6 Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids


Kids love Manitoba Milling’s Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed for it’s mild taste and incredibly soft and smooth texture – they barely know it’s there!

All of the snacks listed below can be made nut friendly to accommodate birthday parties and summer camps.

1. Granola Bars & Energy Bites

Homemade granola bars or energy bites make the perfect on the go snack for summer road trips, hikes, and adventures. Make them nut free with a mild tasting sunflower or pumpkin seed butter.

2. Trail Mix

Mix together your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, popcorn, and whole grain cereal. It can be made nut free!

Sprinkle in a few scoops of Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed for a boost of fiber, plant based protein, and Omega-3 fats!

3. Flaxseed Hummus

Whether homemade or store bought, hummus is a good source of plant based protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Add milled flaxseed for a nutrition boost without altering the smooth texture.

Store it in a cooler for road trips or beach snacks or spread it on sandwiches for simple, healthy, summertime lunches.

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4. Berry Crumble

Include milled flaxseed in your crumble topping with oats, brown sugar or crushed graham crackers to top fresh berries, yogurt parfaits, or ice cream.

5. PB & J

Milled Flaxseed naturally absorbs liquid that surrounds it. Add 3-5 Tbsp of milled flaxseed to your favorite jar of natural peanut butter. It will help to absorb the natural peanut oil that rises to the top and prevent the need to stir. Get the complete instructions for Flaxseed Peanut Butter here.

Or use milled flaxseed to make homemade jam. The flax will naturally absorb some of the fruit juices to thicken the jam. Simply combine mashed fruit, flaxseed, and a dash of maple syrup or honey.

6. Smoothies

Homemade smoothies are a refreshing way to sneak in extra fruits and veggies throughout the day. Throw it in a cup with a lid and bring it on the go. Milled flaxseed adds a simple boost of nutrition. Get the recipe for this Orange Creamsicle Smoothie here.

What are your favorite healthy, kid-friendly snacks?