5 Healthy Snacks Under $5!

In today’s post, I’m sharing 5 Healthy Snacks under $5. I’ve got 5 DELICIOUS snacks that will have your whole family (and your budget) asking for another serving! Remember, when you cook a Nathalia Melo Fit recipe, I wanna see it! Tag me on Instagram @nathaliamelofit and I’ll share it to my stories!

All of these recipes are totally family-friendly and kid-approved! Plus they’re healthy and delicious. This means you don’t have to worry about cooking different things for the whole family.

I’ve put together this amazing recipe post for you guys to have 5 snacks under $5! You have just enough time before this weekend hits to make each of these easy, fun recipes. You’ll want to save this post to your phone so when you’re wandering through the grocery store later, you know exactly what to buy for this next week’s meals.

Let’s get right into it! Here are my top 5 Healthy Snacks under $5!

Brown sugar cinnamon almonds

Servings per recipe: 1


  • 1-ounce whole almonds
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Salt to taste
  • *Parchment paper or aluminum foil
  • *Cooking sheet pan


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius).
  2. In a small bowl, lightly spray almonds with cooking spray and place on a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. 
  3. Toss almonds with brown sugar and cinnamon (and salt to taste) until almonds are well-coated.
  4. Bake for about 7 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before enjoying.

Prep tip: Make several servings ahead of time so snack time is ready to go when you’re ready to snack.

Nutrition info for recipe: 185 calories, 6 grams protein, 4 grams fiber 

Cost breakdown per serving:

1-ounce whole almonds = $0.40/ounce

1 teaspoon brown sugar = $0.02

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon = $0.06


Southwest style pizza muffin

Servings per recipe: 2


  • 1 English muffin
  • ¼ cup tomato salsa
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mashed avocado
  • Optional: Dash of cumin powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218 degrees Celsius). 
  2. Prepare a cooking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper.
  3. Cut English muffin in half and place soft side up on pan.
  4. Spread two tablespoons of salsa on each muffin. Sprinkle each muffin with one tablespoon cheddar cheese. (optional: sprinkle with cumin powder)
  5. Bake for about 4 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. 
  7. Add a dollop of mashed avocado on top and enjoy!

Nutrition info per serving: 150 calories, 6 grams protein, 2 grams fiber 

Nutrition info for vegan recipe (soy cheese crumbles): 113 calories, 5 g protein, 2 g fiber

Cost breakdown per serving:

½ English muffin = $0.29

2 tablespoons tomato salsa = $0.19

1 tablespoon mashed plain avocado = $0.28

0.5-ounce shredded cheddar cheese/soy cheese = $0.12/$0.56

$0.88 for standard recipe

$1.32/dairy-free recipe 

Cucumber Salmon Avocado Roll-ups

Servings per recipe: 1


  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1-ounce smoked salmon
  • 4 tablespoons mashed avocado
  • Salt to taste
  • *vegetable peeler


  1. Use a vegetable peeler to peel the skin off the cucumber. Then stand cucumber up on a plate and peel with vegetable peeler longways. You will need about 4 slices of cucumber for this recipe.
  2. Combine mashed avocado with salt and set aside. You can buy already mashed avocado in the produce/herb section of certain grocery stores for convenience since fresh avocado can spoil quickly if not used right away.
  3. Place smoked salmon on a cutting board or plate and separate into 4 as equal as possible slices. Be sure to slice to make the longest slice possible.
  4. Place cucumber slices onto a plate and spread ½ tablespoon of avocado onto each.
  5. Place salmon pieces on each slice of cucumber on top of the avocado and spread additional ½ tablespoon avocado onto salmon slices.
  6. Tuck end of each slice inwards and roll as tightly as possible (so it looks like a wheel) until the end of each cucumber slice is reached.
  7. Enjoy alone or with low-calorie dipping sauces like coconut aminos or hot sauce.

Nutrition info per serving (4 roll-ups): 170 calories, 7 grams protein, ~3 grams fiber 

Cost breakdown per serving:

1-ounce smoked salmon = $2.32/ounce

2 ounces mashed avocado = $1.10

1 small cucumber = $0.49


Apple Slices and Honey Vanilla Yogurt Dip

Servings per recipe: 1


  • 1 medium apple, cored and sliced
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • (Optional: ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon to add to dip or sprinkle on apple slices directly)


  1. Combine yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract well in a medium bowl (like the size of a cereal bowl).
  2. Enjoy with apple slices.

Nutrition info for the recipe: 212 calories, 10 grams protein, 4 grams fiber

Cost breakdown per serving:

1 medium apple = $0.99

1 teaspoon vanilla extract = $0.75

4 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt = $0.48

1 teaspoon honey = ~$0.78 (for clover honey, but you can use your honey of choice in the recipe)


Chocolate peanut butter graham crackers

Servings per recipe: 2


  • 2 graham cracker sheets
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup


  1. Combine peanut butter, maple syrup, and cocoa powder well in a small bowl.
  2. Spread ½ mixture on each graham cracker.

Prep tip: If preferred, you can add a low-calorie sweetener instead of maple syrup. 

Nutrition info per serving: 189 calories, 5 grams protein, 2 grams fiber  

Cost breakdown per serving:

1 graham cracker = $0.11

1 tablespoon peanut butter = $0.09

1.5 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder = $0.14

1 teaspoon maple syrup = $0.11

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