We know how hard fixing healthy snacks can be during the summer. The kids are home all day, and they always seem to be hungry.
CFBISD and School-A-Hoop have searched the internet from top to bottom to find the best, and most tastiest summer snacks for your child.
11 Snacks You Can Serve Your Kids This Summer:
- Parenting.com Baked Sweet Potato Fries – These soft, yummy sweet potato fries are healthier than regular french fries.
- Parenting.com Parmesan Cheese Straws – An easy, cheesy breadstick recipe that kids will love.
- Cooking Light’s Spinach Parmesan Dip – At first, the spinach will seem to overflow in the skillet, but keep stirring–as it begins to wilt, it reduces in volume. Serve this creamy spinach-parmesan dip with crudités or hearty wheat crackers.
- Cooking Light’s Apricot Almond Granola – Granola makes a great portable snack with lots of fiber. Pack in an individual reusable container, and stash in a purse, backpack, or diaper bag for hunger “emergencies.”
- Super Healthy Kid’s Fresh Fruit Slushies – Keep the kids happy and hydrated this summer with these simple fresh fruit slushies. Nothing artificial. No refined sweeteners. Just pure goodness. Bonus: they are allergen-friendly too!
- Super Healthy Kid’s Cheesy Carrot Crackers – These homemade crackers, made with only 4 real food ingredients, are the perfect healthy snack for kids!
- Food Network’s Yogurtwiches – Place a scoopof Frozen yogurt between graham cracker squares. Roll edges in chocolate chips. Freeze until firm.
- Eating Well’s Gorp – Try customizing this basic recipe with your favorite dried fruits and nuts.
- Eating Well’s Chocolate Crunch – Crunchy wheat cereal, pretzels and almonds coated in bittersweet chocolate makes an addictive sweet-salty snack.
- My Whole Food Life’s Homemade Fig Newtons – My healthy fig newton recipe is so much healthier than store bought ones and a fig newton you can feel good about giving your kids.
- Daily Burn’s Mini Peanut Butter and Apple Sandwich – Super-simple to make and healthy to eat, these apple and peanut butter sandwiches make a great high-protein, high-fiber snack any time of day.
Summer snacks can be hard. We hope these simple recipes make things a little easier.
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*Remember – Be careful with food allergies when preparing or eating the above recipes
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