June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables month!!!
Summer is here which means family fun and of course hungry kids home all day! So, if you’re tired of hearing “I’m hungry” all day long, this list is for you! These healthy snack ideas are sure to keep even your hungriest kiddos happy this summer.
KID FRIENDLY SUMMER SNACKS – FRUIT & VEGGIES:
- Fresh, in-season fruit is the perfect ready-to-go food. Especially whole fruits, which need nothing more than a quick rinse.Their refreshing goodness is one of the things that make them such a wonderful choice in summer, providing warm, growing bodies with nutrients as well as hydration. Stone fruits (named for their pit) are some of the most coveted: apricots, peaches, plums, pluots, nectarines and cherries.
- Another array of choices and mouth-watering hydration options come to us in their own spherical package — melons. Go beyond the classic cantaloupe and try new varieties. Look for the ones with a strong scent that feel heavy for their size, thereby ensuring juiciness.
- Summer vegetables are not to be missed : cucumber, summer squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots and even radishes. Offer these to your kids whole and watch them polish off a tomato like it’s a peach (napkins definitely recommended). Or slice them up into dipping shapes to pair with a dip.