Fruit Sundae Cones
CKA has improved upon this favorite of ours from “Kids Favorites Made Healthy” – It’s fun, it’s good for you and best of all – IT’S YUMMY!
3 cups cut-up fruits, such as apples, strawberries, bananas, cherries, seedless red or green grapes, kiwifruit, plums, blueberries, pineapple and/or peaches
2 Tbsp honey
6 large waffle cones
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups of melted chocolate – semi sweet or milk chocolate is fine
3 cups non or low fat vanilla yogurt (not the frozen kind…though it could be if you so choose)
1/4 cup toasted coconut (optional)
Slice desired fruit and combine into a bowl; drizzle 1 Tbsp of honey on top and gently toss together and set aside. Pour yogurt into a bowl and add vanilla, cinnamon and the rest of the honey and combine.
Dip the ends of the waffle cones into melted chocolate, set aside on parchment paper and allow to cool/harden. Another option is to simply pour some chocolate into the bottom of each of the cone and freeze them so the chocolate hardens.
Spoon fruit into the waffle cones and top with a spoonful of the yogurt mixture. If desired, top with coconut or whipped cream. Makes 6 cones.
Fruits and Veggies 101: When choosing to eat fruits and veggies, go for color and variety—dark green, yellow, orange, and red. It's hard to argue with the health benefits of a diet rich in vegetables and fruits: Lower blood pressure; reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, some cancers, lower risk of eye and digestive problems; and a mellowing effect on blood sugar that can help keep appetite in check. Most people should aim for at least nine servings (at least 4½ cups) of vegetables and fruits a day, and potatoes don't count. Go for a variety of kinds and colors of produce, to give your body the mix of nutrients and anti-oxidants it needs. Best bets? Dark leafy greens, cooked tomatoes, and anything that's a rich yellow, orange, or red color.