With kids home for summer, it seems like there are never enough snacks around! If you’re feeling like a short-order cook, remember that summer break isn’t just for students! It should also be a time for you to relax and take a much-needed break. With that in mind, here are some easy and reasonably healthy snack ideas for children. Our focus is cool treats easy enough for kids to make themselves or with minimal help. Don’t forget to remind them to clean up!
Frozen fruit cubes or bars: 100% juice, applesauce, or yogurt in either an ice cube tray with toothpicks or ice pop molds. Throw in blueberries or chopped fruit for some added texture.
Frozen fruit dipped in chocolate: Dip strawberries, cherries, banana slices (the options are endless!) in melted chocolate and place on a lined sheet pan. Young children can use a butter knife to slice bananas. Freeze and enjoy. Don’t want to make your own frozen chocolates? Try TruFru frozen fruit and chocolate covered treats
Frozen grapes, cherries, or blueberries. Nothing to do here! Just snack on these easy treats found in the freezer section.
Yogurt, frozen fruit and granola/cereal parfaits: Frozen fruit makes this perfect for kids that are not old enough to use a sharp knife on their own.
Smoothies and smoothie bowls. We’ve got you covered with a variety of recipes and flavor profiles.
Overnight oats. The perfect cool snack to keep on hand in the refrigerator. Find recipes here.
Banana nice cream. All you need is a food processor for this one! Try our chocolate banana version here.
Homemade orange creamsicle milkshake. A classic summer treat.