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41 Foods to Snack on When You’re Working from Home

Fuel up your WFH day with salty, savory and sweet snacks! Working from home just got a whole lot tastier.

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Peanut Butter, Apple and Raisin SandwichTaste of Home

Peanut Butter, Apple and Raisin Sandwich

“Tart, sweet and crunchy, these open-faced sammies are a perfect after-school (or after-work) snack.” —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor. Looking for more recipes? these are the 35 recipes you should know before turning 35.
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Peach SmoothieTaste of Home

Peach Smoothie

“Whip up this creamy concoction as a refreshing and nutritious snack or a quick chilled breakfast. Because you can use frozen fruit, you don’t have to wait until peaches are in season to enjoy this delicious smoothie.” —Martha Polasek, Markham, Texas
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Roasted Red Pepper TapenadeTaste of Home

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

“When entertaining, I often rely on my pepper tapenade recipe because it takes only 15 minutes to whip up and pop in the fridge. Sometimes I swap out the almonds for walnuts or pecans.” —Donna Magliaro, Denville, New Jersey. In case you were wondering, here’s how long spices really last.
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Taco Pumpkin SeedsTaste of Home

Taco Pumpkin Seeds

“Here is a hot idea from our Test Kitchen—toast seeds from a freshly cut pumpkin in taco seasoning and a bit of garlic salt. The combination packs a tasty punch!” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Chewy Caramel-Coated PopcornTaste of Home

Chewy Caramel-Coated Popcorn

“When I was a kid, my mom made this recipe often. I’ve adapted it to make it more chewy and gooey than her crunchy, nut-loaded version. I get requests to make this for every event that I host, and have never had a single leftover!” —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta. This is the real reason why popcorn pops.
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Mocha Pumpkin SeedsTaste of Home

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

“Roasted pumpkin seeds are a classic fall snack. Kick them up a notch with instant coffee and cocoa powder for a mix that’s mocha genius at any time of year.” —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
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Strawberry Lime SmoothiesTaste of Home

Strawberry Lime Smoothies

“Peak-of-freshness strawberries make this thinner, easy drink a summer staple.” —Elizabeth Johnson, Greenville, South Carolina. Here’s Looking for some vintage inspiration? Here are 37 vintage recipes from the ’20s worth trying today.
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Granola Trail MixTaste of Home

Granola Trail Mix

“My family has always enjoyed this crunchy four-ingredient snack. When we go camping, each person includes one additional ingredient like mini marshmallows, corn chips or cookie pieces. The taste is never the same, and we’re often surprised by the combinations.” —Shelley Riddlespurger, Amarillo, Texas
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Caprese Salad KabobsTaste of Home

Caprese Salad Kabobs

“Trade in the usual veggie party platter for these fun kabobs. I often make these for my family to snack on, and it’s a great recipe for the kids to help make.” —Christine Mitchell, Glendora, California. 
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Nut Butter CupsTaste of Home

Nut Butter Cups

“My indulgent, nutty treat is simple to make and looks great. At our house, we use all-natural ingredients for them.” —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Spicy EdamameTaste of Home

Spicy Edamame

“Edamame (pronounced ay-duh-MAH-may) are young soybeans in their pods. In our Test Kitchen, we boiled and seasoned them with salt, ginger, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Did you know that edamame is one of the 10 foods higher in potassium than a banana?
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Parmesan-Ranch Snack MixTaste of Home

Parmesan-Ranch Snack Mix

“Every party needs a big bowl of snack mix! No one that I’ve made this for can have just one handful—they always come back again and again!” —Tammy Landry, Saucier, MS
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Chocolate Mocha Dusted AlmondsTaste of Home

Chocolate Mocha Dusted Almonds

“I love to make recipes with nuts. These are chocolaty with a hint of coffee—elegant and addictive! I give them away as gifts; I’ve even made them for wedding favors.” —Annette Scholz, Medaryville, Indiana. This is the downside of almond milk people aren’t talking about.
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Arts and CrackersTaste of Home

