Healthy Summer Snack Ideas

Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices

It’s summer. It’s hot. You need to eat, but you don’t want to be bogged down with a heavy meal nor heat up the house—and yourself!—by cooking too much. Try some of these light and healthy summer snack ideas, including grab-and-go bites, tasty wraps and rolls, fresh and flavorful salads, sweet and fruity treats, and a little bit of chocolate, to satisfy your cravings without weighing you down.

Light and refreshing, these Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad Cups are a breeze to prepare.

Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad Cups.via Cooking for Keeps

These Avocado and Feta Stuffed Strawberries combine sweet and salty in one tasty bite.

Avocado and Feta Stuffed Strawberriesvia Boys Ahoy

These pretty Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices are perfect to serve to when friends and family come over—or keep for yourself!

Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slicesvia Yummy Addiction

Pair these Feta, Cucumber, and Heirloom Tomato Bites with Mint Vinaigrette with a sweet wine for a sophisticated snack or appetizer.

Feta, Cucumber, and Heirloom Tomato Bites with Mint Vinaigrettevia Design Love Fest

Watermelon is an ideal summer food, and this Watermelon, Blackberry, and Mint Salad makes the most of this seasonal favorite.

Watermelon, Blackberry, and Mint Saladvia Two Peas and Their Pod

Topped with homemade herbed cream cheese, these Cucumber Slices with Herbed Cream Cheese are fantastic finger-food snacks.

Cucumber Slices with Herbed Cream Cheesevia Alisa Burke

Swapping out some of the chickpeas in traditional hummus with cucumber results in a lighter, fresher-tasting Cucumber Hummus.

Cucumber Hummusvia Vegan Family Recipes

Stock up on peaches when they’re in season because you’ll want to make lots of this Fresh Peach Salsa.

Fresh Peach Salsavia Natasha’s Kitchen

These “bikini rolls”—Fresh Spring Rolls with a Light Peanut Sauce—help you get swimsuit-ready (or just make your taste buds really happy).

Fresh Spring Rolls with Light Peanut Saucevia Pinterest user karenakatrina

Lower in fat and calories, these Light Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps are perfect for summer snacking.

Light Egg Salad Lettuce Wrapsvia Lady Behind the Curtain

Greek food can be rich and heavy, but this light and fresh Open-Faced Greek Sandwich satisfies your hunger without weighing you down.

Open-Faced Greek Sandwichvia What’s Gabby Cooking

Try these Zucchini Pesto Roll-Ups when your garden is bursting with zucchini, tomatoes, and basil.

Zucchini Pesto Roll-Upsvia The Fitchen

These Healthy Homemade Mango Fruit Roll-Ups take some time to make, but the result is so good!

Healthy Homemade Mango Fruit Roll-Upsvia Just a Taste

Call your kids into the kitchen! They’ll love helping you make—and eat!—these tasty Apple “Nachos.”

Apple “Nachos”via Living Healthy with Chocolate

Another kid-friendly snack, these Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola are quick and easy to assemble.

Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granolavia Garnish with Lemon

Made with only apples and cinnamon and no preservatives, you can feel good snacking on these Homemade Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips.

Homemade Baked Cinnamon Apple Chipsvia Paleo Grubs

These Whole Fruit Popsicles are surprisingly easy to make, so pretty, and so good for you.

Whole Fruit Popsiclesvia The View from Great Island

You’ll want to make several batches of these Guilt and Gluten-Free Raspberry Bars because they’ll disappear quickly!

Guilt and Gluten-Free Raspberry Barsvia Keep It Skinny

Chocoholics can feel good snacking on these yummy Chocolate Granola Bars.

Chocolate Granola Bars

via The Marathon Mom

Okay, healthy might be a bit of a stretch here, but these Mini Low-Fat Blackberry Cheesecake Bites are so much lighter and lower in fat than the regular version—and just as delicious!

Mini Low-Fat Blackberry Cheesecake Bitesvia Happy Food Healthy Life

If you love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, or peanut butter and bananas, you’ll love these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Banana Bites.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Banana Bitesvia Skinny Mom

These Frozen Yogurt-Covered Strawberries are nearly guilt free. You can do this with blueberries and other fruit, too!

Frozen Yogurt-Covered Strawberriesvia Glamour


Hope you try some of these healthy snack ideas when your next craving hits!

Thanks for stopping by!

About Christy Wagner

Hi! I’m Christy, an editor and writer. My husband, Keith, and I live in Fishers, Indiana, where I enjoy reading, writing, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, pouring candles, gardening, baking, and just about anything else creative. I’m so excited to be teaming up with Cyndy and sharing some fun ideas on The Creativity Exchange!

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