Fitness Friday–Healthy Summer Snacks

Short on time but want to have yummy, healthy snacks?  Let this guide help you out!

As summer approaches and schedules get turned a bit upside down (especially when kids are out of school), finding good, healthy, tasty snacks to fuel your days can seem a bit intimidating. 

Have no fear! 

Below is a collection of recipes, ideas, and tips for making sure that your snacks are healthy, delicious, and able to fuel your healthy lifestyle!

Healthy Snack Tips: Follow this tips to ensure smart snacking!

  • Prepare snacks in advance to ensure portion control and quality
  • Always have an extra healthy snack with you to avoid unhealthy temptations  
  • When looking for prepared snacks, carefully examine ingredients, especially sugar content.  In general, look for products where you can pronounce all of the ingredients.
  • When short on time, fruit, veggie sticks, and nuts/seeds are great options!
  • Don’t forget to drink water!!!  Unsweetened ice tea is always a refreshing option.

Healthy Snack Ideas: Here are some quick ideas for delicious and nutritious snacks!

  • Cut up veggie sticks (carrots, celery, cucumbers, peppers, etc.)
  • Veggies and hummus
  • Veggies and (healthy) guacamole
  • Fruit: bananas, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, apples, pears, organs, etc.
  • Apple slices with some cinnamon sprinkled on top
  • Nuts & Seeds (be sure to be careful with portions!)
  • All-fruit (and veggie) smoothies

Recipes: If you are feeling adventurous, these are some great recipes to try!

Apple Chips

Cranberry Chocolate Power Bars

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet Potato Fries

“Fruit by the Foot”

Grain Free Graham Crackers

Mini Frittata Muffins

Homemade Trail Mix

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix together nuts & seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, etc.) with a touch of coconut oil and seasonings. I also like to add some dried coconut.  

3. Place on foil-lined baking sheet.

4. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

 

 

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