Spring gives us every reason to want to refresh areas of our lives, homes, habits, and health. We can see so much new life in nature, feel the warmer weather, and look forward to the sunny months ahead. This is why spring is also a great time to add some fresh variety to your nutrition.
Try new snack ideas are also a great activity to enjoy with friends and family. It’s fun to discover a new recipe together, which also keeps you mentally sharp and uses fine motor skills. No matter your personal taste, dietary restrictions, or physical limitations, there are so many types of snack ideas out there that are sure to get you inspired. Pinterest is a great place to start. Keep reading for some healthy, tasty spring snacks that are easy to try!
Who doesn’t love a sweet and salty combo? This snack is easy to make and comes mostly prepared for you. All you have to do is assemble and heat. Start with your choice of small pretzels – anything with a shape or circle works best. Next, grab a bag of spring-colored chocolate candies, like M&Ms. You can get creative with your design and color combination to create a beautiful springtime snack that is as pretty as it is delicious. Click the link above to learn how to get started.
Sticking with the sweet and salty kick, this recipe puts a springtime twist on a tried-and-true favorite. Best of all, it can be fully customized to what you like! Mix a variety of small pretzels, crackers, and nuts with dried fruit and candies to create the perfect snack you can have out whenever guests come and visit. You can also easily package this snack to give out as small gifts to neighbors and friends. No baking required! Click above to see the recipe.
Fruit pizza crackers can be made in infinitely different ways, all based on your personal preference and the ingredients you already have on hand. Check your pantry and fridge and decide what type of “pizza” you want to try today. The fine chopping and placement of fruit on the crackers is great for chefs young and old, to help refine their skills. It’s also a great activity to enjoy while sharing stories and memories! Click the link above to learn how to make this fun spring snack.
What’s more spring than lemon and raspberry? This treat takes a little over an hour to prepare, making it a great activity when family visits. Gather everyone in the kitchen and assign duties! Best of all, you can experiment with new varieties, replacing the lemon and raspberry with alternatives like chocolate and peanut butter, strawberry and vanilla, or blueberry and lemon. You might just stumble upon a new favorite that becomes your family’s go-to recipe. Click the link above to see how this treat is made.
Who doesn’t love salsa! Now, this great snack is made into a sweet treat by swapping in fruit. Similar to the fruit pizza, you can use what you already have on hand and try new varieties each time to make this recipe. What makes fruit salsa so fun is how small the fruit is chopped, so it’s unique from a traditional fruit salad. You can use graham crackers instead of chips or eat it with yogurt. It’s completely up to you! Click the link above to learn more.
With just five ingredients you can make delicious carrot cake balls that are as nutritious as they are delicious. Best of all they are gluten-free and vegan, in case you or your loved one has dietary restrictions. No baking is required. Once you have all the ingredients mixed, it’s a great stress-relieving and finger strengthening activity to roll the balls. Simply freeze and enjoy! Click the link above for the full recipe and instructions.
What snack idea is your favorite? Do you have another recipe to share? Let’s get the ideas flowing – leave a comment below!