The following post from the archives was written by editor Kara Fleck. It originally appeared in June of 2011.
The days are growing longer and hotter. This time of year, my family wants to to eat things that are lighter and I don’t want to spend a lot of time in a hot kitchen preparing a snack. The sooner we can get back to the Summer fun, the better! This is the time to enjoy while it lasts, afterall.
At our house, during the warmer months, I have two main ideas that I fall back on for simple Summertime snacks for the kids: the muffin tin of “nibbles” and popsicles.
The muffin tin of “nibbles”
Setting out a muffin tray of bite-sized snacks for the kids to nibble on is something that goes back to my own childhood. My mom used to prepare a muffin tin of snacks on Friday nights and leave it in the fridge for us to help ourselves to on Saturday mornings (so that she could sleep in one day a week, that wise woman).