10 Foods that Kids Love & Their Hearts Love, Too!
Image courtesy of Cindy Silver, MS, RD, LDN
It’s Heart Month! So, I put together a list of 10 foods that will delight your kids as well as care for their precious hearts. Think about my list and then, of course, tweak it for your family. It’s all about encouraging kids to enjoy food, appreciate its many flavors and learn the basics of good nutrition!
10 Heart Month Foods for Your Grocery List
Grapefruit – This is a yummy dessert with a little brown sugar on top, broiled until warm.
Grapes – They make a sweet addition to a peanut butter sandwich, instead of jam, or as a cracker & cream cheese topper. Always cut grapes in half for kids < 3 years old.
Strawberries – They say ‘I love you’ as Valentine’s Day dessert, dipped into melted chocolate chips.
Tomatoes – They may be chopped up and added to a Homemade Marinara Sauce for spaghetti night dinner.
Eggplant – See if your kids can identify this unique vegetable on a grocery shopping trip. Then, add it in chunks to a sheet pan of roasting vegetables.
Sweet peppers – The mini-version of these is super sweet and makes a natural dipper for Easy Homemade Hummus.
Radishes – They are crunchy with a bit of a spicy kick. Natural dippers, again, with hummus.
Popcorn – This whole grain snack makes a home movie night, car trip, or kids’ party tons of fun.
Salmon – A simple salmon filet grilled or broiled with a brush-on glaze of orange juice, honey, soy sauce, or all 3, makes a supper kids will adore.
Corn Tortillas – These toast nicely in the oven or toaster oven for a quick, full-of-flavor and economical corn chip.
What red foods will be on your Valentine’s Day menu?