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Thomas & Friends

Peep Peep Parfait

Make this healthy, delicious treat with your little engineers.

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This colorful dessert is a delicious and healthy treat and allows for plenty of opportunities for little helping hands. (It’s red for James, blue for Thomas – and the colors are divided by white steam!)

Time: 15 minutes

Materials

  • One box of strawberries
  • One box of blueberries
  • Frozen banana “cream.” To make banana cream, slice two or three ripe bananas into small chunks and put in a large container or baking sheet. Put in freezer for at least two hours; when bananas are frozen, put into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Clear glass containers or plastic cups

Directions

  • Slice the strawberries.
  • Spoon an even layer of the strawberries into each cup
  • Add some frozen banana cream and smooth the top.
  • Spoon the blueberries evenly over the banana cream.
  • Add another layer of banana cream over the blueberries.
  • Top with a few berries to make it extra special.
  • Chill and enjoy!

Take it Further

  • Make it a Thomas, James, and Percy parfait! Incorporate sliced grapes or kiwi for an added treat. Don’t forget to divide the colors with the “steam!”
  •  It’s important to eat a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables daily to make sure our bodies and minds get the range of vitamins and minerals they need to be healthy. The compounds that make fruits and vegetables good for us are often what give them their color, too. When you eat many colors, you’re making sure you get a variety of nutrients.
  •  Use the engine friends to encourage your child to try more healthy snacks – and to eat a “trainbow” of colorful fruits and vegetables:

GREEN: Percy/Henry Green apples, green grapes, kiwi, honeydew melon, avocado, broccoli, spinach, okra, artichoke, zucchini, lettuce, celery, asparagus

ORANGE: Annie/Marion/Clarabel Apricots, cantaloupe, oranges, peaches, nectarines, mangoes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yams

YELLOW: Reg Yellow apples, yellow peppers, grapefruit, lemons, corn, pineapple, plaintains

RED: James/Catlin Red apples, watermelon, raspberries, tomatoes, radishes, red peppers

BLUE/ PURPLE: Thomas/Charlie Blueberries, purple grapes, red cabbage, plums, eggplant

WHITE/BROWN: Harold/Toby cauliflower, mushrooms, white potatoes, jicama


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