30 of the Best Blogs with Healthy Summer Snack Ideas for the Kids

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When the kids are out of school and at home all day they tend to want to snack whenever they get bored. They can quickly overdo it on snacks if you don’t limit the number they’re allowed to eat during the day and monitor the portion sizes. Even more important than how much the kids are snacking, however, is what they are snacking on.  Providing your kids with a selection of healthy snacks instead of junk food will go a long way toward keeping your kids healthy.  These 30 blog entries will provide nutritious recipes for snacks to get you started.

Smoothies

Kids can start their day with a smoothie or eat one as a refreshing snack later in the day.  Smoothies are a great way to get your kids to have an extra serving of both fruits and vegetables. The sweet flavors of the fruit typically cut the taste of veggies, so kids don’t even realize they’re consuming veggies with their smoothie.  The smoothie recipes on the following six blog posts are packed with vitamins and minerals, so you can serve your child the perfect treat.

Fruit

Fresh fruit is readily available during the summer months, and in-season fruits are fairly inexpensive. If your child’s favorite fruit is out of season, consider buying it frozen or canned. When buying canned fruit, you’ll want to buy the ones packed in water or natural juice versus the ones packed in high sugar syrups. For a creative twist on fruit snacks, take a look at these six blog articles. 

Veggie

Kids love foods that can be dipped into different dips and sauces, which is one reason why fresh cut veggies are the perfect afternoon snack. Baby carrots, cucumbers and celery are just a few kid-friendly vegetables that are made for dipping. If you’re looking for a healthy dip to pair with your veggies, try hummus or homemade dip made from plain Greek yogurt. For more dip ideas, take a look at these six blog entries.

Cheese

Cheese is a favorite of both kids and adults alike; kids love the taste, parents love that it’s a great source of calcium and protein.  Whether you’re whipping up a grilled cheese sandwich or serving cheese cubes on kabobs, cheese makes a satisfying snack. You’ll find plenty of snack recipes featuring cheese in the following six blog posts.

Sweet

Everyone likes to have a sweet treat every now and then, but pre-packaged sweet snacks are notoriously unhealthy. Instead,  make up a batch of homemade granola or granola bars for a sweet treat that is both healthy and filling. For more snack ideas that are both sweet and healthy, check out these six blog articles.

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