Recipes of the Month

Animals in the Swamp
Animals in the Swamp

By Cami Wells, MS, RD, Extension Educator in Hall County

August is Kids Eat Right Month and Back to School Month. Enjoy these kid-friendly recipes.

(Makes 4 servings)

• 8 ounces vanilla yogurt
• 1 Tablespoon chocolate instant pudding mix
• 24 animal crackers

1. Wash hands with soap and water.
2. Combine yogurt and pudding mix.
3. Serve 1/4 cup of “swamp” to each child with 6 animal crackers.
4. Dip crackers into the “swamp” and enjoy.
5. Refrigerate any extra “swamp” within 2 hours and eat within 3 to 4 days.

Notes: Try different flavors of yogurt or pudding mix like strawberry yogurt with vanilla pudding or vanilla yogurt with butterscotch or lemon pudding. Be creative and dip graham crackers, vanilla wafers or your child’s favorite fruit like strawberries, bananas or apples.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size (1/4 cup dip and 6 animal crackers): Calories 127; Total Fat 4g; Sodium 143mg; Total Carbohydrates 22g; Fiber 0g

(Makes 1 serving)

• 1 English muffin
• 2 Tablespoons pizza or tomato sauce
• 2 Tablespoons mozzarella cheese, shredded
• Optional toppings: sliced mushrooms, green peppers, onions, black olives or other vegetables

1. Wash hands with soap and water.
2. Split muffin in half and spread halves with pizza sauce.
3. Sprinkle with cheese and add additional toppings if desired.
4. Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes or microwave for 15 seconds or until cheese is melted using a microwave-safe plate

Nutrition Information: Serving Size (2 pizza bites): Calories 190; Total Fat 4.5g; Saturated Fat 2g; Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 480mg; Total Carbohydrates 29g; Fiber 0g; Total Sugars 4g, includes 2g Added Sugars; Protein 9g; Vitamin D 0%; Calcium 15%; Iron 15%; Potassium 4%