My Top Ten Healthy Summer Snacks

Food is my weakness. Forget “you had me at hello”--you had me at snacks. Food has been my greatest super power, and also my kryptonite. I’m a Class A snacker which has proven to be detrimental in a lot of different ways--my weight, my skin, my mental health, everything comes down to what you’re putting into your body! So believe me when I say I’ve been through the wringer trying to find yummy, healthy snacks that won’t break the bank. I have listed here my Top Ten Healthy Summer Snacks. And there is something for everyone! 
 
#1 Frosted Grapes

Top 10 Healthy Summer Snacks-Frosted Grapes

 

 This recipe is one of my favorite takes on a simple healthy treat! It is gluten free and beyond easy! All you need is your favorite grape (I prefer green) and sugar. This snack is super kid friendly and absolutely delicious on a hot day! I love these frozen, so if you’re wanting this treat cold, be sure to prep ahead of time! 

 Ingredients:
3 cups grapes
1 cup white granulated sugar, divided
½ cup water

 

 

#2 Frozen Yogurt Dots

Top 10 Healthy Summer Snacks-Frozen Yogurt Bites

 

 Another frozen treat for my friends who prefer the sweet over the savory! This snack is another one that takes a bit of forethought, but trust me it is worth it! Extremely kid friendly, especially for those kiddos under 4, but who says you need kids to enjoy frozen yogurt drops?? Just pick your favorite kind of yogurt and have at it! My favorite brand is Noosa! **Certain yogurts are more runny than others so pick one that you can “drop”!
 
Ingredients:
Yogurt--this is up to you!! My top pick is strawberry rhubarb Noosa yogurt.

 

 

  #3 Chocolate Dipped Banana Bites

Top 10 Healthy Summer Snacks-Chocolate Dipped Bananas

 

 These are to DIE FOR! I can honestly say I am in love with this super easy summer snack. It’s the perfect thing when you are craving something sweet but don’t want to reach for that handy ice cream tub. Again, another one of those prep ahead of time treats IF you want them frozen! I love them frozen because in the Summer, I just want to stay cool! Plus, they’re one of those treats that you can make WAY healthy or pull out all the stops for.

 
Ingredients:
3 bananas
⅓ cup nut butter (my favorites are cashew and almond!)
½ cup chocolate chips (I love dark chocolate so this is my pick!)
2 teaspoons coconut oil
 

 

 

 

#4 Homemade Fruit Roll-ups

Top 10 Healthy Summer Snacks-Homemade Fruit Rollups  

 As a kid I adored fruit roll-ups. To be completely honest, I still do. But they are packed with all kinds of additives and sugars and words I can’t pronounce. What better though than an easy homemade fruit roll-up made out of fresh fruits! And the kicker? It’s a great healthy alternative! My favorite here is a two-ingredient (yes, TWO INGREDIENTS!) recipe.
 
Ingredients: 
2 cups strawberries
1 cup applesauce

 

 

#5 Deviled Eggs

Top 10 Healthy Summer Snacks-Deviled Eggs

Alright my savory palate’d friends, this one’s for you. Deviled eggs for me are a classic. Growing up I would eat them until I was sick. They are a solid, savory treat and take almost no time to make! How easy! Plus, they’re packed full of protein. And on top of that, they’re gluten free, keto, paleo friendly substitutes, the works! 


Ingredients:

12 hard boiled eggs

⅓ cup mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon yellow mustard

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

Paprika for garnish (to taste)

 Instructions: https://www.thelazydish.com/the-best-classic-deviled-eggs/

 

 

#6 Turkey Cucumber Mini Sandwich Bites  

Top 10 Healthy Summer Snacks-Turkey Cucumber Bites  

 When I hear cucumber sandwiches, I think tea parties, derby hats, and snacking on soggy bread. But no more! I LOVE this version of the cucumber sandwich. It is fast, easy, and so dang delicious. And gluten free! So you don’t have to worry about that bread going soggy, yuck! And, to top that off, it goes perfectly with a glass of chilled lemonade on a hot Summer day. 

Ingredients:

1 cucumber

Sliced deli oven roasted chicken or turkey

Sliced cheese

Sliced tomato

Toothpicks


Instructions: https://cleanfoodcrush.com/turkey-cucumber-mini-sandwich-bites-clean-snack/#

 

   #7 Cream Cheese Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers 

Top 10 Healthy Summer Snacks-Cream Cheese Stuffed Baby Peppers  

 

 This is hands down one of my favorite recipes. It is quick, easy, low carb, vegetarian, keto, you name it! It doesn’t get much better than that. And on top of that, I have a love for baby bell peppers that just cannot be tamed. Name a better summer snack! I know, I know, I already listed 6 others, but this one deserves a chef’s kiss. 

Ingredients:

½ lb baby bell peppers

¾ cup cream cheese

Instructions: https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/stuffed-peppers-2/

 

 #8 Garlicky Parmesan and Rosemary Roasted Chickpeas

 

Top 10 Healthy Summer Snacks-Garlic Roasted Chickpeas  

 Chickpeas are one of the most versatile foods, in my opinion. They are amazing as a salad topping, or even just to munch on! Sweet, salty, plain, you just can’t go wrong. Listed here is one of my favorite quick and easy recipes that will have you begging for more! 

 

Ingredients:

2 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and dried

2 Tbs shredded parmesan

1 tsp dried rosemary

½ tsp minced garlic

⅛ tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions: https://theskinnyfork.com/blog/garlicky-parmesan-rosemary-chickpeas

 

 

 

#9  Homemade Pita Chips

 Top 10 Healthy Summer Snacks-Homemade Pita Chips

 

 This summer snack is so simple and easy! Plus, who doesn’t love a good pita chip? You can dip ‘em in any of your favorite spreads. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try out a homemade roasted parmesan garlic hummus?? This healthy chip is a fantastic way to get that crunch you’re craving without all the extra that comes from a potato chip. So come on! Dig in! 

 

Ingredients:

4 large slices of pita bread

1 ½ Tbs olive oil

Sea salt

Instructions: https://stripedspatula.com/homemade-pita-chips/

 

 

 #10 Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

 Top 10 Healthy Summer Snacks-Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Power Bites

 

I have such a sweet tooth, so bad it gets me in trouble sometimes. So I’ve learned to supplement it with healthy alternatives such as this one! A No-Bake Energy Bite with some all time favorites--peanut butter and chocolate. This recipe is so simple and easy, just mix it all together, refrigerate, and go! Perfect for my vegetarian and gluten free friends, and even kids too! 

 

Ingredients:

⅓ cup peanut butter

¾ cup oats

2 Tbs honey

½ cup chocolate chips

¼ cup crushed peanuts


Instructions: https://www.homemadeinterest.com/peanut-butter-energy-balls/

 

 Don’t let snacking get you down! There are so many ways to be healthy, happy, and satisfied! I hope my Top Ten has helped you on your journey to find your Top Ten. And remember, snacking doesn’t just have to come in a package! You too can become a master snack fiend.