Summer snack time is upon us. Do you have child that is a picky eater? Need to get them to eat healthier foods? Maybe you are just tired of making the same snacks day-after-day. Try some of these simple recipe variations to bring some excitement back to snack time.
The summer months bring more outside time. While the kids are out soaking up those vitamin D rich sun rays, you can pop inside to make a quick yet fun snack. Kids are not the only ones that enjoy the great outdoors. Let’s take a look at some healthy snack options that get you back outside in record time.
Fresh Fruit Pizza with Watermelon Slice
Watermelon is a popular summer snack in many homes during the hot summer months. When trying to balance their desire for sweet and providing healthy options to our kids this red juicy slice is top on the list.
Fresh Fruit Pizza with Watermelon looks fun and delicious. Give this simple twist on a slice of watermelon while sneaking a couple other nutrient rich goodies.
Fruit becomes more economical in the summer months. That may help to contribute to the increased consumption. This is also the time kids are home and friends are stopping by. The more the merrier!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples
So much yummy goodness packed this summer snack. Research has found that dark chocolate is good for you in small amounts. If your kids prefer a different chocolate then substitute that one. Too easy!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples has just five common kitchen ingredients. You can also put your own twist on it. If there is something your child simply won’t touch then substitute it for something they love. Too easy! For example, if not coconut then maybe a sprinkle of sea salt.
Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones
This fun, fruit filled, snack is a hit with kids! They can eat it on-the-go while enjoying a chocolate dipped waffle cone and fruits of their choice. Think variety and change it up each time.
Summer time brings more superfoods to the table like strawberries and mangos. Maybe add a drizzle of caramel on top or even a dollop of whipped cream. The options are endless! Check out the recipe at My Fussy Eater for the recipe and a video.
Peanut Butter, Strawberry and Banana Quesadillas (gluten-free, whole grain options)
Is peanut butter and jelly not quite getting the reaction it used to? Lack of variety can make it challenging to keep the kids interested in eating healthy. Summer snacks don’t have to be boring.
This recipe may be simple but it comes to the table with a bang. Delicious with the same ingredients in the recipe or easily adapted to what your kids consider yummy. The kids may even enjoy creating new options. Check out the recipe at Texanerin Baking.
Peach Mango Fruit Leathers
Get the kids in the kitchen for this one. They can easily help select the fruits of choice and prepare this yummy homemade twist on roll-ups. Not impressed yet? How about the fact that these only have three ingredients? Wow, how easy is that?
If your kids would prefer different fruits, go ahead. Change this one up each time and find the combination that you family loves. Laura Chalela Hoover at Better Nutrition knocks it out of the park with this one.
Pepperoni Pizza Wrap
Yum in a wrap! Picky kid? No problem. Add what they want and create a quick summer snack they are sure to devour.
Busy schedule? Again, no problem! This recipe shows a prep and cook time combined of only ten minutes. Top that off with the fact that this is portable. Grab a napkin or two and you are on your way.
As you can see the options are endless with these recipes. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to get out of that kitchen rut. Don’t forget the chef! Each of these recipes can be adapted to the adult taste buds too. Explore! Experiment! Enjoy!