Healthy Summer Snack Ideas & Recipes

Healthy Summer Snack Ideas & Recipes

Summer has officially arrived and if you’re after some “hot weather appropriate” healthy snack ideas then you’ve come to the right place! I’ll be updating this blog post every time I post a recipe that is perfect for a summer picnic, BBQ, or simply snack or drink in the garden and I’ve included a couple of new recipes that I haven’t featured on my blog before.. they are so good!

 

Most of these recipes are ‘no bake’ which means you don’t need to turn on a hot oven (the last thing you want to do when it’s hot!) and as well as tasting amazing they are super healthy for you too (as always!). I want to say a massive thank you to Multipower UK* for setting me this summer recipe challenge and really hope that you enjoy my picks.. just click any links in red for the recipe! 🙂

 

Sweet Summer Snacks – These no-bake treats taste amazing & as they keep in the freezer they are perfect for a hot summer’s day!

Chocolate Covered Frozen Kiwis

Chocolate Kiwis

These Chocolate Covered Frozen Kiwi Pops are amazing! To make them all you need is: 2 kiwis, 100g of dark chocolate (I used 85% Cocoa) and 1 tbsp of oil. Simply chop off the ends of the kiwis and peel off the skin using a spoon – simply insert the spoon under the skin & move it around the fruit (DON’T use a knife which changes the shape of the kiwi), slice the kiwis into chunks, pop in a lolly stick into each slice and freeze until solid (I froze the kiwis in a silicone muffin tray but you could lay them on grease proof paper instead!). Once the kiwi slices are frozen, melt the chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave with the oil (to thin out the chocolate) – be careful not to burn the chocolate & keep stirring every now and again, before spooning the chocolate over the kiwis – allow any excess chocolate to drip off before re-freezing until solid.. then enjoy!

 

Yoghurt covered blueberries

Yoghurt covered blueberries

These Blueberries Covered with Yoghurt taste amazing and are made from just 2 ingredients, they are literally so easy to make and all you need is your favourite yoghurt & berries. To make, simply use a cocktail stick to pick up a berry, dip it into the yoghurt & pop it on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper or in a silicone loaf tray (so it doesn’t stick!) then freeze. Keep these beauties frozen & eat immediately (or they will start to melt!).

 

Yoghurt drops with strawberries

Yoghurt drops with strawberries

These Yoghurt Drops with Strawberries taste super sweet and you can eat them “guilt free”! To make them, simply drop small amounts of your chosen yoghurt onto grease proof paper, add a sliced fruit or berry & freeze! Eat immediately once taken out of the freezer .. or they will melt! 🙂

Other sweet summer snack recipes already on my blog include Yoghurt Smoothie Ice Lollies, Frozen Zingy Grapes, Frozen Chocolate Bites, Protein Fudge, Cookie Dough Balls, Skinny Peanut Butter Dip, Chocolate & Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Bites & Apple Crisps!

 

 

Savoury Summer Snacks – If you have more a savoury tooth then these snack ideas maybe more up your street!

Kale Crisps

Kale CrispsHome Made Hummus, Tzatziki DipMackerel Dip & Ants on a Log

 

 

Summer Main Meal Ideas – Perfect for those warm summer mornings, afternoons & evenings! 

Cauliflower Pizza

Breakfast: Overnight Oats (with chia seeds), Quinoa Porridge, Granola & Breakfast Cookies

Lunch: Greek Salad, Tuna Nicoise SaladSalmon & Quinoa SaladSuper Food Salad & Falafel

Dinner: Brown Rice Quiche, Lamb KebabsSalmon & Crushed RyvitaCauliflower Pizza

Salmon Fish Cakes & Turkey Burgers

 

 

Summer Desserts – The skinny way to end your day!

Strawberry Mousse

Strawberry MousseHealthy Eton MessBanana Ice-Cream, Dairy-Free Chocolate MousseFroYoChia Seed Chocolate Pudding

 

 

Healthy Summer Drink Ideas – To help you stay hydrated all day long!

Lemon and Mint Water

Some of my favourite drinks to have in the summer are “Detox Water”, Iced-Green Tea (using one of my favourite teas!) & Cucumber Limeade for hydration, and Fruity Ice-Cubes are perfect to add to water for a flavour enhancer! If you’re a coffee lover then you must check out my Iced Mocha, or if you don’t like coffee check out my Chocolate Milk recipe! Smoothies made the perfect option for Breakfast, with or without Protein Powder (check out my Mint Chocolate Protein Smoothie for inspiration!) or if you prefer a 100% fruit smoothie check out my Melon Berry Smoothie!

 

 

I really hope you find this blog post useful.. what do you like the sound of the most?! 

Nic x

 

*This blog post has been kindly sponsored by Multipower who challenged me to put together a list of my favourite summer snack ideas! This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.

 

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  1. August 3, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Can’t wait to try themYoghurt Drops with Strawberries!! What yoghurt would you suggest nic?

    • August 3, 2014 / 3:51 pm

      Hello! Any.. however I wouldn’t go for fat free as it doesn’t freeze too well! x

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