We are all aware getting fresh produce in Newfoundland and Labrador can be difficult, especially in the winter months with the countless weather delays and cancellations. Our volunteers and Club Coordinators always look for the best deals when shopping for our KES Clubs and they always need to consider availability when creating menus. When fresh fruits are not available, there’s no doubt that purchasing frozen fruits may be the best option. However, some volunteers are often stuck on what to do with frozen fruit….you can basically do anything you can with fresh fruit; of course you’ll have to take the juices of the fruit into consideration.
When purchasing frozen fruits this winter, or at anytime throughout the school year, here are some ways to mix it up and serve your fruit:
- Fruit and berry smoothies
- Fruit and berry yogurt parfaits
- Warm oatmeal breakfast bar, frozen fruits and berries (thawed) offered for your toppings
- Homemade blueberry pancakes or waffles
- Fruit salad
- Frozen fruit cups
- Frozen berry yogurt cups or bark
- Berry or fruit muffins
* The day before using your frozen fruits, don’t forget to take them out to thaw in the refrigerator so that they are soft and juicy when you’re ready to serve them!
To view recipes of some of the above, visit our blog page at: http://old2018.kidseatsmart.ca/blog
Janel Genge is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador