Scooter Snacks Recipe
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Feel like building a little fun into after-school routines? Let the kids help you construct these nutritious scooter snacks to rev up their homework efforts or tide them over 'til suppertime! —Didi Desjardins, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices zucchini (1/4 inch thick)
  • 6 pretzel sticks, divided
  • 2 pieces string cheese (1 ounce each)
  • 2 pretzel rods, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons spreadable garden vegetable cream cheese
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 pimiento-stuffed olives, halved

Directions

For each of four axles, thread two zucchini slices through a pretzel stick, leaving a 1-in. space in the center. For each scooter, position string cheese between two axles.
Attach a pretzel rod with cream cheese to each scooter; top each with a pretzel stick for handlebars. Add tomato hubcaps and olive headlights and taillights with cream cheese. Yield: 2 scooters.
Originally published as Scooter Snacks in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 201 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 591mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

  • 8 slices zucchini (1/4 inch thick)
  • 6 pretzel sticks, divided
  • 2 pieces string cheese (1 ounce each)
  • 2 pretzel rods, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons spreadable garden vegetable cream cheese
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 pimiento-stuffed olives, halved
  1. For each of four axles, thread two zucchini slices through a pretzel stick, leaving a 1-in. space in the center. For each scooter, position string cheese between two axles.
  2. Attach a pretzel rod with cream cheese to each scooter; top each with a pretzel stick for handlebars. Add tomato hubcaps and olive headlights and taillights with cream cheese. Yield: 2 scooters.
Originally published as Scooter Snacks in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p27

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mliberart User ID: 5496685 107964
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"So adorable, delicious and fun!"

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mollylovestocook User ID: 1600821 142172
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"How fun is that! What a great idea to help kids learn to eat different foods AND help in the kitchen at the same time."

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amarsha User ID: 6287000 163858
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"I can hardly wait to make this cute project with the children in my family. Such a cute way to have a healthy snack together."

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kitzer User ID: 4188178 142171
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"It's too bad that someone has to go to such an 'extravaganza' to FEED vegatables to a child!! It obviously has MAMA wrapped around 'IT'S' little finger!!"

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macroni User ID: 4349067 161133
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"Very very cute. I can see the smile on my grand daughters face already. She loves veggies, cheese,pretzels and arts and crafts. We will have to substitute cucumbers for the zuccini and peanut butter for the cream cheese though. Thank you for the smile of the day."

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