect for when you’re feeling snacky, are having guests over for a fun party, or for little hands you need to feed.
We love bite-sized snacks because they’re adorable, but we’re kinda picky about the ones we’ll eat. Just because a snack is small, it doesn’t mean we’ll adopt an ‘anything goes’ attitude. We still want our bite-sized snacks to be nutritious, filling, satisfying and packed with health-supportive macro and micronutrients.
These Best Bite-Sized Snacks definitely fit the bill. Make a batch of one of these and you’ll be surprised at how quickly they’ll disappear!
Quinoa Pizza Balls
Everyone loves pizza and when you package up all the flavours of pizza into high-protein, bite-sized snacks? Magic.
Chickpea Flour Mini Veggie Frittatas
Chickpea flour is an amazing substitute for eggs and these mini veggie frittatas are living proof. We love that you can make these with whatever veggies you have lying around in the fridge, so they’re an easy one to make for last-minute guests.
Bruschetta Sweet Potato Toast
Those of you who love the sweet potato toast trend will love this recipe, which includes an easy-to-make bruschetta mix that will help you show off fresh produce during tomato season.
Vegan Cucumber Pinwheels with Sundried Tomato Pesto
This bite-sized snack looks super elegant and fancy, but it only takes five ingredients. Done and done.
Grain-Free Almond Flour Cookies
Grain-Free Almond Flour Cookies by Jenny Beharry (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
These grain-free, bite-sized cookies are easily customizable with your favourite spices and can be made dairy-free or vegan.
Chive + Tahini Mini Twists
Impress your favourite snackers with this delicously herbed recipe that includes a photo tutorial for how to roll and twist them properly, so you’re totally covered.
Mini Paleo Salmon Cakes with Lemon Herb Aioli
An easy Paleo recipe that also has low-FODMAP options. If you love the mini version, you can make them into larger burgers too!
Flourless Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Cookies
A four-ingredient, high-protein, no-bake recipe that is a breeze to blend up. Grab your favourite protein powder and make this happen.
Mini Vegan Cheesecakes
If you miss dairy products, these tangy + sweet mini cheesecakes will help you forget all about them. Plus, this recipe includes a great trick to make cashew recipes less expensive.
Basil Cornbread Waffle Bites
A lovechild of cornbread and waffles, this savory bite-sized snack is ideal when slathered in nut butter, guacamole or your favourite hummus recipe.
Rosemary Raisin Mini Biscuits
These adorable gluten-free, grain-free and vegan biscuits are little nuggets of goodness.
Spicy Baked Tofu Nuggets
Give yourself an hour to make these vegan and gluten-free baked tofu nuggets – and don’t forget the naturally-sweetened dipping sauce to complement the heat.
Mini Apple Crumbles
Big and little hands will love this sweetly spiced mini apple crumble recipe. Since we’re not fans of the microwave, we like to saute the filling in a bit of coconut to take off the raw edge instead.
Spiced Carrot Cake Raw Energy Bites
Spiced Carrot Cake Raw Energy Bites by Valerie Piccitto (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
These yummy bites are packed with protein and healthy fats, a power combo that will boost your energy and stabilize blood sugar levels all while staving off sugar cravings.
Make-Ahead Kale and Sweet Potato Egg Cups
Simplify your life with these 5-ingredient, veggie-packed Paleo Egg Cups. Perfect for a light breakfast or snack!
These super-crunchy vegan seed crackers are very mix and match. We like that you can use whatever seeds you like (pumpkin, poppy, hemp, sunflower, millet, quinoa, etc.) – as long as you have three cups worth, it’s all good.
Mini Falafel Bites
These deliciously gluten-free and vegan falafels can moonlight as a snack, appetizer, meatballs, or salad toppers. We love that kind of versatility!
This simple recipe combines two incredibly powerful aphrodisiacs: figs and chocolate. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Fruit + Nut Cups
If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with the fibre-packed and vitamin-rich tigernut flour, here’s your chance. These fruity + spiced baked treats will become your next fave!
Gluten-Free Spanish Salt Cod Croquettes
Be the belle of the ball by serving these gluten-free croquettes at your next shindigs. These are great when made ahead of time and kept warm in the oven, which gives you time to put on your party dress. For frying the croquettes, check out our guide to healthy cooking oils for safe high-heat oils.
Gluten-Free Brussels Sprouts Latkes
You’ll adore this unique twist on potato latkes and, since Brussels sprouts are much drier, you won’t need to use 8 dish towels to wring out the moisture.
Carrot + Hummus Rolls
Save your guest the trouble of dipping their crudities in hummus – just wrap your carrots + hummus up together for the ultimate veggie-to-dip ratio.
Chocolate-Covered Protein Balls
All you need are 8 ingredients to make this protein-rich snack. Perfect for a post-workout refueling, a mid-morning snack or a mid-afternoon treat.
Sweet Potato Toast with Hemp Seeds + Pistachios
These sweet potato toasts are gorgeously topped with avocado, hemp seeds and crushed pistachios. A great appetizer or finger food!
Mini Gluten-Free Apple Galettes
Mini Gluten-Free Apple Galettes by Macy Diulus (*Honorary Culinary Nutrition Expert)
These individual apple galettes are adorable, not to mention perfect for dinner parties and having friends over.