After School Snacks: Salsa And Peanut Butter Banana Pockets

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Roxanne Moore from Sodexo and helper, Lauren, demonstrate how to make easy after school snacks including peanut butter and banana pockets and fresh salsa.

    Roxanne Moore: Hi! I am Roxanne Moore with Sodexo, and with me today is Lauren, and together we are going to show you how to make some great after school snacks. So Lauren, are you ready?

    Lauren: Yes, so let's start with the Peanut Butter Banana Pockets. First you want to peel and slice 3 ripe bananas about a 1/4-inch thick, then stir together 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons honey, add one quarter teaspoon cinnamon. Next you want wipe full whole wheat flour tortillas flat and spread about 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture on one-half of each of tortilla. Then divide the banana slices evenly among the tortillas laying a single layer over the peanut butter mixture, then fold each tortilla in half.

    Next, use skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray over medium-high heat and place the folded tortillas in the skillet, an adult should always do this part. Let them cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown, then they are ready to eat.

    Roxanne Moore: Now you also have the option of not heating this tortilla in a skillet and you can enjoy it right-away or whether you had it hot or cold this peanut butter and banana pocket is a delicious alternative to other traditional snacks.

    So Lauren, what else are we going to make?

    Lauren: A simple tomato salsa with baked chips. In fact that's one of my favorite after school snacks. I like to put jalapeno peppers in line, but my mom usually cuts the peppers off.

    Roxanne Moore: Lauren, your mom is actually pretty smart doing that step for you because the juices from the jalapeno peppers if you get them near your eye they can stain, so I'll go ahead and chop them for you.

    Lauren: Add them to a medium pot with half a red onion, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar and 1 canned tomatoes with no salt added, you can also add other veggies like corn.

    Roxanne Moore: Heat this on a stove for about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to evolve in the salsa; also, if you don't prefer the hot sensation from the jalapeno peppers you can use a green bell-pepper instead.

    Lauren: Most people don't like warm salsa so I put mine in the fridge overnight, that way it is ready to eat right when I come home from school.

    Roxanne Moore: We will think ahead Lauren, these were some nutritious snack ideas. We hope you too will think about using more fruits and vegetables in your after school snacks like we did with peanut butter and banana pockets as well as fresh tomato salsa. We hope you enjoy these recipes.