When it gets HOT HOT HOT, sometimes it can be tough to think of healthy eating snacks that are suitable for a hot day.
It’s no fun eating something that has gone lukewarm in your handbag, so why not try some of our hot weather snacks below that are perfect when the sun is out and the temperature heats up!
1. Frozen grapes
Wash your grapes and dry them off with a tea towel. Distribute over a shallow tray and freeze before popping them into a zip lock bag. Perfectly chilled bite size snacks.
2. Frozen watermelon
Freezing fruit as a snack isn’t new, but who knew that frozen watermelon tasted so good? Freeze in chunks on a chopping board before popping into tupperware to store.
3. Minty cucumber water
Finely slice a small cucumber and add to a large jug of iced water or sparkling water. Add 1/2 cup of finely chopped mint leaves. The delicate flavour of cucumber is added to the water, offering a refreshing alternative to plain water.
4. Homemade dip
Try our recipe here for a refreshing beetroot dip that you can serve with chopped carrot sticks.
5. Frozen yoghurt and honey drops
This is a fun one for the kids too. Mix together a cup of your favourite Greek yoghurt with 2 tbsp honey. Divide between 3 bowls and add a different food colouring to each. Pour into a zip lock bag and snip a corner off. Pipe little drops of yoghurt onto a lined baking tray and freeze until firm. Store in zip locks bags and store in the freezer to nibble on as required.
6. Homemade mango icy poles
Use your favourite seasonal fruits to make homemade ice blocks like these ones.
7. Frozen raspberries
Perfect just to pop in your mouth when you feel like something sweet.
8. 2 ingredient banana ice cream
This tastes like a super indulgent rich ice cream, but in fact all you need is frozen banana and some peanut butter. Amazing! Recipe here.
9. Frozen pitted fresh dates
These turn extra sticky and delicious in the freezer. Be sure to only have one or two though as they are quite high in natural sugars.
10. Mini frozen yoghurt cones
Take some little ice cream cones with a flat bottom and fill with thick Greek yoghurt. Place on a chopping board and freeze until firm (or place in an empty egg carton to freeze).
11. Fruit kebabs with dipping sauce
We love this recipe as you can tailor it to whatever fruit is on hand – plus the tasty dipping sauce is divine.
12. Camomile iced tea
Brew up a pot of chamomile tea in the morning and when it’s strong enough pour into a jug. Toss in some mint leaves and chill in the fridge until icy cold. Fill with ice cubes before serving.
13. Frozen oranges
These are great to take along to the beach or the park as they thaw out on the go and are perfectly chilled when you want to eat them.
14. Smoothie pops
If you make too much of your Healthy Mummy Smoothie in the morning, pour the leftovers into ice blocks moulds to make a super nutritious icy pole.
15. Frozen pineapple
Stick a toothpick into big chunks of pineapple and freeze. It tastes like a delicious sorbet!