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Sushi for Kids

Ebi-Mango

Adapted from the Florida Dairy Farmers

(Makes 1)

1 piece baby kale

1-1 inch slice gouda cheese

1-inch piece mango

1 shredded carrot, sliced thin

Preparation

1. Place cheese on baby kale, top with mango.

2. Wrap and tie with sliced carrot.

10 Smoothies for Kids

Kids smoothiesAdapted from Vitamix

Incorporating veggies into the family diet in subtle ways can help expand the palate and cultivate a taste for vegetables. Smoothies use the natural sweetness of fruit as the perfect disguise. Pineapple, orange, and grapes are particularly good smoothie ingredients to marry with vegetables. Apples can offset greens with a slight “bite” such as spinach. Cucumber adds a crisp finish without taking center stage. Try these recipes for nutrition that looks as wonderful as it tastes.

  1. Beet, Strawberry, Cranberry Smoothie
    Bright, beautiful, and bursting with flavor.
  2. Fruit Salad Smoothie
    Carrot and cucumber go incognito in this delicious medley of fruit.
  3. Gold Medal Smoothie
    Fresh fruit and carrot create a winning combination. Add protein powder for sustained energy when you’re on the go.
  4. All Green Smoothie
    Broccoli and greens are tucked neatly behind the sweetness of grapes, pear, avocado, and pineapple juice.
  5. Everything Smoothie
    With carrot, broccoli, spinach, and six different fruits, this recipe lives up to its name.

For smoothies 6-10, visit the Vitamix website.

25 Days of Snacks – Day 21 – Snowman Potatoes

snowman potato

Recipe adapted from www.cutefoodforkids.com

What kid (or kid at heart) wouldn’t love to see this snowman on their holiday plate?  Use mashed potatoes for the body, bacon bits for the eyes and buttons, a slice of carrot for the nose, a piece of green onion for the scarf, and pretzel sticks for the arms.  The hat is from a toy!

Don’t want to put this on each plate?  Try placing it on top of a big bowl of mashed potatoes.  It will be the hit for your holiday party!