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Snack O Lanterns…Healthy Halloween Treat!

How cool is this!?! Great idea for a classroom party!

You can get really creative!

http://spoonful.com/recipes/snack-o-lantern

 

 

 

What you’ll need

  • Navel orange
  • Canned or fresh fruit salad (if you use canned fruit…get it packed in fruit juice, not syrup)

How to make it

  1. To make one lantern, use a small knife to slice the top off a navel orange and cut around its interior to hollow it out. Scoop out the orange segments, chop them, and mix them with canned or fresh fruit salad.
  2. Carve small facial features in one side of the orange, then cut a slit in the lid to accommodate the handle of a green plastic spoon. Fill the lantern with fruit salad. Insert the spoon and set the lid in place.

Kid Friendly Salmon: Delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 5-to-6-ounce wild salmon fillets, skin removed

Directions

Combine 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, the soy sauce, lemon juice, onion, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, and pepper to taste in a bowl or large resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 3 hours, preferably most of the day.

 

Preheat the broiler and line a broiler pan with foil. Place the salmon on the foil (reserve the marinade) and brush with vegetable oil. Broil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque. Meanwhile, strain the marinade and simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat until slightly reduced. Serve the salmon with the sauce on the side.

 

Photograph by Ngoc Minh Ngo

 

Kid-Friendly Salmon

Melissa  d'Arabian

Recipe courtesy Melissa d’Arabian for Food Network Magazine

 

 

Just Bananas…

banana ice creamOne-ingredient banana “ice cream” and assorted toppings. 

There’s been quite a buzz over this frozen treat, so we tried our hand at the one-ingredient wonder – homemade banana “ice cream.”

Go Bananas
Banana muffins and banana bread are classic go-to recipes for over-ripe bananas, but there are some cooler options. When you’ve got more bananas than you know what to do with, slice them into large pieces and place in freezer-safe bag in the freezer for at least 4 hours (overnight is better). These frozen fruit chunks make creamy and frothy smoothies and a surprisingly similar dairy-free alternative to ice cream.

One medium banana totals about 105 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein. You’ll also get healthy doses of vitamins C and B6 and potassium. Bananas are also free of fat and cholesterol.

 

banana ice creamWhiz it all around in a food processor till it’s thick and creamy — like soft-serve, but better for you. 

Banana Ice Cream – One Step Prep
Place frozen banana pieces in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Turn on the machine and let ‘er rip. Process bananas until they create a frosty, yet creamy puree. Serve immediately or place in a bowl covered with a piece of parchment paper to harden. The re-frozen concoction will have a less creamy texture but is still super refreshing and naturally sweet.

Each medium-sized banana will yield about a ½ cup of ice cream.

Top It Off
This low-cal goodie leaves room for some toppings. Each of the portions below will add 50 calories per serving:

  • 3 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1 sugar cone (whole or broken into pieces)
  • 2 teaspoons semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup diced mango
  • 1 heaping tablespoon granola
  • 1 ½ tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 2 chocolate covered pretzels
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup

If you want to keep the calories as low as possible, try flavor boosters. They’re virtually calorie-free:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Freshly grated orange or lime zest

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »