As we’ve all heard, junk food is waste of calories and doesn’t have any real benefits for you. What we know is that the temptation is that taste so good! I’m not going to hide it- I love sweets and I had a habit of buying sweets as part of my grocery routine. Seriously. If I went to buy the basics, there would be a package of cookies in there, just like it was bread or sandwich meat.
However, I realize that I need to do better so cutting back a back just a bit and I’m also swapping some of my snacks for healthier options.
Summer Time = Better Snacks
There is something about the warm weather that just encourages lighter snacks, which can mean better choices than just junk food. Last year when I was pregnant and there was a heat wave going on during my last trimester (fun!), I really got into frozen fruit bars. My sweet tooth was satisfied and I wasn’t consuming a ton of empty calories. You can make your own frozen fruit bars or you can grab a box (or two at the store).
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup strawberry
- Blend the fruit together in blender
- Pour mix into popsicle container and freeze
It’s that simple. You do need to get the popsicle containers for it, but if you love col treats during the spring and summer, these will save you plenty of money. Plus you can adjust the fruits as they come in season, saving you even more money.
Thoughts on Snack Options
I’d love to hear your tips and suggestions. What are some of your favorite warm weather snacks? How do you keep your snacking habit under control?