Check out these easy summer snacks your kids are sure to enjoy!
Make Your Own Trail Mix
Toss together some whole grain cereal (such as whole grain Chex), a bowl of peanuts and almonds, and a bowl of dried apricots, raspberries, or your kids’ favorite dried fruits, for your very own trail mix that your kids can take to their next game or on a bike ride.
Healthy Pasta Salad
Use cooked whole wheat pasta (which has been cooled down), edamame, olive oil or light Italian dressing, pepper, and your kids’ favorite vegetables. Make sure to include an assortment of bold colors to make it appetizing for kids — tomatoes, orange or red bell peppers will do the trick. Serve the mixed salad in a dixie cup with fun characters, or other colorful cup for a presentation your kids won’t be able to resist!
Homemade Fruit Smoothie
Choose seasonal fresh fruit to make a fruit smoothie. Farmers markets are a great place to spend time with the family, while picking out your favorite fruits and veggies. Other ways you can use fruit are: peanut butter over apple slices, yogurt or a small scoop of ice cream with fruit and granola, or fruit salad!
Appetizing Turkey Sliders
Use turkey slices, whole wheat pitas and some hummus or light dressing of your choice for some yummy turkey sliders! Your kids will love the new spin on the usual sandwich!
Irresistible Veggies and Dip
Cut up an assorted mix of your kids’ favorite veggies, such as carrots, celery, cucumbers; toss in some cherry tomatoes, and serve with a delicious dip such as dill or ranch. Kids enjoy the smaller finger food portions and when served with some light dressing or dip, even better!