Nutrition

New Snack Idea…

Studies show eating vegetables will keep the brain young. Specifically green leafy vegetables, like collard greens, kale, romaine lettuce and spinach are effective mental medicine. Ever considered snacking on vegies???

We are so used to having a snack but too many of us seek the “sweet” treat that can be so damaging to our health. What vegetable would you like to add to your snack routine?

If you’re trying to figure out how to increase the amount of vegetables eaten at home, try this….

Take a muffin tin and place some cleaned, chopped vegetables in 10 of the spaces. Place some sort of dip in the remaning two — like homemade guacamole, salsa or homemade dressing. Set the muffin tin on the table and let the kids enjoy! This will help you increase your vegetable servings as well. You could also choose to fill the muffine tin half-and-half with fruits and vegetables along with appropriate dips like plain yogurt….

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