My 7 year old son, Andrew, loves a challenge.
He runs everywhere he goes, times himself doing just about everything, and isn’t afraid to use his jui jitsu moves on daddy (or little sister).
The other day he casually posed the question, “Mom, could you make any food into a healthy recipe?”
Well, mommy likes a challenge too, so I puffed out my chest and said, “Of course I can!”
He smiled and came back with, “Ok, how about Fun Dip?”
For those of you who don’t have school aged children, Fun Dip is a packaged candy that’s basically pure sugar with artificial colors and flavors. It has a candy stick that is dipped into colorful sugar, licked off and then dipped again. You know, the atrocious kind of thing that kids end up with after a birthday party or Halloween.
Well, I took Andrew’s challenge and ended up with a fun, wholesome snack that’s quick to make and entertaining to eat!
1 ounce freeze dried strawberries
½ jicama, peeled and sliced
Throw the freeze dried fruit into a food processor and blend until it becomes a fine powder. (Make sure you remove that little stay-fresh packet before blending!)
Serve the powdered fruit in a small bowl or ziplock bag with a handful of jicama sticks.