Four Healthy (and Portable!) Summer Snack Recipes

Mix and match ingredients for a personalized portable snack, perfect for four summer occasions.

A Cookout

Watermelon Feta Salad

This salad is light enough to be considered a snack and is perfect to make for a cookout or party because there’s no lettuce to get soggy. Throw everything into a bowl and go!

watermelon feta salad

a simple take on the Watermelon Feta Salad with balsamic and mint

Start with one 8-pound seedless watermelon, scooped into balls with a melon baller and ½ pound feta cheese, crumbled.

Then choose any of the following toppings:


¼ cup local honey

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¼ cup balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


1 cup coarsely chopped basil leaves

1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro

1 cup coarsely chopped mint leaves


1 small red onion, diced

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

½ teaspoon freshly ground salt and pepper

A Boat Ride

 Mini Caprese Salad Skewers 

 These feel just a little bit fancy but don’t require the hassle. Impress your friends with this Italian-inspired appetizer.

mini caprese salad skewers

Start with 20 grape tomatoes, 10 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese, and 2 tablespoons of chopped basil leaves. Assemble the skewers.


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 pinch salt and pepper

Bag these in a few sandwich bags and store them in your drink cooler. Done!

A Snack for the Kids

Apple and Nut Butter Stack Sandwiches 

Hand the kids a gluten-free alternative to a traditional sandwich. One part sweet, one part savory, all parts simple.

apple peanut butter stacks

For three sandwiches, core and slice one medium apple into rounds.

Spread one tablespoon of any type of nut butter onto the apple slices, making sure to keep it away from the edges so that it doesn’t squeeze out when you form the sandwiches.

Then choose any or all of the following toppings:

¾ teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon rolled oats

1 tablespoon raisins

1 teaspoon dark chocolate chips

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

On the Run 

No Bake Energy Bites

Throw these in the freezer so they won’t melt when you pack them with you for the gym, running errands, or to watch a little league game.

no bake energy bites


1 cup dry oatmeal

½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

½ cup nut butter

½ cup ground flax seed

1/3 cup honey or agave nectar

1 tsp. vanilla

coconut flakes (optional)

chia seeds (optional)


Roll into 1-inch bites. Makes approximately nine bites.

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