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Smart Snacking

It’s 3 p.m. and the kids are heading home from school. Whether parents are at work or in the carpool lane, one thing is certain: the refrigerator is about to be searched and afterschool snacks are about to be eaten.

According to a Hormel Foods survey*, more than half of U.S. parents (55%) say their child prepares their own after school snack, but what foods are they choosing to eat? Thirty-three percent of parents believe their child eats a healthy snack like fruit, vs. 8 percent who believe they eat salty snacks like chips or pretzels. The challenge for parents is to ensure their kids are making the right choices while they are away.

For healthy choices that kids can prepare on their own, the tasty ideas below are just right for any inspired child-chef.

  • Quick Quesadilla Bites. Place two slices Hormel® Turkey Pepperoni on triangle shaped crackers. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and microwave until melted. Enjoy with dipping salsa.
  • Turkey Roll-ups. Spread garden vegetable cream cheese on two 100 percent natural Hormel® Natural Choice® Oven Roasted Deli Turkey slices. Lay apple slices at end of turkey slice. Roll up and enjoy!
  • Salsa Dip. To make a quick single-serving portion, combine one packet of CHI-CHI’S® Snackers® salsa, a spoonful of sour cream and fresh cilantro into a small bowl. Enjoy with pre-cut fresh veggies for dipping.