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Recipes to Keep Your Kid’s Healthy for Their End-of-School Exams & Activities

Gluten-Free Chewy Carmel Apple Cookies

(Courtesy of Cooking Light)



· ½ cup plus 2 tbs unsalted butter, softened

· 1 cup plus 2 tbs packed brown sugar

· 2 tbs milk

· ¾ tsp vanilla extract

· 6.75 ounces gluten-free flour (about 1 ½ cups)

· ¾ tsp baking soda

· ¼ tsp salt

· 1 ½ cups gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats

· 2 chopped, peeled apples

· 20 caramel candies

· 2 tbs water



- Preheat oven to 325°.

- Beat butter and brown sugar with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.

- Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in oats. Add oat mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in apples.

- Drop dough by 1 1/2 tablespoonful’s 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

- Bake at 325° for 14 minutes or until golden. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely.

- Place caramels and water in small saucepan. Cook over low heat 7 mins & stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Drizzle warm glaze over cookies. Let stand 15 minutes or until caramel is completely set. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


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Peanut Butter-Banana Spirals

(Courtesy of



½ cup reduced-fat peanut butter  

1/3 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt

tbs orange juice

2 ripe bananas, sliced

4 (8-inch) fat-free tortillas

2 tbs honey-crunch wheat germ

¼ tsp ground cinnamon



Combine peanut butter and yogurt, stirring until smooth.

- Drizzle orange juice over bananas; toss gently to coat

- Spread about 3 tablespoons peanut butter mixture over each tortilla, leaving a 1/2-inch border.

- Arrange about 1/3 cup banana slices in a single layer over peanut butter mixture.

- Combine wheat germ and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over banana slicees.

- Roll up and slice each roll into 6 pieces


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