Celebrate Presidents Day With A Patriotic Parfait

Honor the Presidents of our country with a patriotic parfait.  Pick up strawberry jello, blueberry and cool whip at the grocery store. And celebrate the Presidents with your kids.  Have a prize for the kid that knows the most about our countries great leaders.

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours

Ingredients

1  4-oz. package red, flavored instant gelatin (such as cherry or strawberry Jello)
40  blueberries
1 tub of cool whip

Make Jello as directed, chill for at least 4 hours.  Spoon 1/4 cup Jello into each glass. Then spoon in 1/4 cup cool whip over Jello and smooth tops. Slowly spoon 1/4 cup Jello over cool whip in each cup (you will use up Jello) and chill until firm, 2 hour.  Top with final layer of cool whip. Divide blueberries among parfaits and serve.

Photo Credit: Southern Living

Why Not Serve Up Strawberries To Your Kids?

Strawberries

Schools out and your little kids and growing kids will need healthy snacks and desserts this summer.  Why not send them off with this seasons fresh strawberries?  Cut fresh strawberries in a covered bowl and send them off with your kids to day camp and put in your teens beach bag.  Strawberries are a great kids source of nutrition.

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (166 grams)

Calories 50
Protein 1 gram
Carbohydrates 11.65 grams
Dietary Fiber 3.81 grams
Calcium 23.24 mg
Iron 0.63 mg
Magnesium 16.60 mg
Phosphorus 31.54 mg
Potassium 44.82 mg
Selenium 1.16 mg
Vitamin C 94.12 mg
Folate 29.38 mcg
Vitamin A 44.82 IU

Source: University of Illinois, Strawberries & More