Summertime Snacks for Kids With CF

Sit poolside with these summertime favorites your kids will love.

Fruits, vegetables, and savory snacks

It’s especially important for people with CF to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, which are an important source of vitamins and nutrients. Savory snacks can also provide extra protein, fiber, and other vitamins that are essential for a balanced diet. Here are suggestions to make these nutritious snacks more caloric and taste even better:

  • Fruit dipped in whipped cream
  • Celery and peanut butter
  • Pita bread and hummus
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Dried fruit
  • Trail mix with chocolate and nuts

Modify your recipes

Sometimes you need to modify a recipe to accommodate individual dietary needs. These creative additions can encourage kids with CF to eat foods they may not typically reach for:

  • Add or substitute non-fat and full-fat milks, yogurts, dressings, and cheeses
  • Use peanut butter as a dipping sauce
  • Cut fruits and veggies into fun shapes

Try out this recipe from one of our own, Danielle M. (a CF patient), which is her savory Meat Roll-ups. Her special ingredient is not what you’d expect, but it adds extra protein and healthy fat to this simple and delicious snack.

Summer snack attacks!

Need some summer snack inspiration? From dips, to bars, to pudding and breads, we’ve got recipes to satisfy all your kids’ summertime cravings.