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Healthy Pool Side Snacks That Are Kid Approved!

on June 23, 2012

The first full week of summer is finally here.  With the temperatures soaring and school finally out, most kids are ready to hit the pool.  Here are a few snacks that are low in calories and sugar but are still sure to be a hit!

Fresh Squeezed Juice Pops– These are great, especially if you have a juicer so you can use any variety of fruits that you want.  For a watermelon lemonade version, 2 cups of watermelon, 6oz of frozen lemonade concentrate, and 3T of sugar or agave nectar.  Blend until smooth then pour into pop molds.  Freeze for at least 4 hours.

Grape Skewers– Frozen grapes are a summertime staple, however instead of throwing them in a bag, place 2-3 grapes on a toothpick and freeze for up to 4 hours.  This will make them easier to handle.

Beet Chips– These make a great alternative to the fat and calorie filled chips that are always staples during the summer.  Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Peel the beet skins using a vegetable peeler. Using a sharp knife, slice the beets as thinly and evenly as possible. Lightly brush both sides of the beet slices with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Arrange the slices in a single layer on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the beets until the slices are crisp. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Source: http://www.foxnews.com

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One response to “Healthy Pool Side Snacks That Are Kid Approved!

  1. President’s choice just put out some rocket shaped popsicle makers that are BPA free, for anyone who is interested. 🙂

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