We all know how hectic summers can get. When it feels like you need to be at seven different places at once, it’s difficult to choose healthy food choices most of the time. Fast food can be so convenient and we all fall victim to swinging by the drive-thru to get a quick “burger” with a side of processed potatoes. You worked so hard to shed those extra winter pounds you needed to put on to… keep warm, right?
Don’t let the chaos of summer get the best of you, its important to keep your body happy and healthy when the heat hits hard.
Try some of these quick and easy snacks to take with you to the pool, relax, and enjoy!
Summer is fruit season!
There are many local farms who grow their own fruit, and you can go pick a bushel of berries. A great way to get the family outside together, just make sure most of the fruits ends up in the basket, and not their mouths. We’ve all been there, with the stomach ache to follow.
Bacon Pineapple Bites
Bacon really can be wrapped in just about anything and be even more delicious. Here’s the link to the recipe for this treat… I’ll let you decide what to do with this one (before you go check to see how much bacon you have left, we recommend using Oscar Meyer brand bacon, it works the best)
Get the Recipe: Savory Bacon Pineapple Bites
These healthy bite snacks are quick, easy, and delicious. Especially if you’re being conscious about carbs this summer. Cutting up one cucumber can make you a ton of these little guys. The combination of cucumber, cheese, and meat is surprisingly amazing. Give these a try as soon as you can!
Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad
You probably haven’t even been able to think about eating ramen since college. But this salad takes 10 minutes to put together and only 300 calories. The longer it sits, the better it tastes.
- 24oz of broccoli slaw,
- one pack of ramem
- 1 cup of craisins
- ½ cup of sunflower seeds
- 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¾ vegetable oil
...and that’s it!
Use that leftover fruit and some milk or yogurt to put in the blender. Smoothies are great because they fill you up, are portable, and loaded with nutrients. Put some protein powder in them to replenish your muscles after swimming all day.
Pineapple Orange Whip
This tasty drink takes a total of 5 minutes to whip up and it serves about 6 people.
- 2 Cans of crushed pineapple
- 1 6oz bottle of SunnyD
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 (8oz) tub of cool whip, frozen works the best