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Five Healthy Camping-Friendly Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Five Healthy Camping-Friendly Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Making sure your kids are eating wholesome food and staying hydrated all the while being satisfied can be a difficult task. And even moreso when you’re camping in the blazing heat of summer. To satisfy everyone’s cravings, you will need everything from sweet to savoury, pre-made to campfire cooking. Here are five camping-friendly snacks that your kids will love.

Ants on a Log

This is a classic snack that emerged in the 1950s and has remained a popular craving since. Ants on a log are easily made with any spread on celery with raisins on top. Pick popular spreads, such as peanut butter, hummus, cream cheese, or even honey to satisfy your kids’ cravings.

Warm Cinnamon Apple Slices

A fantastic and healthy breakfast option, the cinnamon apple stands easily on its own, delectably and nutritiously.  Toss sliced apples in a bag with some ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar, set a saucepan over the campfire, then sit back, watch the apples tender, and let the aroma flourish.

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Oat Bar

Granola bars are not only camping-friendly and healthy, but also devastatingly easy and quick to make. Crush some almonds and cashews in a blender, mix it in a bowl with some oats, ground flax, chocolate chips, and raisins, then pour melted peanut butter and honey over the ingredients. Once the mixture is well-distributed, pack your mixture firmly on a baking pan and let it set in the refrigerator.

Toasted Pita and Hummus

Hummus is a superstar food for its health benefits. It is rich in protein, fights hunger cravings, and high in iron content that helps boost energy. Toast some pita bread over the fire and pair it with your perfect camping dip.

Watermelon Popsicles

Given that watermelons are 92% water, they are incredibly hydrating and make the perfect camping snacks. Slice your watermelons into small triangles then spear them on wooden sticks. This one-ingredient snack is high in vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants, and takes just five minutes!

Daniel Huang

Daniel is a Digital Marketing and Content Strategist at SPUD. He graduated from UBC with a degree in English and International Relations with a focus on environmental topics. A wordsmith by day and a bookman by night, he's a self-proclaimed gastronomic snob, a buck-a-shuck addict, a sub-par skier, and a devoted kingsguard of the oxford comma. He also frequents the dog park with a schnauzer named Duke. | Instagram: @dannnyellow

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