Spring Snacks That Will Make You Smile

Here are some healthy snack ideas to try as the weather warms up.

As the weather gets nicer, all anyone is worried about is getting outside and, come summer, into the pool. After swimming all day, your body needs fruit and nutrients to get back the energy it used so the snacks you choose should be healthy and nutritious.

Before heading out, prepare some yummy yogurt popsicles. They are great any time in the day. 

First, you need to get popsicle molds. These can be found anywhere such as or Macy's. After you get out your molds, grab some granola and sprinkle granola into the bottom of each mold. Then, take your favorite flavor of yogurt and make it pourable by mixing it with milk and a little bit of honey. Then, pour the yogurt into each mold. After that, cut up bits and chunks of fruit and use toothpicks to put them in place in each mold, or you could just drop pieces of fruit into each one. When you are finished, stick a popsicle stick into each popsicle and place them in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until you are ready to eat them.

Be careful—they melt fast!

For those of you road tripping to a vacation spot this summer, snacks are always a must-have when traveling with small kids. Instead of the usual crackers and cookies, why not make their choices healthy?

First, take an almost empty jar of peanut butter then add multiple sticks of celery in it and place in a mini cooler. This treat will satisfy anyone of any age. You could also do this with apples too.

Another great road trip snack is to take a plastic tupperware container and fill it with hummus. Then, grab another container and fill it with whole grain pita bread or carrots.

During parties a great snack to have is fruit skewers. All you have to do is cut up different fruits such as apples, oranges, pineapples, grapes and strawberries. Any fruit will do. Then, take a wooden or metal skewer and slide each piece of fruit onto it.

Happy snacking!

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