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Let's Eat Tasty Food

Hi friend,

Spring is around the corner, which means we need to start building energy and growing our muscles so we are ready to play outside in the nice weather!

This month we are sharing facts on nutrition. Nutrition is the study of food and drinks we eat. Get ready for some fun super nutritional facts and recipes that will help you build strong bones. 

Tip of the Month!
Eggs have protein and other healthy nutrients, enjoy them any time of the day.  Try an egg salad sandwich or have scramble eggs for breakfast!
(Tip from ChooseMyPlate.gov)

Check out these 5 kid-friendly recipes to try at home! 

1.   Smoothies: Fat-free or  low-fat yogurt or milk with fruit pieces and crushed ice. (If you freeze the fruit first you can skip the ice!)

-Bananas, berries, peaches, pineapples. (fresh, frozen or overripe)

2.   Dippers: Whip up a quick dip for veggies with yogurt or seasonings such as herbs or garlic. Serve with raw vegetables like broccoli, carrots, or cauliflower. Fruit chunks are yummy with yogurt and cinnamon or vanilla dip.

3.   Caterpillar Kabobs: Chunks of melon, apple, orange, pear on skewers for a fruity kabob. Try raw veggies two; zuchinni, cucumber, squash, sweet peppers or tomatoes.

4.   Personalized Pizzas: Use whole-wheat English muffins, bagels, or pita bread as the crust.  Add tomato sauce, low-fat cheese, and cut-up veggies or fruits for toppings, warm in the oven!

5.   Fruity peanut butterfly: Start with carrot sticks or celery as the butterfly’s body.  Attach wings made of thin sliced apples with peanut butter and decorate with halved grapes or dried fruit

Create your own healthy meal by following these 10 easy tips.

Quiz Time!

1.   What is the recommended daily intake of fruit?

a.   ½ cup

b.   ¾ cup

c.    1 cup-1 ½ cup

d.   1/3 cup

Make sure to check our April newsletter for the correct answer!

Eat your fruits and veggies!

Remember to continue playing on the Healthy Kids’ Club website to learn more ways to stay healthy.

 

Your friend,

CC the Panda

 


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