With temperatures reaching all-time highs here in the valley, there’s no denying that the Arizona summer is in full swing. As tempting as it might be to cool off with an ice cream cone or some other sugary sweets, it’s always a good idea to stay on the healthier side of things! That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite healthy summer snacks we know the whole family will love!
Healthy Summer Snacks for The Whole Family
Harness the power of fruit with this delicious recipe!
50 hulled strawberries
50 pieces of cantaloupe or mandarin oranges
50 pieces of canned pineapple
50 pieces of kiwi or honeydew melon
50 disposable skewers
First, be sure you’ve removed any splinters from your skewers before washing them. Cut the fruit (if needed) into small chunks. Place the fruit onto the skewers and enjoy!
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Put a healthy twist on traditional fries with this very tasty recipe.
2 pounds of sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt
After preheating the oven to 425 degrees, cut each potato in half (lengthwise) and place it flat side down onto a cutting board. Then, cut the potato halves into one inch halves into one inch wide wedges
Using a small bowl, combine the oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and chili powder, and place the potatoes on a roasting pan and brush them with the oil mixture. Lay the potatoes down on the flesh side and place pan in the oven.
Cook the potatoes for 20-25 minutes, turning them once. Remove the pan from the oven and season with the rest of the salt. Let them cool and enjoy!
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
Who doesn’t love a good salsa? This easily customized salsa will have the whole family asking for more!
1 green bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red yell pepper
Dice up the fruits and vegetables and combine them all into a big bowl. Find your favorite cinnamon chips and enjoy! It’s that easy.
What’s your favorite healthy summer snack? Is there a snack you’re family makes every summer? Tell us on our Facebook page!