Submitted by Angela Larson - Dietitian on Monday, June 4, 2018
5 Easy Picks For a Real Fresh, Real Delicious Summer
I’m always on the lookout for grab-n-go snacks that are nutritious, kid-approved, and perfect for all the summer adventures—pool days, ballgames, going to the park, and more. Here are some of my favorite selections from my neighborhood Brookshire Brothers store that are as delicious as they are nutritious!
Kids (and kids at heart) love these little cheezy orbs of crunchy puffy goodness. They would never suspect that the secret ingredient is quinoa flour, a healthy protein powerhouse!
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Pea snacks are a crunchy snack that travels well and has a super simple ingredient list: pea and brown rice flour (aka LOADS of fiber and protein). Better yet, all the different flavors (from plain to spicy) will keep everyone in the family happy.
If you’re looking for something with a little more bite, check out dried chickpea snacks. With a nice balance of protein, carbs, and healthy fat, they’ll keep the kids fueled up for all their summer activities. These also come in a variety of yummy flavors, plus they can make a tasty topping for salads and soups!
If you’re looking for a something on the sweeter side to nosh on, try some delicious “Dang” brand coconut chips. These lightly sweetened crunchy strips of coconut taste great on their own, or you might combine them with nuts and dried fruit for a healthy, homemade trail mix. Coconut is full of healthy fat and fiber, which makes these an extra satisfying snack with staying power.
Read more: There are many great reasons to go Cuckoo for Coconuts
Everyone’s favorite. Little clementine oranges are hydrating, sweet, and tangy with a punch of vitamin C and potassium. If you need a quick pick-me-up for the summer heat, grab one of these juicy “Little Cuties” and peel away!
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Angela Larson is a registered dietitian (RD) who works with Brookshire Brothers promoting real fresh, real delicious foods and nutrition education to the community. She is also a clinical dietitian representing Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin where she does outreach education on food and nutrition. Food is her passion, so Angela loves trying new recipes and exploring the more holistic side of nutrition. Angela loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors. In addition to the Brookshire Brothers blog, look for Angela's monthly articles in Charm East Texas.