Sweet Summer Treats
The summer heat is in full swing and it’s crucial to stay cool and healthy all summer long. Homemade summer snacks are always so much more delicious and healthy then those that come prepackaged. They are not only healthier, but fun to make and even better to devour. Below I shared some super easy snacks to stay cool all summer long. Trust me your taste buds will thank me. Both recipes are FODMAP diet friendly as well.
Coconut water pops:
- 1/2 Coconut water
- 8 Strawberries
- Handful Blueberries
- Cut the desired fruits and throw them into the cup and fill the rest with coconut water. Feel free to use any flavor of coconut water and fruit you would like. I chose the pineapple flavor to give it a fresh summery taste. I popped them in freezer with a popsicle stick for a couple hours and then they will be ready to enjoy!
- You can also use the Zoku Popsicle maker for quick pops!
Mini Banana Sandwiches:
This one is really easy and is hands down my favorite summer sweet. All you need is bananas and peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower butter depending on what you like or different nut allergies. I simply cut the banana into slices and popped a dollop of the yummy butter on the slice to make a sandwich. I put them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up. I left them in the freezer for a couple hours and then they will be ready to eat. YUM!
The final recipe isn’t a recipe at all but a super simple idea for delicious snaking. All you need are a bowl of grapes and to pop them in the freezer. I know silly right?! But frozen grapes are the perfect snack after a long day by the pool or just sitting in the hot sun. When frozen they are crunchy and taste just like candy! They are truly the easiest summer snack!
Don’t forget to stay cool and hydrated this summer! Check back every week for a new blog post!
Have a happy healthy summer Bucks County!
Nutrition Student West Chester University
Eat Right Bucks County Intern