Pomegranate Recipe
Kid-Friendly Treat: Jewels in Snow

healthy meals for kidsby Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

Many believe that the gemstone garnet got its name from the pomegranate. The tiny arils of this fruit resemble the garnet's deep-red color and shape. This recipe mixes the deep-red arils into cottage cheese creating the look of garnets buried in a blanket of snow. Try this simple dish for breakfast. The jewel and snow filling can also be spread onto graham crackers or celery sticks for a crunchy after school snack or meal time side dish.

½ cup small curd cottage cheese
2 tsp honey
2 Tbsp pomegranate arils
2 tsp ground pecans (optional)
2 slices whole grain toast
Directions: Combine the cottage cheese, honey and pomegranate arils in a small bowl. Spread the mixture over the toast. Slice the toast into 4 triangles and sprinkle with ground pecans. Serve with apple or peach slices.
Note: Pomegranate arils are a choking hazard for children under 3 years old, so this recipe is best suited to children over this age.
Makes 2 servings.
About the authors:
Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers are sisters, the mothers of five children and founders of Fresh Baby ( www.FreshBaby.com ). They are the creators of the award-winning So Easy Baby Food Kit and Good Clean Fun Placemats, available at many fine specialty stores and national chains including Target and Whole Foods Markets.