Feel like building a little fun into after-school routines? Let your Lil’ Chef help you construct these nutritious scooter snacks to rev up their
homework efforts or tide them over 'til suppertime!
• 8 slices zucchini (1/4 inch thick)
• 6 pretzel sticks, divided
• 2 pieces string cheese
• 2 pretzel rods, cut into 3 inch pieces
• 2 tablespoons spreadable garden vegetable cream cheese
• 4 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
• 2 olives
For each of four axles, thread two zucchini slices through a pretzel stick, leaving a 1-inch 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.
Susan is the mom of two and owner of cooking studios for kids and teens including Lil' Chef in Raleigh's North Hills. Go Ask Mom features recipes every Friday. Check WRAL.com's recipe database for more.