Summer Snacks to satisfy the entire family

On the beach, by the pool, the car trip they all call for snack time.

with the warm temperatures how to keep everything fresh is a problem but to make tasty snacks to satisfy everyone is a bigger problem.

Here is a list of few snacks our family loves.

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Watermelon

Great way to stop your thirst & served with chunks of feta cheese replenishes the salt you need. Easy to transport cold or room temperature still good to eat.

Fruit & veggie bowl with cheese

grapes, pineapple, cantaloupe, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers mixed with chunks of favorite cheese. Mozzarella sticks or cheddar cubes work well together.

Hummus, yogurt  with veggies

hummus with water-rich veggies like baby carrots, celery sticks or sugar snap peas.

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Peanut butter & jelly

with bread or whole wheat crackers, easy to pack & store since you don’t need to worry too much about keeping them cool.

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Oranges, tangelos 

Oranges are hydrating and thirst quenching. they are high in vitamin C, which has been shown it limits the damage of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

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Target cooler

Pack everything in a cooler back pack any spills will be contained.

Be safe & Healthy😎

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fun Beach & Pool Activities

It is fun & good for the entire family to stay active. There are so many fun games we can take to the beach & to the pool so we can enjoy the outdoors even more.

Don’t  forget the sunscreen 🏖

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Classic beach paddle game

Coop Hydro Smash

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Foam frisbee by Florida base co.

JA- RU flyer foam Frisbee

 

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Water Ball for Skipping and Bouncing

Wave Runner, for pool & ocean

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Classic Surfminton beach tennis

VIAHART

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Easy to play flying disc

Activ Life

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Kites for kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fragrant early Summer bloomers

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Magnolia

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Gardenia blooms

If you are living or visiting any southern cities this time of the year you can not miss the gardenia plants covered in their white fragrantful blossoms. Used by many as border plants when they are in full bloom you only see a full mound of pure white beautiful blooms with thick petals. To enjoy their flowers there are dwarf gardenia plants that can grow in a pot placed indoors or out .

When it comes to size the magnolia tree is jaw dropping gigantic. They can grow to seventy feet. This prehistoric tree with cereal bowl size blooms adds a gentle fragrant to the evening air.

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How to have a healthy summer skin

 

 

 

With warmer weather comes less clothes, and more skin exposed to sun.

not only we should think of protecting our skin, but also helping it look better for no shirt days, and sandals.

You can get a sunburn when it’s cloudy, cold outside or swimming Under water. It’s also possible to get burned . UV rays can even penetrate glass. Using sunscreen is a must & even shirts & hats that have UV protection.

Following a routine to get ourselves ready for warmer weather can be easy & fun.

Get your feet ready:

Before moisturizing your feet get the dead skin off by using:

Pumice stone

Oatmeal scrub

Epsom salt soak

Vinegar soak

Baking soda soak

Lemon water soak

Keep moisturizing

To prevent dry skin use baby oil or petroleum jelly regularly. A great natural way to moisturize feet after a bath or a shower. Wear socks to keep them moisturized.

 

Mulberries a must in your trail mix

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Mulberries are a product of the Morus alba tree. Leaves & stems even contain nutrients
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Red mulberries – the fruit, like grapes, is red or white and grows in bunches called “drupes.”

Add this delicious small fruit to your trail mix. You can buy them easily On line anywhere. This small sweet delicious fruit is not very well know for its nutritional value, since the fresh fruit itself is almost impossible to buy fully ripped. But don’t give up on it’s delicious special sweetness. Keep them in a glass jar on your kitchen counter, and add it to your salad, yogurt, or just enjoy it with your morning coffee.

Benefits are:

Source of Antioxidants

Supports the Immune System

Supports Healthy Blood Sugar

Brain Protection