Hey girl, hey! Now that we’re adjusting to the fact that we’re already in July 2021, the kiddos are out for the summer, and we, I mean, they want snacks!
If you’re tired of giving them crappy, toxic “food,” I’ve put together a concise, quick list of 4 kid-approved refreshing summer snacks. Although my boys are pretty young (one and four), I love to think of creative ways for a healthy snack initiative. Some of these recipes will incorporate some wholesome supplements to help fortify your children. Take a glance at my list and see what you think (not ordered in ranks).
My boys love watermelon, and it is so refreshing! Also, that and cucumbers are excellent sources of water to help the kiddos with their water intake. When it comes to my one-year-old, I cut his slices into chunks that he seems to prefer better. However, if pressed for time, I gladly buy precut watermelon from our supermarkets’ produce section.
Banana pancakes are some of our favorites! This recipe works whether you’re using a boxed pancake mix or making them from scratch (this is one of my favorite from-scratch pancake recipes).
- Prepare your batter as usual, whether you’re using the “Just add water” pancake mix or not
- In a separate bowl, mash one medium to large-sized banana.
- Add a scoop of seedfiber, about a quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Slowly add pancake batter to banana mixture while stirring
- Finish cooking in lightly greased pan (using organic butter). Flip when the edges of the pancake bubble
We don’t always finish it with syrup; sometimes, we will eat it as is or with unsweetened apple sauce.
I find that something as simple as honey roasted almonds is a wonderful substitute for candy when it comes to my boys.
Fruit cups! Seriously! I’m not a product brand ambassador (yet); but I’d definitely suggest whatever brand suits your fancy. I prefer giving my kiddos mandarin oranges and other mixed fruit that are in their own juice with no sugar added.
What are some healthy, refreshing snacks you love giving to your kids? Drop them in the comments below.