Pick Up Sticks
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|12||long, thin pretzel sticks (about 4 inches long)|
|1/4||ripe California avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed|
|2||slices nonfat American cheese, cut into 1 inch squares|
|1/2||red apple, cored and cubed|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Using pretzel stick as skewer, thread on grape, cheese square, apple cube and California avocado cube.
- Repeat process making twelve "Pick Up Sticks".
- Serve to kids and let them pick up their snack enjoying fruit and sticks.
- Hint: Use wooden skewer to poke holes in avocado, apple and grape.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
(Nutrition information is for 4 sticks per serving)
People who eat more generous amounts of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and perhaps heart disease and high blood pressure.
This recipe meets the following Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) Fruits & Veggies–More Matters® program criteria. Per Serving, each serving must contain at least one serving of fruit or vegetables per 250 calories; added sugars cannot exceed 15% of total calories; total fat is ≤35% of total calories, saturated fat is <10% of calories, trans fat is <0.5g per serving; contain ≤600 mg of sodium; and offer ≥0.014g/kcal naturally occurring fiber (28g of fiber/2000 calories).