Summertime is for sunshine and snacking! Whether you’re hosting friends and family or preparing the kiddos for summer camp, check out these 5 simple summer snacks everyone will enjoy.
Fruit & Veggie Chips
It’s no secret most kids would rather eat potato chips over a plate of fresh celery. Luckily there are endless healthy, easy-to make alternatives that are just as tasty. Fruit and vegetable chips can be as easy as just slicing, seasoning, and tossing in the oven for a few minutes to transform them into a delicious, crunchy snack. Our favorites include these cinnamon apple chips,sweet potato chips and for the extra-creative, zucchini chips.
Smoothies are often a healthy, house-hold favorite. With seemingly endless, over-complicated recipes found on the internet, it’s easy to forget smoothies can be a snack that’s easy as A-B-C. Simple enough for your kiddos to make, these ABC smoothies have only three ingredients: apples, bananas and coconut milk! To make them extra healthy, add spinach. Your kids won’t know the difference and they’ll be healthier for it. Pro Tip: place the smoothies in popsicle molds for a fun frozen treat on hot summer days, or easy packing for a picnic!
Looking for cookout offerings to make last-minute? Have no fear, Shoreline has you covered. Dips are super easy because they often call for ingredients you already have in your pantry, and can be enjoyed with vegetables, chips, pita bread, and so much more. The opportunities our endless! Our favorite quick-dips are these spinach parmesan dip and garlic hummus recipes. With these under your belt, you’ll never show up to a barbecue empty handed.
Frozen Yogurt Reimagined
As the temperatures rise throughout the summer months, cold snacks get easy to crave. For a healthy alternative to reaching for the ice cream, try getting creative with frozen yogurt. Enjoy yogurt bark or yogurt dots by simply freezing yogurt, fruit and granola on a cookie sheet for a couple hours. This makes for a healthy treat, ready to be enjoyed after a long day of enjoying the summer weather.
When all else fails or you’re looking for something that doesn’t require much preparation, head to the grocery store and pick up the fresh fruit of the season. Cut and serve on a platter and add mixed nuts and crackers to round it out. If you’re worried about something for the little ones to enjoy, swap out the nuts for pretzel bites, and the grapes or berries for fruit snacks!
There’s nothing better than hosting friends and family with some good snacks to share and making something everyone can enjoy. With these 5 simple snack ideas, you’ll be the hit of the family barbecue in no time. Shoreline homes have spacious kitchens and an open-concept floor plan, perfect for entertaining this summer. To find out if one of our homes is right for you, reach out to a representative at https://shorelineparkcity.com/.