Every year, October rolls around bringing with it candy corn and peanut butter cups. This then transitions into a season of pumpkin and pecan pies followed by holiday cookies. It is possible to let children enjoy the treats of the season while still maintaining their health, wellness and balance. These practical tips for a healthy holiday season can help you navigate this season of kids and treats.
Z is for Zucchini! The last of the vegetable alphabet, Zucchini is a veggie that's in the same family as pumpkins! Zucchinis are technically fruits because they grow from a small yellow flower. Zucchini's a great sources of vitamin C and can be used in just about any dish, such as Zucchini Sushi!Zucchini Sushi is a new take on an old favorite that's easy to make and even easier to eat! It's the perfect dish for a snack, a party, or for a fun and creative afternoon savory treat! Don't worry about the raw fish in this kind of sushi, we used canned tuna.
This is the perfect snack for when your little gremlins are trying to pre-game dinner. These apple rings are also great for grown-ups who run on hobbit meal times (breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, etc.). You can even try wearing them on your fingers, but we wouldn’t recommend it. ;)
Need to cool down on a sweltering hot summer day? These fro-yo grapes are an excellent healthy summer snack for kids and they'll help the whole family cool down with icy grapey deliciousness. Assembling these grapes is extra fun because it involves toothpicks! So try these fro-yo grapes for an interactive afternoon snack! They also make a grape (!) excuse to play with your food.
Looking for excitement with Nomsters? You know soon... SCHOOL will be OUT FOR THE SUMMER?! If you are seeking summer fun for kids, try visiting a local farm. You might be surprised to learn that food and plant production engages kids in fascinating ways. Most of the youngsters know our food hits the grocery market shelves or local outdoor markets. But how does it get there? No matter how many stories or books you present to little minds, finding a farm can have substantial educational and tactile benefits in fostering healthy eating habits and food awareness. It’s also a fun family day trip!