Butterfly Snacks

Fill a re-sealable snack bag with two healthy treats (one on each side). Pinch the middle with a clothespin. You can decorate the clothespin to look like a butterfly with markers and twist ties. Try grapes, cheese cubes, baby carrots, celery, pretzels, oat cereal, dried cranberries, almonds and more! … 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


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


Food Group Butterfly

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 butterfly Ingredients 1 slice low-fat American cheese 1 celery stalk, 3 inches long 1 tablespoon peanut butter or reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese 2 to 6 raisins 2 pretzel sticks Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash and cut celery into a 3-inch long piece. Cut cheese slice diagonally with … Read More


Apple Salad

Makes 8 servings Serving Size: 1/2 cup Ingredients 2 cups apple, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup nuts 2 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 tablespoon orange juice Directions Mix orange juice with yogurt. In a medium bowl, toss apples, celery, raisins, and nuts with the dressing mixture. Chill for 30 minutes and … Read More


Food Group Snack Mix

Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup banana chips 1/4 cup nut mix Directions Fill two resealable bags with the ingredients (half in each bag) and enjoy! … 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


Surprise Salad

Makes 12 servings Ingredients 1 apple 2 bananas 1/2 cup lemon juice 3 cups carrots, shredded 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup seedless raisins 1/2 cup low-fat salad dressing Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Wash apples, bananas, and carrots. Chop apple. Peel and slice bananas and put in a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice to keep … 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


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