2012 Healthy On The Hill Nov 26
Where’s the plant? Read the label on a few store-bought, packaged snacks. Which ingredients came from plants? Does the snack taste anything like the plant it came from before it was processed into something else?
Try a new spin on the same ol’ chip with these crunchy-worthy raw foods:Try sliced carrot “chips" with hummus or guacamole dip, jicama (peeled and julienned) with salsa, or sliced apple with sunflower butter.
Eat it whole: Pick up a bell pepper (try green, red, orange and yellow, and see if you can taste the difference) or tomato and bite into it like an apple!
Timing is everything: Put out a fruit and veggie sampler for your kids when they walk in the door from school or sports, or while you’re preparing dinner. Get kids while they’re hungry, and they’ll chomp away!
Start a “my favorite cuisine” garden: Plant the fixings for your favorite cuisines by starting with tomatoes, onions and peppers; add chives and cilantro to the mix for a Mexican cooking garden and basil and oregano for your Italian cuisine garden!
Questions or comments about the school lunch program, Veggieville on the Hill (Pine Hill's Edible Garden)? Interested in learning more about other healthy eating initiatives at Pine Hill? Email Donna Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Lawrence at email@example.com (Pine Hill parent representatives of the Dover-Sherborn School Nutrition Advisory Committee (SNAC)).