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!