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Summer is in full swing, but with most camps closed and the kids at home, there’s no doubt yours are constantly asking, can I have a snack? So if you’re looking for some healthy summer snacks that you can pull together in minutes, I’ve got you covered today.

TIPS FOR HEALTHY SUMMER SNACKS

If you’re looking for healthy summer snacks that your kids will love, here are some tips to consider.

MAKE SNACKS EASY

While there are some amazing recipes for snacks that look like art projects, who has time for that?  Instead, look for summer snacks that call for simple ingredients and take only a few minutes to make.

GET KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

Since most snacks don’t require an appliance, making snacks is a great opportunity to get your kids in the kitchen.

When kids make their own snacks, they feel empowered to make their own choices and are ultimately encouraged to make healthy eating habits. It’s also a fun afternoon activity that allows them to get creative. 

MAKE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES THE FOCUS

Kids love their snacks so take advantage of that hunger and serve up snacks with fruits and/or vegetables.

STICK WITH SUMMER SNACKS THAT USE REAL FOODS

There’s nothing wrong with crackers, cookies or bars—they’re quick and easy after all—but serving up snacks that are made with real, whole food ingredients will give your kids the vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and healthy fats they need.

ENCOURAGE KIDS TO DRINK WATER

Instead of juice, flavored milk, sports and energy drinks, and other sugary drinks, encourage your kids to drink water to stay hydrated.

If you can’t get them to drink plain water, add slices of strawberries or cucumbers for a hint of flavor.

HEALTHY SUMMER SNACKS FOR KIDS

All of these summer snacks are made with real food ingredients, are kid-friendly and super simple to pull together.

1. Rainbow Fruit Skewers – from Momables

2. Peach Fruit Leather – from Weelicious

3. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins – from Dana White Nutrition

4. Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie  – from Super Healthy Kids

5. Healthy Baked Broccoli Tots – from Gimme Delicious

6. Marshmallow Popcorn Balls – from Easy Real Food

7. Homemade Pina Colada Popsicles – from Veggies Don’t Bite

8. Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones – from My Fussy Eater

9. Easy Carrot Hummus – from Yummy Toddler Food

10. Rainbow Fruit Skewers – from Finger Prickin Good

11. Peach and Strawberry Bruschetta – The Cookie Rookie

12. Berry Yogurt Bark – from $5 Dollar Dinners

13. Banana Peanut Butter Bites – from Sugar Bee Crafts

14. Kiwi Fruit Lollipop – from Juicing for Health

15. Healthy “Ice Cream” Sandwiches – from Clean and Scentsible

16. Perfect Rainbow Summer Fruit Salad from Creative Healthy Family

17. Sweet Potato and Carrot Tots – from Skinnytaste

18. Honey Vanilla Cottage Cheese Fruit Dip – from Budget Bytes

19. Easy No-Bake Granola Bars from Cookie + Kate

20. Avocado Chocolate Mousse With Summer Fruit – from How Sweet Eats

21. Crispy Avocado Fries – from Marisa Moore

22. Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas – from JoyFoodSunshine

23. Healthy Fruit Pizza – Holley Grainger

24. Summer Fruit Spring Rolls – from Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking

25. Green Nice Cream – from Weelicious

 

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE HEALTHY SUMMER SNACKS FOR KIDS? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!

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Julie Revelant teaches parents how to raise children who are healthy, adventurous eaters. Through blog posts and videos, her goal is to shift the conversation from short-term, problem picky eating to lifelong, healthy eating and healthy futures. Julie has written for FoxNews.com, FIRST for Women magazine, WhatToExpect.com, EverydayHealth.com, RD.com, TheBump.com, Care.com, and Babble.com.

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