Ten 2-Ingredient Summer Snacks
Despite the fact that I’ve already been enjoying my favorite warm weather foods and activities for weeks now, summer officially starts this Sunday and I am psyched for the seasonal flavors!
With raising temps and the laid-back vibes that the season brings though, comes a need for easy recipes that don’t require time spent in a stuffy kitchen.
I’ll be busy prepping for my Nutrition program in August, so I’m already brainstorming ways to keep my kitchen time to a minimum. This means creating a long list of healthy, go-to snacks to keep on hand for those times when cooking is not an option.
Having a routine when it comes to snacking helps me stick to healthy eating when I’m in a hurry and maintain balance with my busy schedule.
Here are my top ten go-to snacks that are quick, easy, and cool for summer:
Ten 2-Ingredient Summer Snacks
1. Chobani Simply 100 Vanilla Greek Yogurt + Fresh Blueberries
With only 100 calories a serving, 12 grams of protein, and a mere 7 grams of sugar, Chobani Simply 100 Vanilla is my favorite Greek yogurt product on the market. It’s super tasty and makes a great balanced snack. I take these to class with me all the time. I love that it’s full of tummy-friendly probiotics and that it’s sweetened with Stevia!
2. Avocado Toast
Whole wheat toast smeared with fresh avocado is such an amazing snack and so easy to make. Cheat and add a third ingredient – salt – for an extra burst of flavor.
3. Carrots + Guacamole
As a kid my mom always had a plate of baby carrots and broccoli waiting for us after school. I always avoided the broccoli, then drenched the carrots in ranch dressing (kinda defeats the whole healthy premise). Bring nutrition back to baby carrots by enjoying them with some heart-healthy homemade guacamole instead of a super processed dip.
4. A Hard-boiled Egg + Paprika
Nature’s most perfect protein really needs no accompaniment but a little paprika brings out a nice flavor and adds a pretty pop of color.
5. Cucumber Goat Cheese Bites
These crisp, creamy bites really hit the spot on hot summer days and they take all of two seconds to prepare. Just mash a few soft goat cheese crumbles onto sliced cucumbers and get munching.
6. Nut Butter Banana Bites
Also known as banana sushi, sliced banana medallions topped with your favorite nut butter make a delicious mid-day snack or late night dessert.
7. Raw Peppers Slices + Hummus
This one is really great for people on the go. Both peppers and hummus can be kept unrefrigerated for a long time. Bring it with you on your next summer road trip!
8. Plain Greek Yogurt + Apple Slices
Cool, creamy Greek yogurt goes great with crisp, chilled apple slices. Toss these in a cooler for a tasty beach snack.
9. Mozzarella Cubes + Frozen Grapes
The juxtaposition of cold crunchy grapes and smooth mozzarella cubes is absolutely heaven. Stick them on a skewer for guests. Or just alternate popping cube/grape while watching your favorite summer flicks – way better than buttered popcorn.
10. Strawberries w/ Coconut Shreds
So simple, yet so good. While I must admit, I like to toss these two over a bowl of frozen yogurt, they’re a pretty fantastic duo all by themselves. This makes a great mid-morning snack or light, healthy dessert.
Weigh In: What’s your favorite 2-ingredient summer snack? What helps you maintain balance in your daily routine?
This post was sponsored by Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Simply 100, all opinions are my own.