If you’re following the Alkaline Diet or simply know the benefits of eating alkaline rich foods, then this list of 30 alkaline snacks will be of excellent service to you.
Since I started focusing on my health I began to notice that the quickest way to ruin my health was by selecting unhealthy convenient snacks or even worse sometimes not snacking at all!
I say that not snacking at all is worse because It would leave me so hungry that I would often at meal time eat twice, maybe even three times as much food as I needed. I’d also make really bad decisions as I would often choose the highest calorie meal because after all, I hadn’t eaten in like 4-5 hours. This would often sabotage my weight loss goals but more importantly my health!
Does this sound familiar to you at all?
So after realizing that I was failing at living a healthy lifestyle I began to dig deep into the most alkaline-rich foods. From there, I began to create a huge list of all the different alkaline snacks we could enjoy.
But it doesn’t stop here, once you get inspired from the following list, I would highly recommend you prepare your snacks for the day ahead as well.
After all, Benjamin Franklin did warn us that “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
I’ve listed the tastiest and healthiest alkaline snacks below.
1. Fresh Vegetable Sticks w/ Homemade hummus
This snack is great for the mid-morning. The fiber in the vegetable sticks and hummus will keep your hunger at bay while providing you with heaps of essential nutrients.
*Note that it’s best to serve your hummus in your bowl, eating straight from the container can lead to a lot of extra calories.
* An Excellent serve of hummus is 2 tbsp.
2. Celery Stick Almond Butter Logs
This snack is perfect for mid-afternoon. The healthy fats and fiber found in the almond butter will keep you completely satisfied till dinner. Not to mention, the nutrient pack hit you will also get from your celery sticks.
An excellent serving size of almond butter is about 1 tbsp. at 16g
3. Mixed Vegetable Platter
This healthy snack is excellent for mid-morning or pre-dinner. It’s full of vegetables to boost you with nutrients and fiber, and also keeps your calories lower. I love to mix my vegetable plate with raw ingredients as well as my favorite “dry roasted vegetables”. This snack is ideal for sharing with people!
4. Avocado Love
Who doesn’t LOVE avocados? Avocado is a healthy powerhouse and definitely one of the most alkaline snacks around. You can enjoy your avocado anytime throughout the day. It’s perfect for mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and even an evening snack. You can enjoy your avocado as is, or add some chili flakes and sea salt, or enjoy it with some toasted seeds!
5. Green Juice
A green juice is a perfect snack because it is full of so many vitamins and minerals. To ensure that your green juice keeps you full I’d suggest keeping the pulp in your juice for extra fiber. You can find so many delicious green juice recipes here. A green juice is a great snack for mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and also pre-breakfast and pre-dinner.
6. Quick Smoothie
A quick smoothie is a perfect mid-morning snack and also pre-workout and post-workout snack. A quick smoothie should contain at least one server of leafy greens and 1 serves of vegetables. One of my favorite quick smoothie combos includes cucumber, spinach, unsweetened coconut milk, and lime. Check also the Fat Burning Green Smoothie Recipe.
7. Quick Wrap
Mountain bread wraps are my favorite snack time wraps because they’re light and tasty. I love to include lots of leafy vegetables into these wraps with mashed avocado, hummus, tahini, or even almond butter. These wraps are a perfect mid-morning snack!
8. Soaked Almonds
Soaked almonds are a great mid-afternoon and evening snack. The healthy fats, protein, and fiber, which makes this very sustainable. Almonds are full of Magnesium, potassium, and calcium so you’re getting a lot of your essential mineral needs in a 1 oz. serve.
9. Toasted Seeds
Toasted pumpkin seeds are a great mid-afternoon and pre-dinner snack. Pumpkin seeds especially are high in potassium and magnesium. They’re also lower in fat than almonds and have more fiber per 1 oz. serving when compared with almonds. Pumpkin seeds are also lower in calorie, which is great if your goal is to also lose weight. Pumpkin seeds can be enjoyed with sea salt and chili flakes or smoked paprika.
