Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Great Summer Afternoon Healthy Treat

I love ice cream and if it were not sinful to the hips I'd indulge daily! This afternoon I created a yummy snack for me and the kids that satisfies the cold and sweet factor.
1 1/2 cups of cottage cheese
** 2 Tbsp of honey
8 medium strawberries, sliced or diced
1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Combine all in a bowl and allow toddler/preschooler to help you mix... they will delight in the changing color of the cottage cheese to a blue/purple. I like the frozen blueberries especially for the coldness to transcend to the other ingredients. Be sure to use ripe strawberries if you do not want that tartness that can come from an unripened strawberry. Enjoy!

** do not feed honey to a baby younger than 12mo

Use signing in your preparation of snacks as your hungry little one appears to not be able to get his hands on food fast enough. What to sign?
EAT/FOOD
HUNGRY
SRAWBERRY
BERRY
STIR
HELP
WAIT
YUMMY

MORE SIGNING TIPS:
Incorporate signing in fun activities and in your routines so your baby/toddler will catch on quickly.
Continue signing with your preschooler to help them with reading skills!

Want to learn more? Sign up for classes at www.sign4baby.com

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