Kids love this yummy fruit dip. It is sweet and nutty without a lot of added sugar
or calories and makes plain fruit seem like dessert. And what could be easier than
stirring together three or four ingredients? Let children help by combining all the
Simply cut fresh seasonal fruit into chunks. (Try apples and pears this time of year.) Then let children carefully place them on wooden skewers to make fruit kebabs. Buy wooden skewers that are not too sharp and make sure children are old enough to do this safely. Then let the really fun part begin: Start dipping!
Fruit Dip Serves 4
1 - 5.3 ounce container fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (we used Dannon Light & Fit)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter*
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and serve with fresh fruit.
*If peanut allergies are an issue, this will work fine with almond or cashew butter.
Per serving (1/4 recipe using peanut butter): 60 Calories; 2g Fat (28.6% calories from fat); trace Saturated Fat; 4g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 32mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
Per serving (1/4 recipe using almond butter): 61 Calories; 2g Fat (31.8% calories from fat); trace Saturated Fat; 4g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 13mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
Recipe is low fat, low calorie, diabetic friendly and can be gluten free if GF ingredients are used.
Recipe courtesy of LowFatLifestyle.com. Visit them on the web and get more free
recipes and healthy-cooking tips at LowFatLifestyle.com.
When is it time to see your doctor?
Most winter colds and coughs are viral and will go away on their own with home care. But you’ll want to see your doctor if you aren’t getting any better over time or if your symptoms worsen. Mucus buildup from a viral infection can lead to a bacterial infection.
With children, be alert for high fevers and for abnormal behavior such as unusual drowsiness, refusal to eat, crying a lot, holding the ears or stomach, and wheezing. Signs of trouble for a child or adult can include a cough that disrupts sleep, a fever that won’t go down, increased shortness of breath, facial pain caused by a sinus infection, worsening of symptoms, chest pain or a difference in the mucus you’re producing.
Cold and flu complications may include bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections and pneumonia, that could require antibiotics. Note: While antibiotics are effective against bacterial infections, they don’t help against viral infections such as a cold or flu.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Department of Consumer Health Information
Filling a New Prescription? Be Sure to Ask These Questions
When you fill a new prescription at your pharmacy, asking the pharmacist these questions will help ensure that you get the
full benefit from your medication and that you are taking it safely.
• Do you have a patient profile form for me to fill out? (This is done when you are new to a pharmacy and should be
updated as needed.) Does it include space for my over-the-counter drugs and my dietary supplements?
• Can you provide written information about my medicine? Ask the pharmacist if it’s available in large print or in a language other than English if you need it.
• What is the most important thing I should know about this medicine? Ask
the pharmacist any questions that may not have been answered by your doctor.
• What side effects might I experience, if any? What should I do if I notice side effects?
• Can I get a refill? If so, when?
• How and where should I store this medicine?
• What should I do if I forget to take a dose?
• Are there any interactions with other medications, OTC products or food of which I should be aware?
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration