The 8 Healthy Snacks Celebs Swear By

Feel like it could use some Hollywood-inspired revamping? Or perhaps the advice of a Food Network star?

In the spirit of well-nourished days and healthy TV-noshing nights, we’ve put together a list of snacks inspired by the preferences, lifestyles and suggestions of some of today’s big names in film, music and food. Pair a few of these together for a picnic-style meal to refuel from your own active ClassPass schedule, or pack them up for a quick pre-workout bite. Happy snacking!


Kerry Washington
Everyone’s favorite scandal-erasing maven gets her gorgeous glow – despite long shoot days and grueling workout schedule – from hydrating veggies and fresh coconut water. While having your own on-set chef chop open a coconut might not be an option, try combining 1 ½ cups coconut water with half an avocado, 1 small cucumber and half a green apple to make a refreshing smoothie. Not too sweet and not too bland. It’s the perfect blend of alkalizing green produce and electrolyte-laden liquid to keep your body in a happy balance. Then try out an outdoor bootcamp – you’ll be well-hydrated enough to give it 110 percent.

Jay Z and Beyonce
These two lovebirds – and songbirds – made headlines last year with their transition to plant-based eating. In particular, they love 22 Days Nutrition bars, which are made with whole food ingredients, no sugar and no preservatives. Make your own using almond butter, hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds (blend and set in the freezer to harden), or simply chop up your protein-bar of choice and top with sliced banana. Protein, fats and a little hit of sweet fruitiness… because you’re basically pop royalty, too!

Jennifer Aniston
A long-time proponent of the Zone Diet, Jennifer Aniston’s food-style is pretty well-balanced. Try this gorgeous medley of fat, carbs and protein: ½ an avocado mashed with ⅓ cup white beans and 1 tsp minced garlic, plus a handful of quinoa chips for dipping. Giving the body a little of everything it needs all at once is a great way to avoid a mid-workout crash and can help stave off cravings. Real food that is satisfying? Yes please.   

For Madonna, the Macrobiotic lifestyle is the way to go. The best snacks are the ones that look most like meals, so feel free to give yourself a little Madge treatment by combining some unusual “snack” foods into a brilliantly balanced Macro burrito. Combine 2 tbsp of roasted veggies, like mushrooms or squash with a handful of shredded kale and miso-tahini dressing in a mini sprouted brown rice tortilla. Not into roasting your own squash and using leftovers? Check out the supermarket for pre-roasted veggies. 

Zachary Quinto
Did you know that Spock loves frozen yogurt? Spoon up half a cup of unsweetened, full-fat yogurt (or your favorite non-dairy substitute, like almond or coconut yogurt) and top with frozen berries, nuts and raw chocolate to snack like a this Star Trek star. Perfect for summer… and for space?

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth has ventured off-screen and into our kitchens with her latest cookbook. She purports to be a big fan of real food, fueling her own active life with nuts, dried fruit and veggie-based juices. To chow down like this star chef, pair raw almonds with raisins, and wash down with a blend of kale, lime juice, maple syrup or agave and filtered water. Your cells will thank you!  

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence has been called the “anti-vegan, anti-gluten-free consumer”, and has made it very public that she eats just about whatever she wants, whenever she wants (Totally earned, we think, considering the insane amount of training she went through for each of the Hunger Games movies). In a recent interview with Vogue, she discussed the merits of a Philly Cheesesteak. Make your own Jennifer-inspired cheesesteak variation by stacking preservative-free jerky and organic cheese on your favorite crackers. Look for ones with seeds and a variety of grains (like quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat) to up your (hunger) game (get it?).

Chloe Coscarelli
Celebrity chef Chloe Coscarelli creates (and eats) beautiful vegan recipes, which are great for any time of day. While many of her original fame-making creations were high in sugar (read: cupcakes), she also crafts (and eats) more health-conscious savory snacks, like these Vegan Goldfish Crackers. Ditch the preservatives and added salt and whip up your own batch of portable crunchy deliciousness. Pair with veggies and hummus for an extra well-rounded nosh. Chloe would approve!




Amy Height is a holistic health coach, triathlete and yogi traveling North America full-time to discover the best in nutrition and fitness. She shares healthy living ideas and plant-based, gluten-free recipes at From the Ground Up Wellness. Follow the adventures and find some fit-foodie inspiration on Instagram, amyheight.