Banana Dogs

[donotprint]I had not heard of banana dogs until recently. My kids love them. We actually eat them as a part of breakfast more often than as a snack. [/donotprint]This recipe works just fine with bananas that are ripe or nearing over-ripe. I’d try something else if your banana has more black than yellow on its peel as the banana does need to hold its shape.

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2 whole grain hot dog buns
1 ripe banana
2 tablespoons strawberry jam or organic chocolate syrup

Cut banana in half lengthwise. Put each banana half in a bun and top with 1 tablespoon jam or syrup. Serve. Makes 2.

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Yogurt Trifle

This is a great way to use up muffins that the kids aren’t into eating on their own any more. Save random bits of cake in the freezer for this recipe. There is no limit to replacements and adjustments that can be made. The only neccessity is a red fruit on the top

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1/2 cup cake or muffin pieces
1/2 cup lowfat vanilla or strawberry yogurt
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup mandarian oranges
10 whole red grapes
2 teaspoons of sweetened shredded coconut (optional)

In each clear 6 ounce cup layer 2 tablespoons cake or muffin pieces, 2 tablespoons yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon coconut, 2 tablespoons blueberries, 2 tablespoons oranges, 2 tablespoons cake or muffin pieces, 2 tablespoons yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon coconut, and 5 grapes.

Makes 2 trifles
Prep time: 10 minutes

Note: If you are feeding children under the age of three, be sure to chop or at least halve the grapes.

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