The long, lazy days of summer will be the perfect time for children to enjoy everything yummy from crispy garden-fresh veggies and fruits to juicy burgers fresh off the grill and sinfully rich and chocolaty ice cream sundaes. All that running, playing, biking and swimming, whether at summer camp or just around the area, has kids working up a hearty appetite. Have some fun whipping up tasty and wholesome (usually) foods and snacks to keep your family energized during their favourite time of year.
Sneak in some wonderful fresh tomato slices and lettuce together with a whole wheat bun to up the wholesome element in this hot weather preferred.
Grilled Flatbread Pizza
Grills are not just for hamburgers and hot dogs.
OK, so maybe ketchup is not actually a vegetable, but you can always set this summer favorite with a crispy salad or yummy fruit smoothie to up the nutritional element. Eat’em at the beach, at the ball game, anyplace you are having summer fun.
Beloved burritos would be the perfect summer meal.
Veggies and Dip
What makes vegetables irresistible to children? Pile up a vibrant batch of vibrant broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas and chopped squash and watch it vanish before your very eyes.
Crispy Cole Slaw
A picnic staple, coleslaw is also a favorite of lots of kids. Experiment by adding distinct grated veggies and additives to determine which most tickles your household’s fancy.
There is something about piling up barbecued chicken, steak and all sorts of veggie balls on a skewer which gets kids all excited. It is kind of like roughing it, just in the backyard, and the grill makes everything taste a lot better.
Cold Sesame Noodles
In summer, there is a certain allure to getting a nutritious dinner that children love all ready to go in the refrigerator.
You can select traditional meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato fillings or get creative and health-conscious with the addition of spinach, peppers or avocado.
Take it along to the beach, pack it for a bite at summer camp or deliver it on in an outdoor concert or move.
Summer is ideal for slipping some fresh strawberries, blueberries or peaches into morning favorites such as pancakes and waffles.
Whip up your own using a batch of garden-fresh veggies, or let your children have a hand in picking the ingredients; you could always sneak in a little bit of mixed spinach if you like.
If your child’s been at summer camp, they will undoubtedly want to continue the fine tradition of s’mores in your home. Who can withstand the gooey blend of chocolate, marshmallow and sweet graham crackers?
Buy them in the store or create your own with a tasty and healthy mix of everything from fresh juices to crushed berries and a little bit of soda.
From freshly made fruit flavors to sinfully rich chocolate, this all time favourite sunny day treat ranks high among the list of everybody’s favorite summer food.