Vegetarian After School Snacks From Kids

28 July, 2006 (16:08)

RECIPES: Aidan’s Veggie Meat Sandwiches, Trenton’s PB and Apple on a Fork, Evan’s Fruit and Dip, Microwave Toasted Cheese Sandwiches, Potato Chip Sandwiches

By Rae Udy

It seems kids always come home hungry from school and it’s a good idea to have a healthy treat available. These are some fun and healthy recipe favorites my grandchildren enjoy and can easily make on their own.
Meatless Salami is the star of Aidan’s Veggie Meat Sandwiches. One slice of this delicious vegetarian sandwich slice is just 40 calories and they contain 4 grams of protein, only 3 grams of fat and no cholesterol. These slices also provide 50 percent of daily value for Thiamin, 20 percent for Niacin and 10 percent for both B6 and B 12.
According to www.elook.org one slice of beef salami contains 258 calories and 22 grams of fat but, these luncheon slices provide 49 percent of daily value allowed for saturated fat, 47 percent for sodium and 23 percent cholesterol. They do provide a high protein amount of 13 grams per slice.
Look for vegetarian salami in the freezer section of large supermarkets near the frozen waffles or at health food stores. Sources: www.kelloggs.com/brand/worthington/.
www.elook.org/nutrition/luncheon-meats/1254/html
Brothers Trenton and Evan enjoy healthful snacks with cousin Aidan. photo by Rae Udy

AIDAN’S VEGGIE MEAT SANDWICHES
(Aidan is in 4th grade at Mozell Johnston Elementary)
2 slices Worthington Food Meatless Salami
4 dill pickle slices
4 thin one-inch squares of low-fat cheese
Cut salami slices in half and then half again to form eight triangles. Place pickles on four pieces and top with cheese. Cover with remaining salami pieces and enjoy. Yields four tiny ‘sandwiches’ to serve one.

TRENTON’S PB AND APPLE ON A FORK
(Trenton will start Kindergarten at Harleton Elementary)
1 medium apple
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
Peel apple but do not slice or core. Pierce a fork through the stem end. Spread peanut butter on apple or serve with a knife to allow child to add peanut butter as wanted. Yields one serving.

EVAN’S FRUIT AND DIP
(Evan is one-year-old and starting the School of Life)
1 six-ounce yogurt
Strawberries, cantaloupe or watermelon pieces, whole grapes or apple slices
Serve fresh fruit on a small plate with yogurt container in the center. The little ones might get messy but its worth the clean up. Yields one serving for a hungry child of any age.

MICROWAVE TOASTED CHEESE SANDWICHES
2 slices whole wheat white bread (Sara Lee and Wonder Bread have this variety)
1 slice low-fat American cheese
Place bread in toaster and cook until lightly brown. Remove from toaster and place on paper plate. Top one slice toast with cheese and cover with remaining slice. Microwave uncovered at High temperature for about 20 seconds or until cheese melts. Serve hot to one.

POTATO CHIP SANDWICH
2 slices whole wheat white bread
1 Tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
10 baked potato chips
Place bread on paper plate and spread with mayonnaise. Mound potato chips on one slice. Cover with remaining slice and crush down until smashed. Yields one serving.

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