Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health



10.Top Your Bagel! Tired of boring bagels? Mash ripe bananas, spread the mixture over
a bagel, and top with raisins.

9.Top Your Salad. Salad just got a sweet surprise when you add raisins, dried apple slices, mandarin oranges, and cranberries to a bed of your favorite field greens. Top with low-fat salad dressing.

8.In A Sweet Surprise in Mashed Potatoes. Try adding raisins to those mashed Yukon Golds, or even mashed sweet potatoes.

7.Trail Mix. Trail mix isn’t the same without raisins. Try this kid and mom approved recipe: Time-Out Trail Mix

6.Raisins and Berries Instead of Syrup! The next time you make pancakes, toss a fistful of raisins into the batter. Instead of using syrup, top your pancakes with fresh berries.

5. The New Chicken Salad Sandwich. Try adding raisins to your next tuna or chicken salad sandwich. Mix diced chicken or tuna, low fat mayonnaise, chopped celery, raisins, diced green peppers, and diced onions in a large bowl. Serve inside a warmed whole wheat pita or on whole wheat bread.

4. Substitute for Chocolate. Hold the sprinkles and add some raisins! Scoop your favorite low-fat ice cream over a peeled banana and sprinkle raisins on top.

3. Popcorn, Raisins and Cayenne Pepper? Mix a cup of raisins into a large bowl of freshly popped popcorn for a sweet movie treat. For an added kick, sprinkle a little cayenne pepper or Old Bay seasoning over the mixture.

2. Top Your Cereal or Yogurt. Top off cereal or oatmeal with a handful of raisins, sliced bananas, and chopped fresh berries. Also, try adding this fruit mixture to low fat yogurt or cottage cheese.

1. Ants on a Log. Spread peanut butter over a peeled banana and sprinkle raisins on top. For a crunchier twist, use a pretzel rod or apple slices instead of a banana. Recipe: Bookworm Apple Bark
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