Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Back To School with Fruits & Vegetables

What better way to boost that brain power than to fuel those bodies with healthy fruits and vegetables. Here are a few tips to make your kids the envy of the lunchroom!


Covert yogurt:
In your child’s lunch, pack a container of plain yogurt and fruit chunks. Encourage him or her to play detective and identify which fruits you included. Give a small prize for the right answer!


Thermos fusions: Help your child experiment weekly with new 100% fruit and vegetable beverages in their thermos for school.


Color your crunch for lunch:
Have your child choose from a rainbow of colors to brighten up his or her lunch. Carrots or celery with light ranch dressing or apples with peanut butter are a fun way to crunch.


Get sporty:
Pre-portion energy snacks for your kids as they head to sporting events, such as their favorite dried fruits and nuts.


Let them play with their food:
For a little lunch bag fun, slice apples into boats (cut apples into eighths), try red pepper butterflies (slice red peppers crosswise), or cucumber hearts (slice with a paring knife)!


Crock pot creations:
Add carrots, potatoes, onions, celery and all your favorite veggies together in the crock pot for a hearty stew that cooks while you help with homework.

 

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