The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Detour Bar.
I don’t know about you guys, but I think summer just has to be my favorite season of the year when it comes to food. Sure, don’t get me wrong, I love me some pumpkin just like every other obsessed blogger out there come fall (seriously…I know we’re crazy). But there’s just something about summer that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Firing up the grill, crisp glasses of fresh sangria, simply sweet berries and crisp veggies from the garden…Mmmm mmmm.
So let’s not ruin the mood and talk about the fact that it’s almost over, okay?
Of course, with all of that good food comes the inevitable snacking, since I thrive off of snacks all day, err day. Anyone else with me?? But as much as I love the snacking, I still try to be mindful of the ones I’m choosing (the majority of the time) because let’s face it…soft serve cones with rainbow sprinkles every day, sadly, just isn’t gonna cut it.
I’d say I definitely go through phases when it comes to my snack choices, but this summer’s picks have actually stayed pretty similar for the past few months. Here’s a few I’ve been loving…
Peanut & Almond Butter…on everything
Because, really, I just can’t get enough. Carrots, celery, graham crackers, rice cakes, toast, bananas, apples, spoons, knives, and forks. It goes good on practically anything.
Seriously…summertime strawberries and blueberries? It just doesn’t get much better than that. I’ve never been a huuuuuge blackberry fan though, and raspberries are alright. Sometimes I just eat ‘em straight up for a little something sweet; other times, I’ll pair them with a yogurt or some dark chocolate.
Veggies & Hummus
Again, this is nothing earth shattering or new, but I really just love the combo. There’s actually been a few times where I walk away with a bit of a stomach ache thanks to the excess beans in the hummus. Whoops. #cantstopwontstop
Greek Yogurt…thrown in the freezer for 20-30 minutes
I already did, and always will love Greek yogurt as it is. But on especially warm days, it’s nice to give it an extra little chill and have it slightly frozen (two of my favorite flavors to do this with are coconut and watermelon). You’ve gotta try it! Oh, and equally delicious? Frozen Orange Creamsicle Snacks. Yumm.
Okay, I suppose we could argue on how “healthy” this one is. But I don’t care. I’m still including it. I love it.
This is one of those snacks that I really need to make sure I portion out a bit…otherwise, I’m diving in by the handful. Know what I mean? A couple of my favorites as of late are this Archer Farms mix from Target and the Happy Trekking mix (Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios, Chocolate, Cranberries & Cherries) from Trader Joe’s.
And finally…a new favorite to add to the mix!
Detour SMART Bars
This was actually a new-to-me snack over the past month and a half or so, thanks to a campaign I was chosen to participate in with FitFluential, and I’ve been using them as mid-morning or mid-afternoon snacks at least a couple days a week.
While the Detour SMART Bars do have a slight “protein bar” taste (hard to describe, but if you’ve ever had a protein bar, you probably know what I mean), the overall flavor is enough to keep me coming back. Not to mention the fact that each bar packs in 10 grams of protein.
I’ve been able to try the Apple Cinnamon and Blueberry flavors, which I’d have to say I probably enjoy equally. They pair perfectly with a cup of those fresh berries I’ve been crushing on, too.
OH…and also be sure to check me out on Instagram so you don’t miss the flash giveaway I’m holding (it ends tonight at 11:59pm EST!)
So let’s hear it! What are some of your favorite summer snacks lately?