Five Healthy Snack Recipes Perfect for Busy Summer Schedules
Between swimming lessons, soccer practices, and all the fun vacations you undoubtedly have planned this summer, it can be tough to keep enough snacks—let alone healthy ones—around the house. Don’t worry, though, because we round up a list of easy, healthy snacks that are simple to make and perfect for those fun-filled summer days. And, the best part is, all of these recipes take less than 20 minutes to make so you don’t have to miss out on any summer fun—giddy-up!
Bear Bites Yogurt Parfait
Sometimes you just need a refreshing and nourishing snack to keep you going when the summer heat really starts to climb. Great for the dog days of summer, this Bear Bites Yogurt Parfait Recipe makes a refreshing, energizing snack you and your cubs will love. Plus, this healthy snack recipe calls for just three ingredients—Kodiak Cakes Bear Bites, Greek yogurt, and your choice of fresh fruit. All you have to do is place Greek yogurt in a medium bowl and top with fresh fruit and as many Bear Bites as you like! We love this healthy snack recipe because it combines the probiotics of Greek yogurt and vitamins and antioxidants of fresh fruit with the protein and 100% whole grains in our Bear Bites Graham Crackers. What’s not to love?
Summer Fruit Bruschetta
You know summer is officially here when peaches and plums are in season, so we’re using both in our recipe for Summer Fruit Bruschetta. This is one of the best healthy snacks we’ve found for those busy summer days when you need something that’s quick, delicious, and filling to keep you going between meals. 100% whole grains and 5 grams of protein (per bruschetta) come courtesy of Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk and Vanilla Power Waffles while Greek yogurt, your choice of plums or peaches, and a drizzle of honey add the natural, wholesome sweetness you need to satisfy your sweet tooth before you’re tempted to reach for some cookies or candy.
Mini Corndog Muffins
Sweet summer fruits may be nice on a hot summer day, but sometimes you just need something savory to snack on. That’s where our Mini Corndog Muffins Recipe comes in. Now, we know what you’re thinking, “corndog” and “healthy snack” are two terms you probably wouldn’t use in the same sentence, but we’ve put a healthy spin on this recipe by using our Kodiak Cakes Homestead Style Cornbread Mix to make each mini muffin a great-tasting source of whole grains and protein. The recipe also requires minimal prep time—simply mix up the batter, add it to a muffin pan, place mini sausages in each muffin, and bake for 8-10 minutes before serving up these easy healthy snacks. Just don’t forget to include your favorite dipping sauce!
Peanut Butter Banana Pancake Bites
Peanut butter, bananas, and mini pancakes? Yeah, you heard right—this healthy snack recipe combines three nourishing ingredients into one great-tasting bite for an ideal summertime snack. To help you save time, this Peanut Butter Banana Pancake Bites Recipe calls for toaster-ready Kodiak Cakes Maple and Brown Sugar Power Flapjacks. All you have to do is pop them in your toaster, cut the cooked pancakes into quarters, and form sandwiches with peanut butter and a sliced banana. These healthy and filling little bites are a great snack for small and big paws alike and take a total of ten minutes to prepare.
Chocolate-Covered Waffle Pops
Chocolate-Covered Waffle Pops
Summer wouldn’t be complete without a snack on a popsicle stick. But just so you aren’t tempted to reach for a sugary popsicle when you do get a hankering for a snack on a stick, we included our Chocolate-Covered Waffle Pops Recipe to our healthy snack roundup. This quick and easy healthy snack recipe uses Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk & Vanilla Power Waffles and a side of Kodiak Cakes Super Fruit Syrup for dipping. Not only does this make this sweet treat a source of 100% whole grains and protein, but also a great source of nutrients from real fruit since all of our Super Fruit Syrups are made with real fruit and non-GMO ingredients.
Do you have your own Kodiak snack hack that wasn’t in our round up? We’d like to hear about it! Share your own healthy snack recipes with us on Facebook or Instagram by tagging @kodiakcakes and using #kodiakcakes.
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