Children have so much to learn in the kitchen. Here are a few ideas for getting them involved:
- Let children break florets from broccoli or cauliflower.
- Have children measure frozen veggies before cooking them.
- Let children sprinkle herbs or seasonings onto veggies or salads.
- Play "I Spy" in the grocery store to see how many fruits and vegetables they can find. Think about not only fresh produce but canned, dried and frozen.
Apples are great any time. Try this crunchy idea for a quick breakfast or after school snack - perfect for both kids and adults!
Photo provided by Carol Schwarz
Cherry Nut Apple Slices
Yield: 2 servings
- 1 apple, gently rubbed under cold running water
- 1 Tablespoon nut butter (peanut, almond, etc.)
- 3 Tablespoons dried cherries, cut in half
- Wash hands with soap and water. Cut apple into four pieces. Remove the core from each apple quarter.
- Slightly spread nut butter on each apple quarter.
- Sprinkle dried cherries on the nut butter. Enjoy!
- Serving Size (2 apple slices):
- Calories 146
- Total Fat 4g
- Sodium 74mg
- Total Carbohydrates 26g
- Fiber 3g
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Our goal is to help parents and caregivers prepare healthy meals and snacks by sharing recipes, tips and ideas that are geared for children ages 2 to 5.