"Back to School Snacks" WICD 15 TV Media Interview Maribel Alchin, MBA, RD, LDN, Meijer Dietitian and Healthy Living Advisor For more recipes visit
"Back to School Snacks"
WICD 15 TV Media Interview
Maribel Alchin, MBA, RD, LDN, Meijer Dietitian and Healthy Living Advisor
For more recipes visitwww.meijerhealthyliving.com <http://www.meijerhealthyliving.com
Back to School Event at Meijer!
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11am-4pm
·Pick up FREE breakfast and lunch recipes
·FREE Meijer Healthy Living Naturally booklet containing information on back to school meals and healthy shopping tips
·FREE immunization information in Pharmacy
Healthy Snacks for Healthy Kids!
Children get about 25% of their daily calories from snacks, so plan to have a satisfying snack that is also nutritious. Include at least 2 main food groups in snacks - ideally a protein source like diary, meats or peanut butter and a carbohydrate for energy such as whole grains, fruit or vegetables.
Portion control is important when planning snacks to avoid over-indulging. Pre-portion snacks in individual containers and snack-size zip-lock bags making snacks easy to grab and go!
Banana Crunch Popsicles
2 bananas, cut in half
¼cup pistachios, chopped
¼cup unsweetened shredded coconut
4 popsicle sticks or craft sticks
½cup lowfat Purple Cow mixed berry yogurt
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix pistachios and coconut in shallow bowl.
3. Insert popsicle stick into each half of banana, roll in yogurt then in pistachio/coconut mixture.
4. Place coated bananas on baking sheet. Freeze for two hours or until firm.
Recipe adapted fromwww.produceforkids.com <http://www.produceforkids.com
Fruit Kabobs with Cheese Cubes
String different varieties of melon cut into chunks, whole strawberries, chunks of 2% milk cheese (cut into 1" cubes) and pineapple wedges or grapes.
Nut Butter Apple Pizza
Create this satisfying treat using Michigan apples from Meijer! Buying local supports your local community and farmer.
Remove apple core and cut apple into 1/2" thick slices (slice crosswise, opposite direction that the apple core runs, to make circle like shapes). Brush with pineapple juice or lemon juice to prevent browning. Spread apple slices with 2 Tbsp. peanut butter and sprinkle with Meijer granola and dried cranberries.
Tuesday, August 5 2014, 04:42 AM CDT