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Friday, June 17, 2016

Quick And Easy Mom Approved Healthy Summer Snacks

   The kids are home for the summer and it seems like they are always eating. No sooner do I get the breakfast dishes done, my boys are saying they are hungry. During the school year, my boys eat breakfast and lunch at school. I like that the cafeteria ladies make their food and I don’t have to clean up any messes. I get it they are growing boys but mom just wants a break from kitchen duty. My solution is to have plenty of quick and easy healthy snacks in the fridge and pantry. That way they can get their own snack and not make a mess in my clean kitchen. I also like healthy snacks that don’t require dishes as summer also means the dishwasher is doing overtime. I made a great list of quick and easy healthy snacks that my boys love to eat in the summer. These mom-approved snacks are also easy for the boys to make themselves.

                                 Apple slices and peanut butter
                                 Frozen grapes
                                 Watermelon slices or cubes
                                 Sliced strawberries
                                Carrots and broccoli dipped in hummus, salsa or bean dip
                                Slice apples and vanilla yogurt
                                Fruit and veggie squeeze pouches
                                Granola bars
                                Whole-grain crackers and cheese 
                                Trail mix-nuts-cereal-dried fruit
                                Fruit popsicles
                                Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
                    What are some snacks that you would add to this list?

  My boys are 8 and 9 so for the most part they can get their own snack and do some prep work like making a sandwich or pouring the snack into a bowl. They are not allowed to use knives yet so I will slice up apples or cheese for them. My boys will usually ask me what they can have for a snack and then make it and clean up afterward. My boys know what are acceptable snacks as I write a list of approved snacks and post it on the fridge. I also have  baskets in the fridge and pantry with the snacks I want my boys to eat, that way they can help themselves.  If your children are younger, then you can pre-portion the snacks into single size containers so your children can grab their own snacks.

   My boy’s favorite healthy grab and go snack that is mom-approved is Slammers. These  pouches are packed with 1 whole serving of organic fruit, vegetables, and vitamins. The Slammers Protein have the same healthy ingredients with a boost of protein! My boys love to squeeze them into their mouth and I love that they have no added sugar and no artificial stuff. They are also high in antioxidants. These Slammers pouches also have cool names! The bright colors will entice your kids to grab one out of the fridge for their next snack. The pouches are also great to pack in a bag for a healthy snack when you are out running errands or playing at the park.

Slammers come in six amazing flavors and my boys ask for them by their amazing names.

                                                Pomegranate Grape Crush
                                                Watermelon Kiwi Burst

Go to http://slammerssnacks.com/ to discover all the delicious healthy fruits and veggies that are packed into these squeeze pouches.

What healthy mom-approved snacks do your kids like to eat in the summer?

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"These opinions are my own and I receive samples of the above-mentioned product to facilitate this post"


Anna Nuttall said...

Very nice snacks. Perfect when you got active kids.


Unknown said...

This is a great list of healthy snacks - thanks! They are perfect for my 11 year old - he's so full of energy!

Carol Cassara said...

What cool packaging! It's nice that we have access to portable snacks that are healthy and that kids will actually eat.

Agnes Dela Cruz said...

This is great way to replace snacks that is hard to prepare.

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Elizabeth O. said...

How convenient are those snack packs! I love that there are fruits as well as veggies in them, it's perfect for the summer.

Kathy Balmores said...

My son sometimes munches on fruits and veggie sticks. It's really nice and healthy too unless it gets dipped in mayo then its no longer healthy.

Unknown said...

Oh, I love these snacks. Sometimes, it is hard to feed our little ones with healthy snacks.

Unknown said...

I haven't tried this snack but I will definitely recommended this to my sister and her children.

Unknown said...

Wow, I never heard of this. It is a great option for kids, every kid deserved to enjoy their healthy snack.

Amy Jones said...

I've never heard of this before but it looks like the perfect snack for energetic kids

BluKatKraft said...

These look great! Thanks for your healthy list, good for me too ;)

laborders2000 said...

I have not heard of this brand before, but my boys love these types of snacks.

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Inspiring Kitchen said...

This is a great list of healthy and yummy snacks. I'm not sure if we have the Slammers here. The girls would love this snack.

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Unknown said...

I've been looking for new snacks for my daughter and these would be perfect for her! Thanks so much for sharing the article!

Unknown said...

Those sound really good! My girls have not tried them yet, but I'm sure they'll love them. I have not seen any of these around either. I'll make sure to keep an eye out for them.

SveetesKapes said...

A whole lot of healthy goodness, so yummy! Forget kids I could sue some of them haha.
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Jessica said...

Great snacks, especially for on the go!

Unknown said...

My son loves pouches! I love that they're so convenient and healthy!

Unknown said...

My kids love the pouches. These are all really great tips for summer time snacking.

Colette S said...

I'm always interested in quick kand easy snacks that are healthy!
Thanks for sharing!

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