Summer is here! With summer comes the pool fun (an opportunity for some vitamin D) and it’s important to be prepared with healthy summer pool snacks so you don’t find yourself running though a drive-thru. We found this great blog post from Natalie with SuperHealthyKids.com and thought we’d share! It’s great not only for kids, but adults too!
“Swimming (and any water activity for that matter) always makes my kids super hungry. Without fail, they swim for a while, and then come running asking for snacks. Bringing pre-packaged snacks is easy, but with a little bit of planning, you can bring healthy filling snacks to the pool for your kidlets. Our snack ideas are not only healthy, but filling enough to give your kids the energy they need to swim, run and play on a summer day!
Cut a banana in half lengthwise and spread with peanut butter. Then sandwich back together for less of a mess!
Boiled Eggs and Veggie Sticks
Packed full of protein, boiled eggs are easy to transport and filling. Veggie sticks are a given – by themselves, or great dipped in hummus for a little extra oomph!
Sweet, refreshing, and delicious! Never frozen grapes before? It is so easy.
Who says muffins are just for breakfast? Packed full of healthy carbohydrates, they are the perfect pool snack to give your kids lots of energy. Make them ahead, freeze them and then pull a few out for your next trip to the pool. Your kids will go bananas over our Banana Bread Muffin.
Laughing cow cheese is one of our favorite snacks. It is great to bring to the pool – fast and convenient. It is delicious spread on veggie sticks, apples, pears, and crackers.
When you make your own, you know exactly what is in them. Plus you can make lots of varieties! Here are a couple of our recipes.
Homemade Fruit Leather
Kids love fruit snacks – but they are packed full of sugar. Our homemade fruit leather is all-natural, no-added sugar, and so fast to whip up a batch!
Cheese, turkey, whole-grain crackers and your favorite fruit. Great for a pool-side snack or lunch!
The great thing about quick bread is that you can make it ahead and freeze it. Then on your next pool trip, bring it with you and let it thaw. It will be moist and delicious by the time you are ready to eat it! This Peach Crisp Bread is one of our favorites.
Here are some of our favorite mixes.
This simple and quick snack is packed full of protein and fiber.