15 Perfect Foods for Summer Your Kids Will Love

The long, lazy days of summer are the perfect time for kids to enjoy everything yummy from crispy garden-fresh fruits and veggies to juicy burgers fresh off the grill and sinfully rich and chocolaty ice cream sundaes. All that running, playing, swimming and biking, whether at summer camp or just around the neighborhood, has youngsters working up a hearty appetite. Have some fun whipping up delicious and healthy (usually) meals and snacks to keep your family energized throughout their favorite time year.

Burgers Your Kids Will Love!

What would summer be without luscious burgers fresh off the grill? Sneak in some nice fresh tomato slices and crisp lettuce along with a whole wheat bun to up the healthy factor in this hot weather favorite.

Grilled Flatbread Pizza Your Kids Will Love

Grills aren’t just for burgers and hot dogs. Flatbread pizza is an exciting grill entrée, and you can add your choice of toppings, from gooey mozzarella and homemade pizza sauce to mushrooms, meat, chicken or veggies. Get creative and have fun making pizza outdoors.

Hot Dogs With Everything

Hot dogs are just plain great, especially piled high with all the fixings. OK, so maybe ketchup isn’t really a vegetable, but you can always pair this summer favorite with a crispy salad or yummy fruit smoothie to up the nutritional factor. Eat ’em at the beach, at the ball game, anywhere you’re having summer fun.

Burrito Bonanza Your Kids Will Love

Beloved burritos are the perfect summer meal. Kids love them, and it’s easy to cook up a big pot of beans and taco meat, add some shredded cheese and wrap up the whole delicious mess in a burrito roll to pop in the freezer for a quick and easy meal.

Veggies and Dip

What makes veggies irresistible to kids? Why, ranch dip of course. Pile up a colorful batch of colorful broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas and sliced squash and watch it vanish before your very eyes.

Crispy Cole Slaw

A picnic staple, coleslaw is also a favorite of a lot of kids. Experiment by adding different grated veggies and dressings to see which most tickles your family’s fancy.

Cool Kabobs Your Kids Will Love

There’s something about stacking up barbecued chicken, steak and all kinds of veggie chunks on a skewer that gets kids all excited. It’s kind of like roughing it, only in the back yard, and the grill makes everything just taste so much better.

Cold Sesame Noodles Your Kids Will Love

In summer, there’s a certain allure to having a nutritious dinner that kids love all ready to go in the fridge. Cook up a batch of spaghetti, toss with peanut butter, soy sauce, oil and some lightly toasted sesame seeds, and you have a steamy day dinner that just as delicious whether served hot or cold.

Glorious Grinders

Not only do kids love ’em, but they’re easy to pack for a picnic, for lunch at camp or to take along to the beach. You can choose traditional meat, cheese, tomato and lettuce fillings or get creative and health-conscious by adding spinach, avocado or peppers.

Popcorn

Take it along to the beach, pack it for a snack at summer camp or bring it to munch on at an outdoor move or concert. Popcorn is a light and very healthy fiber-filled snack.

Don’t Forget Breakfast

Summer is perfect for slipping some fresh strawberries, blueberries or peaches into morning favorites like pancakes and waffles.

Super Slushies Your Kids Will Love

Summer and slushies go together like hot dogs and hamburgers. Whip up your own with a batch of garden-fresh fruits, or let your kids have a hand in choosing the ingredients; you can always sneak in a bit of blended spinach if you like.

The Fine Tradition of S’mores Your Kids Will Love

If your child’s been at summer camp, they’ll no doubt want to carry on the fine tradition of s’mores at home. Who can resist the gooey combination of chocolate, marshmallow and sweet graham crackers?

Popsicles

Like a sweet, icy dream on a sweltering day, popsicles have been quenching and refreshing generations of kids – and adults – for decades. Buy them at the store or make your own with a delicious and nutritious combo of everything from fresh juices to crushed berries and a bit of soda.

We all Scream for…

Summer and ice cream go together so sweetly. From freshly made fruit flavors to sinfully rich chocolate, this all-time favorite sunny day treat ranks high on the list of everyone’s favorite summer food.

If you’re considering sending your child to an overnight summer camp, be sure to visit our site to learn about Camp Walt Whitman. Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Camp Walt Whitman offers a safe, nurturing environment in a beautiful mountain setting. Our camp is a coed sleepaway camp, with separate areas for boys and girls. The kids have a blast, and make friendships that can last a lifetime.

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