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Fun and Healthy Summer Snacks

Fun and Healthy Summer Snacks

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh, light, and delicious snacks that not only keep you cool but also pack a nutritional punch. Here are some fun and healthy summer snacks to enjoy under the sun:

  1. Watermelon Feta Skewers

Watermelon is a quintessential summer fruit and pairing it with feta creates a delightful contrast of sweet and savory. Simply cube watermelon and feta, then skewer them alternately. Add a sprinkle of fresh mint for an extra burst of flavor.

  1. Greek Yogurt Parfaits

Layer plain Greek yogurt with your favorite summer fruits like berries, peaches, and mangoes. Add a sprinkle of granola and a drizzle of honey for a satisfying crunch and touch of sweetness. Greek yogurt provides protein and probiotics, making it a healthy and refreshing treat. 

  1. Veggie Rolls

Use thinly sliced cucumber or zucchini as a wrap and fill with hummus, shredded carrots, bell peppers, and a slice of avocado. These veggie rolls are crunchy, hydrating, and full of vitamins and fiber.

  1. Frozen Grapes

A simple yet incredibly refreshing snack, frozen grapes are perfect for hot summer days. Wash and dry grapes, then spread them on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. They’re sweet, bite-sized, and fun to eat.

  1. Fruit and Nut Butter Boats

Slice a banana or an apple in half lengthwise, then spread with your favorite nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew). Top with granola, chia seeds, and a drizzle of honey for added crunch and sweetness.

  1. Homemade Popsicles

Blend your favorite fruits with a bit of coconut water or juice and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid and enjoy a refreshing, hydrating treat without any added sugars or artificial ingredients.

  1. Trail Mix

Create your own trail mix with a mix of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and a few dark chocolate chips for a sweet touch. It’s perfect for on-the-go snacking and provides a balanced mix of healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates.

  1. Caprese Skewers

Skewer cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and mozzarella balls. Drizzle with balsamic glaze for a classic and elegant summer snack that’s as nutritious as it is delicious.

  1. Chia Seed Pudding

Mix ½ cup chia seeds with 1 ½ cups almond milk (or milk of your choice), a touch of vanilla extract and honey. Let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, you’ll have a creamy, nutrient-rich pudding. Top with fresh berries or a dollop of coconut yogurt for extra flavor. 

Tips for Enjoying Summer Snacks

  • Stay Hydrated: Incorporate water-rich foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and strawberries to help stay hydrated.
  • Choose Fresh Ingredients: Take advantage of seasonal produce for the best flavors and nutritional benefits.
  • Keep it Simple: Summer is all about easy and quick preparations, so choose snacks that don’t require much cooking or prep time.

Enjoy these healthy and fun snacks all summer long and relish the vibrant flavors and nourishment they bring to your warm-weather adventures.

Much love,
Health Coach Carol

“The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.” —Anne Lamott

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