- Fruity Peanut Butter Dip. This is a quick and easy recipe that can be made ahead of time. Paired with fresh fruit, carrots, celery, or crackers, this dip makes a delicious after-school snack. Recipe: Fruity Peanut Butter Dip
- Bookworm Apple Bark. This recipe is brain food at its best. Once the apples have been sliced have kids assemble their own apple bark. Recipe: Apple Bark
- Homemade Fruit Leather. Peel and pit peaches (or a fruit of your choice) then purée in a blender. Pour the purée onto wax paper-lined cookie sheets and dry in a dehydrator or in the oven at a very low temperature. Letting this cook overnight will give you a warm, welcoming treat in the morning!
- Potato Wedges. This simple dish is just potatoes (sweet potatoes too!), olive oil, and a pinch of seasoning. Instead of using salt, try pepper or herbs to decrease sodium intake. Instead of serving french fries that are fried, bake the potatoes to decrease fat and calorie intake!
- Colorful Mac & Cheese. Who doesn’t love mac & cheese? Add some color and nutrition by tossing in some broccoli, tomatoes, asparagus, and any of your favorite vegetables. Remember to use whole wheat pasta and low-fat versions of cheese and milk! Try our kid-approved Crazy Curly Broccoli Bake.
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