These recipes are perfect for a family gathering or a special treat.
Who said dessert can’t be healthy? Make watermelon a star at your next party. This recipe and more can be found in “Let’s Cook with Kids, Vamos a Cocinar con los Niños,” a California Department of Public Health WIC publication.
1 cup almonds, sliced and toasted
1 (3-inch) thick round slice seedless watermelon, rind removed
2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries, sliced
- Pat watermelon dry with a paper towel.
- Spread a thick layer of yogurt across the top and along the side of watermelon.
- Press almonds along the edge of frosted watermelon.
- Decorate top of watermelon with blueberries and strawberries.
Dip favorite veggies with this one. This recipe and more can be found in “Let’s Cook with Kids, Vamos a Cocinar con los Niños,” a California Department of Public Health WIC publication.
1 (16-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed or 2 cups cooked white beans
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
Salt to taste
- Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Butterfly Snack Bag
Kids can make this easy butterfly snack bag as a craft during a party celebration and fill with healthy snacks such as grapes, orange slices, crackers, raisins or dry cereal
1 wood clothes pin
1 sandwich bag
1 pair of googly eyes
1 craft pipe cleaner
markers or crayons
- Have child color the clothespin with color markers.
- Curl the pipe cleaner to fashion the antennae of the butterfly and glue it to one side of the clothespin. Stick the eyes on the other side.
- Fill the bag each side of the bag with desired food.
- Grab the bag from the middle, placed in between your fingers and thumb. While holding it like that, attach the pin onto it. Your butterfly is complete.
Riverside County NAP SACC-Healthy Eating and Active Play
-Cheri Blucher, RD – NAP SACC Nutritionist and WIC Nutrition Education Coordinator