I love savory snacks, for when I’m needing a little pick me up but it’s not yet time for something sweet.
Now you could say any time is sweet time, but I try to be good for the majority of each day.
Which means sweet things are reserved for either after dinner or the weekend.
Unless I’ve fallen off the wagon in which case everything goes and usually the sweeter the better!
Snacks are those little treats to both fill you up and make you feel good.
I can’t imagine life without snacks in it, even if I may eat one or two more than I should.
savory snacks to buy versus savory snacks to make
The killer for me though has always been the cost of the best savory snacks to buy.
Because they add up to quite an expense real quick. Sure, 1 packet won’t break your budget but how many snacks do you and yours get through in a week?
Let’s get real, when you are feeding a family you cannot get away with buying a 6 pack of one snack for the week.
That might last a day in many households, if you’re lucky!
And in all honesty a 6 pack of one snack for a couple isn’t enough either – or is that just the hubby and me?!
The reality when you have a very limited budget is that you know the best savory snacks are a luxury that perhaps you shouldn’t be buying.
Cheap snacks that you can make at home without too much fuss is what you need.
Cooking and preparing simple snacks at home are so much easier when you have the right kitchen tools. You don’t need lots of gadgets, just a few essentials that you can use time and again. These are 4 are my essentials for snack making and easy meal prep.
We all need a little help in the kitchen and these are my top 4 essentials, without which cooking and meal prep would be so much harder and time consuming.
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homemade quick and easy savory snacks to make
It goes without saying that my focus is always on cheap AND easy to make savory snacks.
When you live frugally you are making a determined effort to save money on every aspect of your life.
Which means that things can take a little longer to achieve.
Washing needs hanging out not throwing into the dryer.
Dinners are made from scratch not delivered to your door.
Cars are washed by hand, not taken to the car wash.
You and I don’t want to be following small savory treat recipes that take forever to assemble.
That, to quote my Dad, is “too much faff”!
40+ Cheap And Easy Savory Snack Recipes
We all know that perhaps we should only eat 3 square meals a day but with so many delicious savory snack ideas to try it seems a crime not to make and eat a few doesn't it?
Store bought snacks get expensive really quickly and eat into your budget so these cheap and easy savory snack recipes are perfect for when you are feeling the pinch but still feel the need for a little something.
Many of these savory snack recipes are healthy, you know exactly what is in them. And many are perfect for both the kids' after school munchies and for parties.
If you are needing a great snack to take to an afternoon get together, check out these tasty Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Pretzels. These pretzels are a great salty (and addicting!) snack that won’t stack up the calories on you like potato chips or crackers!
I love recipes that take something that I already love and make it even better. Introducing Cowboy Ranch Cheese-its! You all know Cheese-its. The square shape, the rigid edges and that hole in the middle – everything about this baked snack cracker is the real deal, especially the cheese. And this recipe takes that tastes and make it even better…hard to believe huh?!
These ridiculously delicious and easy homemade french fries are quickly made in the air fryer. If you want easy homemade savory snacks, try these air fryer french fries at home today - you only need a base of three ingredients!
This classic deviled egg recipe is simple and delicious. It is made with ingredients you probably have on hand. It’s the first item to run out at any gathering. Learn how to make this easy protein-packed comfort food and delight your family.
If you are looking for a healthy snack recipe that is vegan, low carb, Keto and takes just a few minutes to make, you found it! Keep reading to find out how to make these fun and easy vegetarian savory snacks!
Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas. How to air fry chickpeas without oil, with different flavor combinations. My number #1 favorite savory healthy snack, that is so easy you will be wondering why it took you so long before you cooked air fryer chickpeas.
I love shortcut recipes and in my world it’s called SURVIVAL. There are very few time-consuming recipes in my life these days that survive unless they can be shortened. This delicious tangy, lemony, garlicky, hickory, dilly popcorn seasoning in a quick recipe has just got to be tried.
These delicious savory ham, carrot and cheese muffins are super easy to make, have hidden veggies and you can freeze for later. Make them in small muffin tins and you have some easy savory Christmas snacks to share or have at breakfast time.
Air Fryer Passover Matzo Taco Chips are a great alternative to Nacho Cheese Doritos Tortilla Chips during the Passover holiday. Made with pantry staples and quick toasting in the Air Fryer, snacks won’t be boring at all!
These Air Fryer chickpeas make a tasty and healthy snack! They’re spicy, crunchy, vegan, gluten-free, and packed with plant protein. Enjoy them as a snack, in buddha bowls, top your salads, sandwiches, or even soups!
Avocado hummus is the best version of hummus! It’s so rich, super creamy, and absolutely delicious! Think hummus meets guacamole, I can’t think of a combination that’s better. A perfect snack to go with chips, crackers, veggie sticks, or even to be used as a spread to make delicious sandwiches.
An easy and healthy copycat recipe for your favorite bold-flavored tortilla chip snack! Homemade Vegan Doritos in classic “nacho cheese” flavor that are gluten-free, allergy-free, and baked instead of fried! Addicting, crunchy, and great for parties!
These chips were a little thicker/ more dense than regular bagged chips. These would be great to serve at a party with hummus or salsa. And to kick up the “gourmet” vibe, maybe use a coarse “fancy” salt in the final step.
Cucumber Hummus Bites make the perfect finger food and appetizer for your next party or get together. Crisp cucumbers slices are topped with roasted red pepper hummus, tomatoes, feta cheese and fresh parsley.
Nothing says childhood more than Goldfish crackers! Now you can make your own Homemade Gluten-Free & Vegan Goldfish that are top 8 allergy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and secretly protein-packed! A healthy snack recipe mom’s and kids will love!
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas are a great snack for the whole family and can be made sweet or spicy or even plain with a drizzle of olive oil. They are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and offer you fiber and protein.
These disappear in a flash - a terrific little snack with just a couple of ingredients! They’re quick, easy, and thrifty, and they deliciously utilize a part of the vegetable that’s often otherwise discarded!
How to Make Homemade Granola – This homemade granola recipe is super simple and easy! Plus, it’s healthy and filling thanks to ingredients like maple syrup, almonds, and oats. Serve your homemade granola over yogurt, oatmeal, or just by the handful!
This tasty, unprocessed homemade version of the popular snack is even better than the real thing. These quick and easy, tender yet crunchy crackers are cheesy, salty, and buttery, and are sure to be your new favorite snack food.
If you’ve never made your own cheese crackers before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. This recipe is extremely simple and you can make an entire batch in just 30 minutes, with just a handful of ingredients.
The best savory snacks are those that you enjoy in small quantities and don’t have you constantly reaching for me. Too much of one thing becomes unhealthy real quick!
What snacks can I make at home?
You can make all of these easy homemade savory snack recipes at home and there are many more recipes out there to try. I prefer quick and easy ones, you may have a different preference.
What food is considered savory?
Savory foods are considered those that are not sweet. Although strangely, some savory foods have a little sweetener added, usually to give the food a depth of flavor, without turning it into a sweet dessert.
What’s a good salty snack?
Pretzels and salted nuts, of any kind, are my salty snack go to’s. Whether they are air fryed or roasted, adding a decent dose of salt really lifts their flavor. Just go easy on these salty snacks though as too much salt is not good for you!
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