RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Berry & Banana Smoothie

This delicious, nutritious smoothie is from Kelly at SuperHealthyKids.com. “I love using frozen organic fruit,” says Kelly, “because it’s frozen at its peak freshness. It’s available year-round, is generally less expensive than fresh organic fruit, especially when out of season. And it’s great in smoothies!” The smoothie is made with three separate layers (photo #1),…
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JULY 4th: Red, White & Blue Greek Yogurt Pops & New Chobani Smooth Yogurt

Why buy yogurt pops when it’s so easy to make these (photo #1), with a recipe from Chobani? You can use any berries you like, plus nonfat/0% fat Greek yogurt (photo #2). Blueberries and strawberries are brighter in color for red, white and blue pops. But vary the berries or use stone fruits (cherries, peaches,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Starfruit For July 4th

Native to Southeast Asia and India, starfruit was brought back to Europe by sailors and traders in the late 1700s. Rare and costly, it became popular among wealthy Europeans. Starfruit was brought to Hawaii by Chinese traders in the late 1800s. Yet, it was introduced to mainland America—Florida—only about 75 years ago. Today the state…
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JULY 4th FOOD: Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle

If you’re asked to bring something to a July 4th shindig, here’s a recipe that couldn’t be easier, no cooking required! In fact, the recipe is so easy that a tween or teen (or adult who “doesn’t cook”) can make it. It’s built in a springform pan instead of a traditional glass bowl. The recipe…
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JULY 4TH BREAKFAST: Yogurt Parfait With Star-Shaped Toast

A spectacular breakfast parfait. Photo courtesy Smucker’s.   What better way to celebrate July 4th, than to wake up to a red, white and blue yogurt parfait and star-shaped toast. Smucker’s uses its Natural Orange Marmalade Fruit Spread, Seedless Strawberry Jam and Blueberry Preserves to make the parfait. Prep time is 20 minute, cook time…
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