When you’re gone for the day in the summer, heat exhaustion is a real thing, especially in the south. Just walking outside to get the mail can leave you breathless when the sun is beaming down on you. To keep the family hydrated when you’re out in the sun, you need to pack some nutritious and delicious snacks. Here are some ideas that the whole family will love.
Fruits & Vegetables
When you’re looking for foods that keeps you hydrated, fruits and vegetables should be your first choice. Vegetables like cucumbers and celery are loaded with water! They are also great for flushing out toxins. Other vegetables that are chock full of H2O include cauliflower, green peppers, and broccoli.
Eating these veggies raw might not be appealing to your kids. Make them more appetizing by adding a fun design. Find a way to spruce up ordinary vegetables so your kids will get a nutritious snack.
Fruits are another source of water. Watermelon, grapefruit, and cantaloupe are all tasty treats for the family. Not only are they packed with water, but they are a great source of vitamins and have incredible health benefits. And the best part about eating fruit? Nothing else is needed. Dice it and you’re done.
Did you know that Greek yogurt is about 80 percent water? Grab a cup of yogurt on your way out the door to keep you hydrated on a hot, summer day.
If you’re feeling extra, you can always make a coconut milk smoothie to give you the nutrients and hydration you need to sustain you. Coconut milk mixed with mango and spinach are the perfect blend for a tasty treat that’s full of vitamins!
If you’re stopping for lunch, go for something that’s packed with nutrients and has plenty of hydration to fuel you for the rest of your day. White fish baked with lemon juice and herbs is a light and refreshing meal that won’t leave you feeling depleted. It’s rejuvenating and filling—perfect for lunch on the go.
There are so many foods that give you the energy and hydration you need on a hot day. Making healthier choices can transform your lifestyle and help you feel your best.
What are your go to snacks for summer?