12 Vegetable Snacks To Munch On That Are Healthy & Delicious, Because You Can Do So Much Better Than Carrot Sticks

We must admit that we are huge proponents of snack foods — though sometimes we realize that healthy eating is important, so we try to work in as many vegetable snacks into our diets as possible. However, while we love our veggie platters, the thought of eating solely carrot sticks for every snack is a little sad. So we've rounded up a few options that help to make snacktime a more wholesome ordeal.

From fries to chips, these recipes will help you to recreate your favorite junk food the nutritious way. Flip through to find 12 healthy snack options that will ensure you're getting in all your food groups.

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by Rebecca Deczynski

Easy Homemade Pickles

It may be easy enough to snag a jar of pickles, but A Beautiful Mess shows you how to transform almost any veggie into a briny snack.

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Crispy Baked Sweet Potatoes

Potatoes? Totally a vegetable — if you want them to be. Cookie and Kate’s sweet potato fries make a healthier alternative to the fast food classic.

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Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Lovers of cheese, breadcrumbs, and finger foods will all love Damn Delicious’ savory veggie poppers. Make ‘em in a skillet for a more wholesome option than chicken nuggets.

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Baked Beet Chips

This vibrant vegetable can help you to cut down on your potato chip intake. A Cozy Kitchen shows that making healthy chips is easy as 1-2-3.

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Kale Chips

We all know that kale is good for your skin (and basically everything else), so why stray from a classic? Steamy Kitchen makes kale chips that everyone will love.

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Curried Cauliflower "Popcorn"

Popcorn itself may technically be a vegetable, but there’s no reason other veggies can’t get the finger food treatment. Mel’s Kitchen Cafe’s cauliflower “popcorn” makes an aromatic snack.

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Baked Parsnip Fries

This root vegetable rivals potatoes when it comes to its fry-verison. Averie Cooks serves up sliced ‘n baked parsnips with a creamy balsamic reduction dip, but they’ll taste just as good in almost any easy-to-make dip.

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini

Damn Delicious shows that it’s easy to give your zucchini a simple makeover with just some breadcrumbs, parmesan, and some extra seasoning,

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Brussels Sprout Chips

Kale chips aren’t your style? No problem. The Kitchn shows that making Brussels sprouts into your new favorite snack is just as easy.

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Cinnamon-Sugar And Ginger-Roasted Potato Sticks

There are ways to make your potatoes sweet that don’t involve dipping them into your milkshake (but hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do). Averie Cooks gives homemade French fries a sugary twist with some cinnamon and ginger.

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Cornmeal-Crusted Eggplant Fries

Imagine mozzarella sticks, but instead of mozzarella it’s hot, savory eggplant… and there you have A Cozy Kitchen’s cornmeal-crusted eggplant fries.

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Grilled Okra With Spicy Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Throwing some okra onto the grill gives it an unexpected smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with a spicy chipotle dip. Thanks, The Kitchn!

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