At The Zoo Recipe - Cooking Index
Try different cookie cutter shapes for various holidays: hearts for Valentine's Day; stars, trees, and bells for the winter holidays; and shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day.Courses: Snacks
|2 slices||Whole-wheat bread - (to 3) - toasted|
|1 tablespoon||15ml||Peanut butter or Neufchatel cheese|
|2 tablespoons||30ml||Mashed banana = (or 2 tbspns crushed juice-packed Pineapple)|
|Raisins, currants, or dried apricots - (optional)|
Press the cookie cutters firmly into the toasted bread to make an animal or other shape. Spread with one or two of the suggested toppings. For even more fun, use raisins or currants for eyes and noses and a sliver of dried apricot for a mouth.
If you're making shamrocks, you can spread clover shapes with Neufchatel and cover with finely chopped parsley leaves. You can use the same technique for a holiday tree, and decorate it with raisins, dried cranberries, and chopped dried fruit. For hearts, mix a little red food coloring and a dash of cinnamon into Neufchatel.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 107; Calories from Fat 45; Total Fat 5g; Saturated Fat 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 148mg; Carbohydrate 13g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 3g; Protein 4g.
"American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org"
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