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Make a Wise Choice and add California Raisins to your lunch or snack time.

Create a “no-trade” lunch

  • “Repackage” fruit and cereal to make Raisin Banana Energy Bars.
  • Make mini-sandwiches with small rolls or muffins and fill with chopped raisins and honey.
  • Combine raisins, dried fruits, nuts and cereals to create Tropical Fruit Mix.
  • Include raisins in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  • Create a new treat with cream cheese and raisins on bagels.
  • Add chopped raisins to chicken, turkey, ham or tuna salad sandwiches.
  • Mix chopped raisins, grated cheddar cheese, a little mayonnaise, and spread on graham crackers.

After-school snacks kids can help make

  • Let kids “squish” cereal, raisins and peanut butter into Raisin Peanut Butter Balls.
  • Mix raisins, dried tropical fruits, nuts and honey-coated grahams.
  • Combine raisins with pretzels, other dried fruit and nuts for a trail mix.
  • Spread a wheat tortilla with peanut butter and raisins and roll it up.
  • Top crisp pita triangles with banana slices and raisins.
  • Slice an apple crosswise, spread with cream cheese, sprinkle with raisins and top with a second apple slice for a special “star”-wich.

Use raisins to turn:

  • Ordinary sandwiches into spaceships.
  • Fruit salads into clown faces.
  • Hamburgers into happy faces

Give ‘em brain power!

  • Good nutrition helps kids (and adults) think.
  • Children ages two to six should have two fruit servings each day.*
  • Older children and adults should have two to four servings of fruit every day.*
  • California Raisins provide potassium and antioxidants.

*USDA Food Guide Pyramids for young children and adults.

Clever ways to eat healthy

  • Include raisins in main dishes such as beef stew, meatloaf or burritos.
  • Jazz up taco salad with raisins.
  • Stir raisins into spice cake or muffin batter.
  • Sprinkle raisins on fruit salads and green salads.
  • Toss raisins in vegetable salads, too.

Some nutrition guidelines

  • 1/4 cup California Raisins = one serving of fruit.

Other fruit servings:

  • 1/2 cup canned fruit.
  • 3/4 cup fruit juice.
  • 1 medium apple, medium orange or a half a banana.

Hey kids, Raisins are everywhere! You’ll find them at home, at the grocery store, and at school. Can you unscramble these letters to discover some of the many ways raisins can be used? Fill in the blanks, using the letters to help get you started.

Our California Dancing Raisins have started a list of place to look for raisins, but they have misplaced some of the letters. Can you help them?

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3. __N S__L__DS

4. __N __C__ CR__ __M

5. R__ __S__N P__ __

6. __N SP__C__ C__K__

7. __N C__NN__M__N R__LLS

Can you think of more?

Scroll down for answers.

Answers:

1. A HEALTHY SNACK

2. RAISIN BREAD

3. IN SALADS

4. ON ICE CREAM

5. RAISIN PIE

6. IN SPICE CAKE

7. IN CINNAMON ROLLS