8 Mediterranean Diet Snacks to Keep You Satisfied All Day

Hello, Mediterranean nachos!

Escape to the Mediterranean coast with one of the most popular—and good for you—diets. The Mediterranean diet will have you eating like a Greek with its emphasis on fresh produce, fish, whole grains, and healthy fats. Ranked the best diet of 2019, the Mediterranean diet has been shown to improve longevity and decrease the risk of heart disease, depression, and dementia.

The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, and fruit. You will also see many recipes that use olives and olive oils for their heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. You'll want to avoid processed foods, red meat, and added sugar when eating this diet too.

One more perk? On the Mediterranean diet, you don't have to give up your favorite snacks! Check out these yummy Mediterranean-inspired snack recipes.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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This fresh salad only takes 15 minutes to make! The recipe, by Dishing Out Health, satisfies those midday cravings with its zesty flavors. It would also taste great on pita—but then again, what wouldn't? The ever-versatile chickpea adds nutritional benefits.

Loaded Mediterranean Hummus

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The Mediterranean diet and hummus go together like two peas in a pod. Sunny Thymes has a delish recipe for creamy hummus that's easier to make than you probably think.

Crock-pot Paleo Trail Mix

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What's snack time without a go-to trail mix? Cotter Crunch's version with banana chips and dark chocolate is not only gluten-free and paleo but it can also be made in a healthy kitchen staple: a Crock-Pot. This snack will tackle your sweet and salty cravings—what more could you ask for? This is the perfect snack to keep on your desk for those late-afternoon cravings or eat it while bingeing your favorite series.

Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip

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The Fit Mitten Kitchen is serving up some serious flavor with this Mediterranean makeover of classic artichoke dip. Greek yogurt—a thicker creamy version of yogurt—makes this recipe a whole lot healthier—and it's easy to make at home with just seven ingredients.

Greek Zucchini Fritters

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Inspired by a yummy dish she enjoyed while honeymooning on the Greek island of Santorini, The Foodie Physician recreated her favorite zucchini fritters. These make a light and crispy snack that will transport you to the Mediterranean. Heart-healthy zucchinis are packed with vitamin C.

Mediterranean Nachos

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Did someone say nachos?! The Domestic Dietitian put a Greek spin on one of our favorite snacks, and we are obsessed. The recipe calls for a warm baked pita covered in hummus, tzatziki, and your favorite veggies. Is your mouth watering yet? Tzatziki made from yogurt, cucumbers, and garlic is a staple of many Mediterranean dishes.

Baked Phyllo Chips

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Thanks to Olive Tomato, chips are fair game on the Mediterranean diet. Better still? This recipe only calls for three ingredients, one of which is the phyllo—or filo. Phyllo is a super-thin unleavened dough available in most grocery freezer sections. We think these chips would be so good with some hummus on the side.

Mediterranean Roasted Artichokes

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Artichokes are not just nutritious (and yummy!) but also fun to eat as you pull apart each layer. You'll get a dose of fiber and antioxidants from these fun veggies too. Try the savory vegetable in this recipe by The Mediterranean Dish.

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