65 Tubular Snack Foods to Rock Your Tastebuds

A collection of numerous popular snacks and candies.

Who doesn’t get a craving for their favorite snack from time to time? Or maybe you see something on the shelf that you simply have to have. We all have our snack addiction that we can’t resist.

If you’re like me, you love trying new snacks. Life’s too short not to, right?

While we were pretty limited in our snack selections years ago, today we have Amazon and other online food stores, letting us try snacks from around the world.

Well, snack lovers, hold onto your Cheetos. Here’s a master list of the 65 best snack foods around. Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack, a whole foods snack, or something in between, you’ll find what you need with this list.

Let’s dive in.

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A picture of a healthy meal, including a sandwich, apple, nuts, and water.

Healthy snacks don’t have to be boring, they can be fun and affordable. Here are seven healthy snack foods to rock your world and keep the calorie count down.
Sargento delivers guilt-free snacking option with almonds, dried cranberries, and white cheddar cheese. What more could you ask for?

2. KIND Bars

An image of the KIND Protein Crunchy Peanut Butter bar.

 

KIND, known for having zero artificial ingredients, delivers on the tasty and healthy snack front with their numerous flavors of KIND bars.

3. Hummus

KIND, known for having zero artificial ingredients, delivers on the tasty and healthy snack front with their numerous flavors of KIND bars.

A bag of Wonderful Pistachios.

Pistachios are a great, healthy way to get some protein while avoiding tons of artificial ingredients. The Wonderful brand are particularly great, as they have several varieties and they’re surprisingly affordable.
Greek yogurt is a great way to get some protein without consuming a boatload of calories. Throw in some of your favorite berries to add some flavor without the sugar of artificial sweeteners and flavors.

Two pieces of bread with goat cheese bruschetta spread on them.

Bruschetta is already a healthy way to enjoy some tomatoes and herbs. Using goat cheese instead of a traditional cheese is a great way to cut out some calories and fat while still enjoying the great flavor of traditional bruschetta.

A pouch of Starkist tuna, Bumble Bee tuna, and Chicken of the Sea pink salmon.

Tuna and other light fish in a pouch are great sources of protein and healthy fats, but light on calories. As is the case with all things, moderation is key!

6 Snack Foods for Parties

A picture of various party foods including shrimp, wings, wraps, and a barbecue.

Snacking with a group is far different from snacking alone. Here are some great party snack food ideas to satiate your group’s hunger!

8. Guacamole

Guacamole is always a surefire hit at a party. Feel free to be traditional, or spice things up with one of these variants!

A snack board filled with cheese, grapes, candies, pretzels, and other sweet and salty snacks.

Salty goes with sweet like vanilla and chocolate. Satisfy the cravings of your party with this varied board of snacks that you can make all your own.
Everyone loves pizza. Make some quick and easy pepperoni bread bites to deliver that pizza flavor without the cost of ordering a dozen pies for your party!

A picture of yeast rolls from Southern Living.

If you’re having a cozy party or potluck, homemade yeast rolls are a great way to contribute without spending an entire day in the kitchen.
I don’t care how old you are, corn dogs are always great. Take your guests back to their childhood with some mini corn dogs!

A cheese quesadilla plate with a side of pico de gallo.

Cheese quesadillas are a quick, easy, and fun way to bring some flavor to your next gathering. If you’re feeling bold, add in some chorizo or other meats to beef them up!

5 Junk Food Snacks

A picture of Twix, Reese's, Lay's, and other junk foods.

Even the healthiest of us has a craving for junk food at times. Here are a few junk food options that won’t steer you wrong.

14. Slim Jims

Remember those commercials with “Macho Man” Randy Savage yelling, “Snap into a Slim Jim.”? I know I do…

Slim Jims, the king of incredible meat sticks. If you’ve got a craving for beef jerky or any other seasoned meat, you can’t go wrong with Slim Jims.

15. Corn Nuts

A picture of Corn Nuts and its many flavors.

For those moments you HAVE to have something salty, Corn Nuts won’t let you down. If you’re feeling adventurous, they come in numerous flavors, too!

16. Doritos

Doritos, is there anything junkier or tastier? Probably not. There’s no denying the potent, awesome flavor of Doritos.

The box of Little Debbie Zebra Cakes.

Little Debbie has too many cakes to count, but few can compete with the awesome Zebra Cakes. These are one of my personal favorites too!

18. Twinkies

Twinkies – everyone knows them. Who hasn’t wanted one of these cream-filled, guilt-laden pastries at some point?

6 Whole Foods Snacks

An image of Justin's Almond Butter, Skinny Pop, and other healthy whole food snacks.

Who said snacks have to be unhealthy? Satisfy your hunger without going up a belt size with these whole food snacks.
Carrots and hummus go together like bread and butter. If you’re bored with plain hummus, spice things up with a red pepper or baba ganoush hummus.

