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Healthy Pool Side Snacks For Kids

on July 31, 2012

With the end of summer quickly approaching, pool and beach days are a necessity for the month of August.  Here are a few of our favorite snacks that the kids will love!

Banana Boats

1. Cut a banana in half lengthwise and spread with peanut butter. Then sandwich back together for less of a mess!

Boiled Eggs and Veggie Sticks

1. Packed full of protein, boiled eggs are easy to transport and filling. Veggie sticks are a given.  Add a little hummus for dipping and it’s the perfect snack!

Frozen Grapes

These are sweet, delicious, and healthy!  The coolness is also refreshing on a warm day.

Homemade Lunchable

Cheese, turkey, whole-grain crackers and your favorite fruit. Great for a pool-side snack or lunch!

Edamame

This simple and quick snack is packed full of protein and fiber.

Banana Bread Muffins

Who says muffins are just for breakfast? Packed full of healthy carbohydrates, they are the perfect pool snack to give your kids lots of energy. Make them ahead, freeze them and then pull a few out for your next trip to the pool. Your kids will go bananas over these Banana Bread Muffins.

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup white flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/8 tsp. nutmeg

Preparation:

1.Mix dry ingredients together. In separate bowl, combine: 2 eggs, 1/4 cup canola oil, 1 cup mashed bananas,2 TBL plain yogurt.

2. Mix wet ingredients into dry until it is all moistened. Drop batter into muffin tin. Then sprinkle over each muffin the following mixture. 1/2 cup sweetened coconut, 1/2 cup crushed walnuts.

3. Bake in oven at 350° for 15-20 minutes, or until muffins are cooked through.

Cheese & Homemade Crackers

When you make your own, you know exactly what is in them. Plus you can make lots of varieties! Here is a great recipe for cheddar crackers!

Cheddar Crackers

1. In a food processor or blender add the first 5 ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oatmeal, blended until fine in a blender or food processor
3 tablespoons wheat germ
1/4 tsp salt
1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs- OPTIONAL (I used both basil and rosemary in mine)
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup olive or other oil
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2. Then add the water, olive oil and cheese. Blend – the dough should come together into a ball. You can add more water or oil if the dough seems to dry.

3. Roll the dough out as thin as possible on a floured surface.  Cut out shapes using a knife or cookie cutter.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet (or silpat or parchment paper)  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes – until they start to turn golden.

Source:

Super Healthy Kids

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One response to “Healthy Pool Side Snacks For Kids

  1. Wonderful ideas!! I’m going to try both recipes – thanks for sharing!!

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