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Healthy Summer Snacks

on August 11, 2012

Yesterday we discussed some of the most unhealthy snacks and today we have a few of our favorite nutrient rich snacks that are full of vitamins and minerals.  They will help your little ones get all of their fruit and veggies for the day!

Salad Sticks

(makes 12 skewers)

1 pkg white whole mushrooms

1 medium red onion

1 green bell pepper

2 zucchini

1 pint cherry tomatoes

Preparation:

1. Wet a paper towel and clean mushroom caps. Remove stems from mushrooms. Cut onion in half and then cut 4 pieces of each half. Clean and cut bell pepper into 1/2 inch pieces.

2. Peel zucchini and slice into 1 inch pieces. Place ingredients onto skewers. Heat grill and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes per side until vegetables are your desired doneness. Enjoy!

3. These can be made ahead and reheated on the grill or in the oven.

4. Serve with your favorite dip or hummus!

Super Smoothie

1 cup fresh mixed berries

1 cup kale

1/2 banana

1/2 cup water

5 ice cubes

Preparation:

Tear kale leaves off of stems and tear into small shapes. Pulse ice in blender until crushed. Put berries, kale, 1/2 banana, and water into a blender and blend until smooth.

Grilled Fruit Skewers

(makes 7 sticks)

1 20-ounce can Pineapple Chunks in Pineapple Juice (or fresh pineapple chunks)

3 bananas

1 lemon

7 skewers

cinnamon (optional)

Preparation:

1. Drain pineapple and slice bananas into small pieces (the same size as the pineapple). Stick pieces onto skewers and place on a plate. Squeeze lemon juice over the sticks, cover, and store in refrigerator until ready to grill.

2. Grill at medium heat, turning every 2 minutes until slightly charred (5-7 minutes). Dust with cinnamon and enjoy! Can be served hot or room temperature.

Snap Peas and Warm Goat Cheese Recipe

10 snap peas

1 ounce goat cheese

Melt goat cheese in microwave for 10 seconds. Be careful not to overheat because the cheese will separate. Dip snap peas in goat cheese one at a time and enjoy!

Source:

The Daily Spark

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