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Adult & Family Programs: Summer Recipes

Updated: Jun 7

Soon the kids will be out of school for summer and parents and caregivers will all be looking for easy meals and snacks that let everyone enjoy a more relaxed pace.  


Here are some tips from our Adult & Family Programs team at The North Grove! 

In the summer we want to plan meals and snacks that: 

  • Don’t require a lot of time cooking in the oven 

    • Think tortilla rollups, BBQ’s, and pasta. 

  • Can be consumed on the go 

    • Snack and Meals to-go are great for picnics at the park, day trips and evenings when it’s just too nice to stay inside. We suggest sandwiches, fruit, and vegetables. 

  • Help cool you down 

    • Hot days are great for enjoying cool treats. Smoothies, yogurt pops, and fruit salad are a wonderful way to enjoy tasty and nutritious treats! 

  • Are in season 

    • Fruit such as watermelon and strawberries are easy to prepare and lend themselves to a variety of treats. The possibilities are endless. 


Check out these four, fun summer recipes! 

Campfire Pizzas 


  •  Hot dog buns or rolls

  •  Pizza sauce 

  •  Mozzarella cheese 

  •  Your favourite toppings  


1. Slice the rolls in half. Separate and place sauce, cheese and your favourite toppings on it.  

2. Close the roll and wrap in tin foil. Place on the campfire for about 15 minutes.  

3. Enjoy! 


Salsa and Cheese Pinwheels 


  • 4 oz. of cream cheese, softened  

  • 3 tablespoons thick and chunky salsa  

  • 4 6-inch flour tortillas  

  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheese  


  1. Spread cream cheese onto tortillas and top with salsa and grated cheese.  

  2. Tightly roll tortillas. Cut each into five slices. 

  3. Enjoy! 


Coconut Fruit Skewers 


  • Skewers  

  • Fruit  

  • Vanilla yogurt and/or honey  

  • Coconut  



  1. Cut the fruit into bite-sized pieces. 

  2.  Thread the fruit chunks onto skewers.  

  3. Lay them on a serving plate.  

  4. Drizzle honey or vanilla yogurt over top.  

  5.  Sprinkle the shredded coconut.  

  6. Serve immediately. 


Strawberry Lime Smoothie Pops 


  • 1 cup Almond Breeze vanilla almond milk  

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries  

  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt  

  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup  

  • 1 medium banana  

  • ½ lime, juiced  


  1. Blend all ingredients, then pour into ice pop moulds.  

  2. Freeze for at least two hours (or overnight). 


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