When you’re having fun in the sun, relaxing poolside, it’s great to have a simple, healthy snack on hand. Now you can make your own! These snacks are easy, tasty, and loaded with the fruits, veggies, dairy, and protein that any pregnant mom needs. Come summertime, it’s best to do away with the heavier meals and go for light and simple treats. Check out our list of to-die-for recipes on the web!

Pregnancy Superfood Smoothie

healthy summer snacks Pregnancy superfood smoothie

Ok, let’s start with a personal favorite of mine: smoothies!. They are delicious, cool, and refreshing- what more could you ask for on a hot summer day? Plus, this recipe only takes a few minutes to make and has the vitamins and protein you need.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups plain full-fat yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1 cup raw, unsalted walnuts

Sweet Potato Rounds

healthy summer snacks Sweet Potato Rounds Recipe with Goat Cheese, Cranberries & Honey Balsamic Glaze

Sweet potatoes are scrumptious AND packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients. They are the perfect food for a healthy snack. Add cheese, cranberries, and basil in to the mix and you have one delectable dish. Recipe from ciaoflorentina.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, large
  • 5 oz goat cheese
  • ⅓ c candied walnuts or pecans
  • ⅓ c cranberries , dried
  • 2 tbsp balsamic reduction
  • 1 tsp sea salt + more to taste
  • ½ tsp paprika, sweet
  • 2 tbsp olive oil + more as needed
  • 1 tbsp blood orange olive oil
  • 3 tbsp wild honey
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 15 basil leaves, small, for garnish

Shrimp and Avocado Summer Rolls

healthy summer snacks Shrimp Avocado Summer Rolls

Jam-packed with fresh greens, fruit, and plenty of flavor, these rolls are great for a light snack. Served with peanut butter dipping sauce on the side. Here’s Chef Julie Yoon’s recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Four round spring roll rice paper wrappers, at least 8-inches
  • 2 ounces vermicelli rice noodles
  • 6 large shrimp (size 21-25)
  • ½ of a small cucumber, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, and sliced
  • Spring mix lettuce
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Chives (optional)

Peanut butter dipping sauce:

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons finely chopped roasted peanuts

Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

healthy summer snacks Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

When you get that hankering for chips don’t go fried and greasy, just whip up a batch of these oven baked zucchini chips from SkinnyM’s!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (large) zucchini, cut into 1/8″ – 1/4″ slices
  • 1/3 cup whole grain breadcrumbs, optional Panko
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, reduced fat
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat milk

Fruit Dip

healthy summer snacks iowa girl eats fruit dip

When I think of summer food, I think “fresh fruit.” But, sometimes just eating fruit alone can get a bit boring. A batch of fruit dip adds a low-calorie burst of flavor to your snack. There are plenty of ways to make it, but Iowa Girl Eats‘ recipe is delightful. Any healthy recipe with marshmallow creme in it is a win.

Ingredients:

  • 7oz Marshmallow Creme
  • 8oz low-fat or whipped cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • Fruit: strawberries, grapes, pineapple, apples, berries, cantaloupe

Chocolate Granola Bars

healthy summer snacks fannetastic food dark chocolate granola bars

Mmmm, chocolate (Homer Simpson voice.) You can never go wrong with a little bit of chocolate. It doesn’t have to be unhealthy either and Fannetastic Food proves it! Anne has a great recipe for Oatmeal dark chocolate granola bars.

Ingredients:

Dry:

  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour (or regular flour)
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips (or dried fruit)
  • ¼ cup sugar (or ½ C if you like things a bit sweeter)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt

Wet:

  • 1 & ½ cup skim (or low fat) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Watermelon Feta and Balsamic Pizzas

Watermelon Feta Balsamic Pizza

An unexpected and delicious flavor combination from Skinny Taste. It puts a twist on the quintessential summer treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 watermelon slice, cut 1-inch thick from center of the widest part
  • 1 oz crumbled Feta cheese
  • 5 to 6 Kalamata Olives, sliced
  • 1 tsp mint leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp balsamic glaze

 

Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites

healthy summer snacks Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites kristen duke

This pop-in-your-mouth treat is so simple and addicting! Plus, it’s is packed with antioxidants and vitamins. You can find the recipe on Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup slivered almonds

Berry Cheesecake Bars

healthy summer snacks Berry Cheesecake Bars

Now it’s time for dessert! Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Add fresh fruit and you have an irresistible summer snack. Recipe from rasamalaysia.com

Ingredients:

Crust Ingredients:

2 tablespoons (25 g) sugar
1/8 teaspoon (0.625 mL) ground cinnamon
9 sheets graham crackers
4 tablespoons (60 g) unsalted butter, melted

Filling Ingredients:

16 ounces (450 g) cream cheese, room temperature
2 eggs
2 lemons, zested and juiced
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
3/4 cups (110 g) fresh blueberries
3/4 cups (110 g) raspberries

Vegan Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

healthy summer snacks Vegan Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Let’s end with another dessert to finish up our list. What’s more satisfying than an ice cream sandwich on a hazy, humid afternoon? It’s like being a kid again! Minimalist Baker will show you how to make yummy homemade ice cream sandwiches in no time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 flax egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar (I used turbinado)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (finely ground rolled oats)
  • scant 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dark/semisweet chocolate chips or chopped bar (non-dairy for vegan)

 

Quick, easy, and delectable. I hope you enjoy these recipes, I know I will!