It's not news that green vegetables need to be a staple in the human diet. We need them to fuel our Kreb cycle, keep our cells happy, and our detox channels open. However, trying to get children (or, heck, even adults) to ingest greens on the daily can be overwhelming and not always appealing. As the mom of a three-year-old who likes to fuss over her meals, finding ways to "get the greens in her" has become a top priority in our family.
There are numerous ways to accomplish this grand feat. Just google "how to get my kid to eat vegetables" and you will see tons of great ideas from making vegetable cupcakes to delicious pancakes and more. However, one of the best and most fun ways I've found to making greens appealing is by using their wonderful texture and shapes to create ART. Sure, there are professional artists out there who do incredible things with vegetables--again, just take a Google gander and you will see such creations! But I'm talking more about the day-to-day creations you can make as a non-artist person, and that will still ignite the imagination of children--and their appetite for ingesting greens.
As we approach St. Patrick's Day, here are a few fun ways to "make art with your greens" that are festive and in the spirit--and, best of all, that are easy enough to do.
We'd love to see your St. Patty's Day creations!
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