On a hot, summer day, there is nothing more refreshing than lounging out by the pool. But when you’re soaking up the sun in your swimsuit or burning up calories swimming lap after lap, you can really work up quite the appetite! Be prepared for your upcoming pool day by choosing delicious and nutritious snacks you can have prepped and ready to go ahead of time. Check out the treats below that will help you make the most out of your summer days by the pool.
1. Fruit Kabobs
Fruit = food of summertime. It’s fresh, healthy and everyone loves it! With so many tasty ones in season like watermelon, pineapples and cherries, each person can make their own customized kabobs with their favorite fruits. Want to add some protein to fill you up? Feel free to include chunks of cheese or turkey.
If you want a satisfying snack that will instantly cool you down, try a homemade popsicle. Similar to the kabobs, you can create your popsicle with any fruits and fruit juices you’d like. Just fill your popsicle molds the night before with the ingredients you choose and you’re all set! For a more filling snack, you can even drop a little Greek yogurt into the pops.
3. Trail Mix
If you like to mix your salty snacks with sweets, trail mix is just what you need. It’s an effortless, but nutritious treat that contains all kinds of foods like nuts, chocolate, dried fruit, pretzels, popcorn and even cereal. After swimming all day and catching rays in your swimwear, trail mix will leave you feeling full longer and energized once again.
4. Carrots and Hummus
Carrots and hummus are the perfect pair. They go together to create a poolside snack that’s tasty and healthy, as both foods are rich in nutrients and vitamins. If you’re not a fan of carrots, no worries. You can switch them out for any other vegetable. This snack is light, but will also fight off those annoying hunger pangs.
5. Chips and Salsa
You can never go wrong with chips and salsa. It’s always a poolside favorite! This snack is both salty and spicy, satisfying every craving you have after being out in the sun. And there’s so many different varieties, too! You can choose from salsa flavors like mango or peach, and chips like tortilla or blue corn. Whatever kind you pick, this snack will be a huge hit!
Summer is all about having fun in the sun! Thankfully, these snacks are easy to munch on and even easier to make, leaving you extra time to focus on the more important things…like which swimsuit and cover up to wear. What’s your go-to poolside snack? Share with us in the comments!