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Share Your Quick and Easy Summer Snacks

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Quick and Easy Summer Snacks)

These days, we’re all about the quick and easy: shirts that don’t need ironing, little robots that clean the floor (not that quick but definitely easy), dishes that clean themselves and walk themselves to the cupboards (quick and easy, just not reality yet). There’s no other season I truly appreciate quick and easy like summer. See, summer is when we have a constant parade of house guests, lovely friends and family who are in full-on vacation mode. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that full-on vacation mode means regular snack breaks.

I’m guessing summer snacking is big in many households too, so today’s Kitchen Talk topic will hopefully help us all. Tell us:

Do you have any favorite quick and easy (and healthy!) snack ideas?

My usual go-to is hummus, with these homemade almond crackers. A friend of mine dips baby gherkins (the sweet kind) in hummus, and that’s addictive too! Sometimes, when I’m in the mood for something cold and creamy, I’ll have a bowl of Greek yogurt (2% please) and drizzle some maple syrup over it. I also love the No-Bake Granola Bars in the photo above, as featured here in the Tasty Kitchen Blog.

How about you? Share your tips for easy, healthy summer snacks, and if you have a recipe link, feel free to include that too!

 

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Heather Michelle on 8.5.2014

This simple granola bars have been a life saver this summer!

http://www.asweetsimplelife.com/home/2014/2/26/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-granola-bars

Kathryn on 8.1.2014

Hummus is our #1, with veggies. We like to pan fry some chicken strips in coconut oil and eat them cold :) and we always have cooked quinoa to add stuff to.

Jennifer Hopkins on 8.1.2014

I love granitas!! Especially watermelon and lime!! So refreshing and gives the sweetness I crave.

Yanica on 7.31.2014

I keep gogurts (or better yet, greek yogurt tubes) in the freezer during the summer. That way, the kids can have that as a cool snack on hot afternoons. I feel better that instead of an otter pop or popsicle, they’re having something with a little more nutritional value.

Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet on 7.31.2014

I’ve been baking these Peanut Jam Blondies and eating them straight from the freezer:

http://theactorsdiet.com/2014/06/04/peanut-and-jam-blondies/

But when I don’t have time for that, I literally take a spoonful of jam and put roasted peanuts on top. DONE.

jackie on 7.31.2014

I have been making the bananas with peanut butter dipped in chocolate and frozen bites! Great on 100* hot days in the desert!

llew on 7.30.2014

Cut watermelon into 1″ cubes, top with chopped fresh mint leaves and a little feta cheese. Drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil, and sprinkle with toasted pepitas. Elegant and refreshing!

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Erika (TK) on 7.30.2014

I forgot to add the link! These are the crackers I like, made with almond flour: http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/special-dietary-needs/gluten-free/rosemary-crackers/.

Bethany on 7.30.2014

Homemade almond crackers sound delicious! Do you have a link to the recipe you use?

Our summer snacks are usually fresh fruit with plain yogurt or cottage cheese, homemade popsicles, or a few cinnamon-sugar coated almonds.

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C. L. ( Cheryl ) "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser on 7.30.2014

With a garden of herbs, fresh fruits and vegetables which are generally consumed by my family on a daily basis. We especially enjoy fresh fruits whether I incorporate them in a salad or dessert cup. Smoothies are fun! I keep things changed up from day to day. No particular snack in mind. I use frozen yogurt quite a lot, yogurt in general in many recipes. I am afraid I am not much help am I? In Florida we have to keep hydrated, so different beverages are made fresh daily. I only use purified bottled water! Keep on Cooking-Y’all!!! CLW.