5 Days of Summer {little style}: Food

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Food in the summer can be a tricky topic. Especially being pregnant. When you are hot, you kind of loose your appetite. I have to remind myself of this when I get frustrated with my kids when they don't want to eat after playing in the 100+ degree humid heat. Our solution?

 

Cold Meals

Its kind of hard trying to find cold meals that kids will eat as well as their parent counter parts. Mine would eat PB&J every day and not complain. My husband and me...that's another story.

  • Fruit Salad
  • Cold Cut Sandwiches
  • Green Leafy Salads {my middle daughter LOVES "salad", aka lettuce}
  • Cold Hot Dogs
  • Pasta Salads {doesn't go over well in our house}

Insider Scoop:: there are some a posts scheduled at the Homemaker's Challenge in the next couple weeks that I can't wait to read!
18th - "Three easy and refreshing summer recipes"
24th - "Cool Cooking for Hot Summers"
26th - "Beat the Summer Heat with Homemade Popsicles"

Snack Meals

This is the number one go-to for my family! When we've had a long day of travel, activities, heat, and have not time to fuss with a "meal" we through together "snack meals". This may or may not happen outdoors, in the car, or in front of a movie. 😉

 

  • The Snack Meal on 5 Days of Summer (little style) FoodRolled Cold Cuts
  • Pretzels
  • Fresh Veggies
  • Gold Fish
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Animal Crackers
  • Sliced/Cubed Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Rolls {slightly warm...or not}
  • 100% Juice Fruit Snacks

Most of the time we try and do finger foods but others we'll through in no-fuss, of-course-I'll-eat-that-with-no-gripping foods.

  • Yogurt
  • Apple Sauce

For more ideas, check out Snack Time.

Cook Out/Grill Meals

Grilling

Grilling never results in "cold food" but it does make everything more fun and thus more enticing for littles! Add a fun desert & you're money!

  • Hot Dogs
  • Cheese Burgers
  • Steaks
  • Potatoes {of all forms}
  • Veggies

For stress free outdoor cooking, read THIS Homemaker's Challenge post and to know how to make your crockpot your best friend when Camping, read THIS!

Summer Time DESSERTS

Although they do require oven time, there are certain desserts that are just yummy year-round.

  • Cookies {try no-bake: they just require stove-top}
  • Brownies
  • Cupcakes

 

the Proper way to eat a cupcake

3 Steps to eating a cupcake the 'proper' way:

  1. Remove Paper
  2. Pull Cupcake in half {frosting covered top 1/2 & just cake bottom 1/2}
  3. Place cake 1/2 on top of frosting 1/2 and Eat with little to no mess!

Another Insider Scoop:: a post is scheduled at the Homemaker's Challenge for summery desserts too!
26th - "Beat the Summer Heat with Homemade Popsicles"

For even more summer food ideas for littles, check out my Pinterest board, "The Ones about Yummies"!

The rest of the week includes:

Monday-- 5 Days of Summer {little style}: Entertainment

Wednesday-- 5 Days of Summer {little style}: Rest

Thursday-- 5 Days of Summer {little style}: Learning

Friday-- 5 Days of Summer: Summary & a GIVEAWAY

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