Summertime brings its own flavors and tastes with the fruits and vegetables in season. Make the most out of nature’s gift by creating tasty, healthy summer snacks all season long!
If you have kids, this one is a no-brainer. However, consumers of all ages can enjoy these quick and easy breakfast snacks. Nutrient dense and perfect for making double batches, make this quick snack over the weekend to free up some time in the morning. And who is really going to turn down a cookie for breakfast?
Yogurt and Granola Parfait
This simple snack consisting of layers of strawberries, yogurt, and crunchy granola is sure to curb your appetite while pleasing your taste buds. Whether for adults or children, this quick and easy snack is great for all times of the day and all mouths needing to be fed. Add as little or as much of each ingredient to create a custom texture and flavor.
Have an extra five minutes before heading to bed? Divvy out fruit into freezer bags– grapes, blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries– and that is it. You’d be surprised how refreshing it is to eat some ice-cold fruit on a hot summer’s day!
Crackers and Guacamole
Once you get your own recipe down, you’ll be hooked! Store-bought versions can be tasty and healthy too; however, creating your own is more fun and allows you to know exactly what goes into it. (Tips from a seasoned guacamole eater: try cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and even pineapples in your mix!) Healthy crackers can be found at the store as well. Just take a few moments to read the ingredients label.
Remember how certain fruits and veggies are better in the summer because they are in season? We’re talking about tomatoes! This snack can be ready in moments: slice a tomato (heirloom if you’re going for a mini), grab some basil and mozzarella, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, sprinkle some salt and pepper, and viola, snacktime!
Fruit and Nut Bites
One of the easiest and inexpensive healthy snacks to make are some homemade fruit and nut bars. You simply need three things: dried fruit, nuts, and a food processor. Mold them into bars or bites, and they are ready to go, or make a double batch and freeze for later!