Arts and Crackers

“A bit of fun with some cookie cutters and a tasty fruit topping transform simple cheese and crackers into a treat kids will love.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Chia Seed Protein BitesTaste of Home

Chia Seed Protein Bites

“I keep these little bites on hand in my refrigerator and grab them for breakfast or to snack on when I’m in a hurry. We have a lot of food allergies in our family and I like to keep healthy snacks around that everyone can eat. This recipe has no gluten, eggs, dairy or corn, so it’s the perfect go-to treat in our house.” —Tanja Miller, Peoria, Arizona. These are the 15 high-protein snacks nutritionists actually eat.
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Nuts and Seeds Trail MixTaste of Home

Nuts and Seeds Trail Mix

“A filling blend of nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, and dried fruit keeps you healthy by the handful.” —Kristin Rimkus, Snohomish, Washington
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Rosemary WalnutsTaste of Home

Rosemary Walnuts

“My Aunt Mary started making this recipe years ago, and each time we visited her she would have a batch ready for us. The use of cayenne adds an unexpected zing to the savory combo of rosemary and walnuts. When you need a good housewarming or hostess gift, double the batch and save one for yourself.” —Renee Ciancio, New Bern, North Carolina. If walnuts could talk, here’s exactly what they would tell you.
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Puppy ChowTaste of Home

Puppy Chow

“This snack mix is perfect for a late-night treat or a pick-me-up any time of the day. I sometimes take a batch to work, and it’s always eaten up quickly. It’s a slightly different cereal snack because of the chocolate and peanut butter.” —Mary Obeilin, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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Crunchy Granola Pretzel SticksTaste of Home

Crunchy Granola Pretzel Sticks

“I love this healthier, portable snack that’s sweet, crunchy and fun to make. If you don’t have granola, use other cereals or nuts. You can even do bacon bits.” —Kelly Silvers, Edmond, Oklahoma. Pretzels are just one of the foods you didn’t know you could freeze.
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Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini PeppersTaste of Home

Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers

“Mini peppers are so colorful and they’re the perfect size for a two-bite appetizer. They have all the crunch of pita chips but without the extra calories.” —Christine Hanover, Lewiston, California
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Garlic Pumpkin SeedsTaste of Home

Garlic Pumpkin Seeds

“What to do with all those pumpkin seeds guests will be scooping out at your party? This yummy, microwave-easy recipe will have folks eating ’em up by crunchy handfuls! Save a few for yourself before they’re gone.” —Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas. Here are 51 simple no-carve decoration ideas for pumpkins.
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Caramel Chex MixTaste of Home

Caramel Chex Mix

“This wonderfully crunchy snack is loaded with cereal, pretzels, and nuts—and coated with a not-too-sweet brown sugar mixture. Package this up as gifts, or set out a bowl at your party and watch it disappear by the handful.” —Samantha Moyer, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Zucchini Patties with Dill DipTaste of Home

Zucchini Patties with Dill Dip

“These crisp-tender patties are a nice alternative to crab cakes and taste very similar, thanks to the seafood seasoning. They always get gobbled up!” —Kelly Maxwell, Plainfield, Illinois. If squash could talk, here’s what it would tell you 
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The Elvis SandwichTaste of Home

The Elvis Sandwich

“Like the King sang himself, you’ll be “all shook up” once you taste this savory-sweet sandwich.” —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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Snack CrackersTaste of Home

Snack Crackers

“Our 13-year-old daughter, Dana, loves to make this crunchy and flavorful snack for us. Her four older brothers finish off a batch in no time.” —Sue Manel, Milladore, Wisconsin
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Chocolaty ChipsTaste of Home

Chocolaty Chips

“My two little guys can’t get enough of this sweet-and-salty snack, which uses just three ingredients and is ready to eat in 15 minutes. The boys like to drizzle on the melted chocolate, too. Sometimes we replace the potato chips with apple slices.” —Jami Geittmann, Greendale, Wisconsin. Did you know that a fourth type of chocolate has been discovered? It’s definitely not what you think.
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Party Animal Snack MixTaste of Home

