Healthy Summer Snacks

Summer’s here and it’s snack time, all the time. If you’re already sick of hearing “I’m hungry!” – you’re not alone!

Today we joined our friends at Cincy Lifestyle to share three easy, kid-approved healthy summer snacks.


Make food fun and colorful – and who doesn’t love food on a stick? Our Rainbow Fruit Kabobs are a fun way to get kids to eat the rainbow.

Rainbow Fruit Kabobs 

Ingredients:

Strawberries, Clementines, Pineapple, Grapes (Red & Green) and Blueberries

Using skewers or popsicle sticks, slick fruit onto stick, using a ROY G BIV approach: strawberry, slice of clementine, pineapple green grape, blueberry and red grape. Arrange on platter to form a rainbow and refrigerate. (Note: cut sharp ends off wooden skewers when working with little ones.)


Do your kids turn into hangry little monsters during the day? Our Monster Energy Balls will keep the hangry monsters at bay!

Monster Energy Balls

Ingredients:
2 1/2 c. old-fashioned oats
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 c. of mini chocolate chips
1/2 c. Mini M&M or regular M&M’s
Combine all ingredients into a mixing bow and hand mix. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Then shape into 1″ balls. Place in air-tight container and eat at your leisure. 

Tip: make big batches of the Monster Cookies to freeze, popping them out for snacks as needed.


Apple Slice Cookies 

Ingredients:
2 red or green apples
Peanut butter
Toppings: nuts, unsweetened coconut, mini chocolate chips or dried fruit
Remove core and slice apple. Then spread peanut butter on top and sprinkles with nuts, unsweetened coconut and mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate in air-tight container. 

Summer break is a great time to get your kids enrolled in cooking classes – Cincy has lots of fun cooking classes just for kids!

And remember: kids are more apt to eat healthy snacks if they create them – so let them help!

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