Make at Home Kid Snacks

Want your kids to snack right? Instead, of handing them bag of sweet or salty snacks, introduce them to whole grains and try to keep their processed foods to a minimum. Snacks like California Ripe Olives, nuts and whole grain cereals are totally munchable (dare I say addictive?). Think healthy choices can't compare? Tease your teens' tastebuds with this after-school treat. A knock-off on nachos, these whole wheat pita chips are equally delicious with a healthy balance of fat and carbs and no guilt attached.

Whole Wheat Pita Chips and Dip

  • 1/4 cup Cream cheese*
  • 1/2 cup Sliced California Ripe Olives
  • 1/4 cup Salsa
  • 2 Tablespoons Canned chopped green chilies
  • 2 pieces Whole wheat pita bread, cut into wedges and toasted

Heat cream cheese in microwave until warm (about 15 seconds). Stir in California Ripe Olives, salsa and chilies. Serve with toasted pita. Serves 2-4 kids (depending on age).

*Try substituting lowfat cottage cheese for even healthier results. Just skip the heating...Oh, and as for lowfat cream cheese, we've got to draw the line somewhere!