More Recipes I Taught at Whole Foods Markets- 5/22/10

The Hastings Ranch Whole Foods asked me to teach a Healthy after school snacks class. These are recipes that my kids eat after school on our way to their various lessons and appointments.

Turkey Hummus Veggie Pockets by Sonia Chung at Whole Foods Market

Hummus is a great alternative to mayonnaise. You still have the creamy spreadable texture w/out all the fat. You also get the added fiber and protein as an added bonus.

Hardware- cutting board, spoon for spreading out the hummus, plate to have all your veggies on, sharp knife

Software-Wheat pita, hummus (I use the spinach artichoke one), chopped carrots, sliced Persian cucumbers, julienned red bell peppers, shredded bib lettuce, turkey deli meat


  • Lay a pita on your cutting board
  • Spread hummus on the side of your pita pocket
  • Lay your turkey slice inside of the pita pocket
  • Sprinkle the carrots on the hummus
  • Lay the lettuce on the carrots
  • Tuck in the slices of cucumbers
  • Tuck in the bell peppers

A variation would be low fat cream cheese w/ thinly sliced pears or apples. Perfect tie in is the book Katie No Pockets

Banana in a Blanket by Sonia Chung at Whole Foods Market

This is a healthy alternative to pigs in a blanket. The kids can assemble this at a playdate/slumber party. I make this for my kids often. They can eat it as a breakfast on the go or as an after school snack on the way to dr appts or lessons. I make it with peanut butter/almond butter but for the Whole Foods event we gave the option of just honey since there are so many peanut/nut allergies out there. The banana and honey add sweetness, the spread adds protein, and the wheat tortilla adds fiber to keep your blood sugar steady so you won’t run out of steam.

Hardware- cutting board, knife, butter knife, plate or paper towel

Software- wheat tortilla, banana, honey and/or peanut butter/cashew butter/almond butter/sunflower seed butter, (my personal fav is creamy Barney Butter)


  • lay your tortilla flat on the cutting board. If it is larger than the banana, you may want to cut the tortilla down to the size of the banana.
  • Spread a thin layer of any of the spreads.
  • Drizzle a thin amount of honey all over
  • Place the banana on top of the spread towards the bottom edge of your tortilla.
  • Pull the bottom of the tortilla around the banana and continue to roll up the banana in the tortilla as you would roll up a sleeping bag.

Wrap it in a paper towel and you are ready to take you power snack anywhere. I read the book Curious George for this snack.

Smoothie and Go Go by Sonia Chung at Whole Foods Market

A smoothie is a great pick me up for any time of the day. My kids love it when I pick them up from school and a cold refreshing smoothie with a bendy straw is in their cupholder for them. Here is a “go green tip”. I reuse the kiddie cups from the restaurants for these smoothies.

Hardware- blender, plastic cup with lid, wooden spoon, bendy straw,

Software- banana, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, acai juice, your favorite lowfat yogurt (frozen), orange juice frozen in ice cube tray, wheat germ, soy milk/almond milk/lowfat milk, carrot juice


Put any amount you like of all the ingredients listed in a blender. Cover it with the lid. Press the blend button. Pour it into the cups. Stick a straw in it and enjoy. Cheers to your health.

I read the book Jamberry as a tie in.


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