Today’s healthy snack Friday uses another great appetizer recipe for a kid’s healthy snack.  I love these because both adults and kids like them so you can mix up a bunch, put them in the fridge and the whole family can enjoy them together.  Today we’re using Pimentos which are mini peppers. They’re not always easy to find fresh but often you can find the canned variety and they’ll work just fine too.  Our local costco sells small peppers in red, orange in yellow.  Those would work fine too.

Pocket Pimis (Pimentos)

What You Need:

1 C green peas, cooked (fresh, frozen or canned are fine)
1 C small curd cottage cheese
1 small onion, chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste
8 small whole pimentos, cleaned and peeled
1 C seasoned bread crumbs

How to Make It:

In a bowl mix together the peas, cottage cheese, onion, salt and pepper to taste.
Stuff each pimiento with the pea mixture.
Spray a cookie sheet with a non stick cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 350.
Place the stuffed pimento on the cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with the seasoned bread crumbs.
Bake 5 minutes or until the bread crumbs begin to brown.

I’d love to hear what your kids think of this one.  As a kid I wasn’t much of a pea eater so I didn’t serve it to my own kids much either.

These would be great with chopped up ham or turkey ham in the mixture too.

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