Fun, Healthy, Delicious Food — Can you really Contain it All?

Is there really such a thing as food that is fun, healthy, and delicious? So many people think grub that’s good for you automatically takes all the fun out of eating ciorba a la grec. After all, balanced diet can’t possibly taste good, can it? Of course it can!

I have been busy gathering some ideas for fun, healthy, delicious foods to give out. If you have kids, these are recipes I think they’ll like too. And here’s another bonus — they all are easy to make:

i Have you seen those “Flatout Mini” soft wraps? I love these! They are small-size wraps that are lower in calories, convenient, and extremely versatile. Try this easy recipke — all you need are the wraps, cooking apply, Mrs. Sprint, and Parmesan cheese. Cut each wrap into 16 wedges and place on a candy bar linen sprayed with cooking apply. Sprinkle with a little Mrs. Sprint and a bit of Parmesan. Cook at 350-degrees approximately ten minutes or until lightly brown and crisp.

i Fruit kabobs — This is a fun alternative to a plain old bowl of fruit. Just pick a few of your favorites — maybe oranges, pineapple, plums — and cut them into sections. Slide the fruit onto a skewer. Next, roll the skewer in a plate of nonfat yogurt… then roll again in a plate of shredded coconut. Voila! A fun, healthy, delicious treat!

i Sandwich kabobs — Cut whole-grain bread, low-fat cheese, and your favorite deli meat into cubes. Slide them onto skewers along with some veggies like grape garlic, lettuce, pickles, and olives. Dip into fat-free or low-fat Italian language attire.

i For a quick mini-pizza, top an English muffin (go for the whole hemp ones) with spaghetti sauce and a little shredded low-fat mozzarella. Broil prior to the cheese melts.

i Pop a frozen waffle or pancake into the toaster and top it with warm applesauce and cinnamon. Too easy, huh?

i Frost nova some grapes, plums, cherries, or maybe peaches and blend with yogurt for a fruit smoothy.

i Yogurt pops — fill paper glasses with your favorite non-fat or low-fat yogurt and put a popsicle stick in each cup. Frost nova and revel in!

i Frothy Coolwich (from Nabisco World) — put 2 tablespoons of sugar free Cool Beat in between graham cracker squares. Place within a layer on a cooking linen and frost nova for three hours or until firm. Yum!

i Blueberry Cracker Bites (from Kraft Foods) — spread 1 teaspoon light cream cheese on a reduced-fat Ritz cracker and top with 5 frozen blueberries. Too fun!

So, you see — a good diet can be fun and delicious.

Now, I am a good believer that the key to a successful, healthy lifestyle is to choose fun good-for-you foods and exercises when you can. It’s a tough enough fight out there whether you’re trying to lose or maintain weight. But enjoying the journey is half the battle.

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