S ummer is upon us and on those hot summer days we often reach for anything cold, whether it be a beverage, snack or dessert. Anything else just doesn’t look and sound appetizing enough. Most of the time, these snacks are not healthy. Having one too many ice cream cones, desserts or fast food snacks might do more harm than good. Remember, the last thing you need is to gain weight during this busy festive season.

Here are the 5 healthy summer snacks that will not only cool you down, but won’t do damage to your figure as well.

1. Coupe Mount Kenya – This is a delicious Kenyan dessert made with mango, 1 cup heavy ice cream, 1/2cup sugar, 2 tablespoon lemon peels cut in tiny ribbons, ½ condensed milk and ½ teaspoon of salt. This is a very simple and nice desert; very refreshing to enjoy in a hot weather.



2. Avocado pineapple salad – This is a perfect summer salad consisting of fresh pineapples and ripe of avocado. You may add any other additional fruit of your choice as well… YUM!




3.  Banana pineapple yoghurt smoothie – This a refreshing drink made with non-fat plain yoghurt, ripe bananas and unsweetened pineapple juice. You may add a bit of sugar for taste too.



4. Watermelon sliced – Watermelon lovers this one’s for you. A hot day + a slice of watermelon = the best summer’s day.

All you need is to buy a watermelon, slice it up into cubes, add a little bit of juice if you have and put it in a plastic container for munching.


5. Sandwich- one of the easiest, quickest snack you can make for yourself is a sandwich.
Here are the ingredients of making a delectable healthy chow:


• 2 slices Bread – 2 slices of your choice
• Butter
• 1-2 slices ham
• Cheese – your choice
• Sliced onion
• Sliced tomato
• 1-2 Lettuce leaves
• Mayonnaise



Top 5 Healthcare Concerns to Kenyans

min of health

In lieu of the recent news reports of Kenyan doctors striking, we (My Health Kenya) decided to launch a healthcare-themed […]

How to maintain happiness in 10 easy steps

There are hundreds if not thousands of quotes about happiness but no matter how many words of wisdom our ancestors […]

How to help your child deal with teenage stress

Like anyone else, teenagers are faced with stressful situations all the time. Adolescence and self- discovery are just some of […]

Signs of Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are common but people are either too detached from reality or burying their heads in the sand to […]

What to do When Feeling Suicidal

Mental Health

Most people feel like committing suicide at one point in their lives but the difference is in how they deal […]

How to budget for Christmas


We all want to spoil our loved ones and buy gifts for Christmas, but our pockets sometimes wouldn’t allow this […]