When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:wash tomatoes by rubbing. spread cheese mixture on bread. open cans safely to avoid sharp lid edges.
Red round tomatoes are the most common; size can vary from 2 inches across to much larer.
Cherry, grape and pear tomatoes are small (bite size) with a variety of shapes and colors.
✿ Choose blueberries that are firm, dry, plump and smooth-skinned. Color should be deep purple-blue to blue-black.
✿ Blueberries do not ripen after picking.
✿ Avoid soft, shriveled or moldy fruit.
When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:
❁ rinse blueberries under cool running water.
❁ lightly beat an egg.
❁ sprinkle toppings on crisps or sundaes.
1. Sort and rinse the berries.
2. Allow to air dry or pat gently with paper towels to remove surface moisture.
3. Spread in a single layer on flat pans or baking sheets. Freeze until firm.
❁ Bananas are available yearround at low prices. Yellow bananas are the most common and can be eaten at several stages of ripeness. Red bananas are shorter, plumper and only eaten when ripe. Plantains are related to bananas but are starchy, like root vegetables.
❁ When bananas are peeled or cut, the flesh starts to brown. Browned bananas might not look attractive but they are safe to eat. Reduce browning by: