Health Nutrition Booklet for parents

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Health Nutrition Booklet for parents

Crunchy Chicken SaladYield: 5 servingsIngredients2 cups cooked chicken (chunked), 1/2 cup celery, 1/4 cup green pepper, 1/4 onion, 1/2 cucumber1/2 cup grape, 1 apple (small, diced, leave the peel on), 1/4 cup yogurt, plainInstructions1. Use leftover cooked chicken, or cook enough chicken to make 2 cups ofchicken pieces. 2. Chop the celery into small pieces. 3. Chop the green pepper into small pieces.4. Peel and chop 1/4 of an onion. 5. Peel and chop half of a cucumber.6. Chop the apple into pieces. It’s okay to leave the peel on the apple. 7. Cut the grapes in half. 8. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together. Notes ;Serve on lettuce, crackers, or bread.

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All you need is to add fillings to a hot dog bun, •use a tomato slice for the tongue•halved cucumber slices for the eyes•Add black olives for the eyeballs.•I secured the cucumbers with half toothpicks

Rice cake faceIngredients: Rice cake, chicken breast, tomato, carrot and olives.•Let child spread Cream cheese to act like glue.•Add the chicken breast as hair•Use tomato for the mouth•Use carrot as the nose•Use the olive as eyes

Here are some of the things that children learn from serving themselves at family-style meals:•How to hold and pass bowls and pitchers.•Judging how much to put on their plates.•Taking turns as foods are served.•Spooning food from a serving dish.•Requesting foods using “give and take” of conversation.

Food Saftey

Give Him ChoicesMany children warm up to veggies when they've helped pick them out, whether at the store or at meals. If green veggies turn him off, try orange or red ones instead. Or offer them raw with a dip like ranch dressing or hummus. Although hiding vegetable purées in foods like baked goods or pasta sauce is a short-term fix, it doesn't teach them to like those veggies when they are out in the open.

Banana Walnut OatmealYield: 4 servingsIngredients2/3 cups milk (non-fat, dry) 1 pinch salt 2 3/4 cups water 2 cups oats (quick cooking) 2 banana (very ripe, mashed) 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons walnuts (chopped) Instructions1. In a small saucepan, combine reconstituted non-fat dry milk, salt, and additional water. Heat over medium heat until steaming hot, but not boiling.2. Add oats and cook, stirring until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. 3. Remove the pan from heat and stir in mashed banana and maple syrup. Divide between 4 bowls, garnish with walnuts, and serve. Notes You can substitute 2 cups water or 2 cups skim milk for the reconstituted non-fat dry milk. May use pancake syrup or reduced calorie syrup in place of maple syrup. May use other nuts in place of walnuts.

Rainbow includes a little bit of protein, dairy, and veg too. Using a small plate and following its arc made shaping the rainbow really easy. She loved it so much that we had a great brainstorming session about all of the foods that could be used to create a rainbow snack (and she of course had way more ideas than I did). Here are some of the options we came up with…Red: strawberries . raspberries . red peppers . grape tomatoes . cherries . kidney beans .Orange: cheddar . oranges . carrots . orange peppers . homemade cheese crackers . cantaloupe . apricots . Yellow: yellow peppers . chickpeas . pineapple . mango . swiss cheese . yellow tomatoes . Green: edamame beans . green peppers . cucumbers . pickles . broccoli . snap peas . avocado . kiwi . green grapes . Blue / Purple: blueberries . blackberries . beets . red grapes . purple peppers . plums . White: bananas . mozzarella cheese . tofu cubes . cottage cheese . plain yogurt . white kidney beans . hardboiled eggs



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