summer barbecue

Summertime is upon us, which means lots of barbecues. Spicy beef tacos and pollo asado. Cookouts. Parties. Friends.


Outdoor playtime with dad.


Learning to swim with aunts and uncles.


Muggy nights. Lazy dogs. Overgrown plants.

summer treatsAnd summer treats.

mom treats

Our Favorite Summer Treats

I have a little obsession with strawberry fruit bars. My best friend and I lived on these growing up. I craved these summer treats like mad when I was pregnant with Sidekick. But I went to pick up my old favorite the other day and realized they were LOADED with high fructose corn syrup.


Sorry, kiddos.


Nate was a little bummed about the sudden dearth of deliciousness at home, so I took him to Sam's Club where we discovered #FreshNFruti Fruti Fruit Bars! I've heard a bunch of my friends talking about these lately. They're non-GMO, gluten-free, all natural popsicles with REAL fruit as the first ingredient, and only minimal amounts of real sugar used. The company was founded by two brothers who came to work in the states and longed for the real summer treats of their South American homeland. They didn't like the sugar-water popsicles here, so they started making their own. How cool is that?


And of course, they have NO high fructose corn syrup. These are my new favorite summer treats. I love that I can get them conveniently in bulk at Sam's Club, and they come in a bunch of flavors. I have to say, Piña Colada is really giving Strawberry a run for its money. It's like a fancy Mexican drink on a stick. Makes me feel like I'm on the white sands of Cabo with a mariachi band in the distance, clear-blue water lapping at my toes.

Well, almost.

summer swim

Fruti has delicious recipes using the fruit bars on their website, and you can get more snacktime ideas on Twitter and Facebook.

What are you looking forward to this summer?