Since we are staying home this winter – let’s eat a variety of delicious and colourful fruits and vegetables.
Share some interesting information while cooking with your little one and you might just have less convincing to do with the eating part.
- Usually have ten segments per orange (this can turn into a math lesson).
- A high amount of Vitamin C and fibre.
- Oranges rarely grow in the wild anymore.
- Oranges do not spoil quickly.
- Snack idea: Have the kids roll an orange until it becomes tender and then make a small hole in the peel – natural juice box on the go! Once all the juice is sucked out, tear open the orange and enjoy the remaining flesh inside.
- Orange peel can be used as slug repellent in vegetable gardens.
- Avocado is seen as a fruit – in particular a large berry. It grows on a tree and has one large seed (pit).
- Avocados are also known as an Alligator pear in some parts of the world.
- High in healthy fats, avos are wonderful for young developing brains (and old tired brains 😊).
- Avocados are cholesterol and sodium (“salt”) free and high in Potassium. In other words – eat up!
- Avocados vary in size and can weigh between 220 grams to 1.4 kg.
- Beetroot is a beautiful colour and used as a natural colourant in cereals, ice cream and jelly.
- Beetroot can be eaten fresh, cooked, roasted or preserved.
- Beetroot keeps our eyes healthy.
- If beetroot is eaten a few days in a row you might notice a colour change in urine. This is perfectly normal and will turn back to normal.
- Adults will also be happy to know that beetroot can be used to make wine.
- This mini tree look-alike vegetable is part of the cabbage family.
- Broccoli helps to protect our teeth and support oral health.
- Broccoli keeps our bones healthy.
- Broccoli is high in fibre and Vitamin C.
- The tomato is technically seen as a fruit but we use it as a vegetable in salads and dishes.
- Tomatoes are good for our skin and hair.
- Tomatoes keep our tummies (digestive system) healthy.
- Tomatoes keep our eyes seeing clearly.