8 Healthier Summer Snacks for Kids

8 Healthier Summer Snacks for Kids

Primary Media


May 21 2024


When the kids come inside from playing in the hot summer sun, they're almost always hungry! But don't just reach for any sugar-filled treat — these dietitian-approved, healthier snack ideas will keep your little ones energized all summer long.

  1. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

    Power up snack time with bite-sized energy balls filled with chocolaty peanut butter goodness. 

  2. Watermelon Fruit Pizza

    A slice of Watermelon Fruit Pizza will keep the snack-time blues away! Let the kids help top the pizza with their favorite fruits. 

  3. Blueberry-Lemon Cobbler Pops

    Made with Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, and protein granola, these frozen pops are a filling afternoon snack on sunny days.

  4. Ham and Cheese Lunch Kabobs

    Everything tastes better on a stick — even ham and cheese sandwiches! Make lunches and snacks even more tasty with Ham and Cheese Lunch Kabobs.

  5. Apple Snackwiches

    Apples, peanut butter, and granola make the yummiest sandwiches — especially with a few mini chocolate chips sprinkled in! 

  6. Celery Critters

    Need an indoor activity to keep the kids busy? Let them help assemble these protein-rich, nutritious critters for snack time. 

  7. Coconut-Berry Hydration Pops

    Strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries, oh my! In addition to fresh fruit, these frozen pops are made with coconut water, which contains hydrating electrolytes such as potassium.

  8. Banana "Sushi"

    This isn't your traditional sushi! We've rolled bananas and peanut butter in a whole wheat flour tortilla and topped it with mini chocolate chips, coconut flakes, chopped nuts, and freeze-dried strawberries.