Category Archives: Snacks and Bites

Crispy Cheese Straws

Kids will have fun rolling the phyllo dough into straw shapes.  They make an elegant appetizer, and pair well with a ranch or pesto dip. Crispy Cheese Straws Ingredients: 8 ounces cream cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 tsp. salt 1 box phyllo dough, thawed 1/2 cup melted butter Directions: Preheat oven …

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Apple Cinnamon Granola

This granola is great with milk for breakfast, or also dry  – as a snack to take along. Apple Cinnamon Granola Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 Tbsp canola oil ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats ¾ cup dried chopped dried apple pieces ½ cup chopped …

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Mini Corn Dog Muffins

These satisfying and slightly sweet morsels are sure to conjure up images of a summertime county fair.  But with a sneaky serving of squash and apples, they’re lighter and more nutritious. Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup cornmeal 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/3 cup unsweetened …

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Frozen Yogurt Grapes

A perfect snack for a hot summer day. Start off by dropping a few frozen grapes into a bowl of yogurt.  Then use a spoon to make sure each fruit is fully coated, place on a cookie sheet, and freeze for about an hour.  Easy-peezy. Frozen Yogurt Grapes Ingredients: 2 cups grapes, washed and dry …

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Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Also known as garbanzo beans, these little legumes pack a nutritional punch.  High in fiber and protein, they make a filling snack on-the-go. Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Ingredients: 2 15-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained 3 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. sugar 3 tsp. salt Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Pat chickpeas dry with paper towels. …

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Chorizo-Stuffed and Grilled Mini Peppers

These addictive little peppers make an ideal first course for a summer barbecue. Ingredients: 12 mini sweet peppers About 5 oz. raw pork or beef chorizo meat Directions: Cook the chorizo over medium heat on the stove.  Drain off excess fat.  Allow to cool. While the meat is cooking, make a slit about 270 degrees …

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Cheesy Animal Crackers

This is a very forgiving recipe.  Even if the dough is rolled out a bit too thick, or they’re a touch over cooked, or you use a different type of cheese because that’s what you have on hand, they’ll still turn out delicious.  And still be a ton of fun to make. Children can easily …

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Luscious Strawberry Smoothies

Ingredients: cups sliced strawberries 1 medium banana, sliced 6 oz. vanilla low-fat yogurt 1 cup ice cubes 1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced (optional) Directions: In a blender, combine strawberries, banana, and yogurt; cover and blend until smooth. With blender running, add ice cubes, one at a time, through hole in the lid; blend until smooth. …

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Frozen Grape Skewers

Sweet enough to be a dessert, and nutritious enough to be a snack. It doesn’t get much easier than this! Ingredients and Materials: Seedless grapes (both red and green) Wooden skewers  Directions: 1.  Thread clean grapes onto the skewers, alternating colors to create a pattern. 2.  Freeze for about 1 hour. 3.  Enjoy!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Cups

Ingredients: 1 lb large strawberries 8 oz. cream cheese, softened (can use 1/3 less fat) 3-4 tbsp powdered sugar (4 tbsp for a sweeter filling) 1 tsp vanilla extract graham cracker crumbs Directions: 1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife.  Kids …

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