Fresh, Portable and Nutritious: 4 Snack Ideas for Packing in More Summer Family Fun
Summer is still here! Whether you’re fitting in that family vacation by the beach, or hitting parks close to home, keep the fun rolling with kid-approved, fresh packable snacks. These easy-to-prep, fun-to-eat sweet and savory treats are loaded with seasonal flavors that’ll make the whole family give you the, “Hey, can I have one of those?” look 👀.
With lots of flavor combinations, these on the go, summertime snacks are next level delicious, packed with extra fiber and perfect for family adventures.
This homemade granola bar recipe delivers on flavor, fuel and the sweet finish of chocolate chunks. Thick, soft and chewy, with seven grams of protein and that sneaky little flour that packs in 5x the fiber, you can feel good about offering these to power up the fam. Whether you’re on a hike, on break at day camp, or you’re looking to tide over growing bodies until dinner time, these scrumptious granola bars are good to go when you’re on the go, and will stay fresh for up to a week when sealed up tight.
These flatbread crackers pack an herb-y crunch and pair well with just about anything. No matter the occasion, whether it’s a day on the beach, a backyard cookout, or a picnic in the park, you can’t miss with a giant spread of homemade crackers and all the fixin's. The ingredients come together quickly in a food processor, and once you’ve rested the dough mixture a bit, it’s time for the oven. These will need to fully cool, dry out and harden up for about two hours once the initial bake is complete, so leave yourself enough time for these crackers to be crispy and crunchy, just the way you like ‘em.
Here are some of our favorite flavors to pair with these flatbread crackers:
- Hummus, carrots and pitted dates
- A spreadable cheese (or any cheese, let’s be real)
- Almonds, apricots and olives
- Cashews, apple slices, kiwi and plums
- Homemade pesto, fire roasted tomatoes and spinach & artichoke dip
Grab your go-to refreshing beverage, and the people you love most, and you really can’t go wrong 😊
Homemade flour tortillas are the perfect high-fiber base for pinwheels—a rolled up snack that everyone will enjoy. The tortillas themselves come together quickly with a handful of ingredients you already have in your pantry. You’ll find all the details in this easy-to-make Flourish tortilla recipe. Once you’ve got your tortillas all made and cooled, it’s assembly time, the perfect task for the little chef in the kitchen.
A few pinwheel combos that we love:
- Goat cheese, sundried tomato and scallions
- Turkey, cream cheese and shredded carrots
- Cream cheese, corn, peppers and onion
- Bacon, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and ranch mix
- Cream cheese, yellow and orange peppers, cucumber, everything bagel seasoning
Roll ‘em up, slice ‘em up, pack ‘em up and it’s (pin)wheels up on a delicious, healthy good time!
Fruit. Pizza. Cookies? Yep, they’re totally a thing and so so good. Essentially, these fruit pizza cookies are the beloved sugar cookie spread thick with rich cream cheese frosting and topped with all your favorite summer fruits (or whatever fruit happens to be in the house right now!). These “personal fruit pizzas” are fun for everyone while reducing the amount of prep you’ve gotta do! Grab those blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries and go—it’ll be a race to your destination to dig into these! Grab a cookie, dabble some rich cream cheese frosting on, and top as your fruity heart desires.
Take your portable snack game one step further—we love the reusable, super practical, functional silicone storage alternative to single-use bags made by Stasher. Endlessly useful, non-toxic, they don’t require lids, are dishwasher safe, microwaveable, freezer friendly, stove top safe, oven strong and even sous vide ready! Like you, they join us in caring about your food, the planet and your family.
Summer may be winding down, but the fun times with the family continue. Fueled by delicious and nutritious snacks, let’s serve it up, smile wide and make the most of it!