Trail Mix

Ingredients Whole-wheat or corn square cereal Oat O-shaped cereal Pretzels Small animal-shaped cookies Raisins NOTE: Other cereals and dried fruits could be used for this trail mix. Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Put some of each food in a small bowl. Take one spoonful from each bowl and place in a baggie. Shake the baggie … Read More

Toss-Up Snack Mix

Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 cup whole-grain corn and rice cereal 1/2 cup dried apples 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup roasted peanuts or soy nuts (for those with nut allergies) Directions Measure each ingredient as follows and place in a baggie: 1/2 cup whole-grain corn and rice cereal 1/4 cup dried apples 1/8 cup … Read More

Snack Bars

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1 bar Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter or alternative* 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk (optional) 2 tablespoons honey 1 large shredded wheat biscuit or one to two cups of other cereal (low-fat granola, whole-grain cornflakes, shredded wheat squares) Vegetable cooking spray 1/4 cup raisins or nuts, chopped (optional) *A peanut … Read More

Whole-Grain Mix Up

Ingredients 6 cups whole-grain cereal (oat, corn, rice, wheat) 1 cup popcorn 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup canola oil 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions In a microwaveable bowl, mix cereals, popcorn, and seeds. In … Read More

Rainbow Parfait

Makes 1 serving   Ingredients Use a variety of fruits you have on hand. Ask an adult to help cut the fruit. 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt 2 tablespoons crunchy whole grain cereal 2 fresh strawberries cut into bite-sized pieces 6 fresh blueberries 2 tablespoons cut up peaches (fresh or canned) 2 tablespoons pineapple chunks (fresh … Read More

How to choose a healthy breakfast cereal

Walking down the cereal aisle can be overwhelming with all the options available and different cereals claiming to be healthy. Here are some tips for finding the best cereals for your family: SUGAR Look at the Nutrition Facts panel on the side of the cereal box (ignore any health claims made on the front of … Read More

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