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Fuel Up to Play 60: Healthy Snacks!

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On Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12, the Washington Redskins once again hosted the Redskins Health Pavilion at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo at the Washington Convention Center. Featuring a Play 60 obstacle course and stretching station run by Commonwealth Orthopaedics, the Redskins Health Pavilion was a hit for kids looking to get active.

But getting active is only half the battle in living a healthy lifestyle, so the Redskins Charitable Foundation teamed up with the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association to host a Junior Chef Showcase on Sunday to talk about eating healthy! Jamon, hailing from Garrison Elementary in D.C., helped some of our Redskins staff on stage to demonstrate the ease in creating healthy snacks before serving some delicious samples to the audience.

These snacks are not only easy to make, but can be created using simple, healthy ingredients found in most kitchens. They also include items from multiple food groups - the sure sign of a nutritious snack. Try them at home!

Banana Skewers
Ingredients 
½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 cup low-fat granola
4 small bananas
4 popsicle sticks
Plastic wrap

Directions
1. In a small bowl, mix the yogurt and peanut butter.
2. Cut four large squares of plastic wrap. Put ¼ cup of cereal on each square.
3. Peel bananas. Insert a popsicle stick in one end of each banana.
4. Spread each banana with the yogurt-peanut butter mixture and lay on the cereal.
5. Turn to coat evenly and wrap each banana in the plastic wrap. Twist ends to close. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

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It’s a Wrap!
Ingredients 
1 whole-wheat tortilla
2 slices of deli ham
1 slice of Swiss cheese
1 lettuce leaf
2 tomato slices
1 cup low-fat or fat-free milk

Directions
1. Top tortilla with ham, cheese, lettuce and tomato
2. Roll up
3. Serve with a glass of milk

Ants on a Log
Ingredients 
1 Stalk of Celery
2 tablespoons peanut butter
¼ cup raisins
1 cup low-fat or fat-free milk

Directions 
1. Wash celery with water and dry with a paper towel. Cut the celery into 4 pieces.
2. Spread peanut butter in the crevice of each celery stalk. Sprinkle with raisins.
3. Pour a glass of milk to wash it all down.

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For more photos from the Redskins Health Pavilion, click here to check out the gallery on Redskins.com!

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