Raspberry Power

Raspberry season is upon us!  Whether your kids are long-time raspberry fans or new to these colorful berries – there is a lot to love about raspberries!

Raspberries are a great high-fiber fruit. They’re also a great source of antioxidants and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits, as well.

In addition, their bright color makes raspberries a hit with kids – and if you’re lucky enough to have a u-pick berry farm nearby, you can make an afternoon out of a trip to the berry patch.  No local berry farm?  Your kids can help you choose some at a farmer’s market or grocery store.

Give this cool raspberry recipe a try for your family’s next snack or dessert.

YOGURT-FILLED RASPBERRIES

What you’ll need:

  • Fresh raspberries
  • Greek yogurt
  • Clear plastic bag or pastry bag

Instructions:

  1. Gently wash your raspberries and let them dry
  2. Fill your pastry bag or plastic bag with yogurt.  If your kids are helping, be sure not to fill the bag too full.  Better to make two small bags that would be easier to manage than one which may be unwieldy for a child.
  3. Put the bag of yogurt it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to let it harden up a bit.  This will help you manage the mess-factor and help the yogurt stay inside the raspberries.
  4. Cut the tip off the plastic bag and squeeze a small amount of yogurt into each raspberry.

If you’d like, you can put the filled raspberries back in the freezer for a bit so they’re extra cool and delicious, but they’re also tasty just the way they are…so feel free to dig in right away for a cool afternoon snack!

Based on a recipe from Feeding Finn.

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