Friday, August 22, 2014

Last Day of Summer Frozen Yogurt Pops

It is the last day of summer vacation for my kids. The summer flew by. To mark the occasion we made Jamie’s Frozen Yogurt Pops today, August Challenge #2. 

Jamie’s Recipe:
2 small ripe bananas
6 ounces frozen strawberries or 1 cup frozen blueberries
2 cups non-fat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
Blend together in a food processor or blender. Use any ice pop molds or even paper cups and popsicle sticks and freeze. 

I knew that being a kitchen gadget queen would come in handy eventually! We made them in our blender and then put them in the zoku ice pop maker. My sister gave it to my daughter for her birthday a few years ago. It’s a cool, creative and fun gift for any young chefs with a birthday around the corner. 

Feel free to play around with the recipe and make it your own. Here’s what we did:

1 medium ripe banana
6 oz. frozen mixed “Berry Medley” (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries)
2 cups non-fat plain yogurt
2 Tablespoons honey

They looked pretty and were super yummy too! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Birthday Outdoor Dining

For the first August Food Revolution Ambassador Challenge (Share photos of family and friends dining outdoors)....

We take advantage of our patio a lot for dining from Spring to late Fall. A favorite outdoor dining event each year is my daughter’s birthday party. She plans the party all by herself. She scours Pinterest and plans everything from the decorations to the menu. We do the shopping together and then spend the day in the kitchen working on making the food on her menu. She’s very creative and its a great way to spend time together. On this year’s menu we had quinoa salad, rainbow fruit kabobs, meatballs and birthday punch. Past menus have included tomato, mozzarella, basil skewers and fruit cornucopias (fruit salad served in waffle cones). 

Her dad and I hang twinkly Christmas lights in the back yard and she puts tea lights in mason jars.  Her friends always have a great time and I love spending time with her in the kitchen!

Here are some photos from her big event!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August 2014 Food Revolution Challenge Overview

August is always a busy month for us and, as you'll see in the upcoming weeks, these challenges fit right in!

Here are the August Food Revolution Ambassador Challenges:

1. Share photos of family and friends dining outdoors.
2. Make Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution frozen yogurt pops.
3. Share your top tip for food education.