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Foiled Fruit

by Buffy Owens
July/August 2010
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1 banana (not too ripe)
1 pear
1 apple

For the apple: cup chopped nuts, cinnamon, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter.
For the banana: 6-8 pieces of chocolate chips, 6 mini-marshmallows. (Although the banana is a healthy alternative to sugared snacks, the marshmallows and chocolate chips should be limited and viewed as a special treat if your goal is to limit sugared items in a child's diet.)
For the pear: 10-12 fresh blueberries, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sugar.

With summer upon us the opportunities for using the outdoors for cooking multiply. Whether you are at the beach, camping in the mountains, or at your favorite park, cooking over an open fire, on a BBQ, or with hot coals is a great way to offer a different children's cooking experience.

Aluminum foil and fresh fruit offer a creative approach to nutritious opportunities. This issue I thought it would be fun to cook three different kinds of fruit, wrapped in foil, and then either baked in a tradition oven, on the BBQ, or in a camp fire.


For the banana: Peel a portion of the skin back along the length of the banana and remove a section ...

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