The summer is upon us, people, and it’s not leaving anytime soon! Having officially made a brutal entrance, it’s even making us miss the winter blues. However, this also means it’s pool parties and cookouts season. Celebrating a birthday? Hosting a pool party? These quick under-five-minute snacks will cool you and your guests off.
Strawberry, lime, or watermelon, how do you like your mojito? Whether you’re hosting for adults or kids, this refreshing recipe can be alcoholic or virgin depending on your crowd. Mix in all the ingredients and pour into Popsicle molds. You can freeze any combination to make frozen fruit bars. They’re fat-free and low calorie so they’re perfect for the summer. For exact measurements, click here.
Fruit & Cheese Kabobs
This summer snack screams orange sunsets! This mini cheese platter on a stick is super fun and light. Who wants to look bloated in their bikinis? Fruit-based and low in fat, you can pair your favourites and enjoy anywhere. Simply pierce fruit and cheese cubes on wooden skewers and voila!
Veggies and Dips
Craving something savoury? Hummus, zesty salsa, or chunky guacamole with a side of fresh cut veggies or pita bread is your best guilt-free bet. The light and filling snack will keep you light and full for most of the day. It also makes for a great summer party snack as it can be easily shared. It will satisfy your cravings for salty chips without the added preservatives and calories.
No-Bake Pina Colada Cheesecake
This is one of those “life’s good” snacks. Pina Coladas are cool, but a cheese cake parfait? Made out of cream cheese, yogurt, and pineapples to create tropical goodness, there’s no need to bake them and they’re super easy to make. Check out the full recipe here.
Frozen Yogurt Cups
Pinkberries in the comfort of your own home! Incredibly easy and versatile, make frozen yogourt from plain yogourt and fruit. Top as you go, and place into muffin tins till frozen. Another amazing mess-free option for sharing under the sun.
The messy campfire snack is often overwhelming and too hot. Problem solved! Instead of the traditional screwer or foil method, this drip-free option is perfect. Using a waffle ice cream cone, place all your heart’s desires, cover and heat. No more painful marshmallow burns.
Don’t be intimidated by this clear spring roll-looking snack. Originally a Vietnamese dish, this rice paper appetizer is addictive and can be made vegan-friendly too. Pick up your wraps from Gourmet or Seoudi and roll in fresh veggies, shrimp, glass noodles, and cilantro and dip into an Asian infused tangy dip. Unique and lighter than sushi, it’s such a fun and appealing snack. Full recipe here.
Watermelon and Feta Bites
If you haven’t tried this controversial combo, you’re missing out. This feel-good snack will make your taste buds go wild. Sweet, tangy, and just a bit salty, nothing screams summer more than this.
Tuna Salad and Crackers
There’s something very summery about a cold tuna salad and a peach iced tea. The picnic snack is made lighter by swapping carb filled toast with crackers. Just dip and go. Tuna salad recipe here.
Last but not least, don’t underestimate this bad guy over here. The last minute life-saver is a sun bathing must for cooling off. As it thaws, the grapes start to adopt different textures and sweetness. It’s a lazy go-to snack.