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
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
In a blender, combine bananas, yogurt, milk, peanut butter, cocoa powder and honey; blend until smooth. Pour smoothie mix into a glass!
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
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
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.
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
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.
2 cups of pineapple, cut into cubes
6 tablespoons of sugar
½ cup of water
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.