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1. Get your kids involved in meal planning and shopping
Start a conversation: “This is kale. It grows in the ground. Look at the color and texture…” Your kids are more likely to be interested in meals if they have an understanding of where their food comes from and how it grows. A trip to the local farmer’s market will educate them about what’s in season. And farmers are more than happy to talk about their produce and their work so make friends and encourage kids to ask questions.
Here’s an easy recipe for a kale smoothie. Get your kids to tear the kale leaves, prep and peel the fruit—they can even choose a favorite fruit to add, something juicy works best—pour the liquid, and turn on the blender and buzz it up! There really is something to making your own food and getting kids excited about pitching in. Happy eating!