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Program #842

Greenville Health System

Healthy Snacks for Kids(and adults)

Fruit and Cheese
- Use grapes, berries, and precut fruit to save time
- Skewers/Kabobs
Fruit with nuts or nut butter (Sunflower butter for nut allergies)
- Make your own to-go pouches of fruit and nuts (kids can help!)
- Ants on a log or Apple "cookies"
Fruit with a yogurt dip
Greek Yogurt with 1/4 cup whole grain cereal
Multigrain tortilla chips with salsa or guacamole
Veggies with a hummus or yogurt dip
Fruit/Yogurt smoothies or popsicles (can add a handful of spinach!)
Whole grain muffins with fruit/veggie purees and nuts
Air popped popcorn with a handful of nuts
Whole grain crackers with reduced fat cheese
Mini whole wheat pita pockets stuffed with veggies and hummus or nut butter and sliced banana
Mini whole wheat bagel or English muffin topped with low sodium tomato sauce and reduced fat mozzarella cheese (toasted)
Half of a sandwich (nut butter and all fruit jam, low-sodium/nitrate-free deli meat, or tuna salad)
Small whole wheat tortilla with veggies, cheese and/or beans

Cocodate Cookies (makes 20 cookies)
Recipe from Weelicious.com

Ingredients
1 banana, chopped
5 medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup sesame seeds (can substitute sunflower seeds)

Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 275 F.
2. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth.
3. Using a small cookie scoop or 1 tablespoon measure, form the dough into balls on a baking sheet and then press down with the palm of your hand to form cookies.
4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden and serve.

*This recipe is Gluten, Nut, Egg, Dairy, and Soy Free.

Salt in Antiquity

While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!
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