Fruit Poppers

Ingredients • 3 cups whole strawberries • 1 (5.3-ounce) container nonfat vanilla flavored Greek yogurt • 1 teaspoon orange juice • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon • 4 whole wheat honey graham crackers  • 14 pieces dark chocolate chips Directions 1. Line a sheet pan with wax paper. 2. Wash berries. Pat dry. 3. With a … Read More


Dessert Hummus

Ingredients: 1 (14.5-oz.) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed 1⁄4 c. creamy peanut butter 1⁄4 c. maple syrup 1⁄4 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1⁄4 c. mini semisweet chocolate chips Instructions: Blend together the beans, peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract by hand or in a blender. Stir chocolate chips into mixture. Serve with fruit … Read More


Curbing Candy Cravings

During the holidays, especially during Halloween when there is candy around every corner (literally!), it can be hard for kids to manage their candy cravings. Help your kids stay in control by setting some rules. These tips aren’t just for Halloween. They’re great for any holiday that involves lots of sweets, especially sweets your kids … Read More


Carrot Cake Bites

Ingredients: • Non-stick cooking spray • 1/2 cup flour• 1 cup dry oats • 1 tablespoon cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1 cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1/2 cup butter • 1 cup shredded carrots • 1/2 cup raisins • 1/2 package cream cheese (about 4 ounces) Directions: 1. Preheat oven 350°F.  2. Spray … Read More


Baked Apples

Makes 2 servings  – Serving Size: 1 apple Ingredients • 2 apples • 2 tablespoons brown sugar • 1 teaspoon cinnamon Directions 1. Peel apples. 2. Cut apples into 1-inch pieces. 3. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. 4. Sprinkle apple pieces with brown sugar and cinnamon. 5. Microwave for 30 … Read More


Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Crisps

Fruit Salsa 1 cup strawberries, diced 1 cup blackberries or raspberries 1 apple, cored and diced 2 Tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Directions: Wash your hands!!! Combine fruits in a medium mixing bowl and add lemon juice Store in sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mix Well. Refrigerate until serving … 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


August is Peach Month

One thing that people always think about when the summertime arrives is how sweet the summer peaches will taste. Peaches have various recipes and can taste delicious in anything. Peaches can even be made into a salsa recipe! There are many health benefits to peaches and many interesting facts about them. Peaches can enrich skin health, … Read More


Pocket Fruit Pies

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 1 pie Ingredients 4 whole-wheat tortillas 1 large apple or 2 medium peaches 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons fat-free milk Sugar (optional) Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Preheat oven to 350°F. Warm tortillas in microwave or oven to make them easier to handle. … 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


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