“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” English Proverb

Pick Up Sticks

• 12 long, thin pretzel sticks (about 4 inches long)
• ¼ ripe Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed*
• 2 slices nonfat American cheese, cut into 1 inch squares
• ½ red apple, cored and cubed
• 12 red grapes

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.



1. Using pretzel stick as skewer, thread on grape, cheese square, apple cube and California Avocado cube.

2. Repeat process making twelve "Pick Up Sticks"

3. Serve to kids and let them pick up their snack enjoying fruit and sticks.

4. For a lunchbox treat use plastic containers or wrap each stick in plastic wrap.

5. Hint: Use wooden skewer to poke holes in avocado, apple and grape.

Copyright © July 3, 2008