Recipes

Banana muffins

What you need: 1 cup of whole wheat flour 1 cup of quick-cooking oatmeal ½ cup of packed brown sugar 2 tsp. of baking powder 1 egg ½ cup of skim or 1% milk 1 cup of mashed banana ¼ cup of vegetable oil Non-stick cooking spray How to: Pre-heat oven to 400⁰F (200⁰C) Lightly …

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Bony Fingers

Ingredients: Mozzarella string cheese sticks 1 Tbsp. cream cheese, softened 1 yellow bell pepper, cored and seeded Instructions: Cut string cheese sticks in half. With a paring knife, shape each stick to resemble fingers. Cut an indentation for the fingernails and carve “knuckle wrinkles.” Spread a small amount of cream cheese in each indent. Cut …

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Banana Ghost Pops

Ingredients: Bananas Yogurt Coconut Chocolate chips or raisins Instructions: Peel bananas and lay them flat on a cookie sheet. Place in freezer for a few hours. Once frozen, cut each banana into thirds. Put a toothpick or popsicle stick in one end of each banana. Dip banana into yogurt, making sure it is covered all …

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Edible Eyeballs

Ingredients: Carrots Cream cheese Pitted black olives Instructions: Slice carrots into 1-inch-thick chunks. Top each with a blob of cream cheese and one half of a pitted black olive. Serve and enjoy!   Recipe adapted from: Family Fun Magazine

Tangerine Pumpkins

Ingredients: Tangerines, mandarin oranges or clementines (seedless) Celery stalks and leaves Instructions: Peel tangerines, use your fingernail or a small paring knife to scrape off as much white membranes as possible. Wash, dry and slice celery. Cut 1-2 inch narrow pieces from the tops of the celery and insert into the peeled tangerines. Cut leaves …

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Bean burritos

What you need: 1 cup of cooked brown rice 1 14 oz can kidney, black or pinto beans drained and rinsed 1 cup of corn kernels, canned or frozen ¾ cup of mild salsa 10 flour tortillas (25 cm), warmed 1 ¼ cups of shredded cheddar cheese How to: In a non-stick pan over medium …

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Cool berry smoothies

What you need: 1 cup of frozen berries 1 cup of milk 1 cup of vanilla or lemon yogurt ¼ tsp. of cinnamon 2 tbsp. of sugar How to: Place berries, milk, yogurt, cinnamon and sugar in the blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve into four tumblers or put in the fridge. Serves four …

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Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Grand Price Winner – 2016 Healthy Start Recipe Challenge What you need: 2 cans black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed* 1½ cups whole wheat flour 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp. salt 6 large eggs 2 cups granulated sugar ½ cup unsweetened applesauce ¼ cup canola oil 4 tsp. vanilla …

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Cauliflower Patties

Second Place Winner – 2016 Healthy Start Recipe Challenge What you need: ½ cauliflower ½ cup parmesan cheese ½ cup grated cheddar cheese 1 egg 1 pinch of pepper How to: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Steam or boil the cauliflower until soft. Place in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the cheese, …

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Fresh Fruit Roll Ups

Third Place Winner – 2016 Healthy Start Recipe Challenge What you need: 3 cups any fruit Sugar to taste How to: Preheat oven to 170°F. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper. Blend ingredients until smooth. Poor mixture onto cookie sheet. Spread it out evenly. Bake at 170°F for 6-8 hours until center isn’t sticky. Let …

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Birthday Treats – Banana Pops

What you need: Banana Chocolate chips Sprinkles Popsicle stick How to: Cut the banana into 1/2 or 1/3. Place a Popsicle stick in the center of each banana. Melt the chocolate in the microwave*. Dip banana in the chocolate and sprinkle with sprinkles. Place bananas on wax paper on a cookie sheet. Place the cookie …

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Fruit Kabobs

What you need: Variety of sliced fruit (oranges, apples, melon, grapes, berries, banana, etc) Wooden skewers How to: 1. Take a skewer- poke and slide different types of fruit onto the skewer 2. Enjoy! Submitted by: Play & Discover Early Learning Centre, Regina, SK

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