Healthy And Tasty Summer Snacks For Kids

Healthy And Tasty Summer Snacks For Kids

Even though summer is here, it doesn’t mean the kids need to load up on junk food for snacks. Hide those potato chips and candy bars and make some healthy and tasty summer snacks for the kids.

Healthy and Tasty Summer Snacks for Kids

Banana Yogurt and Peanut Butter Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 bananas

1/3 cup of plain yogurt

2/3 cup of milk

2 tablespoons of peanut butter

1 teaspoon of cocoa powder

1 teaspoon of honey

Directions:

In a blender, combine bananas, yogurt, milk, peanut butter, cocoa powder and honey; blend until smooth. Pour smoothie mix into a glass!

Fruit Kabobs

Ingredients:

Pineapple, cubed

Cantaloupe- cubed

Strawberries- halved

Grapes- halved

Watermelon- cubed

Directions:

Place all of the fruit cubes and halves in a large bowl. Using wooden skewers, thread pineapple, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes and watermelon or give each child a skewer and have them thread their own.

Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Protein Bar

Ingredients:

2 ½ cups of peanut butter

3 ½ cups of oatmeal

2 cups of honey

2 cups of chocolate whey protein powder

1/3 cup of almonds, chopped

Directions:

In a bowl, combine peanut butter, oatmeal, honey, chocolate whey protein powder and almonds. You can start the mixing process by using a spatula but finish the process using your hands to make things easier. Press the mixture onto a cookie sheet and slice into bars to serve.

Fruity Popsicles

Ingredients:

½ cup of grapes, diced

½ cups of pineapple, diced

½ cup of strawberries, diced

½ cup of watermelon, diced

1/3 cup of orange juice

Directions:

In a bowl, combine the grapes, pineapple, strawberries and watermelon. Using a small plastic cup, fill almost to the top with fruit. Then, add 1 tablespoon of juice and a craft stick into the center. Place the cups in the freezer for 4-5 hours or until firm. To get the fruity popsicles out, just run the cup under warm water for 2-3 seconds.

Pineapple Sorbet

Ingredients:

2 cups of pineapple, cut into cubes

6 tablespoons of sugar

½ cup of water

Directions:

In a blender, combine pineapple, sugar and water and blend until smooth. Pour liquid mixture into a container and place in the freezer for 2 hours. Pour mixture back into the blender and blend once again until smooth. Place back into the container and place in freezer for 5 hours.

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