Tired of your kids grabbing pop tarts or Cheetos at snack time? It might be time to try something different. Consider giving these healthy, unique snacks, a try:
Protein-Packed Power Balls
Makes: 39 balls
2 cup rolled oats 2/3 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter ½ cup flax seed
½ cup craisins ½ cup walnuts
Combine all ingredients and mix well using hands or a sturdy rubber spatula. Using a small scoop or a table spoon break off into quarter-sized pieces and using your hands loosely roll into balls. Place on a sheet pan, cover with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator to set for 1 hour.
Cinnamon Fruit Salsa
Makes: 10 servings
3 apples diced .5 tsp lemon juice
9 oz. fresh strawberries diced 12 whole wheat tortillas
3.5 oz. red grapes cut in half 1.5 tb. Ground cinnamon
4 kiwis diced 1.75 oz. sugar
9 oz. mandarin orange sections Crisco pan spray
1 oz. brown sugar
Mix the lemon juice and brown sugar together until sugar dissolves. Combine all of the fruit, add lemon-sugar mixture. Toss to coat. Cut each tortilla into 6 equal pieces and place on a cookie sheet pan in a single layer. Combine cinnamon and sugar. Lightly spray each tortilla and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes or until crispy. Leave on sheet pant to cool. Serve salsa with cinnamon chips on the side.
Makes: 10 servings
3 oz. Goldfish cheddar crackers 4.5 oz. Crispix cereal
5.5 oz. mixed nuts unsalted 4 oz. mini twist pretzels
4 oz. raisins 6 oz. plain M&Ms
In a large bowl toss everything together to combine and serve.
Roast Turkey High Roller
Makes: 10 pieces
2 oz. lite cream cheese 4 oz. pre-sliced deli roast turkey breast
1 tb. Craisins (chopped) 2 oz. cucumber (thinly sliced)
1 oz. apricot preserves 1 Tb. Fresh cilantro (chopped
1/8 tsp. curry powder 5 slices fresh whole tomato
2 lettuce leaves 1 – 10” whole wheat tortilla
Combine cream cheese, chopped craisins, apricot preserves and curry powder in a bowl. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on the tortilla. Top with leaf lettuce, single layers of roast turkey, sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes and cilantro. Roll up tightly and refrigerate for 2 hours. Cut each wrap diagonally into ¾” slices.
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