Fresh Snacks for Kids to Make On Thier Own This Summer #SummerGoodies #Collective Bias

When school gets out, it’s time for #SummerGoodies! This means delicious snacks with quality ingredients that you can either buy of make yourself. Specifically, ones that kids can make themselves are always a good thing to have!


Fresh Snacks for Kids to Make On Thier Own This Summer #SummerGoodies #Collective Bias


My daughter is 11 and she is getting more and more independent. I love that she can make her own snacks and some of her own meals and lunches. Sometimes, with a little help from myself, she makes dinner for us all. She really has a deep love for being in the kitchen.

hot pockets hot pocket


One of her favorite snacks to make is HOT POCKETS® brand sandwiches. Her favorite kind is the Pepperoni Pizza flavor and I am super thrilled they are available in a 12 pk now at Walmart.


She just loves how good they turn out and how she can enjoy real reduced fat cheese and premium meat. I love that they keep her full between meals, which for me, has been hard to do since she is growing like a weed lately!

EDYs Outshine

Another favorite around here is EDY’S® OUTSHINE® Fruit & Veggie Bars  and EDY’S® OUTSHINE® Fruit Bars. Not only are they made with real fruit and fruit juice, but they are by far the most refreshing frozen snacks on the market today. I feel good giving them to her since it is hard to make sure she stays hydrated. With flavors like Creamy Coconut and Strawberry Rhubarb, what’s not to like? (Yes! The creamy coconut does actually have bits of real coconut in them!)


outshine bars

Other snacks we enjoy that are hearty and healthy are carrot sticks, fresh cut fruit, cheese sticks and smoothies.

I was eating an EDY’S® OUTSHINE®  Fruit Bar the other day and I noticed how much they pretty much taste like a smoothie on a stick so I decided to see what it would taste like to jazz them up a bit. I took them off the stick, grabbed a spoon and mashed it a bit. Then I added some fresh fruit on top and a dollop of Greek yogurt and it was heaven as well as being something my daughter could make on her own! With so many varieties, there are practically a hundred combinations you could make!


frozen fruit parfaits

5.0 from 7 reviews
Outshine & Yogurt Frozen Fruity Parfaits
  • 1 EDY’S® OUTSHINE® Fruit or Fruit & Veggie Bar in flavor of your choice
  • Greek Yogurt (I used honey flavor)
  • Fresh Fruit
  1. Take the EDY’S® OUTSHINE® bar off the stick into a bowl and mash with a spoon, gently.
  2. Top with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit toppings of your choice.


What are some of your favorite ways to serve up snacks in the summer to your kids? I would love to hear about it in the comments!

For more awesome summertime snacks, make sure you check out the Flavorful Moments page! Thanks to #CollectiveBias for the summer snack-time inspiration!

25 Replies to “Fresh Snacks for Kids to Make On Thier Own This Summer #SummerGoodies #Collective Bias”

  1. We like EDY’S® OUTSHINE® bars tons! They are so delicious, and do not have a lot of calories. I like your Frozen fruity parfait because it is so healthy. I would love to have this as a summertime treat.

  2. That Outshine fruit parfait looks heavenly. I have to try that!
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  3. My kids eat and like everything you put on this blog.. especially hot pockets!

  4. Well I don’t have children to help make the snacks, but I like to eat healthy, so maybe I’ll try some of these anyways!
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  5. These look and sound so yummy! I remember when my children could finally make things themselves. So nice!

  6. This sounds like a great summer treat, especially when it’s 90+ degrees here in the middle of the summer! And it would be easy to mix it up for so many different flavor combinations.

  7. Those fruit bars are one of my favorite things ever!
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  8. The Outshine fruit bars are definitely some of my favorites! They’re great for warm days like we’ve been having here in Ohio! I can’t wait to try the recipe you shared with us.
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  9. I’d never in a million years think to make a Popsicle off the stick. Trying these bars and the the idea soon!
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  10. My kids actually help a lot with their snacks. They tell me what they want and they help find it in the store. Then, at home we work on making whatever it is together. We all enjoy it!

  11. I had TWO outshine bars for lunch yesterday. They’re addictive! I shared my post from this shop yesterday too! 😉
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    1. I had never tried them before this and now I am addicted!

  12. That Parfaits looks delicious!
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  13. Amanda @ Erickson & Co. says: Reply

    Those fruit bars look amazing! Thanks for the recipe, we love healthy snacks at our house!

  14. Thanks for these suggestions for summer time snacks. Our kids and their dads will put these to good use!

  15. I love Edy’s Outshine Bars! They are a cool treat but still healthy! I need to stock up for the summer- what a great summer snack!
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  16. I love those fruit pops! 🙂 And I was raised on Hot Pockets. Super convenient.
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  17. That parfait is genius! It looks amazing!
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  18. We love the Outshine bars! They are so easy to grab, healthy and the flavors are awesome. I love your idea with the yogurt and fruit. Definitely going to try that myself next time!
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  19. My girls are popsicle fanatics. My oldest is always saying, “It’s soooo hot. Can we have a popsicle?” I like the idea of mixing it with yogurt!
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  20. My summer eating list for the kids is definitely going to be interesting!

    Thanks for sharing these suggestions!
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  21. Those ice cream bars sound amazing. I could use one RIGHT NOW! 🙂
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  22. LOVE the Outshine bars, I have them in my freezer now, they are so tasty and refreshing!

  23. Yum! These definitely make the best snacks. Love the parfait. #client
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    1. I can’t wait to try other concoctions 🙂

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