Affordable and Healthy Summertime Snacks

Summertime usually means we are always on the go, getting outside, and buzzing about from one activity to the next. Keep your budget and your appetite healthy this summer with easy, affordable, and healthy summertime snacks that save on time and money but are full of flavor.


DIY dips

One of the best options for summertime snacks is whipping up a healthy dip of some kind and pairing it with anything crunchy, fresh, and delicious,— from veggies to crackers to fruits. This snack is portable, easy to eat, and so satisfying. Try a couple of these options depending on what your favorite flavors are:

Greek yogurt packs a protein punch and keeps you satisfied. Whether you’re a savoury or a sweet lover, you can find your perfect combination with these 3 Easy Greek Yogurt Recipes.

If Greek yogurt isn’t your thing you can go with regular yogurt too. If you have a sweet tooth, lighten up your summer snacks with this Healthy Sugared-Vanilla Yogurt Dip.

Another protein-packed option is to use cottage cheese in your dips. If you’re a ranch lover you’ll adore this simple, three ingredient Ranch Cottage Cheese Dip recipe, perfect with your veggie trays this summer.

Hummus or bust. Liven up your crackers, veggies, sandwiches, and salads this summer with this Super Easy Hummus Recipe.

Peanut, almond, cashew…everyone has their favorite nut!. You can easily and affordably make your own nut butters to level up your snacks with protein and healthy fats. Check out this list of 17 Nut Butter Recipes You Can Make at Home and discover a new flavor favorite!


Fruits, fruits, fruits

Summertime is the best season for fresh fruit. You can make affordable, healthy snacks with all kinds of fruit, you don’t just have to have sliced apples all summer!

This recipe looks almost as good as it tastes,! You can make this anytime in the summer but it’s also a great party snack because it’s gorgeous! Enjoy the Pretty, Yummy Fruit Salad.

Take your fruit-snacks up a notch with this incredibly delicious Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps recipe. Warning, this one is seriously addictive.

The best summer snacks are refreshing and easy to eat. These Rainbow Fruit Skewers are perfectly portable and you can make them in a variety of summer colors depending on your favorite fruits.


Cool treats

Stay cool and refreshed this summer with this healthy frozen snacks.

Popsicles are the quintessential summertime snack, but they don’t always satisfy when they’re full of sugar. Health-ify your frozen treats this summer with these 3 Fruit and Veggie Popsicles that everyone will love.

Buying a smoothie at your local café every day can be expensive. Save some money on your healthy drinks this summer by trying one of these 20 Super-Healthy Smoothie Recipes.

Get the energy you need for long summer days and the refreshment you crave with this insanely good, and good for you, Healthy Instant Iced Coffee Recipe.


Grab and Go Options

Summer is activity time, and that means you may want to pack your healthy snacks to take with you while you’re on the go. Try these options for satisfying, affordable, tasty treats you can take with you.

Packed with energy fuelling carbs and healthy fats, this Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe will keep you going through long days at the beach or summer camping trips.

Get ready to fall in love with these Healthy No Bake Chocolate Bliss Balls. Perfectly snack sized, delicious bundles of energy that are oh so portable. Plus, they’re no-bake so you don’t have to swelter in the kitchen around a hot oven while you’re making them!

Whether you’re hitting the trails this summer or just need a healthy snack to keep in your car while you bustle between activities, trail mix will give you the energy you need. To make sure you don’t end up with a chocolate-only version, check out How to Build a Healthy Trail Mix.

Full of fiber and super inexpensive, popcorn is an incredible snack to have on hand. A little coconut oil and sea-salt goes a long way, or get creative and try some of these 25 Deliciously Healthy Popcorn Recipes.


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