Making Fruits & Veggies Fun!
by Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS Integrative Nutritionist at Rose Wellness Center
Blend yogurt, almond milk or coconut milk with pieces of fruit and crushed ice. To make a creamy smoothie, add some avocado.
Whip up a quick dip for veggies with yogurt and seasonings such as herbs or garlic. Serve with raw vegetables like broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. Fruit chunks go great with a yogurt and cinnamon or vanilla dip.
Assemble chunks of melon, apple, orange and pear on skewers for a fruity kabob. Serve with your favorite butter such as sun butter, almond butter, coconut butter. For a raw vegetable version, use vegetables like zucchini, cucumber, squash and sweet peppers.
Shake up your pizza night by making your pizzas at home. Use a cauliflower crust and top with fresh cut vegetables. Use a grassfed cheese or goat cheese, pop in the oven and enjoy!
Start with carrot sticks or celery for the body. Attach wings made of thinly sliced apples with your choice of nut butter and decorate with halved grapes or dried fruit.
Make your own fruit popsicles by putting pieces of fruit and coconut water into a Dixie cup. Insert a stick into each and then freeze. Once frozen, peel away the Dixie cup and enjoy your popsicle. You could also make fruit ice cubes to add a splash of fun to your water.
Home-Made Trail Mix
Skip the pre‐made trail mix and make your own. Use your favorite nuts and organic, no sugar
added dried fruits. Add in some dark chocolate morsels and seeds for more fun.