Are you in need of healthy summer snacks to add to your collection of guilt-free sweet treats?
Summer is almost here and fun times beckon. Outdoorsy stuff like camping, hiking and beach picnics often go hand in hand with quick sugary treats and junk food.
Here are 15 simply delicious but oh so healthy summer snacks you have to try this summer.
This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend tools that I use and trust. You can read the full disclosure policy here.
Here are a few Amazon picks to help you prepare and serve your cool snacks quickly
Wet wipes, serviettes, disposable utensils and of course, ice cream cones should also be on your shopping list as you get ready for a long, relaxing summer.
15 Yummy Healthy Summer Snacks
I have rounded up 15 simple teen – approved treats for hot lazy days spent outdoors
1. Lightened Up Veggie “Nachos”
This is the perfect recipe for you if you’ve been craving a big plate of nachos but don’t want to stray from your healthy eating plan.
Ticks all the boxes for a healthy but uber delicious treat:
- Low carb
- Veggie base
- Gluten Free
- Keto friendly
Get the recipe at coupleinthekitchen.com
2. Fresh Mango Salsa
This is a great side dish for a summer meal. The genius mix of diced mango, avocado and peppers takes this salsa up a notch. Serve chilled.
Get the recipe at freshcoasteats.com
3. Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
If you had to design a perfect healthy summer snack, this would be it. This hummus is made of cauliflower and not beans, making it low carb, paleo, keto, vegan, and gluten free. So this recipe caters for everyone. The bonus with this cauliflower hummus is the veggies to serve it with.
Get the recipe at keytomylime.com
4. Mini Bell Pepper Poppers
This colorful dish tastes as good as it looks. It takes a little effort but is well worth it to create a healthy treat your family will love. Big plus is the stuffing which includes both quinoa and black beans. Serve a cilantro lime sauce with the stuffed peppers to add a wow factor to this dish.
Get the recipe at sulaandspice.com
5. Healthy Homemade Vegan Doritos “Nacho Cheese” Flavor
This is a yummy cheesy snack that will appeal to health conscious friends and family. It’s claim to health fame is that it is homemade, vegan, gluten and allergy free. Sure to become a family favorite.
Get the recipe at strengthandsunshine.com
6. Keto Cheese Chips
If you’re looking for great Keto snacks, you will absolutely love this. These low carb cheese chips will satisfy your craving for chips. They are cheesy and crispy like an ordinary potato chip. So, you can happily nibble on them knowing that you’re staying true to your keto diet.
Get the recipe at how2doketo.com
7. Yellow Squash Tots with Garlicky Yogurt Dip
Here is a perfect veggie muffin. Quick and easy to make, you can replace the squash with and add other veggies as well. This makes a great grab and go snack for when your kids are rushing to after school activities.
Get the recipe at babaganosh.org
8. Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
This 5 ingredient popsicle is a winner. A sugar-free treat, it’s also loaded with healthy ingredients like oats and low-fat cottage cheese.
Get the recipe at diabetesstrong.com
9. Blackberry Banana Healthy Popsicles
Here’s a quick and easy recipe that can be served for breakfast and dessert. This dish is vegan friendly and uses a combo of blackberries and bananas to get the smooth silky texture. Too good not to try.
Get the recipe at anyreasonvegans.com
10. Frozen Grapes on a Stick
Here’s another super healthy recipe – Vegan, Gluten Free and Paleo friendly. This is a must – try popsicle for long hot summer days. So refreshing, you can indulge with no guilt at all.
Get the recipe at twohealthykitchens.com
11. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
You have to try this 4 ingredient snack that takes no more than 5 minutes to make. It is sugar-free and as creamy as real ice cream. If you want to get your kids to help you in the kitchen, this is the ideal recipe to get them started.
Get the recipe at flavourstreat.com
12. Vegan Mini Fruit Tarts with Custard
This is a delicious and uber healthy recipe that will become a family favorite. Here are a few of the ingredients that make this dessert super good for you – oats, maple syrup, coconut cream and milk and berries.
Get the recipe at thebananadiaries.com
13. Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone and Honey
Grilled fruit has to be one of the yummiest things to eat. This recipe combines grilled peaches with whipped Honey Mascarpone. Perfect to eat as a snack or a dessert
Get the recipe at erhardtseat.com
14. Dark Chocolate Covered Kiwi Pops
You cannot go wrong by adding this to your recipe bank. This 2 ingredient dish is perfect for the health conscious. It uses a comb of Kiwi fruit ( great source of Vitamin C ) and dark chocolate( helps with stress).
Get the recipe at thesimplecooking.com
15. Apple Nachos
This easy to make snack is lovely for kids who love to graze all day long. Dress the apple base with choc chips, nuts or raisins. Add a swirl of caramel or chocolate sauce to make this a treat your kids will love.
Get the recipe at attachmentmummy.com
There you have it – 15 healthy snacks for summer.
Do you have any recipes for treats for hot days? Please share them in the comments below.
If you enjoyed this post, please help me share it on your favorite social media channels.
You may also like:
13 Fancy Easy Mocktails for your Next Family Party