Treats on a Stick!

Creating new menu ideas and choices for children will encourage them to try more foods and in turn teach them to like a greater variety. Adding something new and creative to your regular menu can also create excitement among children….they love to see new creative ideas!!

These Cheerio Frozen Bananas are sure to be a great hit. They’re not only delicious and nutritious, but on that one little stick you will be serving 3 out of the 4 food groups; grains, fruit and dairy!! It’s easier than we think to incorporate the 4 food groups into our daily diet. Try this delicious snack for your children:

Cheerio Frozen Bananas

Ingredients

  • Strawberry or strawberry banana yogurt
  • Multigrain Cheerios
  • Firm ripe bananas
  • Wooden sticks (flat with round ends are preferred)

Directions

Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In shallow dish, place yogurt. In another shallow dish, place cereal. Peel bananas; cut each banana crosswise in half. Insert wooden stick into cut end of each banana half. Roll each banana half in yogurt, then in cereal to coat. Place on cookie sheet. Freeze about 1 hour or until firm. Wrap each banana in plastic wrap or foil. Store in freezer.  Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe adapted from: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/cheerios-frozen-bananas/4cf1fcbe-e623-411c-9be9-6d955f86e8f7

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

 

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