The summer is generally a time when you spend a great deal of your day outside. You play at the park, go to the pool or partake of any number of other outdoor activities. Because you are generally on the go, finger foods are typically the best option to ensure your kids get fed. The following is a look at some great summer finger foods for kids:
Salty summer finger foods for kids:
Kids love salty foods. Consider foods like Chex mix. This will give your child several of their needed vitamins as cereals are often fortified with nutrients. It is easy to make, stores in any type container and can be kept in a purse or car for a quick snack.
Chips and dips. Kids love to dip things, so why not make some fast and healthy dips for chips? You can make a bean dip that gives your child lots of fiber and protein, that is easy to serve with tortilla chips. You can make a fresh salsa that is not too spicy, and gets your child plenty of fresh summer vegetables.
Sweet summer finger foods for kids:
Muffins are a great sweet summer finger food. You can make them in mini and take them with you on the go. You can do any kind of muffin, blueberry muffins, bran muffins, sugar and spice muffins, pumpkin muffins. Kids love them and they are healthy.
Fresh fruits are a great sweet food that makes for fun finger foods in the summer. Dip strawberries in chocolate and you get a fun dessert.
Heated summer finger foods for kids:
Pizza roll ups, or mini pizzas are the perfect finger food for kids. Kids love pizza, and when you give it to them in mini you cut out a lot of the mess and waste.
Mini sausages. You can heat up sausages, meatballs, or even chicken bites and provide various dipping sauces, or crock pot the items in a premade sauce. This is quick, easy, does not require you to cut or chop, and gets your child some protein in a fast, fun way.
Quiches are another great summer finger food when made in mini. They can be tailored to fit the likes and dislikes of your child. For example, you can do a meat and cheese quiche if your child is not big on spinach. Throw in some veggies to make it a little healthier.
Fresh summer finger foods for kids:
Fresh foods are often the best for you, and in the summer they make for great options for kids. You can do tons of fresh fruits, from oranges and apples, to strawberries, melons, and more. Kids love fruit. It is easy to take with you, and depending on the kind you take, does not require any sort of refrigeration. You can even dress it up a little with dips, like peanut butter for apples, chocolate for strawberries, or caramel for either. Melons are fast and easy, and kids love eating off the rind.
Fresh veggies are fun summer finger foods, to make them more appealing to your kids, you can try dips and spreads, or you can make them look fun. Cut a piece of celery and put peanut butter and raisins on it for frogs on a log.