Mexican Bean Dip

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 (15-ounce) can nonfat or fat-free refried beans 1/2 cup mild salsa 6 ounces baked tortilla chips Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Mix refried beans and salsa in medium bowl. Serve the dip with chips. Refrigerate leftovers immediately. … Read More

French Toast Sticks

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 4 sticks Ingredients 4 slices whole-wheat bread 2 eggs 1/2 cup fat-free milk Powdered sugar and cinnamon for topping Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray and set aside. Cut each slice of bread into four strips lengthwise. You’ll have … Read More

Pizza Cake

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 cake Ingredients 2 tablespoons pizza sauce 1 rice cake 2 tablespoons grated part-skim mozzarella cheese Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Heat oven to 350°F. Spread sauce over rice cake. Sprinkle on cheese. Sprinkle on additional toppings, if desired. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or heat in microwave oven for 15-30 … 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

Raw Veggies with Yogurt Dip

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 package ranch dressing mix 4 ounces baby carrots 1 head broccoli 2 green or red bell peppers Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash vegetables. Cut broccoli into florets and peppers into strips. Mix yogurt with ranch dressing mix in a medium bowl. Place vegetables and … Read More

Ants on a Log

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 2 logs Ingredients 1 celery stalk 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 tablespoon raisins Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Clean celery stalk and cut into two sticks. Fill celery with peanut butter (1 tablespoon on each stick). Place raisins on top of peanut butter for ants (1/2 tablespoon on each stick). … Read More

Shake Your Pudding

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1/2 cup cold fat-free milk 2 tablespoons dry instant chocolate pudding NOTE: Other flavors can be used. Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Measure milk into a measuring cup and pour into a small plastic container with a tight fitting lid. Add instant pudding. Snap on lid and shake for 30 seconds. … Read More

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

Food Group Funny Face

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 cracker Ingredients 1 square graham cracker 1 tablespoon peanut butter 3 or 4 raisins 1 tablespoon shredded low-fat cheddar cheese 2 large green peas 1 grape Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Spread peanut butter on cracker. Sprinkle grated cheese at top of cracker for hair. Place raisins on cracker … Read More


Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 cup canned pineapple chunks, drained 1 banana 1/2 cup grapes 1 kiwi 1 (6-ounce) container low-fat lemon yogurt Nutmeg Directions Have an adult wash, peel, and cut kiwi using a vegetable peeler and knife. Arrange pineapple, kiwi, bananas, and grapes onto your plate. Top with yogurt and sprinkle with nutmeg. … Read More

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