10. Rice Cakes w/ Toppings
Rice cakes are excellent mid-morning snacks. They’re especially healthy when you top then with lots of vegetables and sprouts. Some of my favorite combinations include avocado and sprouts, sliced cucumber and EVOO, and/or sliced tomato with EVOO and fresh garlic. Another satisfying snack ideas is to spread them with your favorite nut butter.
11. Blanched Vegetables
Blanched vegetables are a great pre-dinner and evening snack. Blanched or lightly steamed broccoli or green beans sprinkled with sea salt and fresh lemon juice (optional), is a very healthy, very lean snack idea. Because this snack is so good for you, you could really eat as much as you like!
12. Tahini Dip w/ Asparagus
Blanched asparagus with tahini sauce is a great mid-afternoon and pre-dinner snack. Asparagus is high in fiber, potassium, Vitamin A, and Iron. And enjoying them with a tbsp. (16g) serve of 100% Tahini paste to make a really filling healthy snack.
13. Homemade Seaweed Chips
homemade seaweed chips are a great mid-afternoon, pre-dinner, and evening snack. Nori is high in potassium, protein, and vitamin C. And the best way to enjoy this snack is by making them yourself at home. Here’s a great seaweed snack recipe.
14. Sprouted Toast w/ Topping
A filling mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack is a slice of sprouted toast with mashed avocado and lots of salad vegetables. You could even use hummus or almond butter as a spread as well. This snack will be sure to keep you full. My favorite open sandwich includes avocado, hummus, sliced cucumber, tomato, and lots of sprouts.
15. Superfood bliss Balls
These bliss balls are great mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and pre-dinner snacks. Just one ball could be enough to keep your hunger at bay for your next meal. My all time favorite bliss ball combos can be found here. Bliss balls are very macro heavy and they often include healthy fats, protein, and fiber. A lot recipes contain sugar, so if you’re following an alkaline diet you want to look for recipes, which have very very low sugar content. Remember to avoid recipes with dried fruit.
16. Chia Pudding
Chia Seed pudding is a great omege-3 boosting snack. It’s excellent as a mid-morning snack and packs quite a punch of fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium, and Iron. A super simple chia seed pudding contains 1 oz. of chia seeds, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, a pinch of stevia extract, and top with fresh mixed berries (optional).
17. Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Homemade chocolate avocado mousse is an excellent mid-afternoon snack. The healthy fats from avocado and cacao powder will keep you well and truely satisfied until dinner. Here is a great recipe to follow!
18. Homemade Chocolate Almond Squares
Homemade chocolate is a great mid-afternoon and evening snack. This super delicious homemade chocolate recipe with satisy all your cravings as well as provide you with a boost of healthy fats and potent antioxidants. My favorite go-to recipe is
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter
- 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 cup (raw) organic cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp. stevia extract (98% Reb A)**
- 1 tsp. real vanilla extract
- Optional add chopped almonds, hazelnuts, cacao nibs, goji berries, chia seeds etc.
Simply grate the cocoa butter until you have 1/2 cup serve and then combine the cocoa butter and coconut oil together in a mixing bowl. Place the cocoa butter/oil bowl in a shallow pan containing a small amount of hot water, then stir the oil and butter until it’s smooth. Now add your stevia, vanilla, and cacao powder and combine well. Pour your mixture onto a lined baking pan, plate, or use chocolate molds if you have them, and then sprinkle on top if you choose your almonds, hazelnuts, or goji berries etc. Place in freezer for 60 minutes, and then enjoy!
**You could use 1/4 cup of coconut nectar instead or if you prefer Rice Malt Syrup. Alternatively, you could leave sweetness out all together!
19. Toasted Sprouted Legumes
Sprouted legumes are the best way to consume legumes according to the alkaline lifestyle. So if you have some sprouted legumes and bean, then I recommend dry roasting them in your oven at 400f/200c for 15 minutes with some sea salt and any flavoring of your choice such as cumin, chili flakes, or garlic powder to enjoy as a perfect snack. Sprouted legumes are high in protein, lower in fat, and total vitamin levels a greater increased than in their seeds. You can enjoy these snacks any-time of the day!
