Summer Snacks for Kids

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Summer Snacks for Kids

Feeding your kids over the summer can be a challenge. Here are some snack tips and ideas.

 Tips for Summer Snacking:

  • Eat snacks together, not alone in your room.
  • Share snacks with friends.
  • Include fruits and veggies as snacks.
  • Try not to snack right before a meal.
  • Use all your senses when you eat—What does the food smell like? What’s the texture—soft, crunchy, or chewy? What color and shape is it? Is it sour, sweet, or salty?

 

Snack Inspiration:

  • Fruit kabobs with yogurt dip
  • Make your own trail mix
  • Ants on a log (celery, peanut butter, and raisins)
  • Whatever fruit is in season roll into balls (1 inch
  • Homemade smoothie pops
  • String cheese
  • Tuna and crackers
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Apple sauce
  • Bread with avocado and tomato
  • PBJ sandwich
  • Hummus with crackers, carrot sticks, cucumbers, and bell peppers
  • Frozen watermelon slices on a stick
  • Frozen waffle with PB
  • No Bake Energy Balls (see recipe below)

No Bake Energy Balls

Makes 20
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

To Prepare:

    1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
    2. Put in the fridge and chill for 30 minutes.
    3. Remove dough and roll into balls (I inch in diameter)
    4. for bars, press dough into parchment- lined baking sheet and cut into bars. Enjoy!