Nutty After-School Snacks

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Nutty After-School Snacks

Nuts are the perfect after-school snack. They are chock full of vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein, and that band of health rock stars, “Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for the Amazing Antioxidants.”

Eating nuts is linked to a lower incidence of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, and adult blindness. Yes, they do contain fat, but it’s the type your heart loves–polyunsaturated and monounsaturated.

If giving your kids a handful of nuts and an orange doesn’t sound exciting enough to entice them, let them try one of these recipes.

Chopping Dried Apricots

Apricots are a sticky mess at the best of times, but using kitchen scissors makes the job go fast and it’s a great way to get young ones involved: “Hey, kids, let’s snip the apricots.” Boy, do I know how to entertain children or what?


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