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4 Fun Earth Day Family Activities

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Earth Day is around the corner and it’s a great time to start new healthy lifestyle and healthy earth traditions.

Take advantage of this day to appreciate nature with your kids and to begin some new healthy habits as a family.

Visit the local farmer’s market.

  • Take the time to walk through and look at the colorful array of fruits and vegetables.
  • Allow your kids to talk to the farmers and ask questions about the produce.
  • Encourage your kids to pick out a new fruit or veggie to try at home.
  • Ask the farmer about his favorite way to prepare the fruit or vegetable.

Let your kids get cooking! 

  • Cooking with your kids is a great way to get them interested in whole foods.
  • Try out recipes using the new produce you get from the farmers market!

Happy Face-Pizza (from the Super Crew Book, Havoc at the Hillside Market)

  1. Buy or grow your favorite veggie pizza toppings.
  2. Cover a whole grain tortilla with tomato sauce and low fat cheese.
  3. Decorate with veggies to make a happy face using olives, spinach, peppers, mushrooms, or your favorite veggies of choice.
  4.   Bake, eat and enjoy!

Go Green Dip:

  1. 1.  Thaw a bag of frozen peas and mash in a bowl with a ripe avocado, a splash of lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. 2.  Dip carrot sticks or blue corn tortilla chips in your yummy green dip!

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  1. Aprilanne Hurley on April 15th, 2010 10:17 am

    Hi Melissa – I love your tips for using Earth Day as a spring board to create new health traditions for our families by attending a farmer’s market! The fresh air and sunshine (hopefully) is sure to everyone a great deal of good! One of my children was born on Earth Day and we have been watching it become more of a mainstream holiday year after year – pretty soon we’ll be getting it off like other well celebrated events such as the 4th of July!

    I am wondering what are some healthy treats for children and adults with diabetes that will satisfy their urge for something sweet without compromising their health.”
    Also, do you have some “sweet treat” suggestions for non-diabetics who would like to watch their sugar intake without depriving their sweet tooth? Aprilanne

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