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  • Denise Scott

Those Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer!

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

30 Healthy Snacks for 30 Days!

Veggie Sticks with Hummus

Now that children are home for the summer you need to have plenty of snacks on hand. Nutritious snacks that won’t spoil their appetite for meals. I have compiled a “30 for 30” list of 30 nutritious snacks for 30 days! These provide fiber and include a fruit, vegetable, protein or complex carb.

Veggie sticks with hummus (celery, carrots, zucchini, mini bell peppers)

Cheese slices with whole wheat or whole grain crackers

Apple slices with nut butter

Greek yogurt with berries

Watermelon slices

Homemade popsicles made with pureed fruit

Cheese toast on whole grain bread

Bananas dipped in chocolate and frozen

Homemade no-bake energy bars*

Cottage cheese in toasted pita bread

Air-popped or stove-top popcorn

Fruit and cheese slices

Chocolate chip rice cake with nut butter

Homemade smoothie with milk, yogurt and frozen berries

Cheese rollup in a corn tortilla

Hard-boiled eggs

Pita chips with cowboy salsa*

Banana oat muffins or any fruit/veggie muffins*

Fresh fruit skewers


Homemade granola in yogurt*

Frozen toasted waffle with nut butter

Dark chocolate dipped strawberries

Dried fruit with nuts

Kale or sweet potato chips

Turkey wraps in whole wheat tortilla

Roasted chickpeas

Roasted tofu bites on whole grain crackers

No sugar added applesauce

Mini pizza on whole wheat English muffin

* see below

*Check out the fruit and veggie muffin recipe on:

Or the carrot zucchini muffins on

*There are numerous no bake energy bars and homemade granola recipes online. You can choose which ingredients your kids are most likely to eat.

Fresh Fruit Skewers

The kale and sweet potato chips and the roasted chickpeas can be made in an air fryer or regular oven.

*Cowboy salsa, aka Texas caviar, is easy to throw together by combining low salt canned items such as black and/or pinto beans, corn, chopped tomatoes, and chopped sweet onion, then add avocado, cilantro and lime juice. Drain the beans and corn. Use pita chips or whole grain chips for dipping.

Cowboy Salsa

Mix and match snack ideas by keeping cut fruit, fresh veggie sticks, nut butter, and cheese slices on hand as well as whole grain crackers, Greek yogurt and popcorn.

For nut-free substitutes (for peanut or tree nut allergies) you can try tahini (made from sesame seeds), sunflower seed butter, granola butter or soy nut butter.

***I know I have said this before in other posts but children under 4 years of age should not have whole nuts. Be wary of hard crunchy vegetables and fruit, and popcorn before age 2.

Apple Slices with Peanut Butter

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