Summertime is here, which means spending days outside, enjoying cool evenings in the backyard, and finding any excuse to go for a picnic. With the extra free time your kids have during the summer season, you’re no doubt looking for ways to make good use of their time and to come up with creativesnack ideas. One of the best ways to enjoy snack time is to have fun making tasty treats together. Here are some fun summer snack ideas that also double as fun crafts.
Veggie Funny Faces
Everyone can enjoy this silly activity at a picnic table at your local park or underneath your backyard awning. All you need is some celery sticks, some nut butter, and other small fruits and veggies you can use to make funny faces out of. You can use the edges of the celery for smiley faces and raisins for eyes. You can even find candied eyes and lips if you want to go all out.
Nut Butter Yogurt Banana Smoothies
All you need to make this healthy and tasty snack is a blender, popsicle molds, popsicle sticks, and some yummy ingredients. Your kids can easily join in on making these refreshing popsicles while you throw ingredients in the blender and freeze them for later. Just cut up some banana slices, add a scoop of peanut butter or your nut butter of choice, and add a few scoops of low-fat yogurt or a non-dairy alternative into a blender. Then, just pour the mixture into your popsicle molds with the sticks, and you have a perfect tasty treat your whole family can enjoy just a few hours later.
Veggie Rainbow Wraps
Your kids can enjoy making a pretty art project that they can eat afterward. Cut up some tortillas into roughly 6-inch squares and apply some cream cheese or a non-dairy spread. Then, cut up some veggies in various colors, such as bell peppers, celery, edamame, and tomatoes. Arrange the cut-up veggies into small bowls and have your kids create their colorful rainbows with their favorite veggies. Once you’ve all shown each other your lovely creations, you can wrap it all up and indulge in your delicious snacks. You can also use a sweet base and use berries and fruits for a healthy dessert if you want as well.
This is a fun snack idea that your whole family can enjoy while you enjoy an outdoor picnic. Cut up some flatbread, cheese, veggies, and meats and arrange them in small serving dishes. Give everyone a kebab stick and a dish of pizza sauce so they can grab their favorite ingredients together to dip in their sauce for a tasty little appetizer.
With these fun, refreshing snacks, you can have plenty offun outside as a family while you enjoy your summer together.