This Fruit American Flag is a great addition to any BBQ this Summer! Celebrate this Memorial Day and future American holiday’s with this easy, delicious recipe.
Berries are in Season
Berries, including blueberries and strawberries are in season! Some berries have multiple harvests throughout the year, strawberries being one of those fruits.
When a fruit or vegetable is in season it usually means you can find it for less money at your local grocery store. It also means that these fruits and vegetables become more available, and you can find them fresh!
For more information on when specific fruits and veggies are in season, visit the USDA Snap-Ed Connection’s guide on seasonal produce. This guide conveniently categorizes produce by season and is a great way to explore other produce this Summer.
Getting Kids Involved
Opportunities to prepare food in the kitchen is a great way for kids to learn how to develop healthy eating habits.
I find that one of the easiest ways to “kid-ify” recipes is to make fruit and veggie creations! This fruit American flag is an example of that. Other fruit and veggie creations could include:
Remember to use food preparation as a learning opportunity for you and your family. An example of facilitating a learning opportunity could be:
“Did you know that the MyPlate fruit group is loaded with vitamins and minerals? They sure are! A vitamin commonly found in berries is vitamin C, which helps our bodies fight off sickness”
I hope that you enjoy making this delicious fruit flag with your family and friends!