Summertime Snacks From A to Z


Kids are always up for a snack, aren’t they?!

It’s a good idea to have plenty on hand for hungry bellies throughout the summer!

Sometimes it’s hard to think up something new or different for snack time. You know there are plenty of options, but your mind goes blank when you are trying to make up your grocery list. (or does that only happen to me?!)

So, let’s have a little fun with it-  Snack Ideas from A to Z to give you a little inspiration!

Ants on a Log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)

Banana Smoothie (1/2 cup sliced banana, 1/4 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and a handful of ice blended until smooth)

Craisins (We love to eat these with almonds—it’s a good combo) or Cucumbers and baby carrots dipped in ranch dip

Dried fruits

Egg, hard-boiled

Fruit Smoothie

Grapes, fresh or frozen

Honeydew Melon slices

Ice Cream

Juice Pops (click for recipe)


Lemon Poppyseed Muffins



Orange slices


Quesadilla (whole wheat (or corn) tortillas w/cheese (or not) melted in microwave—adding on tomatoes, beans, corn, olives, avocado or guacamole or whatever sounds good)

Rice Krispie Treats

Sugar Snap Peas

Trail Mix

Upside-down Cakes…here’s a recipe to try

                                                                 Veggies with Dip



Xtra dark chocolate


Zucchini Bread or Muffins- See the recipe, below

Think you can come up with a list from A to Z? Give it a try and share it with us in the comments section!!

Zucchini Bread .

  • 3/4 c. white flour
  • 3/4 c. whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 11/4 c. unpeeled grated zucchini
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 c. raisins (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes.

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Marilyn is wife to Rick, Mom to 14 children, Nana to 22 grandchildren (and counting!) and homeschooler for 37 years. She and her husband own Character Concepts which they started for the purpose of helping others raise children with a strong, godly character and Biblical worldview.They have developed character curriculum from preschool through high school, based on what they found worked when teaching their own 14 children over the years. Her passion is to help young moms raise kids of character and enjoy the journey!

3 Replies to “Summertime Snacks From A to Z”

  1. Thank you for sharing these great ideas! I wrote them down to have them handy. One tip I would like to share is to peel the celery with the potatoes/fruit peeler. This takes care of those strings that can be a bit in the way at times… 🙂

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