The school year is winding down and with it comes summer vacation, activities and long afternoons of burning energy. When kids get hungry, though, it’s important to give them snacks that not only satisfy them but provide healthy nutrients for their growing bodies. Things like fruits, vegetables and lean protein are great to include, but what’s the one thing to tie it all together? Honey, of course! It’s sweet, it’s nutrious and it’s extremely versatile in recipes. Try any of these 10 recipes for kids using honey this summer, starting with our creamy Honey Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip (pictured)!

These Cucumber Turkey Stackers with Avocado from our friends at the National Honey Board feature a creamy honey avocado spread and are as tasty as they are healthy!

Sure, we always tell our kids to NOT play with their food. But in some cases, there can be an exception. Take this Honey Ricotta Fondue with Fruit Dippers from the Canadian Family website, for example. It’s packed full of so many nutrients (not to mention flavor!) that you won’t mind if your little ones spend a little extra time dipping and playing with sticks.

930c3cd94258c872ba7eaee1d647b52eSpeaking of sticks, your kids will love this simple recipe! Cut a banana in half and insert a stick in each half before drizzling the banana with honey and roll it in crushed graham cracker crumbs! Simple. Fast. Delicious!

You can also take things a step further like the Baking Bites blog did and turn them into Crunchy Banana Pops! This recipe uses Rice Krispies instead of graham cracker crumbs but that’s about the only difference!

Another option for fruit dips is this Honey Cinnamon Apple Dip from Whipped, The Blog that was featured on The Christian Science Monitor. All you need is four simple ingredients!

Sue Bee Honey Trail Mix CookiesEveryone loves a good trail mix just like everyone loves a good cookie. Why not combine the two?! That’s what we did with our Sue Bee Honey Trail Mix Cookies. If you love monster cookies, you’ve got to try this one. It’s got many of the same flavor but with a healthier twist.

If you need something to tie hungry kids over between lunch and dinner, these Honey Turkey Rollers from the National Honey Board should do the trick! They’re made with a number of ingredients you probably already have on hand and are super simple to put together.

Apples + honey + a little bit of cheese + a whole wheat tortillas = these awesome Apple-Honey Quesadillas from Hungry Girl por vida! 

Finally, give this idea for “Ants on a Slip and Slide” a try courtesy of Snack Girl. It’s a fun twist on the traditional ants on a log (celery, peanut butter and raisins) that just adds a drizzle of honey of honey on top of the peanut butter.

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