Whip up these warm, gooey banana slices for a delightful treat.
Crunchy, chocolatey goodness, and healthy too!
Kids can help make these easy frosty banana yogurt treats.
Delicious fudgy treats with a protein-packed secret ingredient.
Just in time for warmer summer days, these creamy OJ popsicles with a hint of coconut are cool and refreshing.
Sweet and filling open-faced sandwich.
A delicious twist on a kid favorite: crispy baked carrot sticks.
Bite sized snacks with protein and flavor, taste great frozen!
Make-ahead pineapple and sweet red pepper salsa.
Fun berry snacks that are MUCH healthier than store bought.
Crunchy, tasty treat packed with fiber.
Delicious tropical smoothie, ready in a hurry.
Crispy baked snack with cinnamon and sugar.
Tasty and simple ice cream recipe.
Cool, yummy drink with chocolate milk, banana, and strawberries.
10 strawberries 1 cup pineapple 1 cup ice 1 tsp honey Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings.
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 2/3 cup crushed corn flakes 3 tbsp honey 1/3 cup dry milk Combine ingredients, knead together. Form mixture into bars. Wrap in wax paper to store in an airtight container, or freeze. 6 servings.
1 bunch kale 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp parmesan cheese salt Preheat oven the 325. Wash & dry kale, remove ribs and tear into small pieces. Put kale, oil, and cheese in bag or bowl, toss to coat. Spread kale pieces on cookie sheet, sprinkle with salt. Bake 15 minutes or until the kale …
inspired by http://ieatgrass.com/2011/07/639/ 1 cup milk 1 frozen peeled banana 2 large peach, pitted ½ tsp vanilla 1 tbsp agave nectar or 1/2 tbsp honey Pinch of cinnamon Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds or paper cups. Insert sticks and freeze. 6-8 Servings
Customize this by using whatever flavor you prefer. Strawberry yogurt and strawberry jam is yummy!
modified from http://gimmesomeoven.com/pineapple-ginger-smoothie/ 1 cup diced pineapple 1 banana, peeled 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 1 tbsp grated ginger 1/2 cup ice 1/2 cup pineapple juice Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings.
1 banana, peeled 1 cup ice 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt 1/3 cup cooked oatmeal 1/4 cup almonds Cut banana into chunks. Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings.
Like junk food, only better.
Pickle popcorn. Say that three times fast.
Serve while still warm; the melty chocolate is great with the salty popcorn! 6 cups popped popcorn Nonstick cooking spray or melted butter to taste salt to taste 1/4 cup chocolate chips Put popcorn in large bowl. Add chocolate chips to warm popcorn, toss. 6 servings.
Add a spicy kick to your popcorn!
Pita Peanut butter 1/2 apple, diced 1/2 cup applesauce granola Spread desired amount of peanut butter inside pita. Put apple pieces and applesauce inside pita. Sprinkle desired amount of granola on top. Serves 1.
2 graham cracker squares Peanut butter Strawberries or Raspberries Spread peanut butter on one side of each cracker. Slice berries, place between crackers, s’more style. Serves 1.
1 avocado, diced 1 mango, diced 1 grapefruit, diced OR 1 orange, diced 1/2 lime Gently toss fruits together, squeeze lime over all. 3 servings.
8 oz cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp sour cream 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 20 green olives with pimento, chopped 1 bunch celery Stir together cream cheese and sour cream. Add walnuts and chopped olives, stir. Cut leaves and ends off celery. Spread filling in the celery stalks; cut into bite-size pieces. 16 servings.
1 cup plain yogurt 4 oz. cream cheese 1/2 cup seeded, diced cucumber 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 tspn lemon zest Stir yogurt and cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, stir. 4 servings.
Strawberry, banana, blueberry, orange & peach, nobody gets left out.
Seeds from pumpkin, rinsed 2 tsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. chili powder Heat oven to 375 deg. Toss seeds with oil. Spread seeds on baking sheet. Sprinkle seasoning over seeds. Bake about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and serve. Several servings.
Seeds from pumpkin, rinsed 2 tsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice Heat oven to 375 deg. Toss seeds with oil. Spread seeds on baking sheet. Sprinkle seasoning over seeds. Bake about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and serve. Several servings.
