Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kids Love Colorful Fruits & Vegetables

Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Kiwis, Red Raspberries, Tangerines

The month of May's Focus is Children's Health at Foodbuzz.  Creating a spectrum of Fruits & Vegetables on your plate.

It can be a challenging getting your kids to eat fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.  Think variety, think color, a rainbow on your plate.

I have always found that food shopping and cooking with your children is the answer.  

Including your kids with your meal preparation is essential.  Children are more apt to eat food they shopped for or helped prepare.

You can start by having your children help wash and prep fruits and vegetables together with you.  

Consider visiting a farmer's market that's always fun for the whole family.  I have always included my kids in our family meal preparation.  Enjoying family dinners together is also really important.

 Healthy,  fresh locally grown foods really do taste better. 

Some of my meal ideas from the weekend are posted below.

Red, Orange & Yellow Peppers, Broccoli, Green & Yellow Zucchini, Carrots, Red Onion

White Bean Soup, Chopped Tomato, Celery, Carrots, Onion & Pasta

I actually prepared this for a client yesterday, she was missing some of the ingredients, but it turned out great!  

We also prepared stuffed peppers!

Plain Garden Salad with chopped Tomato.   (yesterday's lunch)