10 Healthy Salty Snacks for Your Late Night Fix

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Don’t fight the craving, embrace it! Knowledge is power and, when you have an arsenal of healthy, salty snacks at your fingertips, you are ready to satisfy your taste buds in a flash, without derailing your diet!

Trust us, it is time to ditch the store bought potato chips and drive-thru French fries. Nutrisystem has a variety of recipes to satisfy every little late night hankering. Each of these outstanding recipes contains a nutritious vegetable, to provide more flavor and nutrients than your average salty source of satisfaction, and there isn’t a celery stick or rice cake in a single one.

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So, if the salt monster’s got your tongue this evening, opt for a nutrient-dense take on fritters, fries, poppers or chips. All homemade with love… and your weight loss goal in mind. Cooking at home can even help reduce the fat and calories in the foods you eat. You control the recipe, and you control your life!

Try these 10 healthy salty snack recipes:

1. Zucchini Fritters with Soy Dipping Sauce


Skip the chips and fries for this healthy salty snack. Grated zucchini is super low in calories and full of heart healthy potassium and vitamin C. Dipped and crisped to a light golden brown color, these zucchini fritters are beyond delicious. They’ll satisfy the saltiest of cravings. Dip them in the delicious soy sauce for an extra flavor boost. This recipe counts as a Vegetable and two Extras on the Nutrisystem program. Get the full recipe here >

2. Carrot and Potato Fritters with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

Carrot and Potato Fritters with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

Fresh carrots and hearty potatoes create the perfect healthy fritter sure to placate any crunchy salty craving. Whole wheat flour and egg whites keep everything light and healthy, but with a hint of curry powder, these guys are way more appetizing than the typical fritter. Carrots are fiber-rich and full of vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium, too. Dip these deliciously healthy fritters in the cilantro yogurt dip to bring some balance and zest to your side dish. One serving counts as half of a SmartCarb, half of a PowerFuel, and one Vegetable on the Nutrisystem program. Get the full recipe here >

3. Easy, Cheesy Spinach Cups

Spinach Cup Healthy Salty Snacks

We know you love spinach dip (because who wouldn’t). Well, skip the calorie bomb and make these Easy, Cheesy Spinach Cups. A perfectly portioned and satisfying snack to quell those salty tailgate cravings. Potato, low-fat cheese and frozen spinach (a source of protein, zinc, vitamins A, C, E, K, calcium and fiber!) make this delicious treat hearty and healthy. Plus, two cups are just 108 calories! It all counts as a PowerFuel, half of a Vegetable and one Extra for anyone following the Nutrisystem program. Click here to get the full recipe >

4. Crunchy Kale Chips

crunchy kale chips

Salty snacking can be guilt-free: Kale makes the perfect substitute for greasy potato chips. Just get a large bunch of kale and your favorite seasonings. Garlic powder? Yes. Onion Powder? Always! You’ll have a delicious treat in fewer than 15 minutes. Kale is also a source of antioxidants and fiber-sounds like a win! Click here to get the full recipe >

5. Loaded Potato Skins

loaded potato skins

Skip the bar food loaded with empty calories, fat and extreme portion sizes. A simple, small russet potato can provide a delicious treat. Potatoes provide protein and fiber making them a satisfying part of any meal. Add low-fat cheese and reduced fat sour cream to one potato for a hearty and satisfying loaded potato skin. This snack counts as half of a SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Extra on the Nutrisystem program. Click here for the full recipe >

6. Quick Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Quick Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Sometimes you just need a little something to pop in your mouth. Don’t let the salty cravings get you off track! Planning ahead and having an arsenal of quick and easy recipes can be the key to your weight loss goals. Here, all you need is a head of broccoli, low-sodium Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to create a satisfying treat packed with nutrients. Broccoli contains dietary fiber to keep you belly full and waist trim. One serving of this recipe counts as a Vegetable and an Extra on the Nutrisystem program and the cheese makes it so amazingly worth it. Click here for the full recipe >

7. Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

cauliflower buffalo bites

Skip the deep fried buffalo wings and make these healthy cauliflower buffalo bites. A little hot sauce and butter goes a long way. Using whole wheat flour keeps these healthy salty snacks nutritious, as the cauliflower serves up a generous dose of vitamin C, K and potassium. One serving of this recipe only counts as a Vegetable and a couple Extras, so they’re definitely worth your time. Click here for the full recipe >

8. Nacho-Style Roasted Chickpeas

Nacho Style Roasted Chickpeas

If only nachos could deliver a healthy plant based source of protein, fiber, manganese and folate. Well, now they can! Chickpeas have protein and fiber, giving you the one-two punch you need to keep your health on track. Coating this delicious little bean with a chili powder, onion powder and fat-free parmesan cheese creates that delicious nacho flavor to satisfy your game-night craving. One half cup counts as one SmartCarb on the Nutrisystem program. Click here to get the full recipe >

9. Crispy Carrot Fries

carrot fries

Fries don’t have be a diet demon. Give them a healthy makeover with this Crispy Carrot Fry recipe! Cut up your carrots into fry-like strips, coat them in heart healthy olive oil, throw in some seasoning and bake it all in the oven. With a touch of sweet rosemary, these savory salty snacks hit the spot! We know carrots are good for your eyes, but these delicious fries will also provide you with antioxidants to help fight inflammation and reduce cancer risk. Looking to control blood sugar and improve your gut health? Well, carrots have got that fiber you need. There’s nothing to feel guilty about when eating these fries! One cup counts as one Vegetable and two Extras on the Nutrisystem program. Click here for the full recipe >

10. 3-Ingredient Eggplant Fries

eggplant fries

Eggplant is full of folate and potassium making it an excellent addition to any menu. This fiber-containing vegetable also makes a great guilt-free fry for salty-snack-craving dieters. Satiating that desire for salt can be guilt-free and add essential vitamins and minerals to your diet. Two servings count as two Vegetables on the Nutrisystem program. Click here for the full recipe >