A Fun Tea Party

Tea and Scones

Tutti-Fruity Tea

While this warm beverage doesn't really contain any tea, it has all the vitamin C that children up to age 10 require for the entire day. Plus, it'll help them practice how to hold china cups.

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. quart cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced

Instructions:

Step 1: In a large saucepan, bring ingredients to a simmer. Cook for a minute or two and remove from heat. Cool before serving.

Nutritional Facts:

Each serving: 72 calories, 0 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 16 mg calcium, 0 mg iron, 2 mg sodium.

Banana Scones

This dessert isn't nutritionally vacant: It squeezes in fiber, potassium and calcium.

Makes: 14
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Canola oil spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut in chunks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 Tbs. low-fat milk for top of scones

Instructions:

Step 1: Heat oven to 400°F.

Step 2: Spray baking sheets with canola oil and set aside.

Step 3: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. With a pastry blender or your clean fingers, mix in butter until the texture resembles coarse crumbs.

Step 4: In a food processor, combine eggs, yogurt, and molasses.

Step 5: Add the egg mixture to the dry mixture. Gather dough and turn onto a floured work surface. Knead until smooth and elastic.

Step 6: Shape dough into 2-inch circles that are about 3/4-inch thick. Place on prepared trays and brush the tops with the egg wash. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the bottoms of the scones are golden brown.

Nutritional Facts:

Each scone: 151 calories, 3 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 7 g fat (4 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 33 mg cholesterol, 100 mg calcium, 1 mg iron, 34 mg sodium.

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