shutterstock_422793880Summertime is just around the corner and with it comes the clamoring of hungry children digging through the pantry to find snacks. After all, who doesn’t love a snack? With all the snacking kids do (or want to do), it can be tough to keep the hordes at bay while making sure they have healthy snacking options. Fortunately, there are plenty of quick, healthy snacks you can whip up for your little ones to keep them happy and healthy! Here are some ideas from our Boston custom pantry installers to keep your family content with delicious summer snacks.

Cheese is a great protein for growing kids and a tasty treat! Make it fun by using cheese and fruit to make healthy, tasty kabobs. With so many kinds, it’s easy to find one your kids love. Cheese also goes great with crackers. Sliced cheese on a Ritz cracker with some fruit or nuts is always a favorite.

Smoothies take a little more effort, but are a delicious a healthy treat that kids go absolutely crazy over! A simple recipe includes orange juice, vanilla yogurt and a banana. Throw it all in a blender and pour! Experiment with other fruits and juices to suit your kids’ tastes.

Yogurt is another great snack for children. It’s tasty, easy to find and a great source of calcium for growing bones. Homemade parfaits are easy to make by simply throwing in granola and berries for extra flavor and nutrition.

Kids also tend to go nuts for, well…nuts! Cashews, peanuts and almonds are healthy and delicious and go with just about anything! Walnuts and pistachios are also fun for little ones to crack open for the tasty treat inside.

One of the most common and versatile items in your pantry, peanut butter can be used for just about anything, from sandwiches to frozen treats combined with raspberries and yogurt. The possibilities are endless!

Having a customized pantry organization system can not only help keep your pantry neat and clean, but make it easier for you and your family to find the healthy snack options. Remember, kids have a relatively short attention span, so when they’re hungry, they’re more than likely going to grab the first yummy thing they see (and let’s face it, we adults are guilty of that sometimes too). So let Boston Closet help you snack healthy by designing a custom pantry organizer system just for you!

Boston Closet specializes in custom-made home organization systems that are perfect for keeping your pantry clean, neat and well-stocked. Give us a call or contact us online today and see what we can do for you!