Combine 1 ounce orange juice with 4 ounces milk. Put in a small jar and shake. Small children need one hand under the jar and the other hand on the top of the jar - Then push up with one hand and down with the other hand while holding firmly. Add a few ice chips for coldness.
In a jar, mix 2 cups skim milk or 2% milk with 1 small package of instant pudding. Put the lid on the jar and shake, shake, shake for at least one minute. Have dessert dishes ready to pour portions into.
Follow directions for making instant pudding but add extra milk. Portion out pudding ingredients and milk so each child can mix own ingredients in a small jar and pour into a mold for freezing.
Combine 1/4 cup chilled orange juice, 2 Tbsp. chilled low-fat yogurt, 1/3 small banana mashed and then chilled in freezer. Stir or whip together with a mechanical mixer. To serve, sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.
Add 1 Tbsp. sweetened cocoa to 1/2 cup chilled vanilla yogurt. Stir or whip together.
Combine 1 part berries, 1 part chilled vanilla yogurt, and 1 part mashed banana. Mix together with a mechanical mixer.
Put cheese chunks through an old fashioned mechanical grinder. Roll cheese into balls. Cut up raisins, dates or other dried fruit, or crunchy cereal to roll cheese balls in.
The adult needs to dissolve 1 Tbsp gelatin (any flavor) in 2 Tbsp. boiling water. Set aside to thicken. The child uses a mechanical mixer to beat 1/3 cup nonfat/skim milk until foamy. Add 2 Tbsp lemon juice and continue beating. When soft peaks are formed, gradually beat in 3 Tbsp sugar. Add the thickened gelatin and beat till the mixture holds its peaks.
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A hard surface and a child size hammer for cracking nuts and coconuts require lots of "energy". Both hands on the hammer prevents hurt fingers. Select a "floor" safe area for using the hammer.
Mix 2 Tbsp peanut butter with 1/2 cup low-fat or 0 fat yogurt. Mix together. Use dippers of bread, fruit or vegetables.
Mash 1/2 cup canned beans. Add onion flakes. Mix for a dip. Thin with yogurt as needed. Eat with vegetable or bread-cracker dippers.
Have adult hard cook eggs and chill. peel hard cooked eggs that are cooled. Use a table knife to cut eggs in half. Remove the yellow yolk. Mash the yok and mix with 12 tsp mustard. Fill the egg. Garnish with paprika.
Use a table knife to cut bananas into 1/2 inch or inch circles. Spread with peanut butter. Roll in crunchy cereal.
Grind peanuts in an old-fashioned hand-cranked vegetable grinder to make chunky peanut butter. Spread on crackers, vegetables or fruit.
Wash and scrub celery. Fill with chunky peanut butter.
Mix equal parts of smooth peanut butter and tofu. Add lemon juice to thin. Serve with vegetables or bread or cracker dippers.
Mash 1/2 cup chick peas (garbanzo beans). Add clove garlic (rushed), 1 tsp cumin powder, 4 Tbsp tahini (optional), 4 Tbsp. lemon juice. Thin with yogurt to desired consistency. Serve with vegetable or bread dippers.
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Put a wet cloth under the juicer to help hold it still. Show small children how to put one hand on the handle of a small plastic or glass juicer and the other on the top of the citrus fruit. The top hand pushes down and rotates the fruit at the same time. Make citrus drinks using oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit.
Scrub carrots and celery with a vegetable brush. Break into bite size pieces. Use alone for snacks OR to dip in Snowy Peanut Dip.
Wash green beans and break into bite size pieces.
With a fork mash 1/4 banana and 1/2 cup berries and chill. Mix with 1/2 cup chilled cranberry juice using a mechanical mixer.
Have a child pour juice into a mold to freeze as a Popsicle. Use straws or Popsicle sticks for holders. In Australia Popsicles are called ice blocks.
Peel skin from an orange. Pull the pieces apart and eat for a snack or to add to a mixture.
Wash the fruit. Follow the recipe on the cranberry package of fresh cranberries. Use an old fashioned hand grinder to grind the orange and cranberries.
Grate a carrot. Add 1 Tbsp raisin and 1 Tbsp vanilla yogurt. Mix together and chill.
Wash and tear broccoli into very small pieces. Combine 1/2 cup broccoli pieces with 1 Tbsp. raisin, 1 Tbsp/ sunflower seeds, and 1 tsp onion flakes. In a small jar mix the dressing - 2 Tbsp. vanilla yogurt, 1 tsp. vinegar, and 1 Tbsp sugar. Shake. Add to the salad and mix together.
Use popcycle molds, small paper cups, or ice cube trays. Pour layers of fruit juice alternately with yogurt. Insert straw for holders.
Use a 1/4 of a melon. Scoop out seeds. Use a round melon-baller to cut round balls. Use to make kebobs, dessert treat, or mixed fruit dessert.
Combine melon balls, orange slices, banana slices, grapes, and water melon chunks.
Peel avocado and mash with a fork. Mix with 2 tsp. lemon juice, 2 Tbsp onion flakes, 3 Tbsp crushed tomatoes, 1 Tbsp vanilla yogurt. Serve as a dip.
Juice an orange to make OJ (orange juice). Peel banana and cut or break into slices. Pour the OJ over the banana slices to keep them from turn brown. Chill until ready to eat.
Cut orange in half for child. Have child use juicer to squeeze juice. Remove seeds. Chill for snack time.
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Combine equal amounts of the following : 3 different ready to eat cereals. Mix together with a spoon in a bowl with lots of extra space for mixing.
Follow the snick-snack recipe. Add dried fruit, pretzels, and/or nuts. Mix together.
Use scissors to cut tortillas into small pieces for dipping.
Combine 1 part peanut butter, 1 part orange juice, 1 part cut dried fruit, and 2 parts crispy cereal. Use clean hands to mix and roll into balls.
Prepare bite size veggies: 2 Tbsp. grated carrot, 2 Tbsp finely torn broccoli, and 2 Tbsp finely torn cauliflower. Combine ingredients and season with 1 "shake" chili powder. Put 1 lettuce leaf in the center of the tortilla.. Grate 1 Tbsp cheese (OR 1 slice cheese torn into pieces) an put on top of vegetable mixture Wrap the tortilla. (Can you small snack size tortilla chips or larger ones for meals).
Many European families specialize in making their won cereal mixture. Design a special mixture by asking families for suggestions or studying recipes books. Serve with vanilla yogurt.
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*NOTE: Recipes are child-safe and can be prepared without hot, heavy, sharp methods
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