Feeding Your Friends

FIT’s Chef Lizzie shows you how to feed your hungry friends healthy food they’ll love.

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Reviewed by Hansa Bhargava, 10/22/12
SOURCES: USDA Choose My Plate, Chef Lizzie Marie Cuisine
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When your friends come over, instead of asking your mom to fix you a snack, have you ever thought about just making something yourself?

You might even have fun doing it. Stick around and I’ll share some of my ideas.

“Lizzie!…Hurry up!…We’re hungry.”

Ok, just give me a second! Welcome to Healthy Cooking with Chef Lizzie. When my friends come over, it’s usually not too long before we’re in the kitchen looking for something to eat. So I learned to plan ahead.

I always have some quick, healthy snacks on hand that I can pull out and serve quickly, and one of my favorites is frozen grapes…

Just wash them and pop them in the freezer and they’re ready anytime…
I froze these last night… Mmmm

Another easy way to make fruit more fun, along with cheeses too, is to use cookie cutters to make them into fun shapes. It pretty much tastes the same, but my friends always like it this way the best.

Those are the quick ideas, but if you want to get a little fancier, and have a little fun, I’ve got a special recipe for something kids love.


Start with whole-wheat English muffin halves and put them in a toaster. Or you can use sprouted grain muffins instead. That’s what I’m using. Once they’re toasted, it’s time for the fun.

Spread about a tablespoon of marinara sauce on each half. Marinara adds some Italian flavor, and doesn’t have as much sugar as pizza sauce does.

Top the marinara with turkey pepperoni for more flavor—and protein.

Finish the pizzas by sprinkling mozzarella cheese on top. And now it’s time for the rest.

Now ask an adult to help by putting the pizzas in the oven at 350 degrees for 5–7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and a little brown on top.

And that’s all there is to it!

“we’re outta here!”

You and your friends can have lots of fun making these. In fact there’s only one thing that’s more fun—eating them.

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