You shouldn't be the only snack by the pool 😎 That's why we wanted to share our favorite poolside snacks that are satisfying and keep you going during those hot Summer days. And here's a bonus! They're all kid friendly and oh-so delicious! So, while you're out there visiting all of our favorite pools, here are a few simple snacks that can come along wherever the sun takes you!
This one's a game-changer! Popcorn makes the best on-the-go snack because it doesn't melt in the hot sun and you can create so many different flavors - you'll never get tired of it. It can be made in an air popper or on the stove top in just ten minutes. Then it's ready to go! The best part? It's one of the cheapest snacks you'll find! Right now, we're obsessed with lime + salt popcorn because the lime flavor is perfectly refreshing for Summer! Check out a good lime + salt popcorn recipe here.
If you know us well, this one's no surprise. We love a good ol' soda, especially on a hot Summer day! These are a perfect twist on a drink bar for your next party (and gosh they look so pretty)! Making Italian sodas is kind of like the mix 'n match of the soda world, if you ask us! The basic ingredients are:
- club soda or sparkling water
- flavored syrup of your choice
- cream or whipped cream
First, start with ice in your cute poolside cup, pour in your sparkling club soda, mix in 2-3 Tbsp. of your favorite flavoring, and add a Tbsp. of cream. If you want to get real fancy, top it with whipped cream and a garnish. Read this post for more flavor combination ideas and for the very best Italian soda recipe.
Here's some of our personal favorite flavor combinations:
- lime + coconut
- vanilla + strawberry
- raspberry + peach
- peach + vanilla
- fresh mint + lime
- guava + strawberry + coconut
- cranberry + raspberry + lime
- blackberry + coconut
Watermelon is a Summer essential! 🙌🏻 Why? Because it keeps us hydrated! That's why we couldn't write about our favorite poolside snacks without including watermelon. Whether you juice it or eat it whole, watermelon makes everything taste like Summer! We love that it's a healthy snack that you can eat any time. Take it to the beach with some popcorn for a sweet and salty snack, or juice it in the morning to start your day off right. We know we're never getting over how well watermelon and summer pair together!
This is definitely a kids favorite! All you need is:
- golden grahams cereal
- mini marshmallows
- chocolate chips
Simply combine these ingredients and viola! You have a perfect treat that's portable and delicious! Check out this S'mores Snack Mix recipe for measurements. To keep the chocolate from melting, be sure to keep the mix in a cooler, or try some of our other favorite add-ins.
Ok that made us hungry! Excuse us while we go whip up some snacks! Share with us what some of your favorite poolside snacks are in the comments below and we'll give them a try!