15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

Here are 15 snacks that you'll be obsessing over summer, whether it's to beat the heat or to savour those summer flavours.

The best snacks can shift as the season changes and with summer rolling around it’s guaranteed that you’ll be craving something that’s cold and refreshing. Whether its a selection of fruit or refreshing small dishes to get you through the day, the items on this list will be perfect for you. Here are 15 snacks that you’ll be obsessing over this summer, whether it’s to beat the heat or to savour those refreshing summer flavours.

1. Watermelon

Watermelon is a classic summer snack and a great option if you’re looking for something that’s both cold and hydrating. A watermelon right out of the fridge can be just what you need to deal with the heat.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

2. Pineapple

Just like watermelon, pineapple is super hydrating and perfect for the season. It’s an iconic summer flavour and can be incredibly juicy and sweet if it’s at the right level of ripeness.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

3. Celery and carrot sticks

If you’re craving something crunchy then why not go for some chopped carrot and celery sticks? Crisp and refreshing, both are low in fat and calories. They require little prep time and can be easily stored away – just grab a serving from the fridge when you’re feeling peckish.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

4. Fruit salad

Fruit is a great source of vitamins and minerals and counts towards your 5-a-day. A fruit salad is an easy and refreshing snack to make.  It’s also flexible and lets you choose your favourites. A teaspoon of honey or sugar can be added into the mix for some sweetness to balance out the tart and sour flavours.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

5. Slushies

Slushies are great cool-me-down treats to have in summer and it’s quick to make. Just add frozen fruits, fruit juice and a tablespoon of sugar or honey to a blender or food processor and enjoy.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

6. Seaweed

Roasted seaweed is a great alternative to crisps. It’s high in potassium, protein and fiber, and low in saturated fat. Roasted seaweed can be purchased in supermarkets or at your local Asian grocery store. You could also make your own at home by coating nori sheets in sesame oil and roasting them in the oven.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

7. Ice cream

Nothing else screams summer like ice cream on a warm day out. No matter where you are, an ice cream van, stall or gelateria is all you need to kick off the cravings.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

8. Ice lollies

An ice lolly in the garden or at the park is an idyllic summer scenario. Depending on the brand, ice lollies can also be a great alternative to ice cream if you’re not a fan of dairy, or if you’re lactose intolerant.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

9. Sorbets

It’s the same creamy goodness, just without the guilt, and there are so many refreshing sorbet flavours out there. Sorbet is made from water and fruit puree or juice. It contains no milk, cream or eggs, and is a great alternative to ice cream if you have any allergies.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

10. Avocado toast

Avocado toast is great if you’re looking for something that is filling and has carbs but also won’t make you feel heavy. It is a light snack that’s quick to make, and the avocado adds a refreshing twist.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

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11. Nachos with salsa and guacamole

Nachos with salsa and guacamole are classic summer snacks. The prep time is minimal if you buy the products from the supermarket, but it’s also very quick and easy to make the dips and toppings yourself.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

12. Strawberry gateau

A strawberry gateau is a simple combination of vanilla sponge with layers of whipped cream and fresh strawberries. If served straight from the fridge, this cold dessert can be a great summer treat.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

13. A cold creamy drink

Whether its a milkshake, frappe or iced coffee, there’s something about cold cream-based drinks that make them a summer favourite. There is an option for everyone so why not grab a drink on your next outing.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

14. A cold cheesecake slice

Cheesecake is a dessert loved by many, but a cheesecake slice straight from the fridge can be great during the summer. The creamy filling and biscuit base texture makes a fantastic combination that no one should miss out on.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

15. Coconut water

Coconut water is a delicious and hydrating alternative to regular water. It’s a good source of potassium which helps reduce bloating so it’s a great addition to your fridge.

15 Snacks That You Will Obsess Over This Summer

What snacks are you currently munching on? Are there any that you think will be perfect for the warmer months? Share your thoughts and let us know in the comments below!

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