Winter has passed and summer is right around the corner. Get ready to get sun burnt from that scorching heat while playing with the waves on the beach. It is that time of the year again! Summer outings and picnic dates are waiting to be enjoyed.
But the cherry on the top of your summer Experience is missing! SNACKS!
Deciding on quick and crispy snacks for summer outings can be a little challenging. Not just summer outings, perhaps you’re planning on spending your summer evening all tuckered up in your sofa and half way through the last season of your favorite Netflix series. What are some tasty snacks that you can munch on from an insulated food jar while binging on Netflix on a hot summer evening?
Summers are all about refreshing, yummy snacks.
Read on to find out the top 10 Crispy summer snacks that you can turn to.
All about Crispy Snacks
Go nuts on summers! Bad joke? No, really! Nuts are rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. They boost your mental stamina and keep you feeling satisfied from the inside. What’s more? Nuts are good for your summer skin. Nuts keep your skin healthy and protected from the sun. But here’s a caution! Steer clear of roasted and salted varieties, because salt causes your body to retain water than necessary.
Go for Almonds, cashews, raisins, walnuts and more! Get a mixed bag of nuts, store them in a stainless steel food container and munch away.
2. Seaweed Crisps
Here’s a healthy yet unconventional summer snack for you. You can get store bought seaweed Crisps, store them in an insulated food containers for a long period of time and munch on them whenever you need a healthy alternative to all the junk food that you’ve been eating. Seaweed provides important nutrients and vitamins to your body and even taste amazing! Throw away your traditional bag of chips and bring out some seaweed Crisps.
Need an instant detox solution? Watermelons are the best! Apart from being an amazing source of H2O, watermelons act as a good option for a low calorie snack. Did you know watermelons contain almost 92% water? Yeah, they’re just a bag of sweet, yummy water. So, now you know where to get your source of hydration this summer season.
4. Kale Salad
Sounds underwhelming? But wait till you mix it up with some quinoa. A fresh and crunch kale and quinoa salad is perfect for a summer picnic under the sun. They’re also perfect for an afternoon light snack. Kale is a low calorie snack that is packed with nutrition and will keep your skin glowing all summer long. Salads are boring? Oh no! Mix it up with some berries, nuts, roasted veggies and a dash of olive oil and you’re good to go.
5. Namak Paras
Namak Paras are a spicy, salty Indian snack. It’s super popular in Indian and easy to make too. You can always experiment with different variations by adding your choice of flavors! Pair some spicy Namak Para with delicious hot cup of chai for the evening. They also make for a simple but special homemade gift on summers. It’s also an easy road trip snack that you can pack in a food jar when traveling with your family!
6. Homemade Cookies
Some crunchy healthy cookies seem like a good idea for a summer breakfast? This is your chance to grab a snack filled with nutritional dense ingredients. It’s also sure to be a hit with the kids. A cookie for a snack? Sign me up! You can make lemon breakfast cookies, cinnamon raisin cookies etc. Make a fresh batch in the morning and store them in insulated food containers for the rest of the week.
7. Crackers and Dip
Store bought tangy and spicy crackers and a ranch dip make an excellent snack for a summer picnic. How about some plantain chips and pair them up with hummus or guacamole. Get some store-bought crackers and whip up a 5 minute dip and serve them together family-style at the beach or park. The kids would go crazy over it. While you’re at it, here’s a pro tip. Stainless steel containers are perfect for storing crackers.
It’s the classic nutritious, low-calorie snack that can fill you up for hours. Movie night or night, you never need a reason to pop some popcorn! Air-popped popcorn has only 30-40 calories per cup. Popcorn is also packed with antioxidants which neutralize harmful free radicals, and keep you healthy.
9. Asian Slaw
Crunchy and yummy makes a perfect Asian slaw. It’s so easy to make a quick Asian slaw that’s light enough for even the hottest summer days. You can use Chinese cabbage, celery, carrots, onions and rice wine vinegar. This combination will be tangy and nutrient-dense. Cabbage is particularly low in calories. It only has 22 calories in one cup and is also a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C.
10. Crispy chicken wraps
Finally some heavy snacks! Shredded crispy chicken, spicy sauce, fragrant herbs, crunchy lettuce, spring onions cheddar cheese and a bit of harissa sauce. That’s all you need to get a good crunch on the first bite. Fold everything up in wraps, then pan-fry until warm and crispy. These easy wraps come together in minutes, they’re crunchy on the outside, and spicy and cheesy on the inside. Serve them with the some creamy cheesy dips and boom! You’re in heaven.
Looking for something small and snacky to fill your summer cravings before dinnertime or lunch or anytime of the day? Try the above refreshing summer snacks. The good news is that this summer, you don’t need to completely deprive yourself of seasonal favorites. The above list of crispy summer snacks can be your go to at anytime. There are healthy as well as calorie heavy snacks for you. Choose