7 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Active Summer Days

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by Lisa Lozano

Have a busy schedule of outdoor activities planned this summer? You’ll need healthy snacks and fluids to keep you going, so read on for healthy options that pack up easily so you can take them on a hike, bike ride, or even to the beach.

No. 1: Smoked Paprika Almonds

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Martina McBride’s sweet and spicy almonds are the perfect snack to keep in your backpack while you’re out and about – they’ll give you the quick burst of energy you need, without leaving you feeling weighed down.

No. 2: Kale Chips

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Don’t knock it until you try it! When you think about snack food, Kale doesn’t immediately come to mind. But give it a chance -- roasting transforms this mega-healthy green into salty, crunchy bites of deliciousness. And it’s super light, so it will barely add any weight to your pack.

No. 3: Cinnamon-Dusted Apple Chips

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These dense, sweet little chips are a perfect addition to your hike. Like kale chips, they are super light, and full of vitamins.

No. 4: Rustic Whole-Wheat Tortilla Chips

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For another tasty and nutritious snack that won’t weigh you down, try these super-easy whole wheat tortilla chips. Made from baked pita bread, they couldn’t be easier to make!

No. 5: Kelsey Nixon's Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

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If you need more than a snack, but less than a meal, these quinoa cookies are just what you’re looking for. This delish and nutrish recipe starts with protein-rich quinoa, adding in heart-healthy oats, potassium-rich bananas and good-fat-laden coconut and pecans.

After any outdoor summer activity, you’ve probably worked up a sweat and need to hydrate. Read on for healthy suggestions to replenish those fluids.

No. 6: Jessica Alba’s Pops

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Need to cool down? Make some of Jessica Alba’s juice-based ice pops ahead of time to have ready when you walk in the door.

No. 7: Hudson’s Good Morning Juice

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This light and bright nutrient-packed juice will leave you feeling refreshed, and will give your body the important nutrients that it needs.

What’s your favorite outdoor activity to do in the summertime?

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