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After School + Fruits and Veggies + Recipes = Healthy (Happy) Kids

After School + Fruits and Veggies + Recipes = Healthy (Happy) Kids 
        

Back to school in our neck of the woods this week means we are on the lookout for some healthy new after school snacks, and of course they have to include fruits and veggies. It is a given that our kids get fresh fruit or veggies as soon as they get home from school, and it always helps if they’re fun and tasty. And ready as soon as they walk through the door!

With Fruit and Veggie - More Matters Month only a week away, I also have that in mind right now, so I can’t resist combining the two, and celebrating a week early! So this year you get an extra post about fruits and veggies and we all get to try new recipes for after school snacks (or just about any time).

Kiwi Berry Parfait
Creamy cool Greek yogurt, graham crackers, toasted coconut and fresh fruit combine for a kid-friendly parfait.

Ingredients
1 pint low fat or nonfat plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
1 cup crushed graham crackers
1/2 cup diced tropical fruit/kiwi, etc.
1/2 cup blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc.
1/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted

Instructions

  1. In a martini glass (or other festive vessel), spoon a dollop of the yogurt into the base of the glass and then top with a sprinkling of graham crackers, a layer of diced fruit, then a few berries.
  2. Start again with the yogurt, continuing the pattern until the glass is filled.
  3. Sprinkle with 1/4 of the toasted coconut.
  4. Repeat with the remaining 3 glasses and serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Hidden Valley Ranch®. Read more.

Fruity Pitootie Smoothie
PIneapple, orange, mango, banana - need I say more?

Beany Cheese Tada
Corn tortilla, pinto beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese

Carrot Muffins with Raisins and Walnuts
Raisins and walnuts stud these carrot muffins.

A big thank you for yummy, healthy, kid-friendly recipes, to our friends at Relish! Read more at www.relish.com.