Dietitian's tip: This kid-friendly recipe is quick and easy for young cooks to prepare with just a little help from an adult.
- 8 ounces fresh part-skim mozzarella balls, about 15 balls
- 8 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes, about 10 tomatoes
- 10 large fresh basil leaves
- 10 fun party picks or any long toothpicks
- Balsamic vinegar (optional)
Cut each mozzarella ball in half. Set aside. Then cut the tomatoes in half and set them aside too. Tear each basil leaf into 3 or 4 pieces.
Stick the sharp end of a pick through one basil leaf. Then add a tomato half to the pick. After that, add half a mozzarella ball. Repeat by adding another tomato half, followed by another mozzarella half and finish with one more tomato half. Fill 9 more toothpicks in this way.
Eat as is or sprinkle a little vinegar on first.
Nutritional analysis per serving
|Serving size: 2 items|
|Total fat||7 g||Total carbohydrate||3 g|
|Saturated fat||5 g||Dietary fiber||0.6 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||2 g||Protein||12 g|
|Protein and dairy||1|
|Meat and meat substitutes||1|
|Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free)||1|