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Kid-Friendly Treat: Jewels in Snow
by Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

Many believe that the gemstone garnet got its name from the pomegranate. The tiny arils of this fruit resemble the garnet's deep-red color and shape. This recipe mixes the deep-red arils into cottage cheese creating the look of garnets buried in a blanket of snow. Try this simple dish for breakfast. The jewel and snow filling can also be spread onto graham crackers or celery sticks for a crunchy after school snack or meal time side dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp pomegranate arils
  • 2 tsp ground pecans (optional)
  • 2 slices whole grain toast

Directions:
Combine the cottage cheese, honey and pomegranate arils in a small bowl. Spread the mixture over the toast. Slice the toast into 4 triangles and sprinkle with ground pecans. Serve with apple or peach slices.

Note: Pomegranate arils are a choking hazard for children under 3 years old, so this recipe is best suited to children over this age.

Makes 2 servings.


Cheryl TallmanAbout the author:
Cheryl Tallman is the co-founder of Fresh Baby, creators of the award-winning So Easy Baby Food Kit, available at many fine specialty stores, BabiesRUs.com, Target.com and national chains including Whole Foods Markets. Visit Cheryl online at www.FreshBaby.com for more delicious tips.

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