Healthy After-School Snack Recipes from Local Dietician

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These after-school snacks will help keep your kids healthy and happy. Recommended by Patti Hennrick, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, these easy recipes help provide your kids the essential vitamins they need every day. For even more healthy ideas, check out these tips from Traverse City pediatrician Dr. Stephanie Galdes.


Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips    

Ingredients:

  • 2 kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 2 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 8 ounces raspberries
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fruit preserves
  • 10 (10-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • Cooking spray, butter flavored
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon/sugar mix

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all fruit with sugars and preserves. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes.
  3. Coat one side of each flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Cut into wedges and arrange on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar and spray again with butter spray.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 8–10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture.

Baked Sweet Potato Sticks

Ingredients:

  • 8 sweet potatoes, sliced lengthwise into thick sticks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet or use non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix olive oil and paprika. Add potato sticks and stir by hand to coat. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake 40 minutes until slightly browned.

Find more tasty and healthy kids recipes in MyNorth’s recipe directory!


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