From the American Heart Association:
That scrunched-up nose followed by “Yuck, nope, nuh uh.”
Sometimes it can be a real challenge to cook for a picky eater. But did you know that kids who get involved with meal prep are more likely to give the dish a try?
Get creative and spend time together in the kitchen. Put on some tunes and have them tear up the greens, wash veggies or mix and stir. You’ll get some sous chef action and they’ll be excited to taste their handiwork. Win-win!
Your challenge? This week, make at least one dish together with your kids. Click here for more information.
It is summertime! It is the perfect time to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden or your local Farmer’s Market. Check out the USDA’s Seasonal Produce Guide and discover which fruits and vegetables are in season right now. Get recipes and enjoy a healthy and fresh dinner tonight!
Summer is officially here! That can mean higher temperatures and lots of humidity. Here are a few tips whether you want to make the most of it outdoors or maintain a healthy lifestyle with the change in weather:
- Rethink your drink – try sure to choose water over sugary drinks.
- Be active for at least 30 minutes five days a week!
- Eat more fruit and vegetables.
- Make a plan to quit if you are still smoking.
Want something super fun to do with the kids over the summer? There are a number of fruits and vegetables you can easily re-plant and grow yourself, including lettuce, celery, bean sprouts, peppers, green onions and garlic. Re-grow your own salad with these vegetable scraps:
Lettuce, bok choy and cabbage are relatively easy to grow from scraps. Instead of throwing away the base, place it in a bowl with water. Once you notice roots beginning to appear along with new leaves you can plant in soil.
- Green onions
Keep approximately two inches of the roots and base intact. Place the roots in about ½ inch of water with sunlight and change the water every other day. You can either transfer to soil or keep in the glass of water until ready to eat.
Rinse the seeds from your tomato and allow them to dry. Plant in a pot with soil until a few inches tall before transplanting outdoors.
Harvest the seeds from your favorite peppers and plant them in a sunny area.
Get more inspiration for growing your own veggies with this video!