It’s super hot here in Texas, and I am constantly looking for healthy snacks that provide some hydration, freshness and nutrients for my two VERY busy and active boys who are both going through a growth spirt.

They could easily eat our pantry and refrigerator clean. As a mom who has a passion for being healthy, I want my boys to snack on healthy foods throughout the day. Here are 3 recipes that are both tasty and healthy!

Blackberry & Vanilla Yogurt Swirled Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt, divide
  •  1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries

Directions:

  1. Combine about half of the yogurt in a medium bowl with berries. Using a fork, mash together berries and yogurt enough to color the yogurt but still leave chunks of fruit. 
  2. Alternating, spoon berry yogurt and plain yogurt into popsicle molds. 
  3. Freeze. 

Cucumber Sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Sliced chicken or turkey
  • Sliced cheese
  • Sea salt
  • Cucumbers 
  • Toothpicks

Directions:

  1. Begin by slicing the cucumber, tomato, and avocado into 1/4″ thick slices. You can add other veggies too if you like.  I think red onion would be delicious!
  2. Cut the sliced chicken into 1/2″ wide pieces.
  3. Layer the veggies, cheese, and meat between the two cucumber slices and hold together with a toothpick. I added a bit of sea salt to tomato and cucumber as I stacked them.

 

Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

Ingredients:

Fruit Salsa

  • 1 Pint Strawberries
  • 2 Kiwi
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1/2 of a Lemon

Cinnamon Chips

  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp Cinnamon (to your taste)
  • 6 Tortillas, flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F

Fruit Salsa

  1. Remove caps from strawberries and peel kiwis and apple.
  2. Finely dice all fruit and mix together in a large bowl.
  3. Add 1/4 cup sugar and juice from half of a lemon and mix thoroughly.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. This can be made a day ahead of time and refrigerated overnight.

Cinnamon Chips

  1. Melt half a stick of butter in the microwave.
  2. Lay out 6 tortillas and brush butter over them, covering them completely. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over tortilla covering completely.
  3. 4  Cut tortillas into wedges and arrange on the baking sheet.
  4. 5  Bake for approximately 7 minutes or until crispy.

 

Love, Melissa

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