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Coconut oil is the star of this recipe! Add in some blueberries, form into cute shapes with a silicone mold, and voila. You’ll have a bag full of one-a-day doggie deliciousness. (Obviously, check with your veterinarian before starting any health regimens or new foods with your own dogs.) Our little chihuahua-mix nibbles ever so delicately at these, while our 60 lb. vizsla chomps them up in one bite.  🙂

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Frozen blueberries (enough for 1 or 2 in each treat)
  • Coconut Oil, in solid form (I started with 1/2 c. and kept melting a little more at a time as I went, I probably used a little less than 2 c. altogether)
  • Silicone treat mold (I used a 24 bite-size flower mold)

WHAT YOU DO:

Place one or two frozen blueberries into each serving of the silicone mold. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil over medium heat until it melts.

Pour liquified oil into the mold.

Place entire mold in fridge and let it solidify.

After treats are solid, remove from the mold.

Label a freezer-safe bag or container and store in the freezer.

recipe inspired by hellonatureblog.com

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Here’s a fruit, granola, and yogurt combo I just ate for breakfast. It was delicious, filling, and healthy! If you really want to get fancy with this you could layer everything into a mason jar, parfait-style.

WHAT YOU DO:

Just combine these 4 ingredients!

  • 1/4 c. Greek nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 c. lowfat granola
  • 1/4 c. blueberries
  • 1/4 c. sliced strawberries

Estimated Nutrition Info:
175 cal
2 g fat
35 g carbs
4 g fiber
9 g protein

{Eating Light} Greek Yogurt and Granola Fruit Bowl - includes nutrition info. Only 175 cal! Could also "fancy" it up by layering everything in a mason jar.

Greek Yogurt and Granola Fruit Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: 5 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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WHAT YOU NEED:

1/4 c. Greek nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/4 c. lowfat granola
1/4 c. blueberries
1/4 c. sliced strawberries
WHAT YOU DO:

Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and serve.

Estimated Nutrition Info:
175 cal
2 g fat
35 g carbs
4 g fiber
9 g protein

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Here are some fruit kabobs I skewered for a shindig we had. After washing the fruit, I just put it on wooden skewers. It worked out perfectly to have individual servings.

These are also a great healthy snack to store in the fridge and just grab ’em out when you want something sweet and juicy.

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Over the summer the kids and I tried a super-easy recipe for chocolate-covered blueberries. It has just two ingredients: chocolate (duh) and blueberries (double duh) LOL. They turned out really well and were fun to make and a great sweet snack.

2-Ingredient Chocolate Covered Blueberries

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips
  • 1-2 pints of blueberries
  • silicone mold

http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-24-Cavity-Daisy-Silicone-Treat/dp/B005P1S5OM/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=fofacranfu-20&linkCode=w01&creativeASIN=B005P1S5OM

WHAT YOU DO:

  • Pour chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl and microwave until melted.
  • Spoon melted chocolate into the mold.
  • Drop in a few blueberries.
  • Freeze silicone mold then pop each piece out.
  • Keep refrigerated (we put ours in cupcake liners and Ziplock bags).

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