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Healthy Snacks for the Whole Family

summertime snackPhoto by Ava Lowery

I don’t know about you, but as summer wears on, I’m finding us stuck in a summertime snack rut. I’ll admit that I like easy snacks, but I’ve been looking for healthier alternatives, since most of what you’ll find on the grocery store shelves either has high fructose corn syrup or artificial food dyes, and the organic varieties that are available tend to be so expensive.

So to make it easier for us to make our grocery list and prepare things ahead of time, I’ve made a cheat sheet for myself with snack ideas, divided by effort and preparation required:

Easy Peasy

  • Grapes or frozen grapes, known as popsicle grapes here
  • Whole apples
  • Apples or bananas with peanut butter or sunflower nut butter
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Fruit salad in an ice cream cone
  • Pretzels with peanut butter or cheese
    *you can build lots of fun shapes with cheese cubes and pretzel cubes!

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What are your favorite summertime snacks?

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  • We are a fruit-loving family, so any fruit in season will do! =) Reply
    Joyce July 22, 2011 AT 12:40 am
     
  • Here's what we've been snacking on this summer: popcorn on the stove with a little salt (and I like pepper too!), almonds and dried cranberries, tortilla chips and salsa, veggies with a homemade herb seasoned cream cheese dip Reply
    Elizabeth @ Family Menu Planning Book July 23, 2011 AT 10:54 pm
     
    • Ooh, I love dried cranberries and almonds too -- mmm! Reply
      Mandi July 24, 2011 AT 8:31 am
       
 
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