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7 Veggie Snacks You’ll Actually Want To Eat

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7 Veggie Snacks You'll Actually Want To Eat

Fall is one of the best seasons for fresh produce, with all manners of green and leafy veggies, squash, corn, sweet potatoes and more in full bloom and ready for pickin’ and eatin’. With so many affordable and delectable choices when it comes to snacking healthfully, it’s really a wonder sometimes that I find myself reaching for the potato chips instead of some equally mouthwatering (and much healthier) options like Mediterranean-inspired cucumber roll-ups, baked broccoli tots or a seven-layer veggie dip.

Well, I’m taking a stand! Below are seven extremely easy recipes that utilize fresh veggies in fun ways, and are perfect for incorporating the whole family in as you make them together!


7 Veggie Snacks You’ll Actually Want To Eat

1. Healthy Baked Broccoli Tots at Gimme Delicious Food

Broccoli, egg, cheddar cheese, onion and breadcrumbs—these tots are a delicious and flavorful alternative to the fried potato kind!

2. Crispy Parmesan Garlic Edamame at Homemade Hooplah

Edamame—a fancy way to describe “soybeans”—are loaded with protein and will keep you feeling full for hours. You can’t go wrong with a light dusting of parmesan to top it off.

3. Veggie Loaded 7-Layer Dip at Little Broken

Gone are the cheese, sour cream and other high calorie “layers” in this well-known dip—this veggie loaded version is heavy on the fresh tomatoes, corn, onions, black beans and lettuce.

4. Mediterranean Cucumber Roll-Ups at The Wholesome Dish

These are easy to make as long as you have a vegetable peeler—slice the cucumber real thin, then add roasted garlic hummus, feta cheese and roasted red peppers. Perfect for parties!

5. Vegetable Rolls with Spicy Nut Sauce at Camille Styles

These rolls are made with several fresh veggies, rice paper and a spicy sauce with nut butter, ginger and coconut sugar for a truly memorable treat.

6. Zucchini Carrot Spice Muffins at The Best of This Life

The perfect choice for fall, these muffins are full of healthy carrots and zucchinis and get their spice from nutmeg. A bit of applesauce keeps them moist!

7. Avocado Dill Dip at Table and Hearth

Another great option for get-togethers, this fresh and filling avocado dip has an added tang from Greek yogurt, dill, celery salt and of course—avocados!


What do you think? Will you be giving these veggie-full snacks a try?

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Emily Best Of This LifeEmily Smith is a stylish Ottawa mom of two who launched her lifestyle blog in 2011. The Best of this Life covers fashion, beauty, food, home decor, events and more – and encourages readers to live their best lives every day.







***A special thanks to Emily for sharing this guest post with me. At times like this, when I’m very busy helping to care for my mother in hospital, true friends like Emily have stepped up to offer their help. Please be sure to visit Emily’s blog to read more of her fabulous posts. ~ Sandy

  1. September 26, 2016

    Gurki | My Blogging Adventures

    I am a vegetarian, so these are all perfect for me. Wishing your mom a speedy recovery, praying for you and your family, Sandy!

    • November 19, 2016


      Thanks so much, Gurki! Glad you like this round up by Emily 🙂 It has been a rough couple of months but I’m slowly getting back into things. Appreciate you stopping by!

  2. September 25, 2016

    Carl Wright

    Thank you for writing Emily, and thank for posting this on your blog Sandy. Fall indeed is such a tremendous time of year in this part of Canada for fresh produce.
    I wonder myself why I reach for unhealthy choices such as potato chips.

    • September 25, 2016


      And thank you for stopping by, Carl! You are so right, now is the time to be making tasty snacks with all the fresh produce we have right now. As for the potato chips…I hear you! They are my biggest down fall! Thanks for stopping by, Carl!

      • September 25, 2016

        Carl Wright

        You are very welcome Sandy. It is great to connect and spend some time here! 🙂

  3. September 20, 2016


    Mmm….these sound delicious! I love that there’s a variety of exotic dishes such as the Mediterranean cucumber roll ups. Totally going to check them out 🙂

    • September 25, 2016


      Those roll ups are what I’ve been eyeballing, Jason. They look so tasty and I love cucumber! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. September 20, 2016

    Emily Smith

    Thank you for having me on your lovely blog today. My thoughts are with you, your Mum and your family as she recovers in the hospital. <3

    • September 25, 2016


      Thanks so much, Emily, for sharing your post with me! I am going to have to try a few of these recipes as soon as I get the chance. I’m up for any veggie snacks that are as tasty as these ones sound! Thanks for your kind words, I truly appreciate it! xo

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