Party Animal Snack Mix

“A colorful and fun snack mix doesn’t get any easier than this. Mix and match with your sweet and salty favorites.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Classic HummusTaste of Home

Classic Hummus

“We love hummus, and this version is really amazing. If you have a pressure cooker, this is an easy, tasty reason to pull it out! We pair hummus with fresh veggies for a meal or snack.” —Monica and David Eichler, Lawrence, Kansas. 
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Ginger-Kale SmoothiesTaste of Home

Ginger-Kale Smoothies

“Since I started making this green smoothie recipe for breakfast every day, I honestly feel better! Substitute any fruit and juice you like to make this recipe your own healthy blend.” —Linda Green, Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii
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Thyme-Sea Salt CrackersTaste of Home

Thyme-Sea Salt Crackers

“These homemade crackers are decidedly light and crispy. An addictive snack on their own, they also pair well with a sharp white cheddar.” —Jessica Wirth, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Parmesan Ranch PopcornTaste of Home

Parmesan Ranch Popcorn

“Whether you need a quick gift idea or yummy munchies for movie night, we’ve got you covered with this cheesy twist on regular popped popcorn.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Cheese CrispiesTaste of Home

Cheese Crispies

“For years I’ve taken these crispy, crunchy snacks to work. They get high marks from everybody in the teachers lounge.” —Eileen Ball, Cornelius, North Carolina
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Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat BarsTaste of Home

Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars

“I’m a swim coach for kids, and I started making these bars for them as a snack. I wanted something that was easy to eat but would also give them energy. The kids loved them from the very first time I brought them. Now I bring them to every team event.” —Sarah Riviere, Prescott, Arizona

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Ranch Snack MixTaste of Home

Ranch Snack Mix

“This is a wonderful fast-to-fix munchie. The recipe makes tons and doesn’t involve any cooking. It’s a cinch to package in individual snack bags, it keeps its crunch and it’s a savory alternative to the cakes and pies usually offered at bake sales.” —Linda Murphy, Pulaski, Wisconsin
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Homemade GuacamoleTaste of Home

Homemade Guacamole

“Ever wonder how to make guacamole? Just whip together this delicious blend of your favorite fresh ingredients.” —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas. This easy trick will help keep your guacamole from going brown.
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Favorite Banana Chip MuffinsTaste of Home

Favorite Banana Chip Muffins

“These banana chocolate chip muffins are one of the first things my husband gets hungry for when he’s home from deployment. I make sure to have the overripe bananas ready. They’re a family tradition.” —Kimberly Duda, Sanford, North Carolina
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Three herb popcornTaste of Home

Three-Herb Popcorn

“Try this seasoned treat for a tasty twist on plain popcorn. Mixed nuts add crunch and flavor but are optional. The next time you have cream soup or chili, sprinkle a small handful over individual servings.” —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma
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Southwest Hummus DipTaste of Home

Southwest Hummus Dip

“Not your ordinary hummus, this dip is a combination of two things I love—chick peas and Southwestern flavors. You can substitute 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed, for the grilled corn.” —Cheray Buckalew, Cumberland, Maryland
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Soft Giant PretzelsTaste of Home

Soft Giant Pretzels

“My husband and our friends and family love these soft, chewy pretzels. Let the bread machine mix the dough, then all you have to do is shape and bake these fun snacks.” —Sherry Peterson, Fort Collins, Colorado. This is how many slices of bread are in a loaf of bread.
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Cayenne PretzelsTaste of Home

Cayenne Pretzels

“These spicy pretzels were a huge hit at my daughter’s graduation party. The longer they sit, the spicier they get!” —Gayle Zebo, Warren, Pennsylvania
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Fruit and Cheese KabobsTaste of Home

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

“We came up with this fresh and fruity summer snack idea. It’s easy to make ahead and carry to the ballpark, beach or playground, and the cinnamon-spiced yogurt dip adds a fun touch kids love.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here are a few 3-ingredient recipes that don’t require a trip to the store.
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Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.