Sensible Snacking

MISSION, KS — (Marketwire) — 10/25/10 — (Family Features) Fifty-six percent of Americans eat three or more snacks per day, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s “What We Eat in America” 2007-2008 study. Snacking sensibly while trying to balance work, the kids’ after-school activities and the season’s get-togethers, however, is not easy.

One way to help control appetites and feel energized is to enjoy nutritious snacks. This is especially important when eating on the go or gearing up for holiday parties. So the next time that afternoon hunger pang rolls around, munch on these simple tips and delicious recipes.

Spread mixture on top of crackers.

Combine mixture ingredients in a bowl. Place crackers on a baking sheet and top with the chicken mixture, adding one cheddar cheese slice and one broccoli floret to each cracker. Bake at 350F until the cheese melts.

Mix first 6 ingredients together in a bowl. Spoon 1 tablespoon mixture onto each slice of bread.

Layer one thin slice of cheddar cheese and pear per cracker. Top each cracker with a touch of mustard, using 2 teaspoons total.