Sensational After School Snacks

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By Kim Kirchherr, MS, RD, CDE SUPERVALU Dietitian

Help kids make better choices by stocking the kitchen with kid friendly, balanced choices. Choose foods from all food groups (whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy, and lean protein) Snacks that include at least two food groups make them work towards your children’s nutrient needs, plus they taste great and can keep them satisfied til dinner.

Learn more at on great choices for the whole family from every food group.

Veggie Pita Pizza Snacks

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Amount: 8 servings

1 cup fat free cottage cheese
1/2 (8 ounce) package neufchatel (1/3 less fat) cream cheese , softened
1/2 (1 ounce) package dry ranch seasoning mix
8 mini whole wheat pitas
1 cup Reduced Fat 2% Shredded Cheddar Cheese
4 cups fresh veggies (shredded carrots, chopped broccoli, chopped cauliflower, chopped red and yellow bell pepper, shredded zucchini)

1. Combine cottage cheese, cream cheese and ranch seasoning mix in a food processor or blender. Purée until well combined and smooth. Spread over pitas.
2. Top with shredded cheese and veggies. Cut each pita in quarters.

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