Grow a Family Gardenlinnettegoard | April 18, 2011
Want your kids to eat more vegetables this summer? Growing vegetables teaches children about new foods. Caring for plants teaches them responsibility. Kids usually want to taste what they grow.
Easy foods to grow:
Very Veggie Snack Pizza
An easy snack kids can make with the vegetables they grow in their garden.
- 1 whole wheat English muffin
- 1 tablespoon low-fat garlic/herb cream cheese
- ¼ cup frozen broccoli florets
- 1/8 cup carrots, diced
- ¼ cup tomatoes, diced
Toast the English muffin. Spread the cream cheese, then add the chopped veggies. Very simple, kids only need help with the toasting, and you can change the veggies depending on your personal preferences.
Nutrition Information: 181 Calories, 4 g. Fat, 8 g. Protein, 31 g. Carbohydrates, 4 g. Dietary Fiber, 280 mg. Sodium.. Excellent source of vitamins A and C.
Author: Linnette Mizer Goard, Extension Educator, Ohio State University Extension.