Celebrating 4th of July with Kids

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Who doesn’t love holiday BBQ, picnics and fireworks? Since the 4th of July weekend is coming up, we thought our Wednesday Wonder should have some fun kid recipes. (Check back on Friday when we will have 4th of July activities for kids!)

Healthy Fruit Kabobs your kids can make!

What you will need:
• 1 apple
• 1 banana
• 1/3 c. red seedless grapes
• 1/3 c. green seedless grapes
• 2/3 cup pineapple chunks*

• knife
• 2 wooden skewer sticks
• large plate
*substitute your child’s favorite fruit for any of the above


Prepare the fruit by washing the grapes, washing the apples and cutting them into small squares, peeling the bananas and cutting them into chunks, and cutting the pineapple into chunks, if it’s fresh. Put the fruit onto a large plate.

Let your child slide pieces of fruit onto the skewer and design their own kabob by putting as much or as little of whatever fruit they want! Do this until the stick is almost covered from end to end. Makes 4 fruit kabobs.

No-bake cookies your kids can make!

What you will need:
• 8 whole-wheat graham cracker squares, finely ground
• 1/4 cup raisins
• 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
• 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey
• 4 teaspoons unsweetened coconut

How to make cookies: (so easy it’s ridiculous!)

Combine ground whole-wheat graham crackers, raisins, peanut butter and honey in a small bowl. Pat into 8 cookies and press lightly in coconut. Yields about 8-12 cookies depending on size.

Add  some more healthy flair to your BBQ with a salad and dressing. Your child can help make the dressing. He or she will love shaking the ingredients in the jar and seeing the ingredients swirl around. Our favorite easy-to-make healthy salad and dressing comes from the kitchen of Jamie Oliver.

What kid friendly recipes do you have for a holiday BBQ?


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