Shortcut to these yummy pumpkins muffins by adding goodies to a boxed mix.
1/4 cup peanut butter 2 tortillas 1 banana, peeled & sliced 2 large pitted dates, chopped 1/2 tsp cinnamon Spread each tortilla with half of the peanut butter. Arrange banana slices and dates over peanut butter. Sprinkle cinnamon over fruit on each tortilla. 2 servings.
1 cup frozen blueberries 1 banana 1 container vanilla yogurt (6 ounces) 1/2 cup milk Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings.
Adapted from Parents Magazine 1/3 cup ranch dressing 3 tbsp cottage cheese Puree ranch and cottage cheese in food processor. Serve with veggies, chips, or pretzels for dipping.
1 slice bread 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter banana slices strawberry slices Trim crust from bread; spread peanut butter on bread. Place banana slices in a row on edge of bread, then a row of strawberries. Starting with fruit edge, roll bread into a tube. Slice into four “sushi” pieces. 1 serving.
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 1/2 green apple, cored & diced 1/2 red apple, cored & diced 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 rib celery, sliced 1/4 cup seedless red grapes, chopped 3 tbsp dried cranberries 3 pitas Combine fruit in small bowl. Pour lemon juice over fruit, toss. Pour yogurt over fruit, stir to combine. Divide …
2 sun dried tomato burrito-size tortillas 1 tbsp grated parmesan pinch of paprika vegetable oil spray Heat oven to 400 deg Cut tortillas into wedges. In large bowl, spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with seasonings. Place chips in single layer on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until crisp.
2 spinach burrito-size tortillas 1/2 tsp salt pinch of nutmeg vegetable oil spray Heat oven to 400 deg Cut tortillas into wedges. In large bowl, spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with seasonings. Place chips in single layer on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until crisp.
submitted by Laura S. from Cincinnati, Ohio 1 cup oats 1 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup wheat germ 2 tbsp wheat flour 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tbsp butter 2 tbsp honey Preheat oven to 325 deg. Mix first six ingredients together in a small bowl. Bring brown …
Soft Pretzels (Adapted from Reader’s Digest) 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1 3/4 cups flour 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ 1 packet (1/4-ounce) rapid-rise yeast 5 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 cups hot water 3 tablespoons baking soda 1 tablespoon kosher salt Toast oats in small skillet over …
Peach Lemonade 2 peaches, peeled and diced 4 cups water sugar, to taste (I used about 1/2 cup) 3/4 cups lemon juice Bring peaches, sugar, and water to a boil. Stir and simmer until the sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool, then strain into pitcher, crushing peaches to extract juice. …
1 1/4 cups bran 1 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 apple, peeled and chopped Preheat oven to 350, grease two mini muffin pans. Stir together first five ingredients in a bowl. In seperate bowl, beat together …
8 cups plain popped popcorn 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. garlic powder In a small bowl, stir together cheese and seasonings. Pour over just-popped (warm) popcorn, toss to coat. 8 servings.
Nothing says fall like a cup of sweet apple cider.
6 cooking apples, peeled & chopped 1/2 cup golden raisins 3 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup water 1 tbsp chopped walnuts Place all of the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat about 20 min., or until apples are tender. Let cool. Top with chopped walnuts before serving. 6 servings.
6 strawberries 3/4 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup coconut cream 1 cup crushed ice Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings
1 banana, cut into chunks 3/4 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup coconut cream 1 cup crushed ice Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings
1 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup coconut cream 1 cup crushed ice Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings
1 cup frozen grape juice concentrate 3 cups applesauce popsicles molds OR 3 oz. cups and popsicle sticks Stir together grape juice and applesauce. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
applesauce popsicle molds OR 3 oz. cups and popsicle sticks Pour applesauce into popsicle molds and freeze. TIP: You can add water if you want a thinner consistency.
1 banana 1 cup cherry flavor gelatin (prepared) 2 tbsp whipped cream Split banana lengthwise, place in serving dish. Spoon gelain over banana. Top with whipped cream. 1 serving.