20. Larabar

 A box of Nut & Seed crunchy Larabar bars.

Larabar is known for their tasty and healthy bars, made from only a few ingredients. While you can’t go wrong with any of them, I love the pecan pie variety.
Many almonds come with a load of salt or sugar coating them. Grab some raw, unsalted almonds, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how natural they taste and how healthy they are!

A container of Halo Top Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.

You read that right – ice cream. Halo Top ice cream is made with great ingredients and features a ton of protein for those of you looking to compliment your workout or exercise routine.
Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps have the great flavor of pretzels with the satisfying crunch of a chip. How can anyone resist?

Two bags of Bear Naked Granola Bites.

Bear Naked Granola Bites are a great way to enjoy an almost candy-like snack without feeling guilty. Made from natural ingredients, Bear Naked offers a ton of awesome granola snacks.

5 Brain Food Snacks

Various ingredients that compose common brain food.

Do you have a big presentation or test coming up? Snack on these brain foods to give your mind the healthy boost it needs.
Super Human Snacks, made by HUMAN, contain the vitamins and nutrients of many brain foods, in the form of chips and fries. Tasty, AND helpful for your noggin!

26. Kale Chips

A picture of fresh kale chips on a cutting board.

Kale Chips are easy to make and have a ton of health benefits, including providing your brain with the nutrients it needs to function at full capacity.
Take a piece of your favorite toasted bread with a fine layer of avocado, and you’ve got a great snack for your brain.

A picture of cups filled with yogurt, granola, and mixed berries.

Berry parfaits are a great way to ingest healthy antioxidants that help your brain, while also packing in some grains and protein from the yogurt. Consider this your healthy food triple threat.

29. Coconut

Coconuts contain healthy triglycerides that can reduce your risk of alzheimer’s and dementia. With so many ways to enjoy coconut, this should be an easy one to work into your diet.

6 Snack Foods for Diabetics

Blueberries, carrots, almonds, and other snacks suitable for diabetics.

Snacking as a diabetic can be difficult. Well, fret no more with these snack foods suitable for diabetics. But, as with any medical condition, before making any major changes to your diet, we recommend you talk to your physician first.
Orville Redenbacher’s Smart Pop line of popcorn contains less fat and fewer calories than your typical popcorn, and even has a portion of your daily fiber.

A plate of hard-boiled eggs sliced in half.

Hard-boiled eggs are great sugar-free snacks for diabetics. Not only this, they contain protein that can keep blood sugar from rising after a meal.
The next time you’re wanting a salty and sweet snack, have a pear with some string cheese for a low-carb snack that’s safe for diabetics.

A pile of whole-wheat pretzels dashed with salt.

Whole-wheat pretzels are great on their own, or delicious when paired with some cheese or nuts.
If you’re wanting something a little heartier but safe for diabetics, cottage cheese is a great option.

A bowl of chicken noodle soup.

Chicken noodle soup is good for more than the soul – it’s great for diabetics, too.

5 Low Carb Snack Foods

Some pistachios, string cheese, and apples, all low carb snacks.

Maintaining a low-carb diet is harder than just cutting out bread. Here are a few snacks that are low-carb friendly.
Everyone has fond memories of eating string cheese as a kid. Well, good news: it’s a great low-carb snack you can enjoy even as an adult!

An image of celery, cucumbers, carrots, and other low-carb veggie snacks.

Take your favorite vegetable, chop it up, and pair it with your low-carb dip of choice. Note that some veggies do have more carbs than others.
If you’re like most, you probably have an avocado laying around. This recipe for avocado crisps is a great, low-carb way to satisfy any chip cravings.

We all want some chocolate, even those of us cutting carbs. Scratch your chocolate itch with Anthony's Organic Cocoa Nibs.

We all want some chocolate, even those of us cutting carbs. Scratch your chocolate itch with Anthony’s Organic Cocoa Nibs.

40. Olives

Olives, green or black, are a great way to add some flavor in your low-carb life. Pair them with some cheese or nuts for bonus flavor.

5 Low Calorie Snack Foods

Several bowls with cucumbers, carrots, apples, and other low calorie snacks.

If you’re not counting carbs, there’s a good chance you’re counting calories. These snacks will help you stay under your caloric budget while still having some flavor in your life.
Pure brand organic fruit and veggie strips come in a variety of flavors, all of which are delicious and less than 50 calories.

A can of tuna with some wheat thin crackers, a great low calorie snack.

You likely have some tuna in your pantry. Pair that with some wheat thins for a great, low calorie snack. (Try to avoid being “that person” that makes the office reek of fish and don’t eat this one in the office!)
Take one Fig Newton and spread 1 teaspoon of peanut butter over it for a miniature peanut butter and jelly-like treat.

A box of Annie's Organic Cheddar Snack Mix.

