Posted on 22 Jun 2020
Summertime is here and the beautiful weather is ready for your family. While you spend the day at the park — or driving to Grandma’s house — having a bag full of portable and healthy homemade snacks can be a life-saver. At Reunion, you’ll love having a spacious and gorgeous kitchen to help you whip up your tastiest recipes — here are some of our favorite snacks that will keep your family nourished and energized for the busy summer days ahead.
To prolong the life of your fresh fruit — and eliminate sticky messes — consider making dehydrated fruit in your oven. Banana, pineapple, and watermelon will taste delicious and remain nutritious after drying for 8-10 hours at 125 degrees. Toss them into a baggie and munch while in the car or at the park! For a fun and nostalgic take on summer snacks, transform fresh fruit into funky homemade Fruit Roll-Ups. Perfect for giving your kids a boost in vitamins and antioxidants, Fruit Roll-Ups are easily transported and a blast to eat. Raspberries, mangoes, blackberries, and blueberries naturally create a rainbow effect which — when unrolled — becomes an impressive and irresistible snack.
Ditch the traditional pre-wrapped granola bars and serve your kiddos chewy granola balls instead! A tasty and portable treat, they’ll love popping them in their mouths and you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing they’re fueled for the day. Gather your loved ones in the kitchen for help whipping up your bars: At Reunion, one-of-a-kind kitchens intelligently designed by Oakwood Homes eagerly await you and your family. As part of the Sterling Collection, you’ll find features that will help you fall in love with cooking — like spacious walk-in pantries and luxe kitchen islands. In your beautiful and efficient kitchen, your little ones can safely take control of their yummy granola treats and practice packing their own lunch boxes.
In a stunning home from Richmond American, you’ll find open-concept floorplans that make it easy for your kids to grab a snack from the kitchen while chipping away at their summer reading list. Whether you’re playing in the backyard or setting out on a road trip, skewered raw vegetables make it fun and easy for your whole family to stay healthy while on-the-go. Cleverly-cut cucumbers and carrots can be made to resemble tulips, while colorful bell peppers, celery stalks, and a bit of cream cheese are easily turned into everything from rainbows to traffic lights — perfect for your time spent in the car this summer.
Sweeten your summer by making a batch of popcorn snacks. Marshmallow and chocolate-covered candies give your little ones a sweet treat without the dreaded afternoon sugar crash. Toss in a few peanuts for a healthy boost of energy and your family will enjoy a portable, sweet, and salty snack. Take ordinary popcorn to the next level with a dash of spice — like smoky paprika — or a hint of Parmesan cheese, parsley, or garlic for a savory kick everyone’s taste buds will love. While you stay busy this season, consider Reunion’s stellar quick move-in homes: Ready for you to settle in right away, you can breeze through a fast and easy move-in process so you can get back to your summer fun ASAP.
Throughout the summer, these healthy snacks will fuel your family with energy so you can all keep moving. Whether your kiddos nosh on homemade Fruit Roll-Ups or help make a batch of granola balls, you’ll love having yummy treats to enjoy on a road trip, at the park, or even in your own backyard. Stay connected with us to learn more about new homesite releases, community news, and your future forever home at Reunion.