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Monday, October 24, 2016

Fruit and Veggies good for all including those little ones

Sometimes the job of a mom is hard and we are not always the favorite of our children. One department this is true in is what our children should be eating. There are also a few adults I know that could use a bit of help preparing nutritional diet as well. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture advises that children should eat five fruits and vegetables a day. One tip is to leave a bowl of fruit or veggie sticks on the kitchen table to tempt children when they are looking for a treat to eat. Dips and spreads go great with fruit and veggies. Another great way to use both fruit and vegetables is to create salads.

Kids often prefer small whole veggies and florets and pieces of chopped fruit. Involve your child in choosing fruits and veggies at the grocery store. Include chopped vegetables on favorite dishes like pizza or nachos or stir into macaroni and cheese. Other great dishes include meatloaf and casseroles like shepherd pie. 

Large romaine lettuce leaves
1 tomato
1 cucumber
1 red bell pepper
1 avocado
Shredded carrots
Shredded low-fat cheese

Wash and dry the lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and red pepper. Open the bags of shredded carrots and shredded cheese. Cut the tomato, cucumber, and red pepper into small pieces. Cut the avocado open and remove the pit. Scoop out the insides into the bowl. Mash up the avocado with the spoon.

Build your lettuce boat.
Use the spoon to spread some avocado on a lettuce leaf. Sprinkle carrots on the avocado. Sprinkle tomatoes, cucumber, and red pepper over the carrots. Sprinkle cheese over the vegetables. Fold the sides of the lettuce over the vegetables and cheese. Ask an adult to help you.
These little lettuce boats are great for kids to help make. It helps them want to dine on veggies and gather the vitamins and minerals that help their bodies. Avocado has healthy sort of fat in it that helps vitamins work better. Cheese also has protein and helps bodies grow big and strong. 

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