Moms: Be the Queen of Healthy After-School Snacks with These Recipes
It seems like the older kids get, the hungrier they are too. Instead of serving processed foods, frozen appetizers or unhealthy chips, try these Mannatech twists on popular recipes to satisfy those after-school cravings.
Cucumber Sandwiches w/ Dill Dip
- sliced chicken or turkey
- sliced cheese (optional)
- sea salt
Slice the cucumber, tomato, and avocado into 1/4″ thick slices. You can add other veggies too if you like.
Cut the sliced chicken into 1/2″ wide pieces.
Layer the veggies, cheese, and meat between the two cucumber slices and hold together with a toothpick. Dip in the Greek Yogurt NutriVerus™ Dill Dip recipe below!
Greek Yogurt Dill Dip
- 1 cup Greek yogurt, low-fat strained
- 1 clove garlic (small, minced)
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill (chopped), you can also use dried
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel (finely grated)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 scoop NutriVerus Powder, add more if you desire
In a small bowl, mix yogurt with garlic, fresh dill, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt, pepper and NutriVerus. You can store this for up to a week!
Fruity Frozen Yogurt Snacks
5 (5.3 ounce) containers Greek yogurt, 1 of each flavor: strawberry, coconut, lemon, lime, blueberry
3 tablespoons each: fresh raspberries, diced mangos, diced pineapple, diced kiwi, blueberries
Place silicon cups on a small baking sheet. Spoon half of each yogurt carton into silicone cupcake wrappers.
Sprinkle fresh fruit on the top of each cup of yogurt, mix and match with a different variety of the yogurt flavors and the fruit.
Transfer baking sheet with cups to freezer. Freeze yogurt for 3 hours, or until firm. Remove the silicon cups when ready to serve.
The Green Pear Smoothie
1 serving Vanilla TruPLENISH™ Shake mix
1 cup almond milk, water, or coconut water
1 tablespoon honey
½ frozen banana
1 ripe pear
2 cups spinach (or 1 cup spinach & 1 cup of kale)
Ice, as needed
Combine all ingredients, blend and serve! They won’t even know you added greens! Plus, Mannatech’s TruPLENISH Nutritional Shake is safe for children ages 4 and up. So try giving this tasty, healthy smoothie to your kids and you’ll soon be the queen of after school snacks!