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High-Quality Snack Planner Released from Team Nutrition

April 24, 2022

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Look for healthy snack ideas? Team Nutrition released the Let’s Make a Snack! Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Snack Menu Planner for Children 3 Through 18 Years of Age.  These new snack recipes from USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative provide easy and fun ways to offer healthier snacks for kids of all ages. Examples of recipes include: Baked Carrot Fries with Yogurt-Sunflower Seed Butter Dip, Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix, Chicken and Cheese Snack Cup with Grapes, Herb Bagel Bites, and more. This menu planner will help child care center and family child care operators understand CACFP meal pattern requirements and serve high-quality snacks. It includes sample menus, checklists, menu planning activities, and 20 new snack recipes.

Recipes are standardized to meet minimum serving amounts of at least one meal component for children 3 through 5 and 6 through 18, and are available in yields of 6, 25, and 50 servings. All are taste-tested and kid-approved!

Snack Recipes Include:

  • Corny Salsa With Tortilla Chips
  • Curried Chicken Wraps
  • Deli Bento Box
  • Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix
  • Fresh Veggie Wraps
  • Fruited Chicken Salad With Crackers
  • Herb Bagel Bites
  • Mini Egg Salad Sandwiches
  • Mini Graham Crackers and Berry Nut Butter
  • Parmesan Zucchini Chips
  • Peach and Yogurt Smoothies
  • Savory Yogurt-Hummus Dip With Veggies
  • Toasted Pita Wedges and Fruit Dip
  • Tuna Salad and Apples Slices
  • Very Berry Parfaits
  • Apples and Almond Butter
  • Baked Carrot Fries With Yogurt-Sunflower Seed Butter Dip
  • Caprese Bruschetta
  • Cheesy Bean Tostada
  • Chicken and Cheese Snack Cup With Grapes

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