20. Dried Soynuts
Dry roasted soynuts are an excellent snack to curb your appetite. They’re great to have anytime of the day and perfect to keep at your desk when you need something little to get you through. Organic dry roasted soynuts are high in protein, fibre, healthy fats, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron!
21. Fresh Low Sugar Fruit
Grapefruit, berries, watermelon, cantaloupe, cherries, pomegranate, and plums are relatively low sugar fruits according to Dr Young. Fresh seasonal and if possible organic is great to snack on any time of day. The above-recommended fruits tend to have less sugar than others, more vitamins and minerals, and also high in fiber.
22. Tablespoon of healthy Oils
A tablespoon of good quality organic extra virgin cold pressed oil is a great snack for the mid-afternoon and evenings. Healthy Fats will keep your hunger at bay and also provide you with a lot of good monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are great for reducing risk of heart disease and stroke. They also provide nutrients to help develop and maintain your body’s cells. Some of the best oils for you to consume are flax oil, hemp oil, and Olive oil.
23. Fresh Young Green Coconut (Water and Meat)
Consuming a fresh young green coconut is a great snack for mid-morning and mid-afternoon. The coconut water and coconut meat are full of healthy fats, which keep you well hydrated and also help protect your body from infection all while effectively cleansing the inside of your body.
24. Homemade Guacamole
Homemade guacamole is a fantastic pre-dinner and mid-afternoon snack. Enjoy your favorite recipe with carrot sticks for a super healthy well-balanced snack. Guacamole is fantastic because of the avocado and with avocado being a nutrient powerhouse you’re getting so much potassium, fiber, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and B6 into your body.
25. Tomato & Cucumber Salsa
This fresh tomato and cucumber salad is an amazing “anytime” snack. You can enjoy this for the mid-morning, to the evening as a snack. When I have time to prep a big batch for a few days, this is by far my favorite alkaline snack. The recipe is very simple as well, just seed and dice tomato, English cucumber, and red onion. Add in some fresh mint, then dress it with fresh lemon/lime juice, salt, black pepper, and cumin! This salad can be enjoyed as is or add some brown rice cakes for a bit of crunch!
26. Coconut Yogurt w/ Berries
Unsweetened Coconut or goat yogurt and fresh berries is a great mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack. The healthy fats and protein will keep you full and your taste buds will love you. The fresh berries and nuts will heavily compliment the yogurt, and you’ll soon experience what heaven taste like.
27. Fresh Cherry Tomatoes
(on their own or w/ rice cakes, hummus, even tahini)
Tomatoes are one of the most alkaline foods around, therefore you can’t go wrong with enjoying fresh seasonal cherry tomatoes as a snack. Tomatoes are high in potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B6, and fiber. They’re great snacks for any time of day. I love to drizzle tahini sauce over my tomatoes, or sometimes just have them with olive oil, sea salt, and cracked pepper!
28. Quick Vegetable Soups
Making a quick vegetable soup in a jar is so easy and super convenient. You can even take it to work and enjoy is as a mid-morning snack. The best combo always includes lots of different sprouts, shallots, some dark leafy green, wild rice/lentils/tofu/buckwheat noodles, and a serve of yeast-fress stock powder. Just add boiling hot water and you have a delicious nutrient dense snack.
29. Sauteed Snow Peas
Snaps can be enjoyed raw, blanched, dry roasted, and even sauteed. They’re an amazing alkaline-rich vegetable that contains lots of fiber, protein, vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, iron, and magnesium! This snack is perfect for any time of day as it’s a well-rounded snack.
30. Baked Lemon-Herb Tofu
Baked Lemon-Herb Tofu is a great snack for mid-morning and mid-afternoon. It provides you with lots of protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, and some healthy fats. Plus it will taste great when prepared right! (with a tofu press or if you don’t have one you could prepare it like this)
Check also the 40 Best Vegetable Snack Ideas by Healthy Body TV for more healthy snack ideas.