Kids nutrition tips- making juicing a fun family activity
Posted on Dec 26, 2008 by Maggie LaBarbera
I was thinking about the value of juicing and thought I would add some other beneficial ideas to consider.
What is great about juicing is can be a "get kids involved" food activity. It can really be a fun little activity kids will enjoy:
- Let them go with you to store and pick veggies and fruits to make a new juice recipe. A fun way to discover new fruits and vegetables ! Add a little counting activity/ game where you have kids count berries or fruits placed in the basket or weigh them to see how many makes a pound.
- You can also increase learning- by discussing the vitamins and minerals in each fruit and how these help their bodies be healthy and strong, here is link to a site that lists these facts
- Have kids check off their fruit and vegetables using our kid friendly printable 'meal tracker' food charts (look for the sheet titled "More Fruits and Veggies Please")
- Kids can write down ingredients for their new juice recipe on an index card.
- Have your child put stars or smileys on their favorite juice recipes.
- Have your kids help in the kitchen and watch the juice being created- ( kids love to help and hear sound of juice being made, then watch the colors come out)
- Try making a new juice every week- can be a fun activity and something kids look forward to.
- Keep it simple and fun.
- You can even select a "special" juice cup to take out on juicing day!
- You can lower sugar content of any fruits you juice, by adding water or sparkling water
- Juice only stays fresh a few days in fridge as it has no preservatives!