Healthy Snacks to Bring to the Pool

 

The end of the school year is almost here!  It's hard to believe after the long winter that we have had. It's time to start thinking of warm summer nights and dips in the pool or ocean during the day. It's amazing how swimming can work up such an appetite. Bringing prepackaged snacks can be easy and convenient but with a little planning you can bring healthy filling snacks and also avoid going to the snack bar.

  1. Frozen Grapes

  2. Apple Pops — Cut apples into wedges, spread peanut butter on them and insert a Popsicle stick.

  3. Hard Boiled Eggs and Veggie Sticks — Add hummus for a dip if you would like.

  4. Homemade Muffins — Make extra and freeze so you have them ready for the next trip to the pool.

  5. Cheese and Carrot Sticks — Use Laughing Cow cheese, eats tasty and spreads easily.

  6. Homemade Lunchable — Cheese, turkey, whole grain crackers, and your favorite fruit in your own container.

  7. Trail Mix — Make your own using nuts, dried fruits, your favorite low sugar cereal, popcorn.

  8. Edamame

  9. Homemade Fruit Roll Ups — See recipe below - only 2 ingredients!!

Homemade Fruit Roll ups

Ingredients

5 cups of strawberries, hulled and halved (or any other fruit or combination of fruits) - you could also use frozen fruit too.  

2 Tbsp Honey
 

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 150 – 200 degrees -depends how low your oven can go.

  2. In a medium saucepan, on low heat, cook the fruit until it is soft and juices are released. Add honey and stir until combined.

  3. Pour fruit into food processor and puree. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Pour fruit mixture onto parchment lined pan.

  5. Put in oven and bake for 4-6 hours, until leather peels away easily from the parchment. Using scissors  cut into rectangles and roll them up, parchment and all.

Tips:

  • Don’t pour too thin of a layer or you’ll have fruit crisps instead of fruit leather-pour it too thick and it will take longer to leather.

  • Start checking it after 4 hours. 

 

Source:  momables.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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