The end of the school year can only mean one thing – summer vacation for kids everywhere! While enjoying endless hours of outdoor activities, kids require the right fuel to keep their bodies going during the hot summer days. Although everyone loves eating summer treats or drinking ice-cold lemonade, healthy snacks and other foods with higher nutritional values can be equally as satiating and even more fun to prepare!
Many families will be celebrating Father’s Day this weekend, honoring dads, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and friends with things dads love. Sure you have your golf, cookouts, sports games, and just plain relaxing (as dads certainly deserve). Why not shake things up and surprise dad with a special food-themed playlist and enlist the kids to help cook a special dish?
To get you started, here are some favorite food-themed tunes and recipes that will have everyone dancing and cooking!
One serving of tropically grown mango (about 1 cup) gives you all of your daily vitamin C, more than a third of your vitamin A, and 12% of your daily fiber! Plus, they contain more than 20 different vitamins and minerals. All that nutrition comes in a pretty amazing package: ripe, juicy mangoes have a lush, velvety texture and a unique flavor that’s like a cross between peach and coconut. Now all you have to do is free them from their natural packaging . . .
I had the opportunity to attend the special ChopChop & Let’s Talk About Food advance screening of FED UP last month in Boston (now in theaters nationwide). It’s opened my eyes to many things about the food we eat. The three key things I personally took away from the film are: