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Perky Pita Pocket-to-GoMakes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 1/2 of a regular-size (6-1/2-inch diameter) pita pocket2 tablespoons reduced fat (1/3 less fat) cream cheese2 tablespoons chopped walnuts1 tablespoon (or more!) seedless raisinsSTUFF YOU NEEDSmall plateCutting board (if you need it!)Cutting knife...
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Checkerboard A.M. PizzaMakes 1 servingWHAT'S IN IT? 1 whole English muffin (2 halves)2 (2/3-ounce) slices Canadian bacon2 (2/3-ounce) slices American cheeseSTUFF YOU NEED Fork or bread knifeToasterMicrowave-safe plateCutting boardCutting knifeMicrowavePotholdersHOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER    1. Split...
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Snacking keeps away the mid-morning munchies and the afternoon tummy-grumbles. Try some of these Smart Snacks today! Chocolate-Dipped Banana PopsYou'll go ape over this banana snack! The banana truly tastes like ice cream! ChocoMint ShakeHave you ever worn a chocolate-mint milkshake mustache? Here'...
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Little Towers of PastaMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (5.8 ounce) box roasted garlic and olive oil flavor couscous mix1 1/4 cups water1/2 cup canned, drained, diced tomatoes*2 fresh basil or parsley leaves, for garnish (if you like!) STUFF YOU NEED Large (2-quart) microwave-safe bowl or glass...
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Bean Salad CiaoMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 3 (15.5 ounce) cans beans, 3 different colors (such as black, white cannellini and red kidney beans)1 medium tomato2 green onions (scallions), green and white parts1 -2 large handfuls fresh Italian parsley leaves1/4 cup vinaigrette or Italian salad...
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Saladwich PocketMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 regular-size whole wheat pita4 (1-ounce) slices turkey4 (.75-ounce) slices reduced-fat American cheese1 cup pre-bagged salad mix2 tablespoons light ranch dressing (or your favorite light salad dressing!)STUFF YOU NEED Cutting boardCutting...
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Wacky WafflewichMakes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 2 whole-wheat frozen waffles2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter2 tablespoons grape jelly or your favorite fruit spread1 small banana or 1/2 large banana STUFF YOU NEED ToasterLarge plateMeasuring spoonsButter knifeCutting boardHOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER 1....
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Eye-opening Orange DreamMakes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 2 large ice cubes1 cup (8 fluid ounces) 100% orange juice1/2 cup (4 ounces) low-fat vanilla yogurt STUFF YOU NEEDElectric blenderLiquid and dry measuring cupsTall glass HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER    1. Dump the ice cubes and the measured juice and...
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Snacking keeps away the mid-morning munchies and the afternoon tummy-grumbles. Try some of these Smart Snacks today! Chocolate-Dipped Banana PopsYou'll go ape over this banana snack! The banana truly tastes like ice cream! ChocoMint ShakeHave you ever worn a chocolate-mint milkshake mustache? Here'...
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The entire family can enjoy cooking – and eating – these meals together!Baked Sea SticksThese yummy treats from under the sea are sure to please! Ahoy, dinner! BBQ Chicken PizzaCombine a couple of kids' favorite foods, kick up the flavor and what do you get? BBQ Chicken Pizza! Yum!Blood & Guts...
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QuicksandMakes 8 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained6 tablespoons cold water1/2 small jalapeno pepper (remove seeds if you're not a spice fan!)1 small clove garlic2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)Juice of one lemon1/4 teaspoon salt For dunking into the Quicksand:4...
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Dirt Bowl DessertMakes 1 servingWHAT'S IN IT?1 ounce low-fat chocolate grahams or graham snacks (1/4 cup crushed)3/4 cup chocolate pudding made from skim (fat-free) milk3 gummi worms, frogs or a combination (optional) STUFF YOU NEED Kitchen scale (if you have one!)BlenderDry measuring cupDessert...
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Totally Terrific Toppers on Cucumber "Chips"Makes 1 serving WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (4.75 or 5 ounce) can light tuna or chicken breast in water, drained3 tablespoons light mayonnaise1/2 teaspoon onion powder1 small cucumber, unpeeled8 raisins (if you like) STUFF YOU NEED Can openerForkSmall bowlMeasuring...
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PB & B SandwichMakes 1 servingWHAT'S IN IT? 2 slices oat bran or other whole grain bread1 small, really ripe banana (it'll have some brown spots on it when really ripe!)1 teaspoon chocolate syrup2 tablespoons creamy peanut butterSTUFF YOU NEED ToasterSmall bowlForkButter knifeMeasuring...

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