Need a back to school treat that’s not too high in sugar, but your kids will eat?  Here’s one that’s not only gluten and nut free (for those that need it), but also high in potassium and iron, two nutrients growing kids and teens need.  Sunflower seeds can be subbed for pumpkin seeds.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain Cheerios
  • 1 cup shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • ½ cup mini, semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped dates

Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servingsNutrition facts per serving:  170 calories, 9.4 grams fat, 2.1 grams saturated fat, 19 grams carbohydrate, 10 grams sugar, 2.6 grams fiber, 5.5 grams protein, 0 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium.

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