Keeping a number of kids easy recipes at the ready makes snack time in our house so much easier. My kids like to help out in the kitchen but not necessarily when I need them to. Today they wanted a snack while I was in the middle of house cleaning. Instead of stopping what I was doing and making them something, I let them make these fresh and healthy fruit kebobs.Continue reading
I recently had the opportunity to review a Rec Tec Grills and the first meal we cooked on it included this Delicious Barbecue Ribs Recipe. My daughter (10 years old) was involved in the whole process from start to finish. She even took responsibility for helping create and record the marinade recipe. She was very excited as this was the first time she played such a major role in a recipe. She even learned to step out of the box and try new spices she wouldn’t normally use. Not only was her marinade amazing the Rec Tec Grill made this Kids BBQ Recipes a hit for everyone at the BBQ there was barely a bite left when the meal was over.
Disclosure: This recipe for our rooty tooty fresh and fruity smoothie is brought to you by The Dannon Company, Inc. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. For more information on Dannon’s move toward sustainable agriculture, naturality and transparency, visit www.dannonpledge.com.
If you are looking for some great kids smoothie recipes then you will love this Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity smoothie recipe! This recipe has all the yummy fruit flavor your kids will love with a full serving of veggies too! The best part is, your kids will never know that their fruit smoothie has leafy greens in it, and won’t even be able to taste it if they do know! Smoothies are great for breakfasts and snacks.
1 c fresh kale leaves
1 c frozen berries
1/2 c fruit juice
5.3 oz container Dannon Whole Milk Yogurt, any flavor
Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.
The key ingredient that you will find in every smoothie is yogurt. No matter which fruits, vegetables, juices, or supplements you add, if you don’t start with delicious, natural, whole milk yogurt your smoothie won’t be as healthy as it can be. We all want better more natural ingredients in our foods and I am happy to share that Dannon is listening. Dannon yogurt is now made with whole milk and all natural non-GMO ingredients.
In addition to yogurt made with whole milk, natural and non-GMO ingredients, Dannon has also pledged transparency and sustainability. Labels will indicate presence of non-GMO and GMO products which is a huge step to help consumers make better food chooses. They are sourcing ingredients sustainably by working directly with farmers they know.
If your like me, the main motivation behind making these smoothie is to get more fruits and vegetables into my kids. Trust me, they will have no idea you hid kale in this smoothie. But yogurt is also god for them (and you). The active cultures in bacteria help replenish the good bacteria in your gut. Those same cultures make yogurt easier to digest especially for folks who have trouble with lactose.
What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? Do you have any tips and tricks for sneaking extra fruits and veggies into your kids diet? Please, share your ideas in the comments below.
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Oftentimes gluten free recipes call for expensive flours and unusual ingredients. This one is very basic but delicious! This is a perfect snack that kids can bring to school or a light afternoon snack that they can enjoy while studying their lessons.
This Champagne Fruit Punch Recipe is made just for kids. It’s a drink my children and their friends love to drink because it fizzles, fizzes, and best of all, it “pops”. We pour it into nice crystal glasses and we celebrate. We have celebrated everything from reading a book to ringing in the New Year. This is my go to recipe for “Champagne.” I love it because it is easy to make since it only requires two ingredients. Fancy it up a little more by embellishing it with a piece of fresh fruit.