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02.17.17: National Snack Food Month

Updated May 17, 2017

It's National Snack Food Month and we've got plenty of tasty ideas to get you through to the next meal! From grab 'n' go treats to our store-bought snacks, we're sharing some of our favorites! Join us as we snack on dates and share some tasty ways for you to add this fruit into your diet. Plus, we chat with Stephanie Barlow of the National Watermelon Promotion Board about the many ways that you can enjoy watermelon all year long. And before you go, join us in wishing Vanna White, co-host of Wheel of Fortune, a very "Happy Birthday!" (we're sharing some fun facts and her favorite Southern desserts!). So, grab a snack and join us as we give you even more reasons to say, "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®" 

- The Test Kitchen Crew's Favorite Snacks (Begins at 0:00)
     Featured Recipes: Grab 'n' Go Granola Bars, Awesome Munchies, BLT Bites, Crunchy Blue Cheese Stuffers
     Featured How-To's: How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs
     Featured Brands: Utz®, Pringles® Crisps, Frito-Lay®, Cheetos®

-All About Dates! (Begins at 8:59)
     Featured Recipes: Date Shakes, Date Nut Bread
     Featured Events: Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

-Interview with Stephanie Barlow, Senior Director of Communications for the National Watermelon Promotion Board (Begins at 20:59)
      Featured Recipes: Pickled Watermelon Rind, Watermelon Wine Spritzers

-Wish Vanna White, co-host of Wheel of Fortune, a Happy Birthday! (Begins at 32:00)
     Featured Cookbooks: Mr. Food Test Kitchen Wheel of Fortune Collectible Cookbook
     Featured Pages: Wheel of Fortune Facebook Page, Vanna White's Instagram Page
     Featured Products: Lion Brand® Yarn's Vanna's Choice® Yarn

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Hosting a party or attending a potluck? Break out the pita chips and set out a bowl of this Summer Party Salad. This diabetic-friendly salad is full of color, taste, and nutrition 'cause it's loaded with a variety of delicious summer veggies!

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