Poolside snacks are the best snacks! It is even better if they’re healthy snacks. Healthy snacks make that summer body more attainable and are overall just better for your health. Here is some inspiration for healthy snacks that you can eat poolside this summer.
Pinwheels are a great healthy snack to bring to the pool. This recipe would be a great idea for lunches, or a pool party. This is a quick and easy lunch. This is a tasty lunch that everyone will love, even children. Variations of this recipe make it a great snack that can be adjusted to fit anyone’s preferences. For this recipe, you will need lunch meat, spinach or lettuce, cream cheese or mayonnaise, a slice of cheese, and a tortilla. Begin with the tortilla flat, and then spread the mayonnaise or cream cheese on top. Next place a layer of lettuce or spinach to cover the leafy greens. Then stack the other ingredients on top. Then roll the tortilla up. Slice into small even sections.
2. Greek Yogurt Popsicles
This is such a simple recipe, but so delicious! This snack is a crowd pleaser! The nice part about this recipe is that there are no added sugars. For this recipe, you will need vanilla Greek yogurt and strawberries. This recipe can be adjusted to include any fruit. You will need a popsicle mold. Blend the fruit and Greek yogurt together. Then pour into the molds. Place the molds in the freezer for a couple of hours.
3. Fresh Fruit Salad
Nothing says summer like fruit salad at a backyard barbeque. This recipe is a nutritious snack to help get in all the necessary vitamins and minerals. Another benefit of fruit is hydration. Staying hydrated in the summer is a must, and fruits contain lots of water. For this recipe cut up any preferred fruit and toss in. Fruit such as watermelon and cantaloupe have high water concentrations! Berries are great to make the salad sweet.
4. Veggie & Cheese Kabobs
This is a fun way to have a healthy snack that is fun to eat at the same time. This a good way to sneak in vegetables to your diet. For this recipe, you will need cheese in cube form, and any type of veggies. Good vegetable options for this would-be cucumber, baby carrots, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, or peppers. Slice the vegetables into bite-size pieces. Then slide the vegetables and cheese cubes onto the skewer. Alternate the vegetables and cheese.
5. Watermelon Slush
Imagine taking a sip of this refreshing watermelon slush on a piping hot day. This will taste amazing! Pro tip if over the age of 21, alcohol can be mixed in to make the watermelon slush even better. To make these amazing tasting healthy snack, you will need to begin with the juice of a lime, 10 cups of watermelon cubes, and 2 cups of ice. Throw these ingredients into a blender, and blend until the correct consistency is achieved. The slushies should be thicker due to the ice. Add Greek yogurt for a creamier texture!
6. Healthy Frosted Lemonade
Who doesn’t love Chick-fil-a’s famous frosted lemonade, especially during the summer. Lemonade is the epitome of summer drinks, so why not enjoy it, but in a healthier way. This healthy snack is too good to pass up! For this recipe, you will need Greek yogurt, honey, freshly squeezed lemon juice, vanilla extract, and ice. This will taste amazing, once blended together. Greek yogurt is an awesome way to get some extra protein in your diet for the day. The honey helps to sweeten the rest of the ingredients while simultaneously blocking out the bitterness from the pure lemon juice.
7. Frozen Banana Yogurt Pops
This healthy snack is delicious and super easy to make. You do not need to be a mastermind in the kitchen to make this healthy snack. Frozen banana yogurt pops are the perfect poolside healthy snack, and would be great for pool parties. This recipe requires 3 ingredients; bananas, yogurt, and sprinkles. Begin by cutting the bananas in half. Place a popsicle stick into the sliced portion of the banana. Then dip the banana in yogurt, fully submerging the banana. Place the bananas on a tray, and sprinkle the sprinkles over top. Place in the freezer until the yogurt has frozen.
8. Homemade Trail Mix
This for all the salty snack lovers out there. Time to ditch the potato chips, because this summer we are eating only healthy snacks over here. The beauty of trail mix is being able to add whatever you want into the mix to make it your own recipe. The standard trail mix includes peanuts, cashews, chocolate candy, and raisins. Ingredients can be switched out to make this recipe healthier. A few good options to add into a trail mix would be raisins, freeze-dried fruit, cheerios, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, almonds. Make the switch from milk chocolate to dark chocolate. Those are just a few healthier alternatives.
9. Frozen Grapes
This healthy snack is a good alternative for those who love sour candy. Sour patch kids taste so yummy but are high in fat and sugar. Instead of eating sour patch kids or sour gummy worms, try eating frozen green grapes with lime juice. Sounds like a strange snack hack, but it does works! Take a batch of green grapes and place in the freezer until frozen. Usually, this could take around 8 hours. Once frozen, squeeze fresh lime juice on. Make sure the grapes are fully coated. Then the grapes are ready to serve.
10. Fruit Dipped In Dark Chocolate With Coconut Shavings
This is an amazing healthy snack to have at the pool to satisfy any chocolate cravings. Yes, dipping fruit in chocolate eliminates the health factor from the snack partially, but it is okay to live a little. This is one of those moments. For this recipe get any fruit, and dark chocolate candy melts. These can be purchased in the store since there is specific chocolate made for melting. Place the fruit on the skewer, and dip in the melted chocolate. Then roll in coconut flakes for added flavor. Place in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened.