Kid Healthy Snack: Rice Pudding With Rainbow Skewers
If your kid's a fan of pudding cups, but the closest he gets to fruit is bag of Swedish fish, we've got the dessert for you. This creamy pudding from Harvard Cookie Girl is high in calcium and low in sugar. And let's face it, who doesn't love fruit on a stick? Makes a great kid-healthy snack.
- 5 cups organic milk
- 7 oz medium grain rice
- 2 tbsp vanilla sugar
- ½ cup raisins
- Oranges, blueberries, strawberries, bananas and kiwis washed and ready to cut
- Have your kids measure the milk, vanilla sugar and rice into a deep saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer and cover.
- Simmer for 30 minutes stirring frequently until it is creamy, oozy and thick. Then, stir in raisins.
- Meanwhile, cut the fruits and have your kid put them on skewers by the colors of the rainbow: Start with blueberries for blue, then kiwis for green, bananas for yellow, oranges for orange and strawberries for red.
- When the pudding is ready, serve in a small cup with a fruit skewer.
- While your kids thread the skewers, talk to them about how each different color in fruit is made by a different vitamin that is good for their bodies.
- Want more from Harvard Cookie Girl? Click here for a free "Grandma's Potion" recipe!