Thank you to Outshine for sponsoring and inspiring this post and providing us with such refreshing snacks! Note as always all ideas and opinions are my own. #OutshineSnacks #CollectiveBias
It's finally summer; we've waited a long time for this magical season (especially here in Maine). With such a short window to enjoy and explore, I find myself doing a lot of snacking in between all the fun, and I'm always looking for snack ideas that are simple and easy to prepare. While these are great for anyone in the family, these snacks are my personal favorites!
Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars- These are new are SO yummy! Outshine uses simple and honest ingredients which I love! All of their bars are a perfect refreshing snack for a hot summer day! Also at the top of my list are their Fruit Bars, and Coconut Water Bars - I have good luck finding them at Walmart.
Energy Balls- with so much summer fun and play, I always need some protein to keep me running with the kids. My energy balls are always my go-to pick me up snack. You can find my recipe here, and feel free to play around and make your own additions.. Lately I've been adding some raisins and chopped pecans- yum!
Frozen Fruit Kabobs- These are easy to make and keep on hand in the freezer and the chocolate drizzle is a great touch! Head over to Super Healthy Kids for the recipe and note these are NOT just for kids!
Smoothies- Not only are smoothies super refreshing during the summer heat, they are also extra tasty with so many amazing local ingredients in season and readily available. Go hit up the farmer's market and pick your own strawberries! You can find some of my smoothie recipes HERE - Note this really yummy treat pictured above is made with freshly picked strawberries and you can find the recipe here to give it a try!
Black Bean & Corn Dip- When I'm in the mood for something a bit more savory my go to is my simple Black Bean & Corn Dip with Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips! The recipe I use is SO simple, and yet so good. Here it is: Empty one can of rinsed black beans, one can of rinsed corn into a bowl. Add in a few fresh tomatoes chopped. Now add in 1/4 cup quality olive oil, and 1/4 quality balsamic vinegar. Mix everything together. Add the end add in one chopped avocado and enjoy!!
Thank you to Outshine for sponsoring this post- Outshine is all about feel-good snacking- I love that they are helping others feel good too! During the month of July, they will provide 1 pound of produce to local food banks and sharing cool savings when you take our snacking quiz. To help contribute and get you your $1 savings, take our snacking quiz HERE.
Thanks as always for stopping by! Happy Summer!
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!