Your Favorite Snack, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Should you treat yourself to some trail mix or a smoothie bowl? An astrologer weighs in on the best snack for your sign.
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What are the stars telling you to snack on?
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, and dinner the most romantic. But nothing beats the feeling of sneaking away from whatever you’re doing to grab a snack. It’s one of life’s greatest pleasures, and a person’s favorite snacks can tell us a lot about them.
When it comes to choosing the best snacks to satisfy your taste buds, there are plenty of things to consider. Do you prefer sweet treats like pralines—or savory bites like pork rinds? Luckily, there’s an easy way to figure out your tastes, and it’s written in the stars. That’s right, astrology can show you things like your favorite candy based on your zodiac sign and even which of America’s favorite foods you can’t get enough of. We’ve even shared some fun food facts and snack recipe recommendations to make your indulgences even more delicious. Here’s what top astrologers told us.
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Aries (March 21–April 19): Spicy Buffalo cauliflower bites
As an Aries, you’re not afraid to express your opinions loud and clear. You like what you like—and you want what you want. However, as a natural-born leader and trendsetter, you’re not afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.
“Fiery and adventurous Aries individuals often crave bold flavors,” says professional astrologer Raquel Rodriguez. “For them, a plate of Buffalo cauliflower bites tossed in hot sauce serves as the ideal snack. This will ignite their taste buds and keep up with their energetic spirit.” Plus, cauliflower bites are an excellent example of a healthy version of your favorite junk food.
Taurus (April 20–May 20): Chocolate-covered strawberries
You’re pretty set in your ways when it comes to snack food, Taurus. You like to indulge in your guilty pleasures as often as possible. And you tend to stick to classic flavor combos you know taste great, like peanut butter and jelly, vanilla with caramel and of course strawberries and chocolate.
“Taurus appreciates the finer things in life, including their snacks. Indulging in decadent dark-chocolate-covered strawberries is a divine treat that perfectly matches their refined tastes,” says Rodriguez.
Not to mention the added health benefits of dark chocolate as part of a balanced diet. Treat yourself to something sweet anytime you want with dried strawberries dipped in dark chocolate. Then there’s no need to worry if this delicious fruit is in season.
Gemini (May 21–June 20): Antipasto skewers
Your tastes change from day to day, which is why you’re not afraid to try something new. As an air sign who craves novelty, Gemini, your snack should be something that’s as versatile as you are. Geminis are known for wanting the best of both worlds.
“Gemini is an air sign who loves something different with variety, so they’ll love snacking on antipasto skewers. Use fresh tomatoes, olives, sweet peppers, mozzarella balls and basil leaves for a quick and simple Italian snack,” explains professional astrologer Emily Newman. They’re quick and easy to make, allowing you to mix and match according to your ever-changing cravings. The possibilities are endless!
Cancer (June 21–July 22): Soft giant pretzels
Cancer, you crave comfort and familiarity. You’re somebody who sees food as a way to bring people together and create memories, so you like snacks that feel homemade or remind you of your favorite comfort food.
“Cancers are nurturing and comforting, so they crave warm and cozy snacks. Soft giant pretzels are a good option, as they are doughy and fluffy and can be dipped in various sauces,” says professional astrologer Bella Nguen. Whether you eat yours plain, covered in sweet cinnamon sugar or dipped in hot nacho cheese, soft pretzels make the perfect snack for any occasion. Plus, it gives you a chance to spend some quality time with the kiddos when you all nibble on them during family movie night.
Leo (July 23–Aug. 22): Fruit kebabs and dip
Leos like to do everything big, bold and flashy. You’re always willing to spend a little extra money if it means getting the best quality. And your taste in snacks is no exception. Leos love to indulge in things that feel lush and luxurious—so is it any surprise you love eating fresh fruit?
“Leos love being the center of attention, and their snack should be just as visually striking,” says professional astrologer Matthias Dettman. “Fruit kebabs with a white chocolate dip not only showcase your regal flair, but they also provide a refreshing burst of flavors that match your vibrant personality.” Plus, fruit kebabs can be customized with whatever fruit is currently in season–so you can enjoy them all year round.
Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22): Smoothie bowl
Virgo, you are a perfectionist at heart. And you’re not somebody who can be led by temptation to ditch your goals. Yet, despite your reputation for being the most health-focused sign of the bunch, you’d still love to snack on ice cream for dinner every night. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.
“Virgo is practical and meticulous, so a delicious tropical smoothie bowl is a smart choice for them, as it has a variety of delicious fruit topped with acai powder, mixed nuts, chia seeds and dried fruits that provide energy and nutrition,” says Nguen. They’re so good, in fact, it’ll just be a matter of time before you snag yourself an authentic (and eco-friendly) coconut bowl and spoon set to showcase your creations. Who says snacking healthy can’t be fun?
Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 22): Gourmet cheese board
Libras like to have a good time. You’re a lover of quality, and naturally, it takes a special snack to appeal to your refined tastes. Your favorite treats lean on the simple side and give all the flavors on your plate a chance to shine. Too much of anything, good or bad, just isn’t for you.
“Libras have an inherent appreciation for beauty and refinement. A gourmet cheese board, complete with an assortment of cheeses and meats, fruits and nuts, is the perfect snack for them. The exquisite flavors and elegant presentation will satiate their refined taste,” says Dettman. You can also pile your plate with cheese curds, olives, crackers and a handful of chocolate-covered almonds for sweetness.
Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21): Spicy edamame
Scorpio energy is all about intensity, so you need something beyond the regular snack aisle to sate your snack cravings. Your favorite foods start subtly and build in flavor or intensity over time. And the most important thing is that there are several layers of flavor to whatever you’re enjoying, so you don’t get bored halfway through eating.
“Scorpio is intense and bold, so they like snacks that pack a lot of flavors. That’s what makes spicy edamame an excellent choice for them, as it has a kick of heat and a satisfying crunch into every bite,” says Nguen.
And what makes this snack great is that you can prepare it at home or grab your favorite brand of crunchy roasted edamame for a spicy treat on the go. If you do decide to create your own version of this recipe, we recommend starting with sriracha sauce as the base before adding extra spices and seasoning to taste.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21): Trail mix
Sagittarians are energetic and charming people who have trouble staying in one place for too long. However, your carefree spirit means you’re always down for trying new things. Sagittarians are risk-takers, and there is very little that intimidates you. Whether you’re buying a one-way ticket to a far-away destination or heading back to school to finish your degree, you’ll need the proper snacks to keep you going.
“As the adventurous explorer of the zodiac, Sagittarius, you need a snack that can accompany you on your journeys. A hearty trail mix packed with peanuts, dried fruits and a touch of sweetness provides the energy boost you need for your next expedition,” Dettman explains.
Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19): Pecan pralines
Capricorns might have a reputation for being the serious ones of the zodiac, but you love indulging in your guilty snacking pleasures just like the rest of us. You’re a lover of a good classic anything; nothing too sweet or complicated or fussy. And it certainly doesn’t hurt to find a snack that reminds you of the treats your Grandma used to make.
“Capricorns appreciate the finer things in life, and their snack choice should reflect this. Pecan pralines strike the perfect balance between sophistication and indulgence, catering to your refined taste buds,” Dettman explains.
Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18): Gourmet seasoned popcorn
Quirky and eccentric at heart, Aquarius loves to challenge conventional norms. So it’s only natural that your ideal snack would be something homemade. Aquarius is affectionately known as the rebel of the zodiac, so it makes sense to experiment with an old favorite for your snack.
“Individuality and originality are essential to Aquarians. Try whipping up a homemade popcorn recipe spiced with unusual flavors like chile limón, garlic parmesan nutritional yeast or truffle oil for a fun and unique snack,” says Newman. It’s easy to get creative with the seasonings to liven up your microwave popcorn.
Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20): Assorted macarons
Pisces are creative thinkers with a larger-than-life sense of imagination. You’re a highly creative individual who needs multiple outlets for your ideas, energy and dreams. The ideal snack for Pisces should feel like a living art piece and maybe even look too beautiful to eat. So if you’re looking for a sweet treat beyond the usual milk and cookies, why not look for inspiration abroad?
“Dreamy and imaginative Pisceans are drawn to snacks that transport them to a whimsical realm,” says Rodriguez. “Delicate and delicious French macarons provide them with a sensory experience that captures their ethereal nature.”