Summer Snacks Ideas

Even though summer won’t be officially be here for a couple of weeks, the heat and humidity has already gotten me in a summer time mood. With the warmer weather, my eating habits are starting to shift. While cold weather makes me crave bigger meals, the warm weather has me wanting to drink more and eat lighter (but more frequently).

I mentioned that we enjoy fruit bars, but that’s not enough. I want something more than fruit salad this summer. I’ve been looking for ideas and recipes that taste good, will help me eat healthy, and are easy to make.

6 Summer Snacks

After some digging I found some great dishes to try out. The bets part is that many of them will allow us to use our produce deliveries more effectively and reduce waste. fresh salsa

Asian Noodle Salad

One of my concerns with summer eating is finding the balance light meals and filling dishes. Having a noodle salad can satisfy both and it can be prepared in about 20 minutes.

Greek Salad Skewers

This is incredibly simple and really fun, especially for the young ones. I love Greek Salad so when I saw this, I knew I had to include it on the list.

Fresh Homemade Salsa

Having salsa on hand as a summer staple can make healthy snacking easy and very quick. It’s also very versatile – you can incorporate fruits, add some beans make it more filling, and you can spice it up to your desire heat level. I love some lime and cilantro with my salsa, but I’m also enjoy eating some fruit with it, like pineapple or mango. The sweet heat is perfect.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Having hummus available can help curb the damage with impulsive snacking. This recipe has a spicy/sweet kick to it, which I think makes it a perfect summer go-to dip.

Rotisserie Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

I know I just recently wrote about them, but they are too good not to mention here!

Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

Instead of the traditional kind, this potato salad can add a bit of fun and color to your next grill party.

Thoughts on Summer Snacks

How will you be snacking this summer? What are some of your favorites bites and drinks to have when the weather warms up?