Summer and snacking go hand in hand. Whether you’re hitting the beach to catch some waves, trekking through the mountains for a dose of natural beauty, or hitting the open road with your buds, you’re going to need fuel for your epic summer adventures.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of summer-friendly snack hack – tips and tricks to keep you satisfied and energized for the rest of your summer fun.
1. Road Tripping Hack – Bumble Bar Original Peanut BumbleBar
What’s the single most important factor in a successful road trip?
Making good time.
Sure, the journey is as important as the destination, but trust us, you won’t want to waste time making needless stops. And if your passengers get hangry, you’ll be making plenty of those.
That’s why Bumble Bars are the perfect backseat treat: this all natural bar provides sustainable energy via delicious peanuts and sesame. 5g of Fiber and 7g of protein will keep you and your passengers fuller longer – which means less time at truck stops and more time at your destination.
2. Cool Down and Fill Up With a Blended Taste-tation – HomeFree Vanilla Mini Cookies
Summer is also about indulgence. The trick is to satisfy your sweet tooth without backsliding into unhealthy eating habits.
Pop some crushed HomeFree vanilla mini cookies into a blender with some reduced fat vanilla ice cream for a next level milkshake.
Not only are these little guys the perfect garnish for your milkshake or fruit smoothie, but they are gluten, egg, dairy, and tree nut free, so they’re perfect for those with allergen sensitivity. Plus, six mini cookies delivers an entire serving of whole grain.
3. Munch on Crunchy Summer Goodness – Back to Nature Crispy Wheat Crackers
With backyard gardens in full bloom, summer salads are another fixture of this glorious time of year.
Pro-tip: substitute boring old croutons with healthier Back to Nature Crispy Wheat Crackers to give your heirloom tomato and arugula salad a whole grain crunch.
4. Craft the Perfect Guilt-Free S’More – Mandy’s Chocolate Cookie Thins
Mandy’s chocolate cookie thins provide the perfect healthier platform for an epic s’more. All you’ll need is a bag of marshmallows and a campfire to roast them with.
Mandy’s uses only premium all natural ingredients. Their artisan cookie bakers have worked premium dark chocolate into a delectable, crispy thin cookies. To really double down on health, try using homemade healthier marshmallows.
(For instructions on how to make the perfect s’more, see Exhibit A.)
5. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches – Lark Bakery Shortbread
To paraphrase The Bard, though they be but little, Lark Bakery Shortbread cookies are fierce with flavor. It’s all about portion control with these frosty delights. Simply slam your favorite ice cream in between these award winning shortbread cookies for a summertime indulgence that won’t trash your summer bod.
Wrap in foil and freeze them overnight, and they’ll be ready for your beach cooler.
6. Catch a Movie Al Fresco – Oogies Snacks Popcorn
Oogies Snacks makes delicious gourmet popcorn, perfect for those summer outdoor movie nights.
The best part? No greasy butter fingers.
7. Imbibe Creatively – Newman’s Own Licorice Twists
Newman’s Own Licorice twists are a better-for-you version of your favorite licorice treats made with organic ingredients. Get creative and use them as a straw for your favorite healthier beverage, like Hubert’s Pink Lemonade.
What are your favorite summer snack hacks? Let us know in the comments below.