5 Best {low calorie} Snacks for the Summer

The 5 Best {low Calorie} Snacks for the Summer

Summer is one of everyones favorite seasons. Its amazing weather means most days are spent outside in the heat. Popsicles are always on the grocery list for the kids, but what are ways to help you cool down without throwing a bunch of empty calories into your body?

Here is a list of the 5 BEST  Low Calorie Snacks for the Summer that are easy to prepare, and are nutritious and will help cool you down!

1. Frozen Grapes

Grapes are usually the cheapest during the summer. So while they are on sale at your local store or market, stock up! Don’t worry, they won’t go to waste. Grab a shish kabob skewer and pile those grapes on! The more the merriergrapes! Lay them on a cookie sheet, or put them in a gallon zip lock baggie and freeze them over night! Easy healthy snack for the afternoon heat!

2. Dried Fruit

Know anyone that has fruit trees? Or do you have one? There are other things you can do with all that produce besides can it or make jam! Get a food dehydrator and change it up a bit! Apples, strawberries, pineapple, mangos, bananas, pears, kiwis, peaches are all so good dehdehydr fruitydrated! This takes a bit more prep time but it is worth the wait! It’s a great way to mix up how you get all our fruit in for the day!

3. Fruit Popsicles

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Popsicles and summer just go together. So why not make some that are guilt free? Grab a small plastic cup, throw some fruit in it, a little crystal light or some fruit juice to fill in the cracks, and freeze for a few hours to over night! Now you can enjoy these babies in the afternoon heat and still get in your fruit! Winning!

4. Smoothies

Smoothies are some amazing ways to sneak those vegetables in. Plus with them being ice cold, it’s a great way to stay cool in the summer!  What’s so great about smoothie recipes are that they are very versatile and can be thrown together with what you have on hand. Here is a simple recipe:fruit smoothis

Throw everything into a blender until smooth:

1 Banana

1 cup frozen triple berry mix

1 cup spinach

8 ounces of water

1 apple

1-2 medium carrots

1 tablespoon Flax seed

1/2 cup ice

That is it! Easiest way to get in 2 servings of vegetables without even tasting it! Find out the best blender brands here.

5. Veggies

What a better snack than some fresh vegetables cut up? They are cold and crisp and so great for you! Most farmers markets have great selections of vegetables that are fresh from their garden and most likely organic.

Make these an easy choice by already having them cut up and in portion sizes in easy to go baggies. This way when you are on the run out the door to the swimming pool or splash park you have a healthy snack too!

Need some dip? Well, just add your favorite seasoning packet to some Greek Yogurt and you have a healthier alternative that those other calorie filled dips! veggies

 

Summer is so awesome and there are so many fun things to do outside. Make sure you are fueling your body with the right calories to give you the best energy you need for those activities! These summer snack options are perfect for on the go to, so take a minute to prepare and have a guilt free summer!

 

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