Healthy Yummy Foods


All you banana fans will love this thick mid-afternoon, after-school snack.

1 cup vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup milk
1 banana
4 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Pour into two glasses and serve.

You'll want to try this out for lunch! These open-faced "friendly" sandwiches begin with a crispy shell. You can either purchase the shells or briefly fry corn tortillas in two tablespoons of oil.

Spread the shell with taco filling or refried beans and grated cheese, then arrange shredded lettuce for hair, olive slices for eyes, a carrot slice for a nose, and tomato pieces for lips.

You can bake treats for your favorite pet, too! In a large bowl, beat 3 eggs, then mix in 1/4 cup soy flour, 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, 2 tablespoons wheat germ, 2 tablespoons instant dry milk, and 2 cups whole wheat flour.

Add 2 tablespoons water or enough to make the dough hold. Knead for three minutes, then spread to 1/2-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut into "bones." Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes, flip and bake 25 minutes more. Makes 7 to 10 servings.

Use letter-shaped cutters to create names and words from the dough. Punch a hole in the top of each letter with a drinking straw. After baking the cookies for 10 minutes, cool and decorate. String then together on a piece of thin licorice.