A Peach of My Heart // Perfect Peach Crisp

Have you ever met a peach you didn’t like? I haven’t! Peaches are one of the best fruits in the whole world…and they’re growing right here in Utah!

The natural sweetness of the peach makes a perfect base for a delicious fruity dessert. Let’s get started!

First, gather your ingredients! Peaches, oats, whole-wheat flour, honey, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, vanilla, and vegetable oil.

Next, peel and slice your peaches. Mix them with lemon juice, cinnamon, and honey. In a second bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, (more) cinnamon, vanilla, and vegetable oil for the topping.

Spray a glass pan with cooking spray. Place all of your sliced peaches on the bottom of the glass pan. Layer the topping dough on top of the sliced peaches. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes. At this point, loosely set some aluminum foil on top of the pan and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the crisp topping is bubbling.

Serve with a scoop of yogurt or glass of low-fat milk. Enjoy!

Patriotic Party // Watermelon Skewers

It’s July and that means we get to celebrate AMERICA! Many families have traditions for the 4th of July. Some people run races, play games outside with their families, have barbecues, or watch fireworks! What are your favorite traditions?

These watermelon skewers are a perfect way to honor America at your family party! You’ll love the refreshing taste of the watermelon and blueberries after playing in the sun.

Here’s what you need: watermelon, blueberries, and some skewers.

  • Step 1: Cut the watermelon in half.
  • Step 2: Take one watermelon half and place it face down on your cutting board. Cut it in half again.
  • Step 3: Slice one of the watermelon halves into large sheets.
  • Step 4: With a knife, trace the shape of a star.
  • Step 5: Pull the star out of the watermelon.

Next, decorate your skewer with blueberries and star-shaped watermelon! We thought it was fun to do a line of blueberries topped with one watermelon star. What pattern will you choose?

Happy creating!!

Harvest Schedule // Kid-Approved Rhubarb Muffins

Lots of farmers markets in Utah will be selling rhubarb around this time of year! Rhubarb is a funny-looking vegetable that looks like pink celery. The stalks can be eaten plain, but most people like them best when they are baked into desserts like pies, cakes, or muffins.

Here are a couple fun facts about rhubarb!

  • While the stalks are safe to eat, rhubarb leaves are actually poisonous
  • Darker stalks are more flavorful
  • Rhubarb is a great source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins A & K

You are most likely to find fresh rhubarb during May or June. Help your mom make a shopping list that includes all the ingredients you need to make these delicious rhubarb muffins!

Use our Harvest Schedule handout to finish up your shopping list. Find a few vegetables that will be available at the farmers market this week.

Want to learn more? Check out this post from last year!

References

Creative Fruit Creations

The blog has a ton of fun recipes that use fruit. What one will you try next?

Berry Banana Split
Cantaloupe Freezie
Apricot Fruit Leather
Pineapple, Mango, Strawberry Salsa
Solar Eclipse Smoothie
Strawberry Sorbet

Find more fruity creations under the Recipes tab!

Frozen Yogurt Pomegranate Bark

On the last blog post we learned about the awesomeness of pomegranates and today we are creating a yummy treat with pomegranates!

It may be chilly outside but that won’t stop you and your family/friends from wanting to eat this frozen treat. The recipe today is called Frozen Yogurt Pomegranate Bark – sounds and tastes delicious!

For this recipe you’ll need plain greek yogurt, pomegranate seeds, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and sugar.

Mix the yogurt, sugar, and half of the chocolate chips, pomegranate, and coconut together in a bowl.

Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper then pour the yogurt mixture into the pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips, pomegranate, and coconut on top of the mixture.

Place the pan in the freezer for couple hours or until the mixture has frozen. Once frozen, break it apart with a knife or spatula and ENJOY!