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Celebrating Kids Eat Right Month : Fun Recipes for Kids and Families


By Steve Griffin, Pediatrician, and Mary Tvedt, Registered Dietitian, Holy Rosary Healthcare 

As we start a new school year, our Holy Rosary Healthcare’s providers and nutrition professionals wanted to highlight the importance of children eating a healthy diet and having an active lifestyle by sharing a few fun tips for families to get the school year started right. Earlier this month, we shared these suggestions for families to add more color and fun to their meals and snacks. 

We wanted to share the following fun recipes to put some of those tips into practice. Enjoy!

Frozen Fruit Bark   

1 32-ounce container plain, unsweetened yogurt  
1 TBSP vanilla  
2 cups chopped fruit  
Optional sweetener  

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.  Next, stir vanilla into plain yogurt and pour onto baking sheet and spread evenly. Sprinkle chopped fruit over top.  Freeze until solid (3-4 hours) Slice and serve immediately.

Avocado Hummus Vegetable Rolls  


Avocado Hummus
1 15 oz. cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 
1/2 ripe avocado 
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
1/2 tablespoon olive oil (optional) 
1/2 cup spinach 
1/4 cup fresh cilantro 
1/2 clove of garlic 
1/2 small jalapeño (optional) 
1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Veggie Rolls
2 zucchini, sliced thin lengthwise  
2 large carrots, sliced into sticks  
1/2 English cucumber, sliced into sticks  
2–3 radishes, sliced thin and halved  
1/4 cup cilantro  
sesame seeds (optional)  

Blend the beans, avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, spinach, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, salt and pepper until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a small bowl.  

On a flat, dry surface, lay a thin piece of zucchini. Spread with avocado hummus (not too much or it will overflow out the sides). Lay the assorted veggies and cilantro closely together on one end and begin rolling it up.  Finish with a toothpick to hold it together. Repeat for each roll.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds.