Blueberry Bubble Cones

Recipe from the U.S. Highbrush Blueberry Council

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups prepared rice pudding
3 cups fresh blueberries, divided
6 ice cream cones

Instructions

In a medium bowl, stir the pudding to loosen its consistency, if necessary. Fold in 2 cups of the blueberries. Mound the mixture into the cones. Dot the tops with the remaining blueberries.
Serve immediately.

Servings: 6

Since the ice cream cone and fresh blueberries meets the required components of a snack for 3-5 year olds, you may also try the same measurements of chocolate pudding with fresh strawberries.

Watermelon Banana Split

Recipe from the National Watermelon Promotion Board

Ingredients

2 bananas
1 watermelon, medium size
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup diced fresh pineapples
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup caramel fruit dip
1/4 cup honey roasted almonds 

Instructions

Peel bananas and cut in half lengthwise then cut each piece in half. For each serving, lay 2 banana pieces against sides of a shallow dish. Using an ice cream scooper, place three watermelon “scoops” in between each banana in each dish. Remove seeds if necessary. Top watermelon “scoop” with a different fruit topping. Drizzle caramel fruit dip over all. Sprinkle with almonds.

Servings: 4

Breakfast Burrito with Salsa

Ingredients:

4 large eggs

2 TB frozen corn

1 TB milk (1%)

2 TB diced green peppers

1/4 cup of minced onions

1 TB fresh tomatoes – diced

1 tsp mustard

1/4 tsp granulated garlic

1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce (optional)

4 flour tortillas (8 inch)

1/4 cup canned salsa

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a large mixing bowl, blend the eggs, corn, milk, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, mustard, garlic, and hot pepper sauce for 1 minute until eggs are smooth.

2. Pour egg mixture into a lightly oiled 9x9x2 inch baking dish and cover with foil.

3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until eggs are set and thoroughly cooked.

4. Wrap tortillas in plastic and microwave for 20 seconds until warm. Be careful when unwrapping the tortillas. The steam can be hot.

5. Cut baked egg mixture into 4 equal pieces and roll 1 piece of cooked egg in each tortilla.

6. Serve each burrito topped with 2 tablespoons of salsa.

 

4 servings

Serve with fruit and 1% or skim milk to meet breakfast requirement.

From USDA, Food and Nutrition Services

Pumpkin Chili

This recipe is from the University of Illinois Extension Program. The bright orange color of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion of vitamin A, beta carotene performs many important functions in overall health.

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef

½ cup chopped onion

1 can (16 oz) pumpkin

2 cups water

1 can kidney beans

1 pkg taco seasoning mix

1 ½ tsp chili powder

1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese (optional)

½ cup low-fat sour cream (optional)

 Instructions:

  1. Cook meat and onion until brown in a 3-quart saucepan. Drain.
  2. Add pumpkin, water, beans, taco seasoning mix, and chili powder.
  3. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer 30 mins.
  4. Garnish with cheese and sour cream.

Servings: 6