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April Di Franco

This is me and our dog Cazador after devouring a whole box of tacos, with guacamole and homemade chips. If a camera was always on hand, we could just as easily have been caught munching on a couple of ice cream cones, a homemade pizza, red licorice strips, or Snikiddy Baked Cheddar Fries. (A spoiled dog!)

At my house, what we love best about Snikiddy is that you could rattle off a list of indulgent treats and tack Snikiddy Snacks at the end of it and Snikiddy doesn’t seem out of place. The YUM factor of Mac and Cheese Puffs, or Cheddar Cheese fries is just as high as sugary or processed snacks that taste delicious but aren’t good for you, similar to the way that an orange picked from a tree in the backyard can taste as sweet as candy.

I have always worked on building brands that were first and foremost DELICIOUS, but that also happen to be healthier than most conventional products. KIND Snacks. LARABAR. Tasty Bite. I love the balance of working hard and having fun sharing incredible alternatives to junk food, and creating a buzz with dedicated consumers who are thankful, surprised, or relieved to discover a quick healthy snack that they feel is still a treat to eat.

When I am not working, I enjoy baking cakes along with Martha Stewart On Demand, listening to my dog sing along to jazz trumpets, Alfred Hitchcock movies, board games, and reading to our cat.

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  • Quinoa, Chickpea, and Spinach Salad

    Snikiddy July Recipe

    Recipe originally from Food and Wine Magazine

    Contributed by Kate Winslow

    Ingredients

    1 cup quinoa
    1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    4 ounces baby spinach (about 4 cups), coarsely chopped
    1 pint ripe grape tomatoes, cut in half
    3 scallions, chopped
    2 ounces feta cheese,

  • Greek Chicken Salad

    Greek Chicken Salad Photo

    Ingredients

    1 lb cooked chicken breast chopped
    1 small apple diced
    2/3 cup of grape halves
    1/3 cup dried cranberries
    1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    2/3 cup plain Greek Yogurt
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    3 tbsp fresh dill chopped
    Salt
    Pepper
    (If you want more tang, add a little squeeze of

  • Toast with Lemon Parsley Pea Mash

    Toast with Lemon Pea Mash

    Ingredients

    1 Garlic Clove, minced
    1/4 cup Flat-leaf Parsley leaves
    4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Salt
    1 1/2 cups of Fresh or Frozen Peas
    1/2 cup of Water
    1/4 cup Lemon Juice
    1/8 to 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
    Black Pepper
    Lemon Zest
    Country Bread
    Jalapeno Ranch Eat Your Vegetables, crushed

  • 15 Spring Activities to Enjoy with Your Family

    Tulips are synonymous with spring. Bring them inside and craft some with your kids in one of these 25 ways.

    Create a tic-tack-toe board in your backyard using nature. Flat rocks can be the board and you can paint round rocks to be the playing pieces.

    Tic Tac Toe

    Create bird identifications cards

  • Shaved Asparagus, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

    Salad Photo

    Ingredients

    1/2 bunch of Asparagus
    1 Avocado, diced
    1 1/2 cups Cherry Tomatoes, halved
    1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro
    2 tsp Lime juice
    1/4 cup crushed Snikiddy Hot n Spicy Baked Fries
    Splash of Olive Oil
    Salt and Pepper

    Instructions

    1. Break or cut the tough end off the Asparagus. If you bend