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After School Snack Attack

by Maria Alamo, MPH RD LD

After School Snack Attack

Does your preteen come home with a ravenous appetite even though he or she had a good breakfast at home and lunch at school? A good after school snack for your child and any friends that may tag along is mini pizzas.

Spread a couple of tablespoons of a favorite jarred or homemade pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce on a whole grain English muffin half or mini pita bread round. Sprinkle low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese on top. Place in toaster oven at 350°F about five minutes or until cheese melts. Serve whole or cut into four wedges with a pizza cutter. You can also add chopped turkey bacon.

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Maria C Alamo MPH RD LD

Maria Alamo, MPH RD LD

Contributor to "American Dietetic Association Cooking Healthy Across America" by American Dietetic Association and Food and Culinary Professionals, a Dietetic Practice Group of ADA. John Wiley and Sons, 2005. Learn more about Maria at www.saludconsulting.com

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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