6 Simple Summer Snack Ideas

Posted by Kardish Team on Jun 14, 2018 /  comments

As soon as the warm weather hits our schedules get packed with weekend BBQs, trips to the cottage and summer night adventures. From ice cream to hot dogs and sugary drinks, summer can be a bit of a scary season for our diets. Fortunately there are plenty of family and kid friendly treats and snacks that are simple to prepare that can keep you on the go without forgoing any nutrition.

  1. Strawberry Smoothie Popsicles

Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These 3 ingredient popsicles are a refreshing treat on a cold summer’s day! Naturally sweetened with fresh fruit, these strawberry smoothie popsicles are great for adults and kids alike, and a great simple dessert at any summer BBQ.

RECIPE HERE!

2. Super Seed Brittle

Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Move over trail mix, there is a new snack in town! Loaded with healthy fats from pumpkin, chia and sesame seeds, and sweetened with a touch of honey, this Super Seed Brittle is a fun and portable snack idea for any summer road trip. Plus, it stores really well in the freezer so you can whip up a batch and you’ll have snacks for weeks to come.

RECIPE HERE!

  1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream

Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

If you’ve never heard of ‘nice cream’ you are about to be happy you did. Essentially, nice cream is bananas blended into a naturally sweetened creamy soft serve that you can flavour any way you like. The flavour options are endless as anything that can be blended can be used to make nice cream. This chocolate peanut butter flavour is a classic combination and great way to satisfy a sweet tooth.

RECIPE HERE!

  1. Summer Rolls with Almond Dipping Sauce

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Summer rolls, also known as fresh spring rolls or rice paper wraps, are a delicious and refreshing snack and a wonderful way to add more veggies to your diet. These veggie loaded Summer Rolls with Almond Dipping Sauce make a wonderful light lunch, snack or party appetizer. But let’s get real these summer rolls are mostly an excuse to eat more of the oh-so-delicious sweet and salty dipping sauce!

RECIPE HERE!

  1. Chocolate Fudgesicles

Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

No better way to bring back those summer childhood memories than with this chocolatey treat! Made with only 5 ingredients, these healthy homemade fudgesicles are so simple to make even the kids can do it. These homemade fudgesicles are dairy-free, gluten-free and full of flavour making them a guilt-free summer delight.

RECIPE HERE!

  1. Homemade Hummus: 3 Ways

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Cottage season calls for chips and dip, and a homemade hummus is a great way to lighten up this rich and indulgent snack. Although hummus is really easy to find in stores, if you’ve got the right ingredients on hand, homemade hummus can be whipped together in no time at all.  This homemade hummus recipe makes a classic version, as well as a roasted red pepper and za’atar spice hummus with only a few extra ingredients, however feel free to experiment with whatever you have on hand.

RECIPE HERE!

                                                                                                                                

Steph's approach to nutrition is simple and sustainable, she believes in real food first: eating fresh, whole foods and cooking with real ingredients. She believes that food is a fundamental key to our health and wellness, and that you can't outwork a good diet. Through her blog, group programs and with individual clients, Stephanie works to teach people how to make better food choices, fuel our bodies and learn to love real food. In her space time, she lives a very active lifestyle working out, running, spinning and practicing yoga and on weekends you can find her hanging out at the local farmer's market or enjoying dinner out at her favourite restaurants.

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