As we say goodbye to 2020 and ring in the New Year, there is no better time to kickstart some healthy eating habits. Choosing healthy summer snacks instead of summer treats like ice cream and soft drinks can help to prevent weight gain during the warmer months and keep us on track with our health goals. We’ve created this list of healthy summer snacks for you to try.
1. Seasonal fruits
Together with the warmer weather, summer also brings some delicious seasonal fruits. Think mangoes, peaches, strawberries and pineapple. Packed with fibre and nutrients, these summer fruits make a great snack on their own or mixed together in a refreshing fruit salad.
During the warmer months we may find ourselves craving something ice cold and sweet. Ice cream and store-bought ice blocks usually contain lots of added sugar, however you can make homemade ice blocks using pureed fresh fruit. These are not only free from added sugars but also contain fibre. If ice blocks are not your thing, you can blend the frozen fruit puree to make a refreshing fruit frappe.
Just like the homemade fruit ice blocks, a fruit smoothie can be a refreshing and healthy summer snack. Try our berrylicious smoothie. You can change up your smoothies by adding different fruits and vegies.
5. Fresh salads
Summer is the perfect time to eat more salads. Not only do they make a great main meal, but salads can also be a nutritious and filling snack. Here are some of our favourites:
Beans and vegies are great sources of fibre in our Mexican salad.
Add cooled potatoes to our potato salad for some gut-loving resistant starch.