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Kid-friendly summertime snacks

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, trav...

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"Mom, I’m hungry!" It’s one of the sounds of summer that you just can’t ignore, so find something fun, delicious and healthy to fill their bellies when snack time arrives.
Frozen banana popsicles

Banana popsicles

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.

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Quick tip

Make a mini buffet for your kids. Fill a muffin tin with bite-sized treats and let them decide what they nibble on.


Smoothie pops

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.

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Cracker trays

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.

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Apple sandwiches

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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