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Last summer our family fell victim to the “too much crap eating” syndrome. The over abundance of tater tots, chips and mac-n-cheese soon became evident on everyone’s waistline so this year we have committed to finding some better Summer Snack Ideas and eating better during the summer months.
Honestly, this is no small task for our family of four incredibly picky human beings. Lucky for me, our 11 year old is going through a stage where he will eat virtually anything as long as it’s deemed “food.” In fact, he wears his new nickname of The Eating Machine with pride. The other two (hubby and 8 year old) not-so-much. Both are picky as heck and would be happy dining of mac-n-cheese and toast 365 days a year.
Undeterred, I have set off on a mission to find some fun new foods that are easy to prepare and healthy too. Here are some of my favs.
This Fruit Sushi from the The Kids Activity Blog is off-the-hook cool and I think is even something my fam would eat! I know I will scarf it down. We plan to make some this weekend.
Grab the recipe HERE.
Encourage your family to Eat Bugs! Here’s another sweet idea for The Kids Activity Blog:
Yummy, Healthy Easy had the motherload of snack ideas too:
I honestly don’t know if my 8 year-old would eat this, but this recipe made ME DROOL! Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs
Luckily, all four of us like yogurt and fruit so this might be a winner from Pillsbury
Berry Pie Trifle Shots
Crumbled pie crust layered between sweet yogurt and fresh berries, perfect for a tiny summer treat.
- 1 Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 container (6 oz) Greek honey vanilla yogurt
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 1 container (6 oz) Greek blueberry or strawberry yogurt
- 4 strawberries, sliced
Get directions here.
Trail Mix! We love trail Mix! Foodie Family has a great “GORP” Trail Mix idea that involves some of my kids favorite components (cereal, pretzels, choc chips). This is good road food and with one child with a peanut allergy, a safe one too.
Summer Snack Food Grocery List
- Pretzel sticks
- Goldfish Crackers
- Fruit (and lots of it)
- Canned baby sweet corn
- Black Olives
- Rice Cakes
- Baby Carrots
- Brown Rice or Jasmine Rice
- Eggs (boiled eggs)
What great snack ideas do you have to share? Comment below!