Posts Tagged by Kids
|March 4, 2015||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Business, Education, Events, Kids, News|
On March 26th, Florida 4-H youth have an opportunity to learn more about state government and share the positive impacts of Florida 4-H on their lives. This educational event provides youth with an opportunity to tour different parts of Tallahassee and the Capitol, visit with their Legislators, take part in pre-arranged tours of Tallahassee and […] continue reading
|August 29, 2013||Posted by Alyssa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Kids, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes|
There is a lot of the evidence to support the statement that families who eat together are healthier. The only problem is many families are not sitting down to eat together. The concern is that eating out can lead to poor food choices. Although many restaurants offer healthy options, many restaurants tend to serve foods […] continue reading
|August 14, 2013||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Kids, News|
For many, this time of year means it’s back to school for their children (or themselves). That also means it is time to pack those school lunches. Being creative by cutting sandwiches into fun shapes, being clever with the names of the foods (like “blues on a log” for peanut butter and celery topped with blueberries), or getting […] continue reading
|January 8, 2013||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Cooking, Healthy Eating, Kids, Nutrition|
Co-writer: Betsy Crisp Students at five Pasco County elementary schools, including Fox Hollow, Gulfside, Mary Giella, Northwest, and Veterans, are taking part in monthly taste-tests of popular Florida fruit and vegetable commodities as part of the USDA’s Healthier US School Challenge. The program was designed to recognize and encourage excellence in nutrition and physical activity. […] continue reading
|December 14, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Cooking, Kids, Produce, Recipes|
A few weeks ago, I was looking for unique ways to feature Florida products and I came across this fantastic, and very simple “recipe” for strawberries. All you need are a container or two of Florida strawberries, toasted (black) sesame seeds, and a container of heavy whipping cream. I’ve attempted this recipe twice and I […] continue reading
|November 20, 2012||Posted by Sarah under Healthy Eating, Kids, Produce, Recipes|
Gobble, gobble! Here’s a fun and healthy Turkey Day activity to do with your kids. To make the complete bird, you will need: 1 large honeydew melon or Florida cantaloupe 1 small Florida yellow squash 1 cup cubed cheddar cheese 1 medium Florida yellow pepper 1 medium Florida red pepper 1 medium Florida green pepper, […] continue reading
|October 31, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under News, Produce|
In honor of Halloween, we decided to have a little fun with some veggies! Check out this great “very veggie” skeleton that’s quick and easy to make with kids of all ages! (You may want to pre-cut the veggies) You’ll probably need a bigger surface to build the skeleton than you realize; we used a […] continue reading
In honor of Halloween, we decided to have a little fun with some veggies! Check out this great “very veggie” skeleton that’s quick and easy to make with kids of all ages! (You may want to pre-cut the veggies) You’ll probably need a bigger surface to build the skeleton than you realize; we used a full-sized cutting board.
Very Veggie Skeleton Man
1 medium red bell pepper
a few baby carrots
1 medium size cucumber
1 stalk of celery
a small handful of arugula
a handful of sliced mushrooms
4 cherry tomatoes
Your favorite dipping sauce
(Or you can use the Cool Florida Cucumber Dip like we did)
Slice the cucumber, olive, bell pepper and celery
The cucumber slices are the backbone, the bell pepper slices are the ribs, and the legs and shoulders are made of celery.
Add your cucumber to the board and start building your skeleton!
Next, place the ribs on both sides of the backbone and adjust them until they look right to you!
Place mushrooms under the cucumbers to make the mid-section.
Create the legs using the celery and bell peppers and use the tomatoes for knees.
Add a couple pieces of celery below the dip to create the shoulders.
Add carrots to complete the legs and build the arms.
Place the broccoli as hands and feet, and you’re almost finished!
Drop in the olives as eyes and a small piece of bell pepper as a mouth.
Mold and place the arugula to create the hairstyle you want and voila! There you have your very own healthy, fun-filled dipping tray. (Don’t forget to eat all the leftover veggies that aren’t on the skeleton too!)