With spring on the way, the kids and I are starting to get back into our weekly farmers’ market routine. Taking the kids along creates a great dialogue for healthy eating and meal planning.
There’s nothing quite like walking the stalls and seeing all the seasonal vegetables and fruits. The kids and I talk about different colors and textures and how we can cook a variety of dishes for the week.
In addition to our regular purchases, I also let the kids pick out one item. Whether it’s something they’ve tried before or something new, it’s always a challenge to see how we can incorporate that seasonal item into our weekly meals.
The weekly trip gets the kids involved in choosing and purchasing. Then, at home, they help prep and cook. By showing the kids all the different varieties of locally-grown food, they get more interested in trying new healthy flavors!
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