Monday, September 10, 2007

Fruity Recipes that are fun and yummy

Fun & Fruity Recipes

Sometimes the easiest way to get children to eat healthy is to let them have a hand in making their own snacks and add whipped cream on top. Here are some fruity recipes that are fun and easy to make, and even more fun to eat.

Miniature Fruit Pizzas

1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough

8 ounces softened cream cheese

1 cup confectioners' sugar

Assorted fresh fruit, cut into bite size pieces, such as bananas, kiwis, oranges, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, pineapple, etc.

Cut sugar cookie dough into 1-inch slices and place on ungreased cookie sheet or pizza pan.
Bake as directed, or until lightly browned around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool.
Combine cream cheese and confectioners' sugar; mix well. Spread over cooled cookies.
Decorate with assorted fruit. Yummy!

Strawberry Angels

1 angel food cake

6 large strawberries

1 carton whipped topping

First, cut the cake into serving-size pieces.
Slice the strawberries and layer on top of the cake.
Then spoon whipped topping on top of the strawberries.
Serve and enjoy!

Frozen Monkey Treats

Here is a healthy snack that your kids will go bananas for!
Peel a banana and cut it in half.
Insert popsicle sticks into the cut ends. Dip the bananas into yogurt or melted chocolate, and then roll the bananas in chopped nuts, crushed cereal, or coconut shavings.
Place the bananas on a small waxed paper-lined baking sheet and set the sheet into the freezer for an hour or so.
Fun to make and even more fun to eat!

Fruit Fizzy

Don't plan your summer party without this refreshing drink.
Pour one can of Sprite (it doesn't have caffeine) into a blender, along with small ice cubes.
Add several large strawberries, a handful of blueberries, or other favorite fruit to the mix.
Blend the mixture until it has the texture of a slush.
Pour into a glass and garnish with a cherry on top.

Hope you have a splashing fruity time with this quick snacks!

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