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Healthy Banana Split

Ingredients: 1 banana 3 tsp Greek yogurt 2 slices of strawberries 3 blueberries Directions: Cut the banana lengthwise. Place one of the halves on the […]

Lentil Granola Bars

Ingredients: 2/3 cup shredded coconut 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup pellet-like bran cereal 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3/4 cup lentil […]

Edible Santa Claus

Ingredients: Pancake or toast without crust (face) Raspberries or sliced strawberries (hat and nose) Sliced bananas (eyes and beard) Blueberries (center of eyes) Yogurt and […]

Grinch Fruit Kabobs

Ingredients: Mini marshmallows Strawberries, tops sliced off Banana, peeled and sliced Green grapes Toothpicks Instructions: First wash and cut your fruit. On each toothpick, assemble your kabob […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gingerbread cookie people

Ingredients: ½ cup margarine (no trans-fat) ¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar 1 tbsp. blackstrap molasses 2 eggs 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 ½ […]

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Healthy Start has had such a big impact on the children.  They are enthusiastic about eating healthy foods and getting their bodies moving – it’s so rewarding!

- Jessica, Kinder Kollege (SK)