Summertime treats usually mean ice cream and other snacks that aren’t the healthiest options. If you’re in the mood for seasonal snacks on the go, there are plenty of nutritious ones to choose from. Consider the following options when you need a healthy snack that’s quick to make.
Yogurt with Fresh Fruit
Add pieces of strawberries, blueberries and other summer fruits to some plain yogurt for a sweet and healthy snack. You can also include reduced-fat granola if you want to give your yogurt more texture.
Fruit and Cheese Skewers
For a fun and nutritious treat, put small cubes of watermelon and feta cheese on skewers, along with a mint leaf for some extra flavor. These are simple to put together and provide you with protein and other important nutrients.
Salads give you a crisp, refreshing way to snack on hot summer days, and they’re packed full of nutrients. Mix Romaine lettuce or spinach leaves with shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes and any other salad ingredients you like. Choose reduced-fat cheese, and use a low-fat dressing on it to keep the calories down.
Fresh fruits are the easiest healthy snacks to grab when you’re on the go in summer, and you have several seasonal ones to choose from. Stock up on fresh produce at your local farmers’ market. Snack on strawberries, oranges, cherries, peaches or grapefruit to keep yourself feeling full. You can also mix them together to make a fruit salad.
Make your own trail mix to enjoy after workouts, while hiking or at the office. Mix raw almonds and other nuts with low-sugar dried fruit, sunflower seeds, pretzels, granola and pieces of whole-wheat cereal for a delicious and healthy snack. Consider adding some cinnamon, sea salt or coconut flakes for added flavor.