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Lemon Velvet Supreme

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

Having your young child help you in the kitchen is a good way to get your child to try new foods.  Here is a great recipe where kids can have fun measuring ingredients, stirring together yogurt and pudding mix, and crushing graham crackers.

2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
3 tablespoons instant, lemon pudding mix
8 squares graham crackers, crushed
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange slices, drained (or your favorite fresh, canned or dried fruit)

  1. Combine vanilla yogurt and pudding mix; gently stir together.
  2. Layer bottom of serving dish with crushed graham crackers, reserving a few tablespoons to sprinkle on top.
  3. Pour pudding mixture over cracker crumbs.
  4. Top with mandarin orange slices or your favorite fruit. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Makes 6 servings.

Source: Adapted slightly from SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder

Helping in the Kitchen: Having your young child help you in the kitchen is a good way to get your child to try new foods. Kids feel good about doing something "grown-up." Give them small jobs to do and praise their efforts. Children are much less likely to reject foods they helped prepare. Click here for the complete newsletter on "Helping in the Kitchen" that includes the Lemon Velvet Supreme recipe.

 

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