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

Fruit Smoothie

Makes 2 servings   Ingredients 1 bag of frozen strawberries OR other frozen fruit 1 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 cup of 100% orange juice Directions Measure and add the necessary ingredients into a blender. Blend the ingredients together until smooth. Pour the smoothies into cups and enjoy! … Read More

Rainbow Kabobs

Ingredients (Choose one item from each color category) Red 1 red bell pepper, washed, cored, and sliced 1 pint of strawberries, washed and sliced 1 small container of cherry tomatoes Orange 1 orange, washed, peeled, and sectioned 1 cantaloupe, washed and cut into square pieces Yellow 1 can pineapple chunks 1 banana, washed, peeled, and … Read More

It's Strawberry Season!

Strawberries are grown year round, but the peak season is right now – April through July. Strawberries are delicious and nutritious. One cup is only 50 calories, has 3 grams of fiber, and contains 100% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.I enjoy the natural sweetness of the strawberries by themselves. They make a … Read More

Strawberry Season

My family can’t eat enough strawberries at this time of year! They are a good value at the farmers markets and grocery stores. Be careful to only purchase what you will use within a couple of days, to avoid having the strawberries get moldy and go bad. If you plan to buy strawberries in bulk, … Read More

Oven-Dried Strawberries

Strawberry time is here! They’re on sale everywhere and ready to be picked in the fields in many areas. If you buy too many strawberries to eat before they go bad, try drying them out in the oven. They smell delicious and taste even better. Strawberries are super easy to oven dry as long as … Read More

How to Serve Berries

Here are a few ideas on how to serve berries: Put some in a plastic container to eat as a snack or lunch on-the-go Add to a bowl of whole grain cereal Make a yogurt parfait with berries, yogurt and granola Sprinkle on salads Make fruit kabobs along with other fruits such as pineapple chunks … Read More

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