Healthy snacks for hungry kids this summer

There is a meme going around that talks about kids having smaller appetites in school vs. in the summer. Also known as: School stomach vs. summer stomach.

If you have school age kids, you probably know this to be true! Some days, it’s like they eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, snack, snack, popsicle, dinner, snack, popsicle, snack….

So how are parents supposed to keep up with hungry kids this summer? We suggest having a ton of healthy snack options on hand to toss at them before they get hangry.

Even better, some of these you can make on your own and keep (or freeze) to have on hand for lazy days around the house, time at the pool or beach or for on-the-go park playdates.

Here are our best suggestions for healthy summer snacks for hungry kids this summer. Read on:

  1. Homemade fruit popsicles
  2. Homemade yogurt popsicles
  3. Frozen fruit
  4. Cut up veggies with Greek yogurt dip
  5. Roasted chickpeas
  6. Hummus and pita
  7. Chips and salsa
  8. Cheese sticks
  9. Celery and nut or sun butter
  10. Raisins
  11. Fruit leather
  12. Meat sticks
  13. Tuna, egg or chicken salad with crackers
  14. Popcorn
  15.  Yogurt
  16. Trail mix
  17. Applesauce
  18. Kale chips
  19. Toast with avocado
  20. Oatmeal
  21. Protein bites
  22. Smoothies
  23. Muffins
  24. Granola bars
  25. Edamame
  26. Pasta salad
  27. Crackers and cheese
  28. Hardboiled eggs
  29. Scrambled eggs
  30. Pretzels
  31. Salami and cheese rollups

Does your family have a healthy summer snack that is a huge hit with kids (and grownups)? We’d love to hear about it! Share your healthy summer snack ideas with us.

Everything Birth

At Everything Birth, we hope your family has a relaxing, fun and memorable summer together!