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.
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
Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, etc.)
Sugar snap peas
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.