Healthy Summer snacks

Healthy Summer Snacks

Do you need some healthy snack options that are quick, tasty and nutritious? Yes? Me too!!
Here are a few of my favorite for you to enjoy this weekend or all summer long!
1. Chocolate-Covered Kiwi Pops
This chocolate-fruit combo isn’t as classic as strawberries and chocolate, but it’s just as good! Slice kiwi crosswise into ½-inch thick slices. Pat dry (so the chocolate sticks), and dip in melted chocolate. Lay flat and freeze.
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2. Frozen Fruit with Chocolate Drizzle
Pick your favorite fruits, dice ‘em up, and skewer ‘em. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate, pop them in the freezer for a few hours, and you have yourself a cool, sweet treat with minimal work.
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3. ABS (Almond Butter, Banana, Strawberry) Sandwich
Here’s one way to take the PBJ to a whole new level: swap in almond butter, and add some sliced strawberries! The whole-grain bread and strawberries offer a great dose of heart-healthy fiber, the almond butter is rich in protein, and the banana’s packed with potassium and the perfect amount of sweetness.
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4. Banana-Only “Ice Cream”
Yes, you can have your ice cream and watch your calories, too (as long as you define “ice cream” pretty loosely). Simply peel a few bananas, stick them in the freezer, and let them hang out for a few hours, or until solid. Put the frozen ‘nanners in the bowl of a food processor, and process until smooth. Finally, add in your choice of mix-ins if you like! Dark chocolate chips, diced strawberries, or a PB swirl are Greatist favorites.
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5. Nutella and Strawberry Toast
Strawberries and Nutella: a classic combo. Give this treat a healthier twist by adding in a slice of toasted whole-grain bread for a fiber-rich, filling snack.
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6. Fruit Salad In A Cone
One way to make fruit salad a bit more interesting? Serve it in an ice cream cone! Be sure to dice fruit into small cubes or use small berries (like raspberries or strawberries) so you can fit as much fruit as possible into the cone!
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7. Frozen Nutty Banana Bites 
Three of our favorite foods take center stage in this recipe: bananas, nut butter, and Greek yogurt. Mash up a banana with the yogurt and peanut butter, and then slice the other bananas. Make little “sandwiches” by spreading the PB-banana-yogurt filling between two banana slices, and freeze for about two hours, or until semi-solid. Start nibbling!
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8. Frozen Grapes
It’s simple: remove grapes from vine. Freeze. Get snackin’. This easy, naturally sweetened treat is perfect to keep in the freezer for when that sweet tooth comes calling.
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9. Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberry Kebabs
Who doesn’t love healthy foods on a stick? This one’s easy, too. Stack a handful of blueberries on a wooden skewer, and then roll the skewer through a bowl of Greek yogurt. Lay on a flat surface, and freeze until the yogurt is solid.
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10. Berry-Granola Yogurt Pops
Who doesn’t like popsicles? These pops have some actual nutritional value, too — their base is protein-rich Greek yogurt, and they’re filled with fresh berries and whole-grain granola. (This treat could even pass as a wholesome breakfast!)
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