With kids out of school and constantly on the go during the summer, it’s smart to have healthy treats on hand for them whenever hunger strikes. It’s often tough to make snacks that are both healthy and enjoyable to children, but we’ve got a few easy treats that your kids are sure to love.
Raspberry Cheesecake Freezer Pops
Plain Greek yogurt and frozen raspberries are the main ingredients in this healthy frozen treat. The fresh lemon juice, vanilla and honey make this treat taste just like cheesecake.
Homemade Protein Bars
These low-sugar treats are an easy grab-and-go treat that kids love. Peanut butter, protein powder, wheat germ and almonds add plenty of protein to this snack, while honey and oatmeal add texture and natural sweetness. These protein bars can also double as no bake cookies!
Fruit and Cheese Kabobs
One of the easiest healthy snacks around is fruit and cheese kabobs. Simply dice your child’s favorite cheese into larger pieces, cut fruit into bite-size pieces and place a kabob (wooden is preferable) through the middle of each piece until you’ve filled the entire kabob. To make the kabobs even more fun, consider using a cookie cutter to make the fruit and cheese into fun shapes.
Homemade Pizza Bites
For a quick and hearty snack, simply slice English muffins in half, spoon some pizza sauce on top of each half and top the muffins off with mozzarella cheese and other fun and healthy toppings. These muffins only need to be baked for 10 minutes and cooled for five minutes before your child can enjoy.
During the hot summer, nothing tastes better than a cold treat. Pop grapes or slices of banana into the freezer for a super easy and naturally sweet snack.
By having healthy snacks available for your kids during the summer, they will be more likely to reach for healthy foods on their own as well. For more healthy tips and up-to-date medical information, check back in on the Medical City Children’s Hospital Urgent Care blog regularly.
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