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Healthy And Tasty Summer Snacks For Kids

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Busy kids need fuel to keep them running so Summer Snacks For Kids are a necessity.

 

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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.

Easy Whole Food Snacks

Adopting whole foods into the keto diet (credit to ketogenicsupplementreviews.com) can help increase the health benefits that the keto recipes already provide.

Here is a list of 10 whole foods that make perfects summer snacks for kids while keeping your net carb rate low:

  1. Macadamia nuts: These nuts are an excellent source of healthy fats but contain less carbs than any other nut.

  2. Pecans: Another healthy nut with high fat content and low carbs.

  3. Beef Jerky: This is a keto-snack that should be purchased with little processing involved, as well as an awareness of the sugar content, which could add sneaky carbs to your diet.

  4. ​Half an Avocado: To make a quick and tasty snack, sprinkle this whole food with some sea salt, lemon juice, and olive oil. Avocados are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats that help lower your bad cholesterol levels.

  5. ​Olives: Very high in fat and antioxidants, you can snack on olives right out of the jar with no preparation necessary.

  6. ​String Cheese: Any variety of cheese will do if it is full fat and minimally processed.

  7. Hard Boiled Eggs: Another quick and easy snack to make, full of protein and fat for a burst of energy whenever you need it.

  8. Prosciutto: This cured ham is low in carbs and high in protein, making it a go-to keto snack you can enjoy alone or with any cheese.

  9. ​Roasted Seaweed: Seaweed has become increasingly popular due to its almost zero calorie content.

  10. ​Walnuts: Another super food that is high in healthy fat, walnuts have been shown to improve cardiovascular health and increase omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids that are essential for the body.

 

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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