When you’re feeling extra hungry and searching the kitchