Tasty Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

Here’s another GREAT quick and easy recipe for anyone..  If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you will LOVE this one..

Makes 1 Serving

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoon low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt

1. Combine peanut butter and chocolate syrup, mixing until well blended. Stir in the yogurt. Serve with 1 cup assorted carrot and celery sticks, sliced cucumbers, apples or pear slices.

Substitute any of your favorite fruits and vegetables and enjoy this great summer snack.  The entire family will love it and you..

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Fresh Fruit Kabobs

Fruity Fun Skewers

Ingredients

  • 5 large strawberries, halved
  • 1/4 cantaloupe, cut into balls or cubes
  • 2 bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 apple, cut into chunks
  • 20 skewers
 Directions
  1. Thread the strawberries, cantaloupe, banana and apple pieces alternately onto skewers, placing at least 2 pieces of fruit on each skewer. Arrange the fruit skewers decoratively on a serving platter.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 61 | Total Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 0mg

 

This is great for the summer months and the kids can even assist in making them.  Try dipping the strawberries in chocolate for a special treat.

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Citrus Ice Pops for Adults and Kids

from Allrecipes.com

Prep Time: 15 Min,  Cook Time: 5 Min,  Ready In: 2 Hrs 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
 Directions
  1. Place the grapefruit juice, orange juice, water, lemon juice, and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and chill the mixture in the freezer until very cold, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the vanilla yogurt with the strawberries, and chill.
  3. Spoon a little of the cold juice mixture into 6 ice pop molds, using about 1 1/2 tablespoon of mixture for each mold. Place the molds into the freezer until the juice freezes, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the cold strawberry yogurt into each ice pop, and top each pop with the remaining citrus juice mixture. Freeze until fully hardened, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 80 | Total Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 2mg

 

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Banana in a Blanket for Kids

Kids will enjoy this delicious treat for breakfast/lunch or a snack!!!  They are easy enough to make that the little ones can even help..

Banana in a Blanket

Preparation time: 5 minutes

 
1 (6 inch) whole wheat tortilla
1 tablespoon reduced-fat smooth peanut butter
1 medium banana
1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
1 tablespoon granola
 

Instructions: Lay tortilla on a plate. Spread peanut butter evenly on the tortilla. Sprinkle granola over peanut butter.

Peel and place banana on the tortilla and roll the tortilla. Drizzle maple syrup or honey on top.

Optional: garnish with more granola on top.

 
Serves: 1
½ Cup of Fruit per Serving

Nutrition Information per serving: calories: 303, total fat: 6.4g, saturated fat: 1.2g, % calories from fat: 17%, % calories from saturated fat: 3%, protein: 9g, carbohydrates: 63g, cholesterol: 0mg, dietary fiber: 7g, sodium: 306mg

by Wendy Millington

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Apple Cartwheels Recipe

This is a GREAT recipe for a hot summer day!!  The kids will enjoy it…

  • Prep: 20 min. + chillingApple Cartwheels Recipe
  • Yield: 24 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 4 medium unpeeled Red Delicious apples, cored

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and honey; fold in chocolate chips and raisins.
  • Fill centers of apples with peanut butter mixture; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into 1/4-in. rings. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts 1 apple ring equals 50 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

by Wendy Millington

www.relivinglifehealthy.com