4 Healthy Snack Ideas


Are you looking for healthy homemade snack ideas to start back to school and back to the office on the right foot? Patience Fruit & Co shares with you its ideas and recipes based on fruits, healthy ingredients, and products grown in Canada!

Discover 4 healthy snack ideas for young and old that will keep you fueled throughout the day.

Cranberry energy balls


Quick to prepare and delicious to taste, energy balls are a perfect homemade snack for back to school! In addition, a multitude of combinations are possible, and they can be prepared with very few ingredients. Just rummage through your pantry and create your own variety of homemade energy bites. Here’s our favourite recipe:


  • 125 mL (½ cup) almond butter
  • 30 to 45 mL (2 to 3 Tbsp.) raw honey
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp.) chia seeds
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) roasted sesame seeds
  • 125 mL (½ cup) oats
  • 80 mL (⅓ cup) pecans, chopped
  • 80 mL (⅓ cup) whole dried cranberries sweetened with apple juice
  • 80 mL (⅓ cup) chocolate chips


  1. Mix the honey, almond butter, and sea salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the chia seeds, sesame seeds, oats, pecans, cranberries, and chocolate. Stir until a uniform mixture is obtained.
  3. Let rest for an hour in the refrigerator.
  4. Using a spoon, form small, compact balls and enjoy during your snack times!


Nut, seed, and dried fruit blends


To satisfy your little daily cravings with healthy, energizing snacks, consider creating a mixture of your favourite nuts, seeds, and fruits! Sources of healthy fats, these blends help satisfy hunger while providing beneficial nutrients for the body.

Stock up on fibre and the bounties of nature by whipping up a healthy homemade blend in just a few minutes with cranberries and your favourite nuts.

Are you a fan of these delicious ruby-coloured fruits? Our dried cranberries with no added sugar offer you 20 g of fibre for ¼ cup, in addition to being soft and organic and containing only the natural sugar of the fruit. They make a great healthy snack just by themselves!


Blueberry oatmeal cookies


Simply delicious, cookies remain must-have snacks for both young and old. And there’s no shortage of alternatives to continue preparing healthy and nutritious versions! 

Discover our recipe for healthy and quick cookies in a low-fat version with no peanuts or nuts. A perfectly suitable snack that will please the whole family!


  • 130 g (1/2 cup) date paste
  • 115 g (1/2 cup) 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 7.5 mL (1/2 Tbsp.) baking powder
  • 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp) baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 120 g (1 cup) oat flour
  • 70 g (3/4 cup) quick-cooking rolled oats (old-fashioned oatmeal)
  • 30 g (1/4 cup) flax seeds, ground
  • 40 g dried wild blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix the dates, Greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract. Then, add the baking soda, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Add the flour, oats, flax seeds, and dried blueberries.
  4. With a tablespoon, form about a dozen cookies, then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for about fifteen minutes or until a toothpick comes out without any dough. Let cool before tasting.


Sour cranberries to brighten up your day


Did you know that some candies can be reinvented as healthy snacks? Patience Fruit & Co has created a brand-new fruit-based snack formula that tastes like candy to satisfy your sweet tooth in total freedom.

SourCran is a snack made with real dried cranberries that has only 8 g of sugar and 28 g of fibre per portion. Make your breaks delicious moments while continuing to enjoy a healthy and balanced diet!

Psst! Are you looking for other sources of inspiration for back to school? For more snack ideas to prepare as a family, discover our other healthy snack recipes based on dried fruits and other good ingredients!


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