Ten Great Snack Ideas for Summer

Summer Snack Ideas

June 9, 2011   5 Comments

Summer is the BEST season for snacking. Snack Girl is so inspired by all the fruits and vegetables that are in season.

In fact, I found myself with writers block in January when there was like 30 feet of snow piled outside my window (slight exaggeration). Back then, I liked writing about cookies.

I thought it would be fun to rank these summer snack ideas by which are the favorites of Snack Girl readers. I have TWO (count 'em TWO) whole years of writing about snacks under my belt and I can evaluate my posts by traffic.

The posts with the most visits are the most popular. Sometimes, this is because the snacks have been on the site for longer (more time for visits). OR they are just wildly popular :)

The best snacks for summer are simple: watermelon, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, etc. - just munch on them!

These recipes are for those of you who want to dress your summer fruits and vegetables up a bit. A few added ingredients, maybe a little heat, and you have healthy food that is tasty.

Check these out:

10. pinebananab Skip The Ice Cream: Grill Your Dessert

9. veggieskewersb Wow Your Friends This Memorial Day With Salad Sticks

8. capresesaladb2 A Tomato Salad For Tomato Lovers

7. melonbiteb Who Else Wants Bacon?

6. chilelimecornb 63 Calories of Salty, Sweet, Sour, Spicy and Veggie Goodness for a Dime

5. Sugar Snap Peas and Cheese Elegant, Easy, and Under 100 Calories

4. watermelonfetab Got Watermelon? Try This Awesome and Simple Recipe

3. bananasplitb Now You Can Eat A Banana Split Without Splitting Your Pants

2. orangewaterb You Don't Need Sugar For A Refreshing Summer Drink

1. greensmoothieb This Green Smoothie Does NOT Taste Like Grass

I would alter the green smoothie recipe and use FRESH berries (because they are cheap) instead of frozen. This recipe is great for summer because it is refreshing and doesn't have any dairy.

Give them all a try and let me know what you think!

What are your favorite summer snacks?


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5 Comments:

My favorite summer snacks are pineapple and watermelon. Thanks for the great ideas about summer snacks. A couple of years before I started living healthy, I loved ice cream and custard; but now I feel that fruits are tastier and more filling.

on June 9, 2011

my favorite summer snack is probably watermelon - but i'm on a protein fluff kick right now (protein powder blended w/ different fruits!)

on June 9, 2011

These look like great snacks! I cant wait to make the tomato salad!!! I agree - summer is great for snacking! :) Here is my latest snack/treat idea!http://melonbelly.blogspot.com/2011/06/dark-chocolate-banana-chips.html

on June 9, 2011

Your green smoothie inspired me! I switched the kale to spinach, added 3 tbsp protein pwd and 2 tbsp tart cherry juice - 3 ptsplus but super yummy every day for breakfast!

on June 9, 2011

These are great, healthy snack ideas. Love the bacon idea, it shows you can eat semi-unhealthy snacks in moderation and enjoy them.

on July 1, 2011


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