Little Bites – Be adventurous and nourish your body with different foods.
May is National Salad Month
Explore the different fruits and vegetables in season and their health benefits. Select one or two fruits and vegetables that your children like or might be willing to try. Combine into a small bowl and highlight how these can be made into delicious salads. Now, have your children come up with other fruits and vegetables that can be used to make a salad! You could include these suggestions in future menu offerings or samples to taste.
The beginning of May brings with it National Herb Week, a wonderful opportunity to teach children about spicing up their plates. One way to introduce spices to your children is to use them with a favorite food. You could allow children to taste spices such as basil, thyme, and oregano added to pizza, salad, or plain noodles. Herbs and spices can be placed on the side as an alternative to directly on the food.
Many tropical fruits start to take center stage during May! Turn some space into a tropical paradise for a week to showcase new and fun fruits and vegetables such as pineapples, mangoes, peas, and artichokes. On the last day of the week, host a taste test for all your children to enjoy!