Snack time is my kids favorite time. They get to pick something out that will hold them over until dinner time but also satisfy a sweet or savory tooth. These are some of our favorite after-school snacks that are also healthy and good for you. With an occasional hint of chocolate to make it extra special. Kid approved and Mom approved for the health values!
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I've made a lot of these myself but some I'm dying to try and keep on hand in the future. Like Fruit Sushi, also known as Frushi, which I tried while visiting Epcot this past year during the International Food and Garden Festival. You can find the recipe below.
- 2 cups sushi rice cooked per package directions
- 1 tablespoon cream of coconut
- 16 soy wrappers or homemade fruit leather
- 16 fresh strawberries hulled and quartered
- 1/2 cantaloupe cut into four-inch-long by 1/4-inch-wide rectangles
- 1/2 pineapple peeled and cored cut into four-inch-long by 1/4-inch-wide rectangles
- Toasted coconut for garnish
- Let sushi rice cool slightly; stir in cream of coconut. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
- Lay one soy wrapper on a flat surface. Place about 1/4 cup sushi rice on the soy wrapper, pressing with moistened fingers to cover the whole sheet.
- Place one piece each of pineapple and cantaloupe, and four pieces of strawberry in the center of the rice-covered sheet.
- Starting at one end, fold about one-third of the roll-up, then roll the sheet into a cylinder, keeping the fruit in the middle. Moisten soy wrapper to seal.
- Cut into 4 equal pieces. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Garnish with toasted coconut.