Nutrition For Kids

Fun with Strawberries

May is National Strawberry Month!  Strawberries are one of the best sources of Vitamin C and also contain fiber, potassium and antioxidants.  Here are two simple strawberry recipes that you and your children can make together, courtesy of Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian. Rainbow Fruit Salad Ingredients: Strawberries Oranges Mango Kiwi Blueberries Grapes Directions: Dice fruit

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Enjoy this “Lucky” & Healthy Snack

From Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian Ingredients: English muffin Cream cheese Bell pepper, green, sliced Directions: Toast english muffins Spread on cream cheese Add sliced green bell peppers (aka clovers!) Enjoy your “lucky” St. Patrick’s Day Treat!

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A Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activity in the Kitchen

From Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian For a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity, make the “pot of gold.” Ingredients: -Bell Peppers (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green) -Hummus -Cauliflower Directions: -Cut bell peppers into strips. -Add a couple scoops of hummus to the bottom of a bowl. -Place 2 cauliflower bunches (clouds) on the hummus. -Place strips of

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Try this Delicious & Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe

From Carly, KinderCare Registered Dietitian February is sweet potato month.  Sweet potatoes are a good source of Beta Carotene and vitamins A & C.  They are also high in fiber, but make sure you eat the peel (that’s where the fiber is). Ingredients: 1. 2 large sweet potatoes 2. ¼ cup olive oil 3. 1 T.

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Apples: A Fun & Nutritious Snack for the Whole Family

From Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian Here are some fun apple facts… There are 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States Apples are grown in all of the continental states. Apples are fat, sodium, & cholesterol free.(Preschoolers love them too!) One apple has 5 grams of fiber (Did you know that 2/3 of the

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Whole Grain Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe

Whole Grain Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe Ingredients 6 slices whole-grain French baguette or whole-grain Italian Bread 1 garlic clove 1 TSBP + 1 tsp olive oil 3 plum/roma tomatoes, chopped 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tsp balasamic vinegar ¼ cup parmesan cheese Pinch of each salt & pepper     Directions 1.)   

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Valentine’s Day Turkey Roll Up

From Carly,  KinderCare Registered Dietitian   Ingredients: -Tortilla -Strawberries, Diced -Strawberry Cream Cheese -Turkey, Sliced     Directions: -Lay tortilla flat on plate and spread with cream cheese. -Top with turkey and diced strawberries. -Roll up the tortilla. -Spread a little cream cheese on the end of the tortilla to make the roll stick/stay. -Cut

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