Summer Snacking Made Simple

Summer Snacking Made Simple

Publish Date May 20, 2023 3 Minute Read
Author GoGo squeeZ®

School’s out, and that means it's time for fresh summer snacks. Every kid needs plenty of energy to explore, and nutritious snacks are the perfect way to keep them going. But let's face it, not all snacks are created equal. So, if you’re looking to keep your kiddos energized and happy, we’ve got you covered with helpful tips and tricks for summer snacking.

Fruits & Veggies: Quick & Easy Summer Snacks

First up, fruits and veggies. Yummy, juicy and colorful, they're a fantastic way to sneak in vitamins and minerals. Watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, carrots and cherry tomatoes are all excellent seasonal options during summertime. You can chop them up and serve them raw in a rainbow bowl of fruity fun, or you can let GoGo squeeZ® do the hard work for you. These grab-and-go squeezable pouches are the perfect fruit-forward snack to stay refreshed all summer long.

Whole Grain Goodness for an Action-packed Day

Whole-grain snacks are another great option to keep stocked in your pantry during summertime. They're packed with fiber and energy, keeping your kiddos full and energized. Love a sweet and salty snack combo? You can try combining a fruity pouch of GoGo squeeZ® with pretzels, rice cakes, crackers or popcorn — all great whole-grain options that come in fun flavors. Just be sure to choose those that are low in sodium and stay away from snacks that are loaded with unhealthy fats.

Protein-packed Snacks Fuel Growing Bodies

During the summer months, kids are often more active and spend more time outdoors, which means their bodies need more protein to support all those physical activities. Protein is an essential ingredient for building and repairing tissues, making it crucial for their growing bodies. But don’t worry — there are plenty of quick, easy and delicious snacking options for your kiddos to grab and munch on with little to no preparation. GoGo squeeZ® Morning SmoothieZ are the perfect snack to pack for those early morning activities. And GoGo squeeZ® Yogurtz are great for a yummy afternoon snack. Nuts, seeds, nut butter, hard-boiled eggs and low-fat cheese are also fantastic choices for protein, leaving kids feeling full and ready to take on their next outdoor adventure.

The Ultimate Summertime Duo: Staying Hydrated & Energized

Now, we can't forget about hydration. It's hot out there, and kids need plenty of fluids to stay happy and hydrated. Drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated, but it doesn't have to be boring. Add some fresh flavor with sliced fruit or cucumber, or try making some fun ice cubes using GoGo squeeZ® Apple Apple snack pouches.

GoGo Get ‘Em This Summer with GoGo squeeZ®

If you’re looking to speak the language of nutritious snacks, we’re fluent in GoGo squeeZ®. Besides eating GoGo squeeZ® straight from the pouch, you can also create yummy treats with these squeezable snacks. Try using an ice pop mold to create your own GoGo squeeZ® frozen treats to snack on at the pool or enjoy after a long day outside.

Summertime snacks don’t have to be boring, and they definitely don’t have to be high in fats or added sugars either. With a little creativity, you can create fun, nutritious snacks that your kids will love. Take advantage of these warmer months to explore, experiment and find out what tasty treat or yummy snack keeps them energized all summer long.

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