Healthy Energy Foods for Summertime Fun! - For kids
simple snack recipes are terrific because not only are they super healthy and
delicious, they can also help sustain energy for those summer days when kids
are playing, swimming, biking, hiking and just generally goofing around for
hours and hours at a time!
bonus is that many kiddos can make most of these with little or no help from
mom or dad, and they’re easy to simply throw in a backpack so they can get
moving and grooving!
Butter and pretty much ANYTHING!
love peanut or almond butter! It’s typically paired with some jelly and bread.
Here are a few yummy ways to enjoy nut butters without having the same ol’
Whole grain crackers and strawberries
Apple slices are perfect for dipping
Ants on a log with celery and raisins
Between two banana slices
Cheese crackers - Take the crackers and add a
bit of nut butter to one side, then put another cheese cracker on top to make
teeny tiny, super-awesomely yummy cheese crackers sandwiches.
an all-around healthy and delicious snack that comes in a variety of
scrumptious flavors. You can enjoy hummus about a million ways:
As a dip with baby carrots, red peppers, celery,
tomatoes, broccoli, cucumber
Whole wheat pita with olive oil and sea salt
Whole wheat tortilla and cucumber - Spread
hummus on tortilla and add cucumber sticks then roll and munch away!
you chow down on whole fruits or mix ‘em up in a blender to make a wicked good
smoothie, fruit and honey are an ideal energy combo:
Chilled strawberries and honey
Smoothie with yogurt, mango, banana and honey
Banana slices and honey
Apple slices and honey on whole wheat bread and
a bit of peanut butter (PBH&A)
APPLE, APPPPLLEES Galore!
apples can be topped with just about anything. Here are a few fun-to-make and
fun-to-eat apple inspired snacks:
Spread peanut butter on thinly sliced apples and
top with chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut and sunflower seeds for an APPLE
Apples and cheese - great energy combo!
Apple Energy Bites - Mix dried apples, dates,
syrup, oats, cinnamon, almonds and a bit of water together. Roll them up into
these simple snack recipes are easy to make and fun to eat. They can be made
ahead of time so that kids can just grab em and go! They make the perfect snacks for playing
outside, day camp snacks, cycling day trips, or a day at the park. So, enjoy every step from creating to eating