This time of year, I find myself telling my kids the same 2 phrases over and over again (or so it seems)…
“The bugs aren’t out! Go outside!” and “Go outside! It’s so nice!”
Can you relate?
Except there are days when it really is too hot and buggy to go outside. On those days, I admit it… I resort to turning on a movie in our cool basement far too often.
But hey, hot or cold, busy or bored, everybody’s still gotta eat, right?
Why not combine a boredom-busting activity with food? Get your minions in the kitchen for 24 easy summer treats kids can make themselves!
And don’t forget to snag your freebie: Free Real Food Kids Snacks!
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Pops
With just 5 ingredients and a blender, your kiddos can make these pops today so you can sit down and take a load off. Via todayindietzville.com.
Delicious Yogurt Parfaits In Endless Variations
Do you have yogurt, some fruit, and crunchy granola or nuts? Then you have everything it takes to turn your kids loose to make their own yogurt parfaits! What a nourishing, no-cook breakfast or snack! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Raspberry-Kissed Frozen Yogurt Bites
These summer treats kids can make themselves have the added bonus of probiotics! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
No-Bake Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Cookie Bites
These allergy-free treats can be whipped up in 15 minutes or less, and they’re so fun to crank out, your kids will stay busy during the dog days of summer. Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Instant Strawberry Ice Cream
Are your kids begging for ice cream? Don’t want the hassle of getting out the ice cream maker, salt, and ingredients? Let them make their own Real Food ice cream in minutes! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Chocolate Milk: Shake It Kids!
Making chocolate milk without the mess has never been easier! Everyone’s going to want a turn at shaking their jar! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Maca Gingersnap No-Bake Treats
Kids need their superfoods too — and that’s why they’ll love making these ginger-y, no-bake treats with maca! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Zucchini Pesto Roll-ups
The kids can roll up this quick snack or lunch — and you can be happy that they’re getting some really healthy veggies too! Via thefitchen.com.
Paleo Apple Nachos
Your kids can customize these “nachos” to their hearts’ content — adding any and all nourishing toppings for a quick and beautiful snack or dessert! Via livinghealthywithchocolate.com.
Cashew Coconut Date Rolls
What a perfect recipe for littles to do on their own! Minimal ingredients, no cooking! Via gourmandeinthekitchen.com.
Frozen Melon Kebabs
These are the epitome of easy summer treats kids can make themselves! Full of fresh summer melons, then frozen for an easy-peasy post-swim snack! Via TraditionalCookingSchool.com.
Chocolate-Filled Frozen Banana Bites
This 2-ingredient recipe is the epitome of easy — so easy, a toddler could do it! Via kitchenstewardship.com.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Fruit & Nut Bars
Making these the first time might require a bit of Mom’s help, but after that, older kids will breeze through these to create their own snacks! Via raisinggenerationnourished.com.
Nettle Infusions For Kids!
It’s never too soon to start teaching your children the importance of healing herbs and how to incorporate those herbs into their diets in yummy ways. Via raisinggenerationnourished.com.
Coconut Yogurt With Almonds & Dark Chocolate
If your kids love flavored yogurt cups, you need to teach them to make these TODAY. Bonus! With zero sugar, they won’t be bouncing off the walls after snack time either! Via todayindietzville.com.
60-Second Easy Guacamole
Involve the littles in snack-time or meal-time prep by teaching them to make guac! If your little ones think they don’t like avocados, maybe they’ll change their minds after they make guac on their own! Via smallbiteswellness.com.
Allergy-Friendly Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls
No appliances necessary for this kid-friendly recipe! Your kids will want to make these regularly! Via wholenewmom.com.
Coconut No-Bake Delights
These allergy-free treats are sure to become a new favorite, both for the kids to eat and to MAKE! Via wholenewmom.com.
Coco Honey Fat Bombs
The brain-boosting fat in coconut oil combines with the enzymes of raw honey in a fun-shaped snack that your kids will want to make over and over again. Via lovelovething.com.
Fast, Easy Banana Salad
Since it doesn’t require a sharp knife to slice bananas, even the younger ones can make this “salad” on their own or with help from older siblings! (Maybe even let mom sleep in a bit and have it for breakfast!) Via lovelovething.com.
Matcha Rainbow Overnight Oats
Eating oatmeal for breakfast (or snack time) has never been more colorful, and what kid doesn’t love color?! Via abbeyskitchen.com.
Banana & Coconut Butter Sandwich
If kiddos are tired of PB&Js, let them give this sandwich a try and watch them fill their bellies with healthy fats! Via lovelovething.com.
No Sugar Chunky Monkey Milk
Teach your kids to use the blender to make this chocolate-y, peanut butter, and banana shake for themselves! Via todayindietzville.com.
Frozen Berry Kebabs
This is boredom-busting activity + snack-making in 1 cute package. Kids of all ages and skill levels can have a blast creating their own frozen summer snacks! Via todayindietzville.com.
Do you have any more ideas for boredom-busting summer treats kids can make themselves?
If your kids want more recipes for summer treats… they’ll LOVE this…
13 MORE Summer Treats Kids Can Make Themselves!
My eBook, Nourishing No-Bake Treats (currently 50% off at $7.99) contains 12 nourishing and healthy no-bake cookie bite recipes:
- Put the Lime in the Coconut
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Avocado Mint Chip
- Orange & Dark Chocolate
- Coconut Craze
- Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate
- Sweet Superfood (with goji berries & chia seeds)
- Chocolate-Covered Cherry
- Blueberry, Lemon, & Mint Bliss
- Buttered Caramel Cashew
These treats are made with real food ingredients and require absolutely no cooking of any kind and only one appliance — a food processor or heavy-duty blender.
You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already!
If you’re looking for nourishing, allergy-friendly cookies that aren’t sweetened with white sugar or heavily sweetened at all, you’ll find treasures in this book.
If you’re looking for easy recipes that even kids can do (with great results), you’ll love this book.
P.S. If you purchase Nourishing No-Bake Treats through this link, Wardee from Traditional Cooking School will throw in a no-bake recipe of her own — Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies (pictured below). Just forward your receipt and we’ll reply with the bonus recipe! (Forward to wardee at traditionalcookingschool dot com.)
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Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says
Love this! Those zucchini pesto roll-ups may be just the way to get my kids to like zucchini!
Great list, and so helpful – thanks for compiling this! And thank you for including my recipes! <3