1 3-oz package lemon flavor gelatin 1 cup water 1 cup cold seltzer 1 tbsp lemon zest 2 tbsp lemon juice Boil water. Put gelatin mix in bowl, add boiling water and stir until dissolved. Stir in seltzer, zest and juice. Cover bowl, put in freezer until firm. To serve, thaw slightly then use spoon …
1/2 cup milk 2 cups vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt 3 tbsp orange juice concentrate, thawed Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings
2/3 cup ricotta cheese 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp orange juice 1 cup vanilla yogurt assorted cut-up fresh fruit Place all ingredients in blender or food processor container. Blend until smooth. Several servings.
1/2 cup rolled oats 1 banana dash cinnamon dash sugar (or honey) Directions: Peel the banana and cut up into pieces. Add oats and mix well. Sprinkle to taste with cinnamon and sugar or honey.
2 slices of bread butter or margarine 2 slices of your favorite cheese 2 pineapple rings Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread butter on bread. Layer cheese and pineapple ring on top. Bake until cheese melts. 2 servings.
1 cup orange juice 1 cup raspberry yogurt 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt 1/2 frozen banana (chunks) 1 1/2 cup frozen raspberries Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 4 servings
apples, cored and sliced into rings peanut butter granola Spread peanut butter on top of each apple ring. Press granola on top of peanut butter. Servings vary.
8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons honey Combine ingredients. Serve with fresh cut fruit. Several Servings.
2 kiwi, peeled & chopped 1/2 teaspoon lime juice 1/2 banana, sliced 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon honey 6 ice cubes Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings.
2 cups lemonade 1 cup lemon yogurt 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks 1 cup pineapple sherbet Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 4 Servings
1 cup sunflower seeds (hulled) 1 cup almonds 1 cup golden raisins Mix together in a large bowl. Several servings.
1/2 cup cashews 1/2 cup almonds 1/2 cup peanuts 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup M&M’s Mix together in a large bowl. 10 servings.
Submitted by Gloria M. from Texas 6 cups popcorn (even better with cheddar popcorn) 1 cup banana chips 2 cups dry-roasted peanuts 1 cup dried cranberries Mix together in a large bowl. 5 servings.
1 cup milk 1 packet instant oatmeal 1 banana 1 cup orange juice Cut banana into chunks. Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings
Pumpkin lovers will enjoy this creamy delight.
2 small red apples, peeled & cored 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp sugar 1/8 tsp cinnamon Cut apples into small pieces. Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 Servings.
1/4 cup sliced almonds 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tsp water 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 2 cups oat cereal with yogurt (Yogurt Burst Cheerios®) 2 cups raisin bran cereal 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup dried blueberries Stir almonds over medium heat in small skillet 2-3 minutes (or until golden brown). Stir in …
As adapted from Momma Muse Seeds from 1 pumpkin 3 tbsp butter, melted *seasoning(s) of choice, to taste: worcesteshire sauce garlic powder ranch dressing powdered mix cayenne powder parmesan cheese cinnamon Drizzle butter over pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle with seasoning(s). Bake in oven at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes. Servings vary.
As adapted from Momma Muse Seeds from 1 pumpkin 3 tbsp butter, melted salt Drizzle butter over pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle with salt. Bake in oven at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes. Servings vary.
1 banana grape nuts cereal, crushed popsicle sticks Cut banana in half. Stick popsicle sticks into each banana half. Roll bananas in crushed cereal, place on wax paper, freeze. 2 Servings.
2 cups popcorn 1 cups goldfish crackers 1 cups cheerios 1 cups pretzel sticks 1 cups oyster crackers 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl. Store in airtight container. 12 Servings.
1 medium zucchini 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs 1/8 tsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg whites Cut zucchini into 1/4″ slices. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Put egg white in small bowl, set aside. Stir together crumbs, pepper, and cheese in another small bowl. Dip each zucchini slice into …
2 cups pineapple juice Pour juice into ice-cube trays; freeze. Place ice cubes in blender container. Blend until smooth. 4 servings Tip: Extra snow can be stored in freezer container.
2 cups orange juice Pour juice into ice-cube trays; freeze. Place ice cubes in blender container. Blend until smooth. 4 servings Tip: Extra snow can be stored in freezer container.
5 bananas, peeled and frozen 5 tbsp peanut butter 2 1/2 tbsp honey popsicles molds OR 3 oz. cups and popsicle sticks Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. Spoon into into popsicle molds. Insert sticks and freeze. Servings vary.
Recipe by Laina, age 9 1 can mandarin oranges Place mandarin oranges and juice from can into freezer safe containers; freeze. Thaw partially before serving, eat with a spoon. Servings vary.
11-ounce can of mandarin orange sections (drained) 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt 1 cup orange sherbet popsicles molds OR 3 oz. cups and popsicle sticks Place mandarin oranges in blender container, puree. Add frozen yogurt and sherbet, blend well. Spoon mixture into popsicle molds. Insert sticks and freeze. Servings vary.
6 cups popped popcorn Nonstick cooking spray 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp italian seasoning Put popcorn in large bowl. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Toss popcorn, spray again. Toss with parm and seasoning. 6 servings.
Bright, cheerful popcorn with a fun fruit flavor.
2 cups cinnamon-flavored cereal 2/3 cup dried apple pieces 1/2 cup pistachios 1/4 cup golden raisins Mix ingredients together in a bowl or zipper bag. Store in an airtight container. 6 servings.
1 banana 1 tbs maple syrup 1/2 cup plain yogurt cinnamon, to taste Slice one banana into a bowl Drizzle maple syrup over top. Warm up in microwave. Put yogurt into serving bowl, top with bananas. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. 1 serving
1 15-ounce can of pumpkin 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese (we used lowfat) 2 cups of powdered sugar 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice Ginger snaps and apple slices for dipping Add all ingredients to blender container. Blend until smooth. Several Servings.
1 stalk celery 1/2 cup ranch dressing bag of sun-dried tomatoes Wash celery, cut into small pieces. Place celery and dressing into blender container. Blend until smooth. Add tomatoes and blend again. (We leave this chunky.) Several Servings.
1 cup plain yogurt 1 tbsp peanut butter 1/2 tbsp honey 1 banana, sliced 1 cup granola Whisk together yogurt, peanut butter and honey until smooth. Put half of yogurt mixture in each of two serving dishes. Top with half of the banana slices and half of the granola. Repeat layers. 2 servings. TIP: Try …
8 oz sour cream 8 oz cream cheese 1 slice lean bacon, cooked & crumbled 2 tsp bleu cheese, crumbled 2 tbsp chopped celery Beat together sour cream and cream cheese. Stir in other ingredients. Several servings.
Sweet creamy dip with bits of strawberry. Serve with cut up fruit or pretzels.
8 oz sour cream 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped 3 tbsp chopped tomato Beat together sour cream and cream cheese. Stir in other ingredients. Several servings.
8 oz sour cream 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 cup mandarin orange slices, chopped 2 tbsp coconut Beat together sour cream and cream cheese. Stir in other ingredients. Several servings.
2 ripe acocados, peeled & mashed 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 3 tbsp lime juice 1/2 tsp sugar Mash all ingredients together with a fork. Several servings.
4 cups cubed watermelon (seeds removed) 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 tbsp sugar Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses filled with ice. 4 servings
2 mozzarella sticks, cut in half 1/4 cup bran cereal crumbs 1 egg white salt & pepper to taste serve with: marinara sauce Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a shallow bowl, season cereal crumbs with salt & pepper. Dip cheese sticks into egg white, then dredge with crumbs. Repeat dipping into egg white; roll …
1 banana, cut in chunks 1 cup green grapes 1 cup vanilla yogurt 1/2 apple, cored and chopped 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach leaves Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth. 2 servings
strawberries, chopped vanilla frozen yogurt blueberries popsicles molds OR 3 oz. cups and popsicle sticks Put small amount of yogurt in popsicle molds, then a layer of strawberries, another layer of yogurt, then blueberries. Repeat until molds are full. Insert sticks and freeze. Servings vary
1 graham cracker 1 tbsp whipped cream cheese 1 tsp strawberry jam Top cracker with cream cheese and jam. Serves 1.
2 bananas 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup chocolate chips 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil 2/3 cups crushed rice crispy cereal 2 popsicle sticks Peel bananas and cut in half (across, not lenthwise). Insert popsicle stick in cut ends. Put bananas on waxed paper and freeze until firm. Melt peanut butter, choclate and oil together in …