Bananas are filling and super healthy, and when frozen, they’re the perfect refreshment for a hot summer day. Simply peel them and cut them in half, then spear each half with a popsicle stick and freeze. If you want to get fancy, dip the bananas in chocolate or yogurt and roll them in crushed cereal.
Make a mini buffet for your kids. Fill a muffin tin with bite-sized treats and let them decide what they nibble on.
Smoothies are a great snack for any time of the year, but they’re absolutely perfect as a summer snack. To make them even more summer-friendly, make your smoothies a few hours ahead of time and pour them into popsicle molds. When snack time rolls around, you’ll have yummy homemade popsicles, made to order for each tough-to-please kid. Smoothies are a great way to make sure your kids are getting enough fruits and veggies, so try any combination of frozen fruit, along with a few leaves of spinach or kale. Add some yogurt or almond milk, and you’ll have a sweet treat that they don’t even know is healthy.
Kids love to build, even when it comes to their food. Give them a plate filled with crackers and different bite-sized meats and cheeses so they can stack their own snack sandwiches – they’ll clean those plates in no time.
Apple sandwiches are a great, portable treat for busy summer days. Simply core an apple, then cut it into thin, round slices. Spread peanut butter on one side of a slice and top it with another piece of apple. If you want more texture, consider adding chocolate chips or granola.
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