Summer is here, which means you may be looking for refreshing and tasty snacks that are light and flavorful. Of course, you also want to make sure that the snacks you’re feeding your family are packed with vitamins and minerals as well. Here are a few ideas for healthy summer treats that will keep your loved ones coming back for more.
1. Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries
If you’re looking for a low-carb snack that is packed with fruit and flavor, try this frozen yogurt bark. It’s a great source of protein and calcium and taste similar to ice cream, so it’s perfect for the warm summer weather.
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3. Watermelon Pizza
Use a circular piece of watermelon as the “crust” for this delicious fruit pizza. Top the pizza with fresh summer fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, and cherries for color and flavor, and add a few sprigs of fresh mint for a cool burst of flavor that goes great with fresh fruit.
4. Salted Chocolate-Dipped Mandarin Slices
Citrus and chocolate go great together, and this low-carb snack is a great way to combine the two flavors. Dipping mandarin slices in dark chocolate and sprinkling each slice with sea salt adds another element of flavor to this delicious summer treat.
5. Watermelon Pops
Watermelon is a popular summer snack, and you can cut the fruit until triangles and stick a skewer through each piece to enjoy the watermelon like a popsicle. This fruit is packed with water and antioxidants, and you can enhance the flavor with sea salt, cayenne pepper, or raw sugar.
5. Watermelon Fries with Coconut Lime Dip
This delicious fruit-based snack is ideal for serving at outdoor parties. The watermelon is cut into the shape of fries and served with a dip that combines the sweet and tangy flavors of lime and coconut, which pair perfectly with watermelon. The presentation is impressive and this snack is extremely easy to make.
6. Frozen Watermelon Kebabs
Fruit kebabs are a delicious and nutritious snack for barbecues and picnics. Frozen watermelon is great for cooling you down on a hot summer day, and eating the fruit is kebab form as you play outdoor game or socialize with friends.
7. Pineapple Salsa
If you’re looking for a sweet and refreshing salsa, try this recipe for pineapple salsa. Not only is this appetizer delicious, it’s filled with vitamin C and bromelain, which helps reduce inflammation. It goes great with blue corn tortilla chips and adds an attractive color contrast that is sure to impress your guests.
8. Summer Fruit Bruschetta
If you’re a fan of bruschetta, try a sweet version of this Italian appetizer that includes peaches and strawberries. Serve the muddled fruit in crostini and top with fresh mint as a sophisticated appetizer for your outdoor party.
9. Fruit Kebabs
These tasty kebabs are filled with all your favorite summer fruits and they’re a sweet treat for kids and adults alike. You can chill the kebabs before serving them or place them on the grill for a few minutes to bring out the natural sugars of the fruit.
10. Tropical Fruit Salad
This fruit salad is easy to make and it’s a great dish to take to a summer celebration. Colorful and tasty fruits such as kiwi, oranges, and strawberries make this fruit salad especially flavorful and healthy. This dish is filled with vitamin C and fiber to keep you healthy throughout the summer.
11. Yogurt Oat Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry muffins are a tasty breakfast when served with scrambled eggs and fresh fruit, and they’re light enough to enjoy in the summer. Adding yogurt and oats to the muffins gives them more calcium and fiber to create a filling, fruit-filling treat you can enjoy at breakfast or snack time.
12. Strawberry Salsa
Strawberries taste great when paired with sour or vinegar-like flavors, which makes this fruity salsa a summer favorite. Adding ingredients such as purple onion and cilantro to the salsa makes it more colorful and provides an unforgettable flavor that goes great with tortilla chips.
13. Banana Split Kebabs
If your family loves banana splits, offer a healthier version of this popular dessert by placing the ingredients that make a banana split onto a skewer. Bananas, pineapples, cherries, and brownie pieces combine to create a decadent summer treat that will make the season unforgettable. You can serve the kebabs alone or alongside your favorite low-fat or vegan ice cream.
14. Non-Alcoholic Mojito Fruit Salad
If a mojito is one of your favorite cocktails, try this delicious fruit salad. This dish is non-alcoholic so it’s safe for kids to enjoy, but you can include all the other ingredients you enjoy in a mojito, such as watermelon cubes, blueberries, and fresh mint. This light summer dish is perfect for your next pool party.
15. Watermelon Feta Blackberry Skewers
Feta and watermelon are a delicious pairing, and you can add blackberries to the watermelon feta skewers for a pop of color and tangy flavor. These simple yet elegant appetizer is the perfect way to welcome your friends and loved ones to your next summer celebration.
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