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Exploration Time! Yummy Green Fruits & Vegetables

Today, we are going to explore the color green!  Our goal is to help our little cooks find some new green fruits and veggies they will want to eat as a healthy snack or add to their yummy meals.  As always, you can download the corresponding activity sheet from our resources page.  These activity sheets are full of color and tons of fun.

Activity Overview

Eating more green fruit and vegetables will help your body feel better.  These veggies have a lot of nutrients.  Fiber, lutein, calcium, folate, vitamin C, calcium and Beta-carotene are only a few.  This week, you’re going to explore green foods and help incorporate them into your cooking.

List of Green Fruits and Veggies

Artichokes
Avocados
Asparagus
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Celery
Chinese cabbage
Collard Greens
Cucumbers
Endive
Green apples
Green beans
Green cabbage
Green grapes
Green onion
Green pears
Green peppers
Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, etc.)
Honeydew
Kale
Kiwi
Leeks
Lettuce
Limes
Mustard Greens
Okra
Snow/Baby Peas
Spinach
Sugar snap peas
Watercress
Zucchini

Activity #1:  Raw Snack Foods

Raw foods are foods that you eat without cooking (using heat).  Eating raw food snacks are quick and easy.  Our favorite green raw foods are cucumbers, green apples and kiwi.  This week, we want you to go shopping with your grown-up and explore the green foods at the store.  Find 7 green foods you want to try.  Then, do a taste test and, eat one new green raw food for a snack each day.

Activity #2:  Cooked Green Foods

While grocery shopping with your grown-up, pick 2 green foods that you can cook.  Our favorite green foods are asparagus and kale.  Work with your grown-up and find a few you like.  Write down your recipe or you can try favorite recipes by going online and viewing our veggie recipes.

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