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Strawberry Bars

Prep time: 45 minutes


  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • ½ c. butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 c. light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ¾ c. strawberry jam


  • oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • large bowl
  • square (8" x 8") pan coated with nonstick spray
  • large spoon
  • knife (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • measuring cups and spoons


  1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit (180° Celsius).
  2. In a large bowl, mix everything together except the strawberry jam.
  3. Measure out 2 cups of this mixture. Leave the rest in the bowl, and set it aside.
  4. Take the 2 cups of the mixture and press it into the bottom of the pan. You can use your hands or a spoon. Make sure you cover the entire bottom of the pan!
  5. Using a large spoon, spread the strawberry jam on top of the mixture in the pan. Spread it evenly all over.
  6. Take the mixture that was left in the bowl, and spread it over the strawberry jam. Press it down lightly.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, and allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  8. Cut the bars into 12 squares to eat and share!

Serves: 12

Serving size: 1 square

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
211 calories
2 g protein
9 g fat
32 g carbohydrate
1 g fiber
22 mg cholesterol
126 mg sodium
16 mg calcium
0.9 mg iron

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.


Fruit Rocket Ships

Summer is here and it is a good time to be eating fruit. Why not try making a Rocket Ship. The fruit listed here is optional – feel free to explore other fruits.


1.5cm-thick slice of seedless watermelon, peeled
2 strawberries, washed, hulled
1 small banana, peeled
1.5cm-thick slice of pineapple, peeled cored


Cut watermelon into 4 small triangles. Trim one corner from each triangle. Thread watermelon triangles, long-side down, onto small wooden skewers.

Cut strawberries in half lengthways. Thread, hulled-side down, onto the skewers.

Cut banana in half crossways, then cut each piece in half lengthways. Thread onto the skewers.

Cut pineapple into 4 small triangles. Thread onto the skewers to make the top of each rocket ship.

Banana Smoothie Recipe


1 cup reduced fat milk
200 g reduced fat vanilla yoghurt
2 tablespoons skim milk powder, (optional)
2 tablespoons wheat germ, (optional)
1 large banana, or peach or mango (peeled) or 1/2 cup strawberries


Put all ingredients in blender, blend until frothy and drink immediately.
This smoothie is a great way to get kids to enjoy making healthy food it tastes great and is full of essential vitamins and minerals!
Great for fueling up little bodies for more health activities!


Before we give you our receipe today I thought I would share a great website I found.

On this website you can enter in what ingredients you have and it will give you a recipe. How cool!! You can even tell it to exclude recipes with nuts, meat, fish and a whole heap of other items.

Solution solved on what’s for dinner.

Yoghurt Pops


  • 1 8-oz. container of your favorite flavor of yogurt


  • small paper cups
  • wooden popsicle sticks (available in craft stores)
  • plastic wrap


  1. Pour yogurt into paper cups. Fill them almost to the top.
  2. Stretch a small piece of plastic wrap across the top of each cup.
  3. Using the popsicle stick, poke a hole in the plastic wrap. Stand the stick straight up in the center of the cup.
  4. Put the cups in the freezer until the yogurt is frozen solid.
  5. Remove the plastic wrap, peel away the paper cup, and eat your pop!

Serves: 3 to 4

Serving size: 1 pop

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

127 Calories
5 g protien
2 g fat
21 g carbohydrate
0 g fiber
7 mg cholesterol
73 mg sodium
262 mg calcium
0 mg iron

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:

If you like, you can make this recipe using plastic ice-pop molds instead of the paper cups and popsicle sticks.

For a cool-looking snack, fill your cups only halfway with one flavor of yogurt in Step 1. Follow Steps 2, 3, and 4. Remove your pops from the freezer, take off the plastic wrap, and spoon in another flavor of yogurt that's a different color. Put the plastic wrap back on and freeze once more. When your pops are frozen, you'll have two-colored treats!

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