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Scooter Snacks

 Scooter Snacks
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
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 scooter equals 201 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 591 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.