The Afterschool Special Snack

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One of the greatest challenges of my years of parenting has been keeping up with my kids’ everchanging interests and moods. Their likes and dislikes seem to vary from week to week.

Especially when it comes to snacks.

Once upon a time, when my son was a toddler, a simple bag of baby carrots would keep him happy in between meals. As he grew older, his tastes became more complicated. And then simple. And then complicated.

See what I mean? By the time my kids became teenagers, it was hard to know what to keep around the house for those much needed snack breaks. Of course, it had to be healthy. Or, at least, a little bit healthy. Sometimes you have to satisfy that afterschool sweet tooth.

I was just so happy for my kids to reach an age where they could get into the kitchen and start creating snacks and meals for themselves.

Which is why we love Flatout Bread products. With every Flatout as a blank canvas, it’s the perfect place for my kids to start creating their healthy snack choices after school to see them through until dinner.

I’ve always encouraged them to be in the kitchen, following recipes or making up their own. Recently, they used a few different Flatout Bread products to come up with some new healthy snacks. Well, uh, parts of them were healthy anyway.

My daughter decided right away to combine two of her loves: chocolate and strawberries. She chose Flatout’s Multigrain with Flax Wrap and, with some trial and error, created a delicious Strawberry Fudge Wrap.

Here’s what she did, in 5 EASY STEPS (emphasis on EASY):

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Step 1: Cut Flatout Multigrain wrap in half (a whole wrap, when rolled, overwhelms the other ingredients).
Step 2: Spread hot fudge sauce thinly on half of the wrap
Step 3: Spread a pinky-finger-thick line of cream cheese down the middle of the plain side of the wrap.
Step 4: Slice strawberries into thin wedges and push them into the cream cheese from one end of the wrap to the other.

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Step 5: Roll the wrap from the plain end. Ending with the chocolate-covered side ensures that the wrap will stick to itself and not unroll.

Yes, it tastes as good as the picture up top looks. I suggested adding blueberries to the wrap as well, but my daughter balked at that. Hey, her creation, her call.

While all of this was going on, my son was cutting up a Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crust, just the plain Rustic White flavor, into triangles. He decided his snack would be Crunchy Cinnamon Chips. Again, a super easy snack to make.

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Step 1: Cut Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crust into small triangles to make chips.
Step 2: Arrange chips on a baking pan.
Step 3: Spray vegetable oil on chips.
Step 4: Quickly sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over the chips. Don’t be shy, sprinkle plenty.
Step 5: Slide baking pan into preheated oven at 325 degrees. Cook for 10 minutes or until you can see chips starting to brown.

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The finished product should be crisp and crunchy. And sweet, of course.

The Flatout Pizza Crust has just the right texture and thickness to make perfect cinnamon chips. I’ve made these before with generic plain tortillas, and they weren’t nearly as good.

My kids continue to experiment in the kitchen with recipes both new and old. It helps to have a launching pad of products like the ones Flatout Bread offers. Their line of flatbreads, pizza crusts, and foldable sandwich breads offers low-carb, high-protein, fiber-rich alternatives that are both healthy and yummy. They really are like a blank canvas to begin healthy eating.

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8 thoughts on “The Afterschool Special Snack

  1. Looking for healthy snack options for my family and I can definitely see these products in the mix. Can’t wait to try them and see how creative we can all be!

  2. I never thought about using fruit in these. I am going to try that. I know my boys will love that as a snack. Thanks for the idea.

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