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Rice Dream Sundae’s: When Your Kids Don’t Need the Real Thing

Posted Jul 18 2012 8:50am

My kids think I’m hard of hearing.  But really, their unhealthy requests get auto-translated by my brain into healthier fare.  When they ask for Ice Cream, naturally, I assume they mean a bowl full of “Rice Dream” (ha ha).  Do they protest? Yeah. Do I care? Not so much. They know we don’t have any ice cream, nor will I head out to the store to satisfy their cravings.  Most of the time, they just like to ask for things they know I don’t buy.

But what I do buy is rice. And we’ve been incorporating fruit into our rice lately for a refreshing summer treat!  We tried some brown rice with crushed pineapple and coconut a few days ago that turned out divine.  Yesterday, we added cherry sauce! Wow!  My daughter almost ate the entire Rice Dream Banana Split Sundae herself!

Cherry Rice Sundae- Super Healthy Kids

Rice Cream Sundaes- Super Healthy Kids

This afternoon snack started in the rice cooker.  We put all the following into the rice cooker, and cooked the rice:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water

then, while the rice was cooking, we made some cherry sauce for on top. We simply used:

  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate juice

First we blended it up in a blender. Then we put the pureed fruit with juice in a pot on the stove.  We then added to our cherry blend:

  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon cold water

(mix corn starch and cold water together, and add it to your cherry sauce.

Bring to a boil, continually stirring. Boil for a 2-3 minutes, and then remove from the stove.   Top rice with cherry sauce!  Also top with bananas,  coconut, and nuts!!

Banana Split Rice Dream-Super Healthy Kids

Cherries are a great food to add to your families diet!  We love cherries because they are:

Bowl of Cherries

  1. A great source of vitamins like C, E, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate, and even iron!
  2. A great source of fiber!! Which you will know if you eat too many.
  3. High in antioxidants which are out of this world!! The dark color reflects the high concentration of these powerful protectors.

Also try our:

Cherry Pie and Kids Cherry Cocktails!

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