This week is St. Patrick’s Day, which is a great excuse to eat all the green fruits and veggies!
There are more to green foods than a pretty color: Chlorophyll, (klor-a-fill) is what makes them appear green, and it is what soaks up the energy from the sun to feed the plants. Green colored fruits and veggies contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals(plant parts that help you to fight off germs!). Many of these veggies vitamins like have vitamin C, which is known to give your body extra help fighting off germs, and minerals like calcium and iron, which are good for your bones and blood. Lets make a green snack tray this week with bell peppers, cucumber, snap peas, and broccoli (maybe even add some tomatoes or carrots in honor of the red hair leprechauns are rumored to have!)
Let’s make Leprechaun Dip!
Its an easy edamame dip that is not only green, but also contains protein, vitamins and minerals! Just get out your blender, add and the things, and buzz it up!