New Years: 10 Healthy Snack Ideas

New Years is one of my favorite holidays.  I love that it is almost an extension of Christmas…..I mean there is so much excitement and build-up to Christmas that sometimes when it is over there is a bit of a let down.  But then New Years comes riding in to save the day.  It is a time of new beginnings, goals, and fresh starts.  I’m a goal setter.  Every year at the beginning of the year, my husband and I have a date night where we sit down and plan our goals for the coming year.  Big goals, little goals, all sorts of goals.  It is one of my favorite nights.  Then each week during the year we sit down and review our goals.  And New Years is the beginning of all this magical goal setting.  We have goals in 4 main categories:  Physical, Spiritual, Educational, Financial.  Always in our physical category is some sort of exercise goal and also a healthy eating goal.  The ironic thing is, on New Years we usually spend the night overeating unhealthy foods!  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  We have come up with 10 healthy snack foods that we think are a great way to ring in a Healthy New Year!

Almond Maple Popcorn Snack

almond butter and maple popcorn

Baked Onion Rings

stacked onion rings

Cherry Cocktails

sparkling cherry juice

Crunchy Mozzarella Sticks


Fruit Nachos


Fruit Salsa


Homemade Corn Chips


Mushroom Pizza Bites

Mushroom Pizzas

Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpeas_edited-1

Soft Pretzels and Hummus

pretzels and hummus



Great ideas! I love the idea of the fruit nachos. So fun and a great way to make fruit a dessert. My family also loves breaded cheese sticks, but I would normally never think to make them. Your healthy version is just the motivation I needed and my will think they are getting an extra special treat. Thanks for sharing.

Joe Strandell

Can’t wait for 2013 and all these ideas look scrumptious!
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Having a get together at my house tonight and already planned to make your crunchy mozzarella cheese sticks. Thanks for sharing the idea! I love making delicious food healthy.


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