by Annabelle from North Carolina
Long summer days around our home mean a lot of frugal, easy activities to both eat well and stay active. Here are a few of my favorite tried and true tips:
Local U-Pick Produce Farms (if available!)
Blueberries and strawberries are our favorites.
These are often offered at bulk prices.
The experience gives my kids the chance to see how the berries are grown.
Bonus: The gratification of picking your own fruit is always sweet (pun intended).
Popsicle walks around the neighborhood are fun!
Homemade juice or smoothie pops are a favorite.
We often prefer going out in the morning to beat the heat!
Bonus: Eating these outside avoids stressing over the mess.
Diaper Bag Stock Up
Keeping in-case-of-emergency activities and snacks in the diaper bag or car is a summer essential.
Sidewalk chalk and bubbles are favorites.
Dried fruit, nuts, or whole grain cereal are easily shelf-stable and won’t melt!
This blog was written by one of our guest bloggers, Annabelle.
About Annabelle. . .
I’m a wife and a mama to two girls and the sweetest dog, Duke. I have a degree in public health and a love for learning all things nutrition. My husband jokes that I don't have any one hobby because I'm constantly trying new ways to teach my family and stay busy! A few recent favorites are running, calligraphy and mentoring a youth group.
I have big dreams of making big changes in the world. However, if anything, I know that big change happens with small choices each day. By teaching and helping my girls, I hope my little corner of the world is a little better than before.
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