Con­nect Kids with Food for Healthy Habits

Escalon Times - - PERSPECTIVE -

More than nine in 10 mil­len­nial moms think it’s im­por­tant for their kids to learn about where their food comes from, and more than three­quar­ters of those moms ac­tively do things with their kids to help learn just that, ac­cord­ing to re­cent find­ings.

Build­ing healthy habits is the top rea­son moms cite for en­cour­ag­ing more learn­ing when it comes to food, ac­cord­ing to re­search con­ducted by IP­SOS on be­half of Cuties – the sweet lit­tle clemen­tines. Even when the weather is colder out­side, recipes like this Flower Salad can help en­cour­age kids to eat healthy for a life­time.

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Flower Salad Recipe cour­tesy of El­lie Krieger Serv­ings: 1

Flower: 1 Cuties clemen­tine 9-10 thinly sliced strips red bell pep­per, cut in 1-inch pieces 1/2 grape tomato 1 cel­ery stick, cut to 3 inches 2 small leaves ro­maine let­tuce 1 piece English cu­cum­ber, un­peeled, seeded and cut to 1 1/2 inches then thinly sliced Dip: 2 ta­ble­spoons plain Greek yogurt 1/2 tea­spoon honey 1/4 tea­spoon fresh lemon juice Peel clemen­tine and sep­a­rate sec­tions al­most all the way, leav­ing at­tached at the base. Place on plate with base down. Place piece of red bell pep­per be­tween each cit­rus sec­tion, and half tomato in cen­ter to form flower.

Place cel­ery and let­tuce leaves un­der­neath as stem and leaves. Ar­range cu­cum­ber slices be­low to rep­re­sent grass.

In small bowl, stir to­gether yogurt, honey and lemon juice.

Serve dip in dish along­side flower, or in a mound un­der­neath cu­cum­ber slices.

Nu­tri­tional in­for­ma­tion per serv­ing:

76 calo­ries; 0.5 g to­tal fat; (0.3 g sat­u­rated fat, 0.2 g poly fat); 4 g pro­tein; 15 g car­bo­hy­drates; 2 g fiber; 2 mg choles­terol; 21 mg sodium.

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