St. Pat’s Goodies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Penny Warner

rainbow Have some green fun with the kids this St. Patrick’s Day by making these yummy treats. Be sure to invite your Leprechaun friends!

Leprechaun’s Shake

1 cup skim milk 2 scoops vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 2-3 drops green food coloring Pour all ingredients into a blender and whirl until smooth and green. Serve with a shamrock.

Rainbow Gold

1 quart vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt, divided among three bowls Yellow, red, and blue food coloring 4 parfait glasses One at a time, blend the three bowls of frozen yogurt with one food coloring in a blender just until yogurt is tinted and soft. Place a layer of yellow yogurt in each parfait glass. Then add a layer of blue, and finally a layer of red.

Rainbow Ribbons

Assorted fruit in the colors of the rainbow: Red – watermelon balls, strawberries, or cherries Orange – orange sections, cantaloupe balls, mango, or papaya Yellow – pineapple cubes or banana slices Green – green grapes, honeydew melon balls, or kiwi fruit slices Blue – large whole blueberries Purple – purple grapes or cubed plums Skewers Clean and cut fruit and place in separate bowls if you want the kids to make their own Rainbow Ribbons. Place fruit on skewers in order listed to make a rainbow.

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Leprechaun Footprints

1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp light brown sugar 1/4 cup margarine, melted 1 beaten egg 1 1/4 cups skim milk 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans vegetable oil spray Combine flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Add margarine, egg, and milk and stir with a fork until moistened. Stir in pecans. Drop batter in peanut shapes onto a hot griddle with sprayed with vegetable oil spray. Carefully drop five small dots of batter at one end to make toes (use a turkey baster if desired). Cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve with maple or berry syrup, fruit puree, or jam.

These recipes reprinted with permission from Penny Warner’s book “Healthy Treats and Super Snacks For Kids “.

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