Change the line-up of fruit each time you make this recipe! Add a drop of food color to the cream cheese for extra color.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
 
Ingredients:  

  • 4 rice cakes
  • 1/4 cup soft cream cheese
  • Dash of vanilla
  • 1 cup assorted fresh and dried fruit (kiwifruit, blueberries, strawberries, mandarin oranges segments, and dried cranberries) 

Instructions:  

1: CHILD/ PARENT:  Measure cream cheese put in small bowl. Add vanilla. Blend well.
 
2: CHILD/ PARENT:  Wash fresh fruit and pat dry. Cut it small pieces. Put each fruit in a small bowl.
 
3: CHILD:  Spread a layer of cream cheese on top of each rice cake to cover it.
 
4: CHILD:  Decorate with different fruits. Enjoy!
 
Nutritional analysis per serving:  

49 calories
9 g carbohydrate
1 g protein
4 g fat
1 g fiber
16 mg calcium 


(Courtesy of the National Dairy Council ®. Source: Adapted from: Captain 5 a Day, Connecticut Department of Public Health)