Healthy Summer Snacks!
Eating healthy snacks helps prevent overeating at meal times, keeps blood sugar levels steady and provides an extra opportunity to get nutrients throughout the day. Snacks also provide a boost of energy and keep people from getting "hangry." The best snacks are nutritious- low in sugar, fat, and salt. Fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as foods that contain whole grains and protein, are always good snack options. Read below to learn about a couple of healthy snack options you could make this summer!
4 Healthy Summer Snack Options
Peanut Butter & Greek Yogurt Dip
This dip is a great high protein, low-calorie snack that goes with fruits like apples, bananas or strawberries!
All you have to do is combine 1-2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter with 1 6-ounce container of Greek Yogurt (plain, honey, or vanilla is best). If you want to add extra flavor add honey, vanilla, or cinnamon to the dip.
It’s as easy as it sounds! Slice up a fresh watermelon and put the slices on a stick. This is cute and makes eating the watermelon less of a sticky mess. Watermelon is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, is low in calories, and is a sweet way to help you stay hydrated during the hot summer months!
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
First, you’ll need 2 ripe bananas (so they’re sweeter than the green ones and your body can absorb the nutrients better), 1 cup of old fashioned or quick cooking oats, and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Tip: ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips are also great in these cookies and add an antioxidant boost.
Next, scoop the dough onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 15 mins at 350 degrees F.
This healthy snack is jam-packed with protein, fiber, and potassium!
Hummus & Veggie Wrap
Hummus is a great source of plant-based protein and contains a lot of fiber. It goes great with many veggies like carrots, sliced bell pepper, broccoli, snap peas, cauliflower, celery and more!
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