Annie’s, maker of many organic snacks, knocks it out of the park with their Homegrown Organic Cheddar Snack Mix. Treat yourself to ½ cup of this for a low-calorie snack.
Peanut butter has a ton of protein and some fat, but a little peanut butter goes a long way with a thinly sliced apple.

5 Italian Snack Foods

 

A picture of Italian sandwiches, gelato, and other Italian snacks.

Snacking Italian style isn’t as simple as some of the above snacks, but it’s totally worth it. Here are some of my favorites.
Asparagus is great on its own. Wrapped in prosciutto and thrown in the oven? Delicious.

Two croissants filled with cream in Italy.

Unless you’re hopping over to Italy, you’ll likely have to make these yourself. Take some fresh croissants and fill them with cream for a taste of Italy you can carry with you to work.
A combination of eggplants and peppers, this spicy pepper spread recipe knocks it out of the park. This is great for a snack or an appetizer at your next dinner.

A Kinder Joy Kinder Egg candy made popular overseas.

Kinder Chocolates, primarily the Kinder Joy Eggs, recently came to the United States. Do yourself a favor and pick one of these delicious things up immediately.
A simple slice of your favorite bread with any hazelnut spread slathered over the top, and you’ve got a classic Italian snack.

5 Diet Snack Foods

A picture of crackers, almonds, cherries, blueberries, and other healthy diet snacks.

While there are countless diets out there, some snack foods remains staples in anyone’s journey for trying to be healthier. Here are some great choices to get you started.

51. Edamame

Edamame isn’t a common snack in American households, but it should be. This healthy snack gives you one-third of your daily fiber and protein requirements in only one cup!

A package of Bumble Bee Sensations crackers and seasoned tuna.

Bumble Bee Sensations snacks are a great way to get a serving of seasoned tuna with some tasty crackers. These are perfect for your office lunchbox.
For a great morning or afternoon snack, have a bowl of your favorite cottage cheese with some flaxseeds and cinnamon for added nutritional benefit.

A bowl of steel cut oatmeal with some sliced apple and spices in it.

While steel cut oatmeal is great on its own, add in some cinnamon or other spices as well as your fruit of choice for a tasty, nutritious meal you can have anytime.

55. Chickpeas

Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are a high protein and fiber snack to keep around the house. Try roasting them in the oven for a nice healthy snack with a satisfying crunch.

5 Finger Food Snacks

A tray of meats, cheeses, olives, and other finger food snacks.

You’re never too old for finger foods. Here are some top-notch ones for any occasion.
Pimiento cheese is great on its own. Imagine the reaction of your guests when you give them pimiento cheese that’s been rolled in toasted pecans, parsley, or bacon?

A plate of double decker taco cupcakes, a great appetizer or finger food.

Tacos are the best but can be incredibly messy. This recip e takes the mess out but keeps the flavor in.
Whether you’re hosting a superbowl party or just wanting some killer finger food, this recipe takes the deliciousness of barbecue and makes it bite-sized.

A picture of freshly-made cranberry crostinis.

If you want to class things up a bit with your finger food snacking, cranberry crostini is perfect. All you need is some baguette, cranberry, and ricotta!
Roll out some fresh dough or use canned pizza crust from the store, spread some sauce and cheese in it, and roll the dough into numerous little wheels. Throw these in the oven and you’ve got some delicious homemade pizza rolls!

5 Keto Snack Foods

A container with avocado, cheese, and summer sausage, all keto snacks.

Keto is all the rage right now. While this diet can work wonders, it’s also difficult to find snacks that don’t bog you down with carbs or ruin your keto diet. These snacks will get you started on the path to keto greatness.

61. Beef Jerky

Keto may have some strict rules to play by. Fortunately, “eating beef jerky” isn’t one of those no-nos.

62. Pork Rinds

A bowl of pork rinds, a keto-friendly snack.

Pork rinds are light, airy, and flavorful, but be careful. It’s hard not to eat the whole bag by yourself.
Some berries can surprisingly knock you out of ketosis. Raspberries (and blackberries) are low enough on the scale that you can safely snack on some.

64. Pickles

 A jar of Vlasic brand pickles, a great snack for those on keto.

Pickles are a great snack on their own, and they’re keto-friendly!
Much like almond or peanut butter, macadamia butter is a spread made from nuts. Macadamia butter has a high fat count but checks the keto diet boxes, making it a great snack.

Snacks on Snacks on Snacks

Did you make it through this entire list without getting up to have a snack? If so, congratulations! Now, get yourself a snack.

What are your favorite snacks?

Did I leave something off the list that deserves some appreciation? I’m always on the lookout for new snacks, both for work and at home. If you have any you’d like to share, let me know in the comments.

If your breath is not the best from eating too many pork rinds or Doritos, check out my post on the 55 Best Gum & Breath Mints Brands to Blow Your Mind for numerous ways to freshen up your mouth!

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