Friday, February 17, 2012

Papaya Boats

Papaya Boats (photo courtesy of Champions for Change)

This February the 5th grade students studied healthy desserts.  In doing so, we featured a recipe from the Champions for Change website.  At Bay View Nutrition, we frequently use Champions for Change recipes in our classes.  They are quick, fresh and healthy. The students loved the papaya boats, especially the hints of mint. Enjoy the recipe as a midday snack or to top of a lovely meal.

*2 papayas, rinsed and peeled
*1 medium banana, peeled and sliced
*1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced 1 cup sliced strawberries
*1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
*3⁄4 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
*1 tablespoon honey
*2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint (optional)
1. Cut papayas in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds. Place each half on a medium plate.
2. Place an equal amount of banana, kiwifruit, strawberries, and oranges in each papaya half.
3. Combine yogurt, honey and mint; mix well. Spoon over fruit before serving.

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