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Our standard is simple: No antibiotics, ever.

We believe animals deserve to be handled with care and respect.

Are GMO ingredients good or bad? The jury is out, so we took them out.

Learn more

5 Simple, Hearty After-School Snacks

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Shake up your snack habits with a few new ideas that take only minutes to prepare.

Pinwheels: Lay a small flour tortilla on the counter and layer your choice of fillings: lunchmeat, cheese, guacamole, cream cheese, hummus, nut butter, shredded apples, you name it. Roll up tightly then cut crosswise into bite-sized rounds.

DIY Trail Mix: Making your own means making it just the way you like it. Peruse the grocery store’s bulk section and take home a selection of roasted or raw nuts, dried fruit, seeds such as sunflower and pumpkin, coconut, chocolate chips, etc., then mix and match to your heart’s desire.

Cheesy Bacon Popcorn: For your next movie night, finely chop 4 slices Applegate Natural Sunday Bacon and cook in a skillet until crisp. Meanwhile, pop ½ cup popping corn kernels. Toss the hot popcorn in a large bowl with 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, the bacon and the fat remaining in the skillet. Serve at once.

Individual Guacs: These handheld treats offer perfect portion control. Cut a ripe avocado in half and remove the pit. Use a fork to mash the flesh inside the skin until chunky. Squeeze the juice of ½ lime over the avocado halves, season with a pinch of salt and mash until smooth. Serve with tortilla chips.

Pepperoni and Crackers: Applegate Natural Mini Pork Pepperoni or Natural Mini Turkey Pepperoni is the perfect size for topping crackers. Cut a slice of Applegate Natural Provolone Cheese into sixths and layer a piece of that on, too. If you like, cut a cherry tomato in half and add to the stack.

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Kate Winslow

Kate Winslow loves food—eating it, cooking it and writing about it. She works with her husband Guy Ambrosino to test, develop and photograph recipes for cookbooks, magazines and, most fun of all, Applegate! A former editor at Gourmet magazine, Kate left New York City in 2009 to work at a cooking school in Sicily and went on to co-author the book, “Coming Home to Sicily.” Kate and Guy now live along the Delaware River in New Jersey with their seven-year-old son and two chickens. Their work can be seen at the website https://andweate.wordpress.com/

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