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Fair Season Means Food-On-A-Stick!

Written by Shannon Frink

I love fair season!  My family is just winding down with the Adams County Fair.  From getting all the critters (including the hamster) ready for the 4-H livestock and small animal shows, 4-H contests, and entering our cooking and gardening projects – it has been a busy week! 

While all the family activities are great, almost everyone is drawn to the fair for the FOOD!  Funnel cakes, frozen lemonade, and of course, all the ooey-gooey foods-on-a stick.  Food-on-a-stick is a popular fair item, especially at the State Fair, but is often deep-fried and has a reputation for being unhealthy.  Here is a super simple and fun way to enjoy a healthy & refreshing snack on a stick!

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 banana dogs

Enjoy this summer kid-friendly recipe!

Frozen Banana Dogs
A super simple and fun way to enjoy a healthy & refreshing snack on a stick!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 7-8 bananas
  2. Popsicle sticks
  3. Large tub of Greek Yogurt
  4. Toppings of your choice (chocolate sprinkles, crushed cereal, chopped nuts, and/or sweetened coconut all work well).
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut bananas into halves or thirds. Push popsicle stick part way into the cut side of the banana.
  2. Lay the yogurt-covered bananas on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze for one hour.
  3. Pour sprinkles or other toppings in shallow bowls.
  4. Dip the banana into the yogurt. Use a rubber spatula or spoon to help cover the banana evenly with the yogurt. Roll in sprinkles or other toppings
  5. Freeze on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet for another hour, then store in the freezer bags.
  6. Enjoy!
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About the author

Shannon Frink

Shannon Frink is a registered dietitian and busy mom of two active boys. She knows the challenges of being a professional mom with the need to get a healthy, wholesome meal on the table – Quick! Shannon is the registered dietitian at Mary Lanning Heathcare Wellness department, where she has the unique opportunity to assist busy employees and community members to make healthy lifestyle choices! Shannon is Certified in Adult Weight Management by the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition and is an active member of the Nebraska Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition and the Central Nebraska District Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition, as well as, a volunteer in the community. Shannon enjoys following her kids many activities, camping, biking, skiing with her family, trying new recipes, and participating in fitness classes and leagues.