Friday, February 27, 2009

Top 10 Ways to Get Kids Involved in Healthy Eating

I know that 3 blog entries in one day is probably excessive but I found this article on tips to get your kids eating more fruits and veges and I wanted to share:

How Can Kids Help? Top 10 Ways to Get Kids involved in healthy eating & cooking:

10. Mean Green Cleaning Machine. Let them wash
fruits and vegetables when preparing for cooking or eating.

9. Pick A Peck! When shopping, let them select a new fruit or vegetable to try … or several! (I thought this was a great idea!!)

8. Make It Snappy! Let them snap the
green beans, snap peas, or break the florets from the broccoli or cauliflower.

7. I Spy. Play “I Spy” in the Produce section when grocery shopping.

6. Tear It Up! Let them tear the lettuce for salads and sandwiches.

5. Measure Up! Let them measure the
frozen vegetables before cooking them. See How Much You Need

4. Peel & Slice. Older children can peel and slice
carrots, cucumbers, potatoes … the list goes on!

3. Stir & Spice. Make applesauce from fresh
apples. Let them help stir and add the cinnamon.

2. A Sprinkle A Day… Let them sprinkle herbs or other seasonings onto vegetables.

1. Monster Mash! Pull out the potato masher!

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