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3 Best Snack Recipes For All Ages

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Now that school is back in full swing, it’s time to check in with how healthy our snacks are. From pre-school to high school, here are great options that will make everyone happy.

1.) Baked sweet potato fries. Most kids, no matter their age, love French fries. Here’s a healthy, easy-to-make sweet potato alternative to the fast-food version. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A, which is essential for keeping eyes, skin, teeth and bones healthy.

  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 F
  • Cut several sweet potatoes into 1-inch wide wedges
  • Cover with olive oil and add a dash of salt
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes, turning once.
  • Let cool and serve!

2.) Veggie nachos. Loaded nachos don’t have to be loaded down with unhealthy ingredients. Try substituting your family’s favorite veggies for chips.

  • Arrange thick-cut veggies on a platter (try bell peppers, zucchini and carrots)
  • Top with low-fat cheese, sour cream, guacamole and ground beef
  • Heat in the oven until cheese melts

3.) Eggplant pizza. Try healthy twist on another favorite: pizza!

  • Cut eggplant into quarter-inch thick circles
  • Coat in olive oil
  • Roast or grill until eggplant starts to turn tender (about 15-20 minutes in an oven at 400F)
  • Top with your choice of cheese, tomato sauce, olives, and other traditional pizza toppings
  • Broil until the cheese melts, about 3-5 minutes