Books can take us on amazing adventures and open up new worlds to both kids and adults. In honor of National Book Lovers Day, we decided to open up and share a list of fun books to enjoy with your kids. Spoiler alert! These five books are on our list because they encourage not only reading, but also healthy eating!
Stories, resources and recipes that make eating vegetables cool.
Watermelon is a summertime must-have. There’s just nothing better than a cold, sweet, juicy slice of watermelon on a hot day.
In fact, the reason watermelon is so refreshing is because it’s 91% water, exactly what your body is craving on a hot, sunny day. With that much water, it may seem like a bit of rehydration is all watermelon has to offer.
It’s not. Watermelons are actually really healthy too.
Cooking is an important life skill that kids can start learning at a very young age. It teaches them about nutrition, food safety, and appreciation for the food they eat (some appreciation for the effort that goes into a meal would be nice too, right?) Cooking also builds math, science, literacy and fine motor skills. AND as we’ve mentioned before, when kids help cook, they are more open to a wider variety of foods.
There’s something about fresh tomatoes that just feels like summer. It could be their bright array of colors, or the distinctive sweet “grassy” smell of a tomato plant.
Maybe it’s the joy of watching a kid pick a tomato right off the vine and bite right into it, with juice dribbling down their chin.
Tomatoes are sweet, juicy, rich in antioxidants, and come in a bunch of colorful varieties.
Trying to get your kids excited about eating healthy and trying new vegetables? The best way to get kids excited about eating healthy is to help them gain their own sense of accomplishment by getting them involved in the food preparation.
Why wait until the food makes it to the kitchen though?