20 Yummy Oil-Free Snacks For A Healthy You (With Recipes) August 9, 2017

Do you crave for a crunchy and tasty snack every two hours? And are you also concerned about the amount of weight you are putting on or the health hazards of consuming unlimited unhealthy snacks? Then, you are just like me! And 99% of the time, I give in to my cravings because there are no healthy options available. But as I started following a healthy lifestyle, I was forced to look for oil-free and healthy snack options. And guess what…

I found 20 amazing, tasty, quick, and healthy snack recipes that taste better than the oil-loaded snacks. Plus, they will not make you feel guilty later. So, scroll down and check out the top 20 healthy oil-free snack recipes that will keep you light and satisfied!

20 Yummy Oil-Free Snack Recipes

1. Broccoli Balls

1. Broccoli Balls Pinit

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Prep Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 25 min

Total Time: 40 min

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups grated broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, soaked in water
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • Salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 400o F.
  2. Add oil to the pan and sauté the onions.
  3. Add the grated broccoli and salt to the pan and cook until the moisture evaporates. Remove from the heat.
  4. Add the spices, breadcrumbs, and almond meal. Stir well.
  5. Add the soaked chia seeds and mix well.
  6. Divide the mixture into 10-12 balls.
  7. Place the balls on a lined baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
  8. After 15 minutes, turn the baking sheet around and bake for 10 minutes more.

2. Savory Herb Whole Grain Crackers

Prep Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 15 min

otal Time: 30 min

Serves: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons mixed herbs like oregano and basil

How To Prepare

  1. Make a stiff dough with the ingredients and water.
  2. Roll it out into thin chapattis and cut it into strips.
  3. Bake at 450° F for 10-15 minutes till they are crisp.

3. Momos

3. Momos Pinit

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Prep Time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 30 min

Total Time: 50 min

Serves: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup flour
  • Water to make a dough
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 head broccoli, finely shredded
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, chopped

How To Prepare

  1. Make a smooth and pliant dough with flour and water.
  2. Roll it out into small thin chapattis.
  3. Add the filling made by mixing broccoli, bean sprouts, salt, and pepper. Bring the edges together to form a small pouch.
  4. Place the momos in a steamer and steam until they are cooked.

4. Daal Ki Chaat

4. Daal Ki Chaat Pinit

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Prep Time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 5 min

Total Time: 25 min

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow moong dal, parboiled
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw mangoes
  • A mixture of coriander and mint leaves, chopped
  • Chaat masala, as required
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice

How To Prepare

Mix and toss all the ingredients together for a scrumptious chaat/ moong dal salad.

5. Bengal Gram Tangy Chaat

5. Bengal Gram Tangy Chaat Pinit

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Prep Time: 25 min

Cooking Time: 5 min

Total Time: 30 min

Serves: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bengal gram soaked overnight
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped tomato
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped raw mango
  • 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon chopped green chili
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder

How To Prepare

Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl to enjoy a tangy and spicy snack.

6. Oats And Palak Dhokla

Prep Time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 20 min

Total Time: 40 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats powdered in the mixie
  • 1/2 cup semolina
  • 1/4 cup fresh yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon green chili paste
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon fruit salt
  • ¾ cup water

How To Prepare

  1. Make a batter with oats, semolina, curd, green chili paste, salt, and water.
  2. Add the spinach and two tablespoons of water for a smooth batter.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and mix gently.
  4. Pour the batter into a thali and steam for 7-8 minutes.
  5. Cool and cut into diamond-shaped pieces.

7. Oil-Free Hummus And Carrot Sticks

7. Oil-Free Hummus And Carrot Sticks Pinit

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Prep Time: 30 min

Cooking Time: 5 min

Total Time: 35 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 6 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Use a food processor to blend all the ingredients.
  2. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water and blend into smooth paste.
  3. Serve it with carrot sticks.

8. Chicken Poppers

8. Chicken Poppers Pinit

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Prep Time: 30 min

Cooking Time: 10 min

Total Time: 40 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 cups crushed Rice Krispies
  • Salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Whisk the eggs with a tablespoon of water.
  2. Mix flour, chili powder, paprika, salt, and dried oregano in a shallow bowl.
  3. Roll the chicken pieces in the flour, dip them into the egg mixture, and finally, roll them in the crushed Rice Krispies.
  4. Place them in the air fryer and cook them at 180o C for 10 minutes.

9. Rainbow Fruit Kebab

9. Rainbow Fruit Kebab Pinit

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Prep Time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 5 min

Total Time: 25 min

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 6 thick slices of kiwi
  • 6 strawberries, halved
  • 8 black grapes
  • 8 cubes of watermelon
  • 6 pieces of peach
  • 4 blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon drinking chocolate powder

How To Prepare

  1. In a bowl, mix yogurt, almond milk, vanilla extract, and chocolate powder.
  2. Skewer the fruits.
  3. Drizzle the yogurt dip on top of the fruit kebab sticks.

10. Steamed Dahi Vada

10. Steamed Dahi Vada Pinit

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Prep Time: 4 hrs

Cooking Time: 30 min

Total Time: 4 hrs 30 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 150 g urad daal, soaked for 4 hours
  • 150 g moong daal, soaked for 4 hours
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • ½ teaspoon Eno
  • Salt to taste
  • 500 g yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons roasted cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sweet tamarind chutney
  • ½ cup dhaniya chutney
  • Cooking spray

How To Prepare

  1. Use a food processor to grind the urad daal and moong daal.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add asafoetida, ginger, Eno, and salt to it. Mix well.
  3. Grease an idli maker with cooking spray.
  4. Take one spoon of the mixture and spread it on one level of the idli stand. Level the mixture with the back of a spoon.
  5. Place the idli stand in a pressure cooker and cook for 10 minutes without the whistle.
  6. Let the vadas cool. Place them in four bowls.
  7. Add two to three teaspoons of yogurt.
  8. Top with coriander chutney and sweet tamarind chutney.
  9. Sprinkle roasted cumin powder on top.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves.

11. Honey Yogurt Stuffed Raspberries

11. Honey Yogurt Stuffed Raspberries Pinit

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Prep Time: 10 min

Cooking Time: 10 min

Total Time: 20 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 10-15 raspberries
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of nutmeg

How To Prepare

  1. Mix yogurt, vanilla extract, honey, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  2. Transfer the yogurt mixture to a piping bag and attach a thin nozzle.
  3. Fill the raspberry pits with yogurt mix and pop them into your mouth.

12. Daal-Based Pandoli

Prep Time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 20 min

Total Time: 40 min

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1/4 cup fresh curd (dahi)
  • 2 teaspoons paste made with ginger and green chili
  • Salt as required
  • 2 teaspoons fruit salt like Eno (unflavored)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

How To Prepare 

  1. Grind the soaked dal with a little water to make a smooth paste. Mix in the yogurt and all the spices.
  2. Add fruit salt just before steaming and beat well.
  3. Steam the mixture in idli molds or on a muslin cloth tied over the vessel. Cover this with a lid. Steam this for 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with chutney.

13. Apple Crisps Savory

Prep Time: 10 min

Cooking Time: 15 min

Total Time: 25 min

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala
  • A pinch of pink Himalayan salt

How To Prepare

  1. Mix the spices with the apples.
  2. Bake in an oven at 450°F for 10-15 minutes.

14. Air Popped Cilantro Lime Popcorn

14. Air Popped Cilantro Lime Popcorn Pinit

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Prep Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 10 min

Total Time: 25 min

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

How To Prepare

  1. Place the popcorn kernels in a pressure cooker and cover it with the lid upside down. You can also use a microwave instead.
  2. Transfer the popped kernels to a large bowl.
  3. Add lime juice, cilantro, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Toss well before eating.

15. Gluten-Free Portobello Mushroom Snack

 15. Gluten-Free Portobello Mushroom Snack Pinit

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Prep Time: 30 min

Cooking Time: 20 min

Total Time: 50 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 portobello mushroom caps
  • ½ cup fire roasted tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking spray

How To Prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 350o F.
  2. Spray the baking tray with cooking spray.
  3. Add a spoonful of fire roasted tomatoes to the mushroom caps.
  4. Top it with grated cheese, oregano, chili flakes, and a little salt.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.

16. Potato Crisps

 16. Potato Crisps Pinit

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Prep Time: 10 min

Cooking Time: 20 min

Total Time: 30 min

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 thinly sliced potato
  • ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • Salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Mix the spices with the potatoes and bake in a microwave in 30-second increments till they are properly cooked.
  2. Cool them. Your crispy snack is ready!

17. Spicy Pineapple

17. Spicy Pineapple Pinit

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Prep Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 3 min

Total Time: 18 min

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup thinly slices juicy pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • ⅙ teaspoon cinnamon powder

How To Prepare

Toss the pineapple slices with lime juice, black pepper, pink Himalayan salt, and cinnamon powder.

18. Oil-Free Vada Pav

18. Oil-Free Vada Pav Pinit

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Prep Time: 45 min

Cooking Time: 20 min

Total Time: 65 min

Serves: 2

Ingredients

For Vadas

  • 1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons ginger-green chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida

For Coating

  • 1/3 cup gram flour
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • A pinch of asafetida
  • Salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Combine the ingredients for the vada and make a soft dough-like mix.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the coating in a shallow bowl.
  3. Roll the vadas in the coating mixture.
  4. Fry them in an air fryer at 180o C for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve it with pavs (bun).

19. Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Squares

19. Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Squares Pinit

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Prep Time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 20 min

Total Time: 40 min

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened canned pumpkin
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • ¾ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup pecan nuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder

How To Prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 350o F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the pumpkin and sugar together.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and soaked flaxseed powder and mix well.
  4. Add baking soda, cinnamon powder, salt, nutmeg, and ginger. Mix well.
  5. Add oat flour, rolled oats, arrowroot, almond flour, and chopped pecan nuts. Combine the ingredients together.
  6. Spread this mixture onto the baking tray and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes until it becomes golden brown.
  8. Place the tray on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  9. Use a knife to cut square bars and enjoy!

20. Coriander Vadis

Prep Time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 10 min

Total Time: 30 min

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped coriander
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander-cumin seeds powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-green chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • Sugar and salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth dough.
  2. Shape it into rolls and steam for 5-10 minutes on a steamer.
  3. Cool and cut into slices. Your yummy vadis are ready!

These 20 oil-free recipes will make you go gaga over how tasty food can be without oil. However, do not overeat them as that would again make you gain weight or cause health issues. Try these recipes and let us know which one is your favorite. Take care!

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Charushila is an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition and a full-time contributor to Diet & Weight Loss at Stylecraze. She believes that food has healing powers and eating good food is the best way to lose weight. A binge eater-turned-fitness enthusiast, Charushila likes to share her knowledge and experience with the world. When she is not working, she loves to cook healthy food, watch movies, travel, workout, and read Bengali literature.