Food Group Parfait

Ingredients:  1 Carton of Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt (4-6 oz.) ½ Cup Fresh or Frozen Fruit 4 Tablespoons Oat O-shaped Cereal Sliced almonds or granola (optional) Directions:  Add half the yogurt to a bowl Add the cereal then the remaining yogurt  Add the fruit and then top with granola or nuts if desired Enjoy immediately!  … Read More


Build an Easy Breakfast

Mornings can be a hectic time to get everyone fed and off to the places we have to be often early in the morning. Breakfast may not always be a top priority. However, breakfast is a very important part of the day for you and everyone in your family. For some ideas, Super Healthy Kids … Read More


Breakfast Bars

Makes 12 servings Serving Size: 1 bar Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk (optional) 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup 3 large shredded wheat biscuits or 1-2 cups of other cereal (low-fat granola, whole-grain cornflakes, shredded wheat squares) Vegetable cooking spray 1/2 cup raisins or nuts, chopped (optional) Directions Wash hands … 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


Wheat Combo Snack Mix

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups wheat crispy corn cereal squares 1 cup O-shaped cereal 3/4 cup baked or whole-grain fish crackers 1 cup oyster crackers 1 1/4 cups tiny twist pretzels Cooking spray 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon dill weed 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Turn electric … Read More


Blueberry/banana Sundaes

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1/2 cup whole-grain cereal Half of a 6-ounce container plain or flavored nonfat or low-fat yogurt 1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed) 1/2 banana Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash all fresh fruit. Peel and slice bananas. Spoon some of the yogurt into your serving bowl. Sprinkle with cereal … Read More


Food Group Parfait

Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 4-6 oz. carton low-fat vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit of your choice 4 tablespoons oat O-shaped cereal Sliced almonds or granola (optional) Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Place 2 tablespoons of yogurt into each cup. Add 2 heaping tablespoons of cereal to each cup. Then add 2 … Read More


Crispy and Spicy Snack Mix

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 cups small, square, whole-wheat cereal 1 cup pretzel twists 1/2 cup square, reduced-fat cheese crackers 1/2 cup whole-wheat crackers 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 tablespoon ginger stir-fry sauce 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin Directions Preheat oven to 250°F. See option below for microwave oven. … Read More


The Incredible, Edible Four Food Group Parfait

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 parfait Ingredients 6 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons frozen strawberries or crushed pineapple 2 heaping tablespoons oat O-shaped cereal 1 teaspoon chopped peanuts Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Open strawberries and pour into a small bowl. Measure 2 tablespoons yogurt into a cup. Add 2 tablespoons cereal on … Read More


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