Get kids excited about eating healthy

Sunflower Broccoli Salad
Sunflower Broccoli Salad, courtesy Milk Means More

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) June is National Dairy Month and it’s a great time to get kids excited about eating healthy. The United Dairy Industry of Michigan and Milk Means More have some fun recipes to get kids eating more fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy.

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs
Fruit and Cheese Kabobs, courtesy Milk Means More and The Lemon Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • ½ green apple – cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 ounces mild cheddar cheese – cubed then quartered
  • 8 blackberries
  • 8 red grapes
  • ½ cup diced pineapple
  • 8 four-inch wooden skewers

Instructions

Toss apple chunks with lemon juice to prevent browning. Working one skewer at a time, carefully thread one piece of each fruit and two pieces of cheese on each skewer. Repeat until all 8 skewers are done.

Serve immediately or store in a refrigerated air-tight container for up to 5 days.

Recipe by Liz of The Lemon Bowl

Sunflower Broccoli Salad

Sunflower Broccoli Salad
Sunflower Broccoli Salad, courtesy Milk Means More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup of seedless grapes, diced
  • 3/4 cup of apples, diced
  • 1/2 cup of celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Instructions

Gently toss broccoli, grapes, apples, celery, and sunflower seeds. Thin Greek yogurt with milk, honey, and lemon juice. Add to broccoli mixture and toss to evenly coat dressing. Serve immediately or store in your refrigerator for up to five days.

The longer the broccoli salad sits, the more the broccoli will soak up the dressing. Thin with more milk if necessary. The broccoli can also be blanched before adding to the salad.

Recipe by Katie Serbinski, MS, RD of Mom to Mom Nutrition

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