What are you eating? ZOE members’ favorite snacks

It’s not quite time for a meal, and you feel your stomach grumble. Do you reach for a snack? If you’re reading this, the chances are, you do: A recent ZOE study found that 95% of us snack.

But not all snacks are equally healthy. That same study found that many people who generally have healthy meals choose low-quality snacks. 

Our study also found that opting for lower-quality snacks is linked to poorer markers of health.

For instance, eating less healthy snacks is linked to insulin resistance, higher levels of fat and sugar in your blood, and poorer blood fat responses.

But our research also showed that snacking isn’t inherently bad. Choosing healthy snacks is a great way to support your health and boost the overall quality of your diet.

The right snacks can increase your intake of plants, fiber, and protein.

So, if you want to make your snacks more delicious and healthy, look no further. In this article, we share 10 snack recipes that thousands of ZOE members have favourited.

If you’re already a ZOE member, you can click the ZOE links below and see how each recipe scores for you.

1. Nut energy bars

Favorited: 6,910 times

Preferences: Vegetarian

Ingredients: Almonds, walnuts, pecans, dates, egg whites, cinnamon, vanilla essence 

ZOE link

From: Tastes of Lizzy T

2. Baba ganoush

Favorited: 6,215 times

Preferences: Vegan, gluten-free

Ingredients: Eggplant, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, fresh parsley, ground cumin, cilantro, tahini paste

ZOE Link

From: BBC Good Food

3. Almond flour peanut butter cookies

Favorited: 5,534 times

Preferences: Vegan, gluten-free

Ingredients: Baking soda, vanilla essence, almond flour, maple syrup, smooth peanut butter, salt

ZOE Link

From: This Healthy Kitchen 

4. Sesame tahini cookies

Favorited: 5,417 times

Preferences: Vegetarian, gluten-free

Ingredients: Baking powder, almond flour, honey, salt, sesame seeds, tahini paste, vanilla essence

ZOE Link

From: Feel Good Foodie

5. ZOE almond cookies

Favorited: 5,149 times

Preferences: Vegan, gluten-free

Ingredients: Dark chocolate, ground almonds, olive oil, pecans, salt, flaxseeds, brown sugar, water

ZOE Link

From: ZOE’s Instagram

6. Dark chocolate sea salt almond clusters

Favorited: 4,383 times

Preferences: Vegan, gluten-free

Ingredients: Almonds, dark chocolate, salt

ZOE Link

From: The Fit Peach

7. 90-second bread in a mug

Favorited: 4,317 times

Preferences: Vegetarian, gluten-free

Ingredients: Baking powder, unsalted butter, eggs, almond flour, salt

ZOE Link

From: Allrecipes

8. High-protein gut balls

Favorited: 4,279 times

Preferences: Vegan, gluten-free

Ingredients: Almonds, cocoa powder, cacao nibs, dates, maple syrup, unsweetened oat milk, smooth peanut butter, salt, vanilla extract

ZOE Link

From: The Happy Pear

9. Zucchini fritters

Favorited: 3,880 times

Preferences: Vegetarian (optional)

Ingredients: Zucchini (also known as courgette), plain flour, hummus, egg, olive oil, Parmesan cheese (or a vegetarian alternative)

ZOE Link

From: BBC Good Food

10. Lentil patties

Favorited: 3,287 times

Preferences: Vegan

Ingredients: Chickpea flour, red lentils, onions, parsley, peppers, salt, ground chia seeds, spices, vegetable oil, vegetable broth, onion powder

ZOE Link

From: Ela Vegan

Because snacks can make a real difference to how healthy your diet is, give some of these recipes a whirl if you get a chance. And let us know which you enjoy the most.