If you have children, or have ever enjoyed the thrills of a babysitting job, you know there is an ongoing war between kids and vegetables. Put a brussel sprout on your kids’ plate, and they suddenly have a tummy ache; add carrots to their meal, and they’re suddenly full! Does this sound familiar? Don’t worry! We’ve got some easy tips for you to help get your kids loving vegetables this summer!
Ants on a Log
Spruce up your child’s lunch or snack by turning boring celery sticks into an adventure! This classic snack is delicious, nutritious, and so easy and fun to make. Have an adult cut up some celery, and let the kids enjoy spreading some organic peanut butter, almond butter, or other nut-butter on the celery. Add some “ants” (raisins) on the peanut butter and voila!
Green Fries with Hummus
With summer warmth and fun comes greasy burgers and fries! This summer, try switching out the calorie-laden side of french fries and ketchup for these fun “green fries” with hummus. It only takes a second to put some crunchy green beans in a bowl and scoop some hummus for dip. Or, if you want to be creative, try warming the green beans on a BBQ and seasoning them with sea salt.
Want more great summer snack ideas? Need to get your kids excited about eating healthy? Check out our new Kid’s Kitchen course happening at 3 of our Goodness Me! locations this summer! With a fun Olympic theme, your kids will enjoy a week of food, fun, and fitness that’s sure to make them enthiastic about healthy eating! To find out more and register now, check out our online calendar here.