Looking for something quick and simple to make as a snack or meal? Check out these easy to make recipes that are a hit with our Providers!
2 cups bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. margarine, melted
2 Tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange bananas in 1 layer in a greased 9 x 9x 2 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and brush with margarine; sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake uncovered for about
15 minutes, turning the bananas once about half-way through the cooking.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: One serving is (1/2 cup) fruit
Credit: Family Service CACFP, Lincoln, NE
Apple Oat Squares
2 cups oatmeal, quick or old fashioned
1 1/2 cups enriched flour
3/4 cup melted margarine
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 1/3 cups applesauce
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. Combine all ingredients except applesauce and nuts. Mix until crumbly; reserve 1 cup of the mixture. Press remaining mixture in bottom of greased pan. Bake 15 minutes; cool slightly about 10 minutes. Spread applesauce over partially baked crust and sprinkle with nuts. Top with reserved mixture and bake 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan. Cut into 2 inch squares.
Yield: 24 servings
Serving Size: One 2 x 2 inch square is a grain/ bread for a 3 – 5 year old at snack.
Counts as one of the two dessert items allowed at snack each week.
Credit: NNCC Recipes for Kids
3 (4-inch) whole wheat pita breads
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 (15.5 oz.) can great northern beans, drained reserving ¼ cup liquid
2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 cup diced tomato, seeded
1/2 cup sliced green pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Cut pita breads around the edge in half. Place in ungreased jelly roll pan.
Bake uncovered about 5 minutes or just until crisp.
Cook onion and garlic in reserved bean liquid in 10-inch skillet over medium heat about 5 minutes.
Stir in beans, heat through. Mash bean mixture with a spoon or potato masher, stir in basil. Divide bean mixture evenly over each pita half; top with tomato, bell pepper and 2 tablespoons cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.