Summer Time Snack Ideas

Frozen smoothies healthy, delicious snacks.

Summer time is just about upon us and if you have kids running around they are going to want snacks. Since I have become more conscious of what we eat, especially my Super Hero, it almost seems like things are limited but really they aren’t if you become creative.

We are a nitrate and food coloring free home. Sugar intake has been reduced as well all with awesome results for everyone I might add. So what I am feeding them for snacks?

First and most importantly in the warm weather is plenty to drink. We are converting from your standard brewed tea to herbal teas, which offer flavor and require less sweetener. Water is definitely first option. Why is this under a snack tip? Kids dehydrate faster than grown ups and we often forget this. They are running around more in the hot weather and sweating. This if perfectly ok if we them well hydrated. There are snacks that work wonders to help with hydration:

  • Homemade Popsicle
  • Melons
  • Cucumbers
  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Tomatoes
  • Berries
These fruits all have a high water content. So when the kids come breezing through have some of these on hand.

Homemade Popsicle Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Fruit juice or fruit puree

Directions:

  1. If you are using fruit puree chunk up your fruit and place it in the blender.
  2. Pour juice or puree into freezer safe container. I do need to replace my Popsicle makers. Make sure to leave space at the top for expansion.
  3. Place in freezer. Depending on your freezer settings and how full it is, Popsicles can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours to become frozen. I try to make mine the night before.
Get the kids involved in making these tasty treats. The kids are more likely to enjoy something they have created. Don’t be afraid to mix flavors either. You can add some vanilla yogurt to make an awesome smoothie Popsicle treat.
We will cover travel snacks soon.
Light, Love and Peace!

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