Healthy Family Recipes

Apple Nachos


2 large apples
¼ cup of your favorite nut butter or honey
2 tbsp of low-fat granola 
Cinnamon to sprinkle 

Directions: Slice apples thin. Drizzle nut butter or honey over top. Add low-fat granola and cinnamon or toppings of your choice.

Optional Toppings: 1 tbsp of raisons, sunflower seeds or mini chocolate chips
Apple Nachos
Banana Ice Cream

1 Ingredient Banana Ice Cream 


1 large banana 
Food processor or blender
Rubber spatula  

Directions: Slice banana and freeze pieces for two hours. Add the slices into the food processor and blend until crumbly. Scrape banana down with spatula. Blend until banana reaches a smooth, creamy texture. Pour into a bowl and enjoy!
Top with cinnamon, granola, fruit, honey or cocoa powder.

Healthy Heart Smoothie



1 cup of low-fat yogurt
½ a cup of frozen strawberries
½ a cup of frozen raspberries
1 frozen banana

Directions: Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Pour and enjoy!
Smoothie
Straw-Water Smoothie

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie


• 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
• 2 cups of cubed watermelon 
• 1 cup of low-fat yogurt
• 3-4 ice cubes 

Directions: Blend all ingredients together until smooth, enjoy! Serves three people, one serving of fruit each!

Easy CROCK-POT Apple Oatmeal 


• Nonstick cooking spray
• 2 apples (chopped)
• 2 cups old fashioned oats 
• 4 cups of water 
• 1 tsp of cinnamon 
• ½ cup of raisins

Directions:
Spray crock pot with nonstick spray. Mix apples and cinnamon together in the crock pot. Add water and then add the oats. Cook on low for 8 hours. Serves 6-8!

Oatmeal
Shamrock Pizza

Shamrock Mini Pizzas


• 1 whole grain english muffin
• 2 tbsp of shredded low-fat cheese
• 2 tbsp of tomato sauce
• 1 green bell pepper. Cut cross side.

Directions: Top the English Muffin with sauce and cheese. Add the pepper slice. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350° or until cheese melts.

Honey Fruit Dip


• 2 tbsp of honey
• ½ cup of Greek yogurt
• Your favorite fruit

Directions: Mix honey and yogurt together then dip your favorite fruit!
Honey Fruit Dip
Stick Salad

Stick Salads


• Wood or plastic skewers
• Fresh, bite-sized fruits or vegetables
• Optional: cheese cubes, low-fat dressing or yogurt

Directions: Slide fruit, veggies and cheese onto a skewer in any order. Repeat until skewer is full. Leave room at the ends to hold the stick. Remove any sharp edges and serve.
 
Combinations to try:
• Apple/ Cheddar/ Grape
• Spinach/ Mozzarella/ Strawberry
• Cucumber/ Pepper/ Tomato 

Fruit Ice Cubes


• Fruit – the juicier, the better
• Bowls
• Masher
• Spoon
• Ice cube trays

Directions: Place fruit in a bowl or bowls if using more than one fruit. Mash the fruit until there is plenty of juice; spoon the juice and fruit into ice cube tray. Freeze until solid. Place fruit cubes in a cup, fill with water, and enjoy!
Fruit Ice Cubes
Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Dip


• ¾ cup canned or fresh pumpkin
• 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
• 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions: Mix ingredients together and enjoy. Serve with apples, pears, or graham crackers.



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