After School Snacking

Creating a tasty afternoon treat can be nothing short of an art form when it comes to kids. Often times their idea of the perfect snack involves combining all the contents of the fridge and pantry (and for some of us adults, that still is). However, to avoid a cooking crime scene, get involved with your kids to make an afternoon snack that is both fun to make and great to eat! I came across this great recipe by Martha Stewart the other day, that I just have to make for myself after a long day of work. Try this today with your little ones. Enjoy!




  • 1 regular size (6 inch) whole-wheat pita, split in half horizontally and cut into quarters
  • 1/3 cup mild salsa, plus more for serving (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (2 ounces), such as cheddar or Monterey Jack


  1. Heat broiler, with rack set in top third of oven. Arrange pita pieces in a single layer, cut side up, on a baking sheet; dividing evenly, top each first with salsa, then cheese.
  2. Broil until cheese has melted and edges of pita are crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve with extra salsa, if desired.

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