Veggie Vibes

The MyPlate section we’ll be highlighting this month is…

Vegetables!

Did you know we should eat abut 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day?

Veggies are another one of nature’s treats. Most aren’t as sweet as fruit, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t as delicious! The vegetable food group contains a wide variety of flavor and color. What is your favorite veggie???

Veggies are full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals that keep us energized, healthy, and strong!

Ever wonder what each vitamin does? Click here to see a list of vitamins and minerals and their functions, plus foods where you can find each vitamin/mineral. Did you notice that almost every vitamin and mineral can be found in some sort of vegetable?

By adding veggies to your diet, you reduce the risk of getting some diseases that can develop later in life. Keep your body healthy by eating 2-3 cups of veggies each day! 😁🥦🍠🥕🥬

VEGGIE ACTIVITIES

Let’s have some fun with a game or two before we discover some delicious ways to spice up our meals with veggies.

Dining Decisions: Power up and choose which foods will give you the most energy and muscle strength.

Memory: If you’re still learning the names of vegetables, try this game. Pair the name of the vegetable with its picture, that is if you can remember where they are!

Getting Veggie Vibes in the Kitchen!

What are some ways you can make veggies exciting? The great thing about vegetables is that they can be prepared in several different ways. So if you don’t like one, just Vary Your Veggies!

For example: Lets say you don’t like fresh broccoli in salad. Well, try putting broccoli on a baking sheet with a little olive oil and roast them until they are crunchy! It will give you a total different flavor and texture that you might LOVE.

Challenge: This week try to find 3 ways to prepare your favorite vegetable. Keep an eye out for another blog post this week that my be able to help you with this challenge.👩🏽‍🍳👨🏼‍🍳

Happy Creating!

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