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Back-to-school snacktacular

Some healthy, but fun, snacks for after-school

By Liv Jacobson, Online Entertainment Editor
September 16, 2011
Even though our minds are now adjusted to our back-to-school schedules, our stomachs are not used to our new eating schedules. Most people don’t start to eat lunch at 10:45 a.m., but for some reason, by the time fifth period comes around, students are starving. The same hunger phenomenon goes for when we come home. Because we haven’t eaten for several hours, we come home and raid our kitchens. Unfortunately, that is not always the healthiest thing to do, so our SCO nutritional expert is here to offer some nutritious, and delicious, snacks that you can make in no time!

Ants on a log is a great healthy way to incorporate a sweet and salty treat into your afternoon snack. Liv Jacobson
Ants on a log is a great healthy way to incorporate a sweet and salty treat into your afternoon snack.
Ants on a log
The most exciting way to incorporate entomology into your food!

Kitchenware
-Plate
-Knife

Ingredients
-Peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
-Raisins
-Celery sticks

Preparation and cooking
1. Cut celery into as many 4-5 inch sections as you want.
2. Apply a thick layer of peanut butter onto the indented side of the celery sticks
3. Place raisins on top of the peanut butter in a line, as if ants were on a muddy log.
4. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Apples

Kitchenware
-Microwaveable container with top
-Knife

Ingredients
-Apples
-Cinnamon

Preparation and cooking
1. Slice apples into thin slices and remove the apple’s core
2. Place apples into a microwaveable container
3. Sprinkle as much cinnamon into the container as you would like
4. Close the top of the container, shake the apples and cinnamon to mix them together
5. If you would like, you can place this mixture into the microwave for about 30 seconds for a nice fall treat.

This pita and hummus sandwich is an easy way to make your afternoon snack a little more exotic. Liv Jacobson
This pita and hummus sandwich is an easy way to make your afternoon snack a little more exotic.
Pita and hummus sandwich

Kitchenware
-Plate
-Knife
-Toaster or toaster oven

Ingredients
-Pita bread
-Hummus
-Broccoli slaw (packaged slices of broccoli mixed with carrots and other assorted vegetables)

Preparation and cooking
1. Place pita bread into toaster or toaster oven on medium setting
2. After the pita is toasted, slice it into two slices through the hollow center
3. Spread hummus with knife on the inside of both slices
4. Place broccoli slaw onto one or both slices
5. Put together the two slices as you would a sandwich
6. Bon appétit!

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