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It's Berry Fun

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Questions?? - Contact author Cami Wells, MS, RD

Berries are so colorful and tasty that most kids don’t need any extra incentive to gobble them up. However there are so many fun things you can do with berries that can turn an ordinary snack into something extra-special! Here are a few simple ideas you can make with basically the same foods!

Berry ButterflyButterfly
• Blueberries and raspberries*
• Low-fat cream cheese
• ½ of a whole-wheat mini bagel
Spread cream cheese on bagel. Cut in half.  Have your child decorate with berries!
*Cut berries in half to reduce choking hazard for young children.
 
Berry Funny Facefruit face
• Blueberries and raspberries*
• 1 grape*
• Low-fat cream cheese
• ½ of a whole-wheat mini bagel
Spread cream cheese on bagel. Decorate with berries for eyes and mouth and a grape for the nose!
*Cut berries and grape in half to reduce choking hazard for young children.
         
Berries and Bunniesbunnies
• Blueberries and raspberries*
• Bunny or other animal crackers
Place berries in a small bowl. Top with fun animal crackers.  You might even top it off with a spoonful of vanilla yogurt or pudding.
*Cut berries in half to reduce choking hazard for young children.
 
Berry Pretty Flowerflower
• Blueberries and raspberries
• Low-fat cream cheese
• ½ of a whole-wheat mini bagel
Spread cream cheese on bagel. Have your child decorate with berries!
*Cut berries in half to reduce choking hazard for young children.
 
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