12 Healthy and Delicious Summer Snacks

1. Roasted Strawberry Parfaits :
Roasting the strawberries in this parfait recipe brings out their natural amazing flavor and creates a luxurious syrup while still maintaining a firm texture. This is a natural snack at its best

2. Slice Of Watermelon :
With all that water (where did you think it got its name?) watermelon helps you stay hydrated on the hottest days. One decentsized wedge has 86 calories. Seedspitting contest optional.

3. Frozen Cherries :
Fresh cherries although delicious can be pricey. Frozen cherries are gentler on the wallet with all the same nutritional benefits lots of vitamin A and a good dose of fiber all for just 71 calories per cup. The cold fruit is perfect for a sweltering day!

4. Bell Pepper With Hummus :
A cup of red pepper slices contains only 29 calories plus 117.5 milligrams of vitamin C (more than an orange!). Enjoy those slices with two tablespoons of hummus for an additional 50 calories.

5. Bacon-cantaloupe bites :
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6. Chilled Cucumber Soup :
This summery bowl packs lots of flavor for just 57 calories per serving. Cucumbers provide a good dose of fiber plus vitamins C and K.

7. Strawberry Pops :
When summer comes around and my daughter is out of school Im always looking for projects to keep her busy and healthy recipes to keep her fed. One day last summer she inspired me while playing with popsicle sticks and eating a snack of fruit and yogurt. Instantly this recipe was born and it was a hit. Best thing is at fouryearsold she can make this recipe all by herself with little help from me. To stimulate her mind and to boost her creativity I sometimes give her an assortment of fruits and toppings. These Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberry Pops are perfect to keep kids of all ages busy while learning healthy snacks can be fun as well as delicious.

8. Green smoothie :
Tear 1 cup of kale leaves into small shapes. Pulse 5 ice cubes in your blender until crushed. Add kale, 1 cup of fresh mixed berries, 1/2 banana, and 1/2 cup of water to your blender and blend until smooth. Green smoothie is a great slimming snack that will refresh you on a hot day.

9. Fruit Kebabs :
Throw chunks of your favorite melon or pineapple all the best berries and any bitesize summer fruit that tickles your fancy onto a barbecue skewer for an easy and colorful fruit kebab suggests Angela GinnMeadow RDN. At 39 calories per skewer this recipe leaves room for two!

10. Watermelon feta salad :
Mix 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese, 2 cups of diced watermelon, and 1 tablespoon of chopped dill in a small bowl. This healthy summer snack should be eaten immediately, otherwise the watermelon can become soggy and tasteless.

11. Grilled Peaches :
For a decadent dessert GinnMeadow suggests grilling halved peaches then topping with a little vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. With half a large peach coming in at 34 calories you can add 1/4 cup of Edys Vanilla to round out at just about 100.

12. Homemade Ice Pops :
When temps rise we all crave a tempting icy treat but if youre not careful ice cream and pops can cost you. Instead try a homemade ice pop loaded with fresh fruit like this recipe for StrawberryMango Ice Pops each with only 52 calories.