During the warm summer months it’s natural for your body to start craving fresh new meal options. The last thing you want to do on a hot summer day is spend time in an over heated kitchen. Summer months can also lead to more snacking, because the seasonal fare tends to be more water based and light. So, here are some delicious, easy summer snack ideas.
- Frozen red grapes and banana slices. These two fruits honestly taste like popsicles when they are enjoyed frozen. You can freeze a ripe (but not over ripe) banana whole with the peel on, or slice in advance and place in a sealed container. Red grapes simply need to be washed, patted dry with a paper towel then placed in a ziplock bag in the freezer. These are great alternatives to sugary desserts, especially for kids!
- Cottage cheese and berries. A half cup of cottage cheese goes great mixed with a 12 cup of fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and even pineapple!
- Avocado toast. Summer is prime time for avocado. 1/2 an avocado sliced on toasted sprouted grain bread is an excellent way to refresh in the summer.
- Cantaloupe and prosciutto. A perfect happy hour snack! Cut a cantaloupe into chunks then wrap a thin slice of prosciutto around a piece. It’s a great blend of natural carbohydrate with protein.