Summer Time Snacking

Summer is finally here, and we cannot wait to make the most of our warm sunny days. The less time we have to spend in the kitchen the better. We’ve compiled a repertoire of quick and healthy summertime snacking ideas, that won’t take you away from your beach time.

Happy Go Lucky’s Kara has made the perfect backyard snack with cream cheese goodness, lettuce and tomatoes, banana peppers (you could swap out for bell peppers) and cucumber strips. These delicious Italian Sandwich Roll Ups are so easy you won’t mind making them again and again.

How about something that is light and fresh with a little crunch, and gives you the opportunity to add your own touch? Peperonata is the dish of choice with sautéed bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, garlic ground oregano and fresh basil it’s a powerful summer treat. Simply Recipes provides some great recipes. Try them yourself and see.

Tapas night is another easy way to get your eat on during the summer. Usually shared, they are great for group gatherings. Here’s a small list of the tapas we are planning to make this summer.

Fruit Salsa is another way to get an array of summertime flavors into one dish, bowl, or better yet every bite. The Stay at Home Chef created this flavorful fruit salsa with red bell peppers. Try it you won’t be disappointed.

Do you have any tried and true, always repeated summertime snacks? We want to know.