Here’s a recipe kids might like—great for the hot weather (should it ever arrive…). Yoda Soda is as lovely a shade of lime green as Yoda’s complexion!
To make a single serving, take ¼ c fresh lime juice (squeeze 2 or 3 limes into a tall glass). Add a couple of spoons of fine sugar and mix well to dissolve it. Put a couple of ice cubes in the glass, then fill three-quarters full with soda water. Taste and add more sugar if you want. Drink immediately, or add a scoop of sorbet. Lime or lemon flavor makes a good choice for this summer-time treat. For an adult version, try this recipe from Savory Simple.
Yoda soda is only one recipe in a fleet of fun cooking ideas for explorers of man’s last frontier, from The Star Wars Cook Book. You can probably adapt many of the recipes to reduce the amount of fat and sugar in each serving. Some of the recipes in The Star Wars Cook Book, though, sound delicious and would make healthy eating just as they are – like Greedo’s Burritos made with lean ground beef, tomatoes, lettuce and black beans, or Wampa snow cones from the ice planet Hoth, which features the super-food blueberries.
Like any cookbook, you have to pick and choose to stay on the path to healthy meals. But The Star Wars Cook Book makes food reading fun and offers lots of suggestions for happy eating. May the force bless your table!
The Star Wars Cook Book: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes
Chronicle Books 1998
PS – Photo is from Ketzer.com.