healthy snacks

I’m hungry. Can I have a snack?

That’s a line I hear about every twenty minutes in my house. I’m a pretty relaxed Mom when it comes to food. I don’t mind snacks in between meals, as long as most of them are healthy choices. Here are some fast and easy summertime snacks for kids:

  • A glass of milk – cold, refreshing and healthy too…it’s the perfect treat for a hungry child. It’s also a great side for pretty much any snack. I recommend Dairy Oh! milk so that your children are getting the added DHA.
  • Melon – watermelon is a popular summer choice and it’s fun to eat too!
  • Berries – berries are full of anti-oxidants and kids love their natural sweetness.
  • Fruit – an apple, an orange or a bowl of grapes are all great snacks on a hot day.
  • Veggie platters – raw vegetables aren’t just great nibblers during the holidays, but they are perfect to set out and let the kids snack on them when they pass by.
  • Cheese and crackers – cheese and crackers are tasty and filling, and there’s so many varieties to choose cream
  • Homemade cookies – when you make them yourself you can control what goes in them!
  • Trail Mix or granola – this is also great when home made.
  • Yogurt – if you are looking for a frozen treat, go ahead and freeze some yogurt…it’s healthy and delicious.
  • Tarts – I prefer tarts made with fresh fruit or berries.
  • Popsicles – make them with fresh fruit to avoid the added sugar.
  • Ice Cream – whether you buy it at the store or make it yourself, the kids always love ice cream.
  • Dried Fruit – banana chips are a big hit in my house, and raisins are nature’s candy.
  • Nuts – each of my kids has a favourite, and none of them are the same. What is your favourite nut?
  • Seeds – sunflower seeds are so fun to eat, but make sure they are outdoors and not leaving shells all over the house!
  • Fruit and veggie smoothies – there are so many recipes to choose from that you are bound to find something that the kids like.

What are your favourite summertime snacks for kids?

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Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


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