Healthy Children - February 2014

Enjoy fruit all day long


  • Add fruit to ready-to eat cereal or hot cereals
  • Top pancakes and waffles with fruit

Lunch and Dinner

  • Top lettuce and spinach salads with fruit
  • Add fresh or canned fruit to gelatin salads
  • Serve fruit for dessert


Keep fresh fruit and dried fruit handy for snacking
Top yogurt with sliced fruit
Make a quick fruit smoothie with milk and chilled or frozen fruit

Pineapple & Walnut Salad – serves 6

1 can (20oz) pineapple chunks, drained reserving 2 Tbsp juice
1 cup chopped celery
½ cup nuts (walnuts, peanuts)
½ cup raisins
2 Tbsp low fat mayonnaise
3 cups salad greens

  1. In a large bowl toss pineapple, celery, nuts and raisins. Chill.
  2. Before serving, add just enough mayonnaise to moisten salad.
  3. Sprinkle on pineapple juice and gently stir to blend.
  4. Serve on salad greens.

Nutrition facts (per serving): Calories 180 ~ fat 8 g ~ calories from fat 70 ~ sodium 70mg ~ total carbohydrate 26 g ~ fiber 3 g