This has been a very difficult year—in terms of the weather—in Massachusetts. There were warm days in the winter and very cold days in the spring. It felt risky to put away down coats and quilts and bring out the flip-flops. And even as late as May, it looked like the cold air would never come to an end, which made the thought of cold soups, salads, and tropical fruits uninviting, if not positively unappetizing. But now, not only have we survived and progressed past an erratic winter, but even the spring has come and gone, without the threat of a snowstorm. I’m guessing that we’re heading for a very hot summer—in which case, there will be days you won’t want to turn your oven on.
The end of the school year can only mean one thing – summer vacation for kids everywhere! While enjoying endless hours of outdoor activities, kids require the right fuel to keep their bodies going during the hot summer days. Although everyone loves eating summer treats or drinking ice-cold lemonade, healthy snacks and other foods with higher nutritional values can be equally as satiating and even more fun to prepare!
However, before ditching the traditional fun summer treats altogether, try swapping or adding a few ingredients to make them healthier. For the quintessential on-the-go camp