officially arrived on June 21 and so many of us are eager to get outside and
enjoy some fun in the sun. Between winter, followed by a spring of social
distancing, we are ready to resume favorite outdoor activities and make the
most of the summer season. The trick to doing so safely doesn’t just involve
handwashing, wearing masks or maintaining plenty of personal space. Staying
hydrated is key and there are more ways to do so than simply sipping water.We’ve
got six snack suggestions that feature high water content,
which will help you stay healthy and hydrated on these hot summer days.
Help Yourself to Some Hydration!
you venture outdoors to enjoy your favorite summertime activities, make sure
you pack enough water to keep you hydrated throughout the day. We also suggest
the following snacks, which we’ve picked thanks to their high water content.
Each one has a water content of at least 90% and is delicious on its own as an
easily portable snack.
order of highest water content, we give you…
95% water, celery can satisfy that craving for something crunchy and is easy to
cut into spears for a take-along, mess-free snack. Need a little protein boost?
Add a smear of peanut butter and, if you’re feeling nostalgic for a childhood
treat, sprinkle a few raisins or chocolate chips on top of the peanut butter. Voila! Ants on a log!
tip: This is a surefire snack to inspire kiddos to appreciate and eat their
celery’s 95% water content, cucumber slices are also perfect to pack as a quick
snack. For a simple and super hydrating salad, chop some fresh tomatoes (94%
water) and sprinkle them, alongside your cucumbers, over a bed of lettuce
your favorite color -- red, orange, yellow or green -- or pick them all for a
rainbow-inspired treat. Bell peppers contain 92% water and are great vehicles
for healthy dips and spreads like hummus.
in a name? Turns out, a whole lot of water… 92%, in fact. While watermelon
slices might not be the easiest thing to toss in a bag, cut up cubes are a
great option and easy to pop in your mouth while teeing off on the green,
strolling along the shore, or tackling a trail.
is the season to pick your own strawberries and enjoy their naturally sweet
taste and high water content (91%). Of course, your grocery store should have
plenty to pick from, too. Great on their own, strawberries are also a favorite
ingredient for fruit smoothies.
least amount of water content on this list, cantaloupe still boasts a high
percentage of 90 and is another fruit that is easy to cut and cube for a sweet
snack on the go.
of these fruits and vegetables pack a punch of hydration on their own or as a
boost to other dishes and drinks. Whatever your preference, make sure you stay
hydrated for a healthier, happier summer.