The 3 p.m. stomach rumble is a real problem we all face far too often. Solve it by taking a little time on the weekend to whip up one or two homemade snacks that are wholesome and satisfying. Here are 15 great snacks that pack up well and are hearty enough to tide you over until dinnertime.
These bars are a nice change from the usual sticky-sweet varieties. Smoked paprika and garlic powder give them a unique savory flavor.
Swapping oats for quinoa flakes means that these no-bake cookies are even higher in protein than most, so you'll be satisfied until dinnertime.
Flecks of finely chopped rosemary and crispy bacon bits make for a granola that's extra unique. Try it on plain yogurt or even just enjoyed on its own.
Pick up a variety of your favorite dried fruit, like mango, pineapple, and papaya, to make these sweet, spicy, and salty treats.
You may want to pack up this snack mix in individual bags. With bagel chips, Chex cereal, pretzels, and honey-roasted peanuts, it's completely irresistible.
Chickpeas not only give these sweet chocolate chip-studded blondies a protein boost, but they also make them vegan.
These vegan, no-bake bites — made with carrots, dates, almond butter, and almond flour — may taste like dessert, but they're packed with enough protein and fiber to get you through the afternoon.
Furikake — the Japanese seasoning of sesame seeds, spices, seaweed, and dried fish — lends a salty, umami-forward flavor to this twist on sweet kettle corn.
Make a big batch of this crunchy trail mix, as it keeps well for up to a month in an airtight container (and in the refrigerator for even longer).
Nutritional yeast lends a cheesy flavor to these crispy kale chips without actually having to use any cheese at all.
These simple, wholesome cookies keep well for up to five days, so you can enjoy them throughout the week.
You can make these spicy pistachios using shelled or unshelled nuts — although shelling them yourself may just make them a little more fun to eat.
Cashews and oats are blended together to form the "dough" for these raw cookie bites that are just the thing to kick your mid-afternoon sweet tooth.
This protein-rich vegan snack tastes just like Cheetos, but it's a whole lot more wholesome.
This chewy fruit leather can be made with fresh or frozen blackberries, which means you can enjoy it all year long.