Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sides: Ants on a Log

Without the raisins, this would just be some celery and peanut butter, but thanks to the added raisins, this side dish gets the fun name of Ants on a Log.

And thanks to the raisins, this side dish has a health dose of boron. (actually raisins have the highest concentration of boron among the major contributors) Boron is important for the growth and maintenance of healthy bones and joints. Just what we want our children to have!

Hey! And stop worrying about your children's teeth when it comes to raisins! (how many of us have heard another momma give that warning?) Recent studies have shown that raisins actually promote healthy teeth and gums thanks the the bio active compounds. This rumor probably began because raisins are sweet and sticky, however sweet and sticky bears little relationship to the actual retention of food particles on tooth surfaces and studies have shown that raisins are the least retentive within a sample of 21 commercially available snack foods. So let's put that rumor to rest and eat these healthy gems.

Ants on a Log
  • Celery
  • nut butter
  • raisins
Are directions needed? I don't think so. :-)

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