Healthy Eggnog

Eggnog is a class holiday drink enjoyed by many. However, it has never been known as a healthy choice. If you don’t want to miss out on a flavorful tradition, try this healthy eggnog recipe instead! Ingredients:  ½ Cup Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon  ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg  1 Banana (sliced and frozen)  ½ Cup … Read More


Holiday Eggnog, Make it Healthy

‘Tis the season for favorite holiday foods and drinks. Eggnog is a classic holiday drink that is quite tasty but can be a bit high in fat and calories. Between the heavy cream, sugar, and eggs, eggnog can quickly become a real calorie buster. There is good news; you don’t have to give up the … Read More


Banana Split Ice Cream – Wait Until You Try This Twist

Although you may fool some, this delicious icy treat has no cream or ice. This dairy-free alternative to ice cream is a great option for our lactose-intolerant friends and a healthier option for us all! Even better, this sweet-treat has no added sugar and contributes to our daily recommended intake of fruit. According to the … Read More


Breakfast Pizza

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 pizza Ingredients 1 whole-wheat English muffin 2 teaspoons peanut butter 2 teaspoons apple butter 1/8 cup mixed fruit, such as banana, pineapple, and strawberries, sliced 1 teaspoon raisins or nuts (optional) Directions Split English muffin and toast. Spread peanut butter and apple butter on halves. Top with fruit. Add … Read More


Banana Pudding

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 3.5-ounce box fat-free vanilla or banana instant pudding mix 2 cups skim milk 6 ounces plan, fat-free yogurt 4 bananas, sliced Directions In a medium bowl, combine milk and pudding mix. Beat with wooden spoon, wire whisk, or electric mixer on lowest speed for 2 minutes. Gently mix yogurt with pudding … Read More


Red, White, and Blue Fruit Burrito

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 burrito Ingredients 2 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 whole-wheat tortilla 1/4 to 1/2 banana 2 strawberries 5 to 10 blueberries Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash all fruit. Peel and slice banana. Slice strawberries. Place tortilla on plate. Spread yogurt over tortilla. Place fruit in the middle of the … Read More


Build a Healthy Snack Mix

Makes 3 servings Ingredients 1 cup whole grain (whole wheat cereal squares, oat cereal O’s, or popcorn) 1/2 cup fruit (any dried fruit, such as cranberries, apricots, and bananas) 1/2 cup vegetable (any dried vegetable, such as edamame, dried green beans, and dried sweet potatoes) 2 tablespoons dairy (try yogurt-covered dried fruit or grated cheese) … Read More


Breakfast Banana Split

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1/2 small banana 1/4 cup crunchy nugget, oat, or corn cereal 1/4 cup low-fat flavored yogurt or cottage cheese 1/4 cup pineapple tidbits & cherries 1 tablespoon chopped nuts Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash banana. Then, peel and split it lengthwise and place in small cereal bowl. Sprinkle cereal over … Read More


Banana Pops

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 1 pop Ingredients 1 package (3.4-ounce) instant banana pudding mix 2 cups skim milk 1 banana, cut into pieces Directions Combine pudding mix and milk. Add cut up banana into pudding and blend evenly. Spoon enough pudding mixture into small, paper cups to fill 2/3 full. Tap cups lightly on … Read More


Banana Pudding with Graham Crackers

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1/2 banana 1 graham cracker 6-ounce container low-fat vanilla or lemon yogurt Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash the banana. Peel and slice half the banana into the serving bowl. Crumble the graham cracker over the banana. Top with yogurt and enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers immediately. … Read More


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