Strawberry Fun Food

Dippy Ideas
Strawberries are great to eat just plain, but it’s also fun to dip them.
Try dipping them in

Powdered sugar
Vanilla yogurt
Vanilla pudding
Marshmallow cream
Whipped cream
Melted chocolate
Yogurt mixed with a little orange juice concentrate
Cinnamon sugar

Look in the Recipes section of this website for more easy dips.

Play with Your Food
Who says sandwiches need bread? Slice bananas and strawberries and make strawberry-banana sandwiches. Does the strawberry go on the outside or does the banana? Arrange them on a plate and eat them with toothpicks.
Variations:

Add kiwi fruit or apple slices.
Use marshmallow cream or vanilla pudding to stick them together.

Strawberry No-Jam Sandwich

Spread soft white bread with cream cheese. Slice ripe strawberries over the cream cheese. If desired, sprinkle with sugar or drizzle with honey. Slap on another slice of bread and eat.

Freeze Your Own
When your family brings home fresh strawberries from the farm, choose your favorite berries, remove the caps, and pack them into small containers, like yogurt cups. Write your name on the containers and freeze.

When you want a snack, take out one of your containers, microwave it for a few seconds, and eat the partly thawed berries.

Do you like the small berries or the large ones best?

Smooth Stuff
Strawberries are great in smoothies. Here’s one recipe:
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1/2 banana
1/4 cup apple juice
Toss it all in the blender, blend until smooth.

You don’t really need a recipe to make a good smoothie. Experiment with different combinations of fruit, milk products (milk, yogurt, ice cream), juices (apple, orange, cranberry, pineapple…). Add crush iced for a slushy. If the smoothie isn’t sweet enough after you blend it, add a little sugar or honey to taste.

Super-Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Cut up some strawberries and sweeten with sugar. Let stand a few minutes until very juicy. Make cinnamon toast with cinnamon sugar and butter. Top toast with sweetened strawberries and your favorite whipped topping. This is very easy and yummy!

You can also do this by putting the strawberries on slices of pound cake or angel food cake. Top it with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream. We call this one “Strawberry Shortcut!”

Visit the Recipes section for more strawberry food ideas. The “Kids” and “Easy” recipes are ones you can make with little or no help.