Mediterranean Diet

The Best Guilt-Free Mediterranean Diet Snacks (Easy & Healthy)

Feeling peckish? Don’t dive for the chips just yet! There are some seriously creative Mediterranean diet snacks out there that are just as tasty and even better for you!
Healthy Mediterranean Diet Snacks


Whether you’re in the mood for a crispy, salty snack, looking to satisfy that raging sweet tooth, or just want a little something-something to tide you over until the next meal, these guilt-free Mediterranean diet snacks are here to save you from the temptation of greasy, unhealthy convenience food



Table of Contents  
Loaded Hummus and Chips 
Eggplant Dip (Baba Ganoush) 
Homemade Trail Mix 
Fig Cheese Bites 
Rosemary Parm Popcorn 
Greek Yogurt Bowls (Sweet OR Savory) 
Antipasto Skewers 
Lavash Pinwheel Wraps 
No-Bake PB Sesame Seed Balls 
Baked Veggie Chips 

Loaded Hummus and Chips 

For a simple Mediterranean go-to you can jazz up from the usual Mediterranean diet snacks, try topping your usual store-bought hummus with finely diced cucumber and tomato, crumbled feta, fresh dill, balsamic vinegar, black olives, and pomegranate seeds. Grab some whole wheat pita chips and dig in! 


Eggplant Dip (Baba Ganoush) 

Veggie dips make great Mediterranean diet snacks that are super healthy and tasty.

Much like hummus, an eggplant dip can be enjoyed with pita chips and your favorite loaded toppings. For a fast and easy eggplant dip, roast one eggplant in the oven for about half an hour, let it cool, and scoop out the insides. Mash the insides with some minced garlic, olive oil, and some lemon juice, and enjoy. 


Homemade Trail Mix 

Graze on healthy fats like nuts to curb your salt cravings!

Tailor a unique trail mix by mixing healthy nuts and indulgent sweets and baking them in the oven for a roasted, homemade treat. Some ingredients that make great trail mix additions are: 

  • Walnuts 
  • Almonds 
  • Cashews 
  • Pine nuts 
  • Pecans 
  • Macadamia nuts 
  • Pumpkin seeds 
  • Coconut flakes 
  • Sliced bananas or plantains 
  • Blueberries 
  • Sliced apple 
  • Cacao nibs 
  • Dark chocolate chips 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Honey 

Spread out your ingredients on a baking sheet, toss with coconut oil, add some seasoning, and roast in the oven to your liking. For a sweet and salty mix, sprinkle sea salt and drizzle with honey or add coconut flakes and fruit. Or create a savory mix by seasoning your nuts with smoked paprika, garlic powder, or garlic salt.  

Explore more exciting flavor combinations by adding Smoky BBQ, Garlic Rosemary, Cinnamon Maple, or Lemon Chili Almonds from our a la carte menu to your mixes! 


Fig Cheese Bites 

Halve some fresh figs, top with a little bit of brie or low-fat goat cheese, a smidge of honey, and some crushed walnuts for sweet and chewy Mediterranean diet snacks. This makes for great party finger food, a great wine pairing, or a nice dessert. 


 

Rosemary Parm Popcorn 

Gourmet popcorn is all the rage! Impress your movie-watching buddies with this bougie snack that only requires you to toss your popcorn with olive oil, grated parm, and some diced, fresh rosemary.  


Greek Yogurt Bowls (Sweet OR savory) 

The best Mediterranean diet snacks are the ones you can toss together in a few minutes, like a simple (yet super healthy) yogurt bowl. Top a cup of low-fat, plain Greek yogurt with Mediterranean-friendly items like: 

  • Berries 
  • Nuts & nut butter
  • Honey 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Mint leaves 
  • Peaches 
  • Apples 
  • Bananas 
  • Apricots 
  • Orange zest 
  • Puffed brown rice 
  • Chia seeds 
  • Hemp seeds 
  • Fresh N Lean hearty granola made with rolled oats 

You can also make your Greek yogurt bowls into a savory dish by adding the following ingredients: 

  • Artichoke hearts 
  • Sundried tomatoes 
  • Olives 
  • Cooked lentils 
  • Fresh herbs 
  • Cucumber 
  • Avocado 
  • Basil pesto 
  • Olive oil 
  • Smoked salmon 
  • Black beans 
  • Paprika and other spices 



Antipasto Skewers 

Mix up your skewers for a new Mediterranean diet snack every time.

Going for Mediterranean diet snacks that are fast and easy to make will keep you from going for less-healthy options. Usually, antipasto platters take a bit of effort, but this recipe cuts prep time in half. 

Simply skewer bits of low-fat mozzarella balls, chunked or cherry tomatoes, olives, basil leaves, pepperoncini, cooked shrimp or chicken, and artichoke hearts. Drizzle on some balsamic vinegar or some olive oil.  

You can also grill these for a warm snack, just make sure the mozzarella doesn’t cook too much as it might melt


Lavash Pinwheel Wraps 

Lavash is a crisp flatbread that’s perfect for making wraps. You can find long, rectangular versions that work with many other Mediterranean diet snacks like breakfast wraps, layered bakes, or even homemade baked chips. 

For pinwheel wraps, spread a bit of hummus, nut butter, or low-fat cream cheese and layer in things like bell peppers, cucumbers, olives, turkey slices, leafy greens, smoked fish, herbs, feta, or tomatoes. Roll everything up into a log and slice (or just eat it like a burrito! Who’s going to judge?) 


No-Bake PB Sesame Balls 

In a bowl, mix rolled oats, flax seed, almond flour, cinnamon, and peanut butter until they’re combined into a thick “batter.” Scoop about a spoonful and roll into a bite-sized ball and roll in sesame seeds. These make for a great portable and savory treat.  


Baked Veggie Chips 

Although fresh veggies are best, baked veggies are a great Mediterranean diet snack when you want something with a little more crunch.

If you miss potato chips, you can bake sliced veggies drizzled with olive oil and spices as a healthy alternative! Choose veggies that crisp nicely in the oven like root vegetables including turnips, parsnips, beets, and rustic carrots as a great Mediterranean diet snack or side. Use thyme, garlic, cumin, sea salt, or paprika for more flavor!