Harvest: Arugula, Asparagus, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Kale and Other Greens, Lettuce, English Peas, Radish, Spinach, Strawberries, Turnips
It's getting hotter! Time for outdoor snacks and field day yummies!
From Sitter City
How to: Combine 1 cup of mixed berries (frozen or fresh both work) in a blender with 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt and 2 tablespoons of water. Blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 8-10 hours. Carefully remove popsicles from molds and enjoy!
Get creative: Mix and match fruit and yogurt combinations that sound yummy.
Rainbow fruit plate
How to: On a large platter, add the following fruit in arched rows: Strawberries (red), honeydew melon (orange), pineapple (yellow), kiwi fruit (green), blueberries (blue). Add a handful of marshmallows at the end of the rainbow for a sweet treat.
Mix it up: Swap raspberries for strawberries; green grapes for kiwi fruit, mango for pineapple, and so on.
How to: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut zucchini length-wise into fry-sized sticks. Scatter zucchini sticks onto a baking sheet. Spray with olive oil and sprinkle with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes or until tender and slightly browned.
Shape up: Cut the zucchini into disks instead of sticks for a fun new shape. Add ranch dressing on the side for dipping.
How to: Trim the ends of a large cucumber. Cut the cucumber crosswise into one-and-a-half inch slices. Hallow out the middle of the cucumber with a teaspoon, being careful not to cut through the bottom.
Fill ‘em up: Cucumbers provide a perfect kid-sized cup for chicken salad, a mixture of grains and greens, or hummus.
Watermelon on a stick
How to: Cut your watermelon into triangular pieces — leave the rind on if you want. Slice your pieces about 3/4” – 1-inch thick. Insert a popsicle stick into the rind or base of the triangle, and voila! Watermelon on a stick.
Cut above: Try using cookie cutters to create fun shapes with the watermelon. Watermelon stars are perfect for the Fourth of July!
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