Native to North America, pumpkins have grown here for more than 5,000 years. While pumpkins are technically a fruit, they are more similar to vegetables when it comes to their nutritional value.
Grilled plums are healthy and delicious! Make this fruit-based appetizer at your next barbecue and impress everyone with this four-ingredient crowd pleaser.
1 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
4 medium firm plums, halved and pitted
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
In a small saucepan, make a glaze by combining vinegar and lemon zest; bring to a boil. Cook 10-12 minutes or until mixture is thickened and reduced to about 1/3 cup (do not overcook). Grill plums, covered, over medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender. Drizzle with glaze; top with cheese.
1 plum half with 1 tablespoon cheese and 2 teaspoons glaze: 58 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate (8 g sugars, 1 g fiber), 2 g protein.
Printable recipe available at: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/balsamic-goat-cheese-grilled-plums/
This is a great edible craft to do with kids of all ages! It makes a beautiful appetizer or centerpiece for your holiday table and, because your children can help you make it, they will be more likely to eat it!