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Recipes for Calcium-Rich After-School Snacks

10/18/2011 2:44:24 PM

Tags: after school snacks, family recipes, calcium rich recipes, kid friendly recipes, Horizon, quesadilla, yogurt, parfait, yogurt dip, smoothie

With school in full swing, parents may be looking for new after-school snack ideas that taste so good the kids won’t know they’re actually eating something healthy

Andrea Carrothers, a registered dietitian with Horizon, makers of organic milk and dairy products, has developed several new quick, calcium-rich recipes and tips parents can pass along to their kids to ensure they are getting something tasty and healthy after school. With 1 in 10 girls and 1 in 4 boys not meeting their calcium needs, including dairy in after school snacks can be an easy way to up kids’ daily calcium intake.

Easy Cheesey Quesadilla Recipe


1 whole wheat tortilla
Refried beans
Horizon shredded cheese


Spread refried beans on whole wheat tortilla. Top with Horizon shredded cheese. Microwave for 20-30 seconds. Top with another tortilla, cut into wedges and serve with salsa for dipping.

Lots-O-Choco Cherry Smoothie


1 cup (or one single serve box) Horizon chocolate milk
½ cup frozen cherries or ½ cup canned cherries and ½ cup ice


Blend all ingredients and serve.

yogurt parfait 

Yogurt Your-Way Parfait 


1 cup Horizon vanilla yogurt
Several slices of fruit (bananas, strawberries, grapes, apples, etc.)
¼ cup cereal, granola, nuts or dried fruit


Layer yogurt and fruit slices. Top with cereal, granola, nuts or dried fruit and serve.

Yummy-In-Your-Tummy Yogurt Dip


1 cup Horizon vanilla yogurt
2 teaspoons honey or strawberry preserves
Several slices of fruit (bananas, strawberries, grapes, apples, etc.)


Mix vanilla yogurt with honey or preserves. Serve with fruit of your choice.

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