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6 Healthy Summer Treats for Kids to Enjoy

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1. Fresh Fruit Pizza

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If you’re like most parents, pizza is a staple in your home. But this summer, instead of ordering out, make fresh fruit pizza at home for a sweet and satisfying summertime snack. Made with watermelon, strawberries, blueberries and bananas, your kids will enjoy making and eating each slice.

2. Real Fruit Popsicles


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What do your water-loving kids want after an afternoon at the pool? Popsicles. And these popsicles, made with strawberries, blueberries and white peaches, are refreshingly delicious and healthy. They only take five minutes to make and 45 minutes to freeze, but will have your youngsters loving every fruity lick throughout their summer break.

3. Peach Frozen Yogurt


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Needing only four ingredients, this peach frozen yogurt recipe is even easier to make than packing up all your kiddos and heading to the nearest fro yo shop—not to mention cheaper and healthier. Plus, summertime is peach season, so take advantage with this delectable seasonal recipe while you can. If your family isn’t a fan of peaches, simply swap them out for your favorite seasonal fruit.

4. Strawberry Yogurt Cookies


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For a soft, chewy dessert that’s low in calories and fat but high in flavor, you have to make these strawberry yogurt cookies. The fresh strawberries give each cookie a nice boost of flavor, while the Greek yogurt reduces the amount of calories and fat you’d get with typical cookies. Whether hot and fresh from the oven or a day old, one of these with a glass of milk is the perfect afternoon snack. They’re so good; you may even make them and not want to share any with your kids!

5. Creamy Peanut Butter Caramel Dip


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Sweet and creamy fruit dips are cool and easy to make, and this recipe is no different. The combination of healthier powdered peanut butter, Greek yogurt, organic agave and vanilla protein powder—which is totally optional but adds more flavor and nutrition—is finger-lickin’ good. Dip into this sweet, creamy dip with apple slices, pretzels or whatever you please for a great baseball tournament or outdoor movie night snack.

6. Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie


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If you’re looking for a protein-packed snack, try this raspberry quinoa smoothie. Your picky little eaters may not jump for joy when you give them meats and cheeses, but they will when you make them this succulent smoothie. One glass adds up to eight grams of protein to your child’s diet, and it’s also a great source of iron and fiber. And if you have sporty teens, this is the ideal pick-me-up after a big summer game.

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