The Mommy Files: Making Fantastic Summer Snacks

by stacie on March 27, 2021

You know it’s coming, right? That time of year where the kids are home for months on end?

Summer vacation … filled with endless trips to the beach, backyard BBQs, and snacks for the neighborhood. But if you’re anything like me, you get in a rut with snacks, fixing the same thing over and over.

This topic also came up because we began looking for ways to cut down our grocery budget … and we found that a lot of what we were spending went to snacks for the kids. I wanted to start making my own because it would a) be healthier and b) save us money. So where did I look? I’m going to share with you.

I started at Super Healthy Kids, where I found recipes for cheese crackers (waaay better than goldfish!!), FroYo bites, peach crisp bites, baby biscuits, and tons more (including this yummy maple almond popcorn that looks divine!!). PLUS, they have an excellent piece on drying your own fruits and veggies.

This Strawberry and Cream Cheese Sandwich at Eating Well looks really yummy too … and it’s one of just 24 recipes they have for kids. Imagine these as part of a little tea party … how fun would that be? The site also showcases chocolate-dipped frozen bananas covered in coconut … mmmm …. and, as an aside that is not summer related, per se, they have a recipe for microwave potato chips that I’m dying to try.

And finally, the momma behind Fix Me a Snack has some awesome food and snack ideas in her “10 minutes or less” category, including Kettle Corn, Salted Apples, and Shiny Happy People … plus a great blog in general.

What are your favorite snack ideas to tide over hungry kids? Share below!

photo credit: fix me a snack

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busy kids=happy mom March 27, 2021 at 4:54 am

I love ideas for quick healthy snacks. Pinning this so I can come back to it!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm March 27, 2021 at 5:35 am

I’ve done potato chips in the oven but never in the microwave. They are fun to make at home - you can do all different types of seasonings!

Sonia's Goodie Bags March 27, 2021 at 6:42 am

My son is now playing water polo and has turned into a bottomless pit! Keeping food in the house, let alone healthy snacks is a challenge! Oh, the woes of having a growing boy….

Adventures In Babywearing March 27, 2021 at 7:39 am

Microwave potato chips sound so good!!

Steph

Henny Ort March 27, 2021 at 8:26 am

your making me hungry. its not just for kids, right?

Practical Parenting March 27, 2021 at 12:18 pm

My daughter likes to make her own “trail mix” with things she likes, and it changes from day to day. I am interested in trying my own kettle corn and other popcorn recipes because the store bought stuff is loaded with sugar and my kids have allergies. We bake a lot of different kinds of muffins and scones…and fruit skewers are always a hit!

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