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Posted in Food and Recipes, Healthy Living | July 2013

Summer snack attack

Summer snack
Once upon a time, sugary popsicles were a summertime snack staple. But things have changed, and we now know there are much healthier ways to add bursts of deliciously cool flavor to those long, hot days.

The most obvious thing to reach for in the summer is whatever fruit or vegetable is in season. To make them a true treat, dress them up. Put pieces of fruit on wooden skewers for a pretty, portable snack. Chill them in the fridge to make them extra delectable. Some fruits, like grapes, love the freezer too! Stem and rinse grapes, then place them on a lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm, then store in plastic baggies for quick treats you can eat straight out of the freezer!

You can also blend up the summer’s fruity bounty for a delicious, healthy smoothie. Throw in a handful of vegetables too—picky eaters will never know! Try one of these healthy smoothie recipes the next time you’re craving something cold and refreshing.

If you just can’t fathom the idea of summer without popsicles, try making your own healthier versions! The Food Network has a dozen ideas for quick, delicious gourmet ice pops that are more than just sugar and food coloring. How about honeydew lemon-lime, cucumber-mint fizz or peaches ‘n cream?

For more fabulous summertime snack recipes that kids and adults will love, visit Super Healthy Kids, Snack Girl or The Food Network.

Bon appétit!

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