Fruit and Veggie Fun

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Article written by Carol Schwarz, MS, RD, Extension Educator in Buffalo County.

Apples are great any time. Try this crunchy idea for a quick breakfast or after school snack - perfect for both kids and adults!

Cherry Nut Apple Slices

  • 1 appleCherry Nut Apple Slices
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (peanut, almond, etc.)
  • 3 tablespoons dried cherries, cut in half
  1. Cut apple into four pieces. Remove the core from each apple quarter.
  2. Slightly spread nut butter on each apple quarter.
  3. Sprinkle dried cherries on the nut butter. Enjoy! Makes 2 servings. Each serving contains 146 calories, 4 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrate, 74 mg of sodium and 3 grams of fiber.

Getting Children Involved in the Kitchen:

  • Let children break flowerettes from broccoli or cauliflower.
  • Have children measure frozen veggies before cooking them.
  • Let children sprinkle herbs or seasonings onto veggies or salads.
  • Play “I Spy” in the grocery store to see how many fruits and vegetables they can find. Think about not only fresh produce but canned, dried and frozen.