Back to School Snacking Tips

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A new school year can be somewhat chaotic; therefore, the time you save by serving easy (and healthy!) meals and snacks is even more valuable. Plus, “food is fuel” and there’s no better way to fuel your bodies than with dishes featuring the freshest, most flavorful ingredients.  Drawing a blank on meal and snack ideas that fit that bill?  Not to worry!  We’ve got plenty of simple and nutritious recipes to fill those bento boxes and lunch bags to the brim!

SummerSnacking_eBook_3Dcover.pngWhile this collection of recipes may have been introduced this summer, they perfectly transition to fall and are great options for all occasions, from school night dinners to game day parties. One of our favorites is this low-carb alternative to pizza that substitutes the crust for a colorful bell pepper – and the best part is they’re prepped and served in 25 minutes tops. Click here to download The Complete Guide to Summer Snacking for 10 more mouthwatering recipes!

 

Here’s a sneak peek:

Bell Pepper Mini Pizzas

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes | Yield: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS

6 multi-colored SUNSET® bell

peppers

1 cup pizza sauce

1 cup grated mozzarella

½ cup grated Parmesan

SUGGESTED TOPPINGS

basil

Campari® or Kumato® tomatoes

olives

onion

pepperoni

scallions

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Cut two sides off of each pepper as wide as possible, but no deeper

than ½”. Reserve any excess for another use.

Remove seeds and pith and spread one tablespoon of pizza sauce on

each pepper crust. Sprinkle each crust with grated mozzarella and

Parmesan and then add toppings.

Place pizzas on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Broil for 2

minutes to make the cheese lightly browned and bubbly.

Remove from heat and cool slightly before serving.

NOTE: If you are using delicate toppings like basil or scallions, add

them after the first 8 minutes is done, but before the two minutes

under the broiler.

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