Healthy Summer Snack Ideas

Summer time and the 4th of July!
It is a great time to be an American baby. WE got barbeques, boating, festivals, fireworks and beer. Can’t beat it right?
It is also a great time for you and your family to turn a new leaf and start eating healthy! Summer is an awesome time for produce.
Growing up in Armada, Michigan I was super lucky to have farms everywhere selling sweet corn and vegetables at stands near my house. There is nothing better than sweet corn during the summer.
Whether you live in the country or the city there are farmer’s markets everywhere that you need to take advantage of right now. The veggies and fruits are fresh as ever and they make a perfect summer meal.
Here are 4 Healthy Summer Snack Ideas you can start implementing with your family right meow!
 salad
Strawberry MicroGreen Fruit and Veggie Salad
 Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups organic microgreens
  • 1 cup sliced strawberry
  • strawberry dressing (6 strawberries, 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon olive oil, dash of salt and pepper — blended)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

METHOD

  1. Toss the microgreens with strawberries and dressing. Sprinkle with walnuts.

SO EASY!

Watermelon Kiwi

Strawberry Kiwi Popsicles 

INGREDIENTS
  • 3½ cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 3 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 4-5 teaspoons sugar (optional, amount may vary based on your kiwi)
METHOD
  1. Put the watermelon cubes in a blender, and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pour watermelon into popsicle molds, filling each one about two-thirds full.
  3. Place sticks in the molds and freeze until watermelon is firm, about 2 hours.
  4. Place the kiwi and sugar in the blender and blend on high until smooth.
  5. Pour the kiwi mixture into the popsicle molds.
  6. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad 

INGREDIENTS
1 pound fresh mozzarella
4 large heirloom tomatoes
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil, torn
Sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Balsamic vinegar
Extra-virgin olive oil
METHOD
1. Slice mozzarella and tomatoes 1/4 inch thick;
2. Arrange on serving platter.
3. Sprinkle with fresh basil, salt, and pepper.
4. Drizzle to taste with balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.
Corn on the cob
Corn on the Cob 
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
6 ears corn on the cob, husks and silk removed
METHOD
  1. Fill a large pot about 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in sugar and lemon juice, dissolving the sugar.
  3. Gently place ears of corn into boiling water, cover the pot, turn off the heat, and let the corn cook in the hot water until tender, about 10 minutes.

There ya go!

Get out and enjoy summer while still chasing your goals.

Remember when it comes to having that healthy and sexy body you are either sitting still or chasing it.

Chase It!

Ben Boudro

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