Summer Snacks for #FoodFriday!

Summer Snacks for #FoodFriday!

We are bringing you 30 kid friendly, healthy snack recipes for the summer! Enjoy these for birthdays, parties, cookouts, or family night.

1. Strawberry Salsa

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Wash and chop the fruit for the salsa, mix it together in a bowl, and add the lime juice. If it needs a little sweetness you can add a teaspoon of honey or pure maple syrup, but the fruit will usually be sweet enough on it's own.
  • Brush both sides of the tortillas with melted coconut oil. Then stack them all together and cut into 8 triangles.
  • Arrange the triangles in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with foil. If they overlap, they won't crisp as well.
  • Sprinkle each triangle lightly with the cinnamon mixture. Flip them over and sprinkle the other side too.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8-12 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through, and make sure you check the chips often so that they don't burn. They are finished when the edges get dry and crispy. The center will still be slightly flexible, but they will crisp even more as they cool.
  • Allow to cool slightly and test the texture. If they aren't quite crisp enough, return to the oven for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once they are mostly cool, remove from the pan and enjoy with your fresh salsa! Keep leftovers of salsa in the fridge and eat quickly, after about 24 hours the fruit will breakdown and get soupy. Keep leftover chips in a sealed ziplock bag.

2. Fruit Pizza

  • Start by slicing the watermelon into circle slices. 
  • Then you want to cut each circle into 4 halves. 
  • Top with the a few strawberries, followed by the banana, and lastly the blueberries. 
  • Now it is ready to eat and enjoy!

3. Watermelon Popsicles 

  • Cut the watermelon into triangular shapes.
  • Put the pieces of watermelon on popsicle sticks.

4. Apple Nachos

  • Core the apple and slice into ¼ inch slices. Arrange in a single layer on a plate.
  • Put chocolate and coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave 15-20 seconds at a time, until melted and smooth. The coconut oil is optional, depending on the kind of chocolate use. I just chopped up a square of dark chocolate and melted it without the coconut oil and it still worked great.
  • In a separate bowl, melt the peanut butter for 20-30 seconds, until soft and you're able to drizzle it with a spoon.
  • Drizzle chocolate and peanut butter over the apples. Sprinkle with coconut and almonds. ENJOY!

5. 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

  • Grease a cookie sheet and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix together the bananas, oats, and PB2.
  • Because banana's vary in size you may need to adjust the amount of oats you add. The texture should be like a wet cookie dough.
  • Add any mix-ins you want. Whatever you decide to add, stick to ¼ cup or less, or the dough won't stick together.
  • Scoop dough onto the greased cookie sheet. I got 12 cookies from this recipe.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350. ENJOY!
  • I keep leftovers in the refrigerator. I also froze a batch and then thawed them in the fridge and they were still fantastic!

To see more recipes and what ingredients you need, visit superhealthykids.com

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