Best Summer Snacks for the Whole Family!

Summer is here, and it's the perfect time for outdoor adventures and quality family time. Whether you're enjoying a day at the beach, riding on two wheels around town, heading out on a road trip, or simply spending time in the backyard, snacks are an essential part of the summer experience. Let’s explore some of the best summer snacks that will keep your family cool, refreshed, and satisfied during those hot days and long journeys, and that won’t break the bank. We’ve rounded up our favorites.

Best Summer Snacks for the Whole Family!

Martie Pro Tip: Get a great cooler with wheels or good handles, for all this snack packing!

Snacks to Beat the Heat

When it’s really hot, all you and your family really want is to stay hydrated. These snack hacks are delicious and very refreshing. 

Watermelon Popsicles

Nothing screams summer more than biting into a juicy, refreshing slice of watermelon. Take it up a notch by turning it into homemade popsicles. Simply puree watermelon chunks, add a touch of lime juice, and freeze them in popsicle molds. These delightful treats are hydrating, packed with vitamins, and perfect for cooling down on a scorching day.

Yogurt Parfaits

Indulge in a healthy and cooling yogurt parfait. Layer Greek yogurt with fresh berries, granola, and a drizzle of honey. This snack provides a balanced combination of protein, fiber, and natural sweetness, keeping you and your family energized throughout the day.

Frozen Grapes

For a simple yet satisfying snack, freeze grapes and enjoy them straight from the freezer. These bite-sized wonders are like little frozen popsicles and make for a great alternative to sugary frozen treats. They're hydrating, full of antioxidants, and incredibly refreshing.

On-the-Go Snacks for Road Trips


Remember to bring a cooler or an insulated bag in the car, to keep your perishables fresh and prevent them from spoiling. Plus, a cool and refreshing drink can perk the whole family up for more adventure!

Trail Mix

A road trip classic, trail mix is a versatile and convenient snack that can be customized to suit your family's preferences. Combine nuts, dried fruits, seeds, and a touch of dark chocolate or pretzels for a mix of healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates. Divide the mix into individual portions for easy snacking on the road.

Veggie Sticks with Hummus

For a nutritious and easy-to-eat snack, pack pre-cut veggies like carrots, celery, and bell peppers alongside small containers of hummus. These crunchy delights are not only refreshing but also offer essential vitamins and fiber, ensuring your kids have a balanced snack during the journey.

Energy Bars

Buy ‘em (here) or make ‘em from scratch! Combine oats, nuts, dried fruits, honey, and nut butter in a food processor. Press the mixture into bars and refrigerate. These homemade or store-bought energy bars are delicious, packed with nutrients, and perfect for long drives or pit stops.

Easy Snacks for the park or the beach 


Martie Pro Tip: Always bring reusable food containers to and from. It will reduce the garbage left behind, and will keep sand and dirt out when you are packing up to go back home!

Packing for a day at the park or the beach is no easy feat. Blankets, sunscreen, hats, toys, coolers, chairs, umbrellas…the list goes on and on. Some thoughtful planning when it comes to food can go a long way!

Mini Grill + Hot Dogs! 

Why not bring the bbq to wherever you are! Sure, there’s a bit extra prep, but you’ll be the hero for all those hungry eaters! But make it easy on yourself. Just bring one choice of everything. 1 type of meat, 1 plant-based option, 1 mustard, 1 ketchup…you get the idea.

Fresh Fruit Cups

Clean out the fridge by making individual fruit cup salads! Cut it up beforehand and you’ll have easy and refreshing healthy options right there!


Brown Bagged Lunch

Really plan ahead and make everyone a bagged lunch! You can make peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, cookies and fruit, and anything else you have in the pantry for snacks!

With these best summer snacks in hand, you'll be well-prepared for the hot weather and road trips. From cooling treats like watermelon popsicles to convenient and healthy options like trail mix, there's something to satisfy every member of your family. Embrace the flavors of summer and create memorable moments while enjoying these delicious snacks together. Stay cool, nourished, and make this summer unforgettable!


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