K.I.S.S.S. – Keep it Simple Summer Snacks

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Summertime means traveling in the car, outdoor concerts and events, and taking kids to the park or the pool. With so many activities happening, you’re bound to get hungry along the way. If it’s a really hot day, you might want to take along a small cooler, but otherwise, these portable and simple options are ideal for summer snacking!  Plus they are hearty and full of healthy fats and proteins, not processed carbs—so you’ll have plenty of energy for summertime fun and non-stop playing.

Some handy items for your on-the-go snacks:

  • Olives (pitted varieties are more travel-friendly)
  • Raw nuts or trail mixes (mix in some goji berries, cranberries or raisins and maybe even some dark chocolate chunks)
  • Cheese (opt for raw, hard cheeses and cut them into bite-sized cubes before leaving home)
  • Fruit (opt for no-prep-needed varieties like berries, bananas, apples, pears, and stone fruits like plums or nectarines)
  • Kale chips, either homemade or store-bought
  • Seaweed chips
  • Popcorn – yummy topped with coconut oil, butter and Celtic sea salt
  • Jerky or salami sticks made with grass-fed meat or collagen bars
  • Nut butters to dip apples, bananas, pears or celery into
  • No-sugar-added homemade granola with plenty of nuts, unsweetened coconut, and/or cocoa nibs

If you’re planning on taking a larger cooler, you might want to include:

  • Salsa – get my Raw Summer Salsa or Pineapple Salsa
  • Guacamole – stir chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, chopped cilantro into mashed avocado, then add Celtic sea salt and a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Hummus – get my  Homemade Hummus Recipe
  • Hard boiled organic eggs (great topped with Celtic sea salt)
  • Whole-milk plain Greek or grass-fed yogurt (great with fruit or a drizzle of raw honey!)
  • Chopped veggies for dipping such as peppers, tomatoes, carrots, celery.
  • Whole-grain/root vegetable chips for dipping – great in guacamole!
  • Smoothies – my favorite kind is with fresh or frozen organic berries, coconut milk, and some raw honey to taste.

Enjoy your summertime snacking!

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