April 5, 2013

Healthy Traffic Light Snack for Kids

If you have school age children you know how difficult it can be to get them to eat a healthy after school snack. Well I saw this on Facebook today and thought they were the cutest dang things...who wouldn't want to eat one of these stop lights? And as it happened, I had everything needed in my frig to make these.

What is used to  make these darling lights are as follows...

Celery stalks cut in 3 inch pieces
cream cheese
red, yellow and green bell peppers

The steps to make the traffic light treat...

ONE: Spread cream cheese onto the celery smoothly and clean the edges of the celery

TWO: Cut circles from your bell peppers using a metal Wilton frosting tip.

THREE: Pop the circle out of the frosting tip using a sharp knife.

FOUR: Place the circles on the the cream cheese.

FIVE: Skewer the celery with wood skewer.

And ENJOY!!!

Have a super weekend!

This recipe was found at the Super Healthy Kids website. To see more healthy ideas for kids you can visit their site by clicking here.

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April 4, 2013

Mom's Favorite Salad ~ Cucumber and Onion Salad

This is a little twist on my mother's favorite salad. She pretty much used white onion with white vinegar and some salt and pepper. I on the other hand, used red onion which is a little more mild, and I tossed in some fresh dill.

Just combine all the ingredients plus some good old H2O, plus salt and pepper, and let the mixture sit for a few hours or until the next day. The longer it marinates the better the taste. 

Pack it up in a jar and it is the perfect addition to a picnic lunch!
And the best part is that this cool and refreshing salad has absolutely no calories. 
This can certainly be served at room temperature but I prefer it cold, just the way my mother use to make it!

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