Merry Berry Sundaes
Here's a healthier alternative to high-fat sundaes. Substitute the yogurt flavor and fruit your child likes best. For an easy way to crush graham crackers, place in a plastic bag and invite your child to work away with a rolling pin.
Graham crackers, crushed
Strawberries, blueberries, and bananas
Wash the fruit. Slice bananas and strawberries. Place all three fruits in a bowl and mix gently. For each sundae, put 3 tablespoons yogurt in a dish. Top with 2 tablespoons fruit and 1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs. Enjoy!
Super Simple White Pizza
Here's a variation on traditional pizza that offers an extra share of calcium with both milk and cheese.
3/4 cup flour
teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup milk
3 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
Mix egg, flour, salt, oregano, and milk. Blend with a mixer until foamy. Add mozzarella cheese and pour into a greased pie pan or 9-inch square dish. Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes. Top with parmesan cheese. Broil for 1 minute. Serve warm or cold. Makes 6 portions.
Serve these as a snack or with a salad and milk for a meal. Use the cheese that your family likes best. Cut up leftover cooked chicken into small pieces and add with the cheese for extra protein.
2 6-inch tortilla shells
Grated cheese, such as cheddar or Monterey jack
Spray the nonstick oil in frying pan. Put one tortilla in pan, add the cheese, and cover with the second tortilla. Grill on both sides until the cheese melts. Cut in triangles and serve with yogurt and salsa. Makes 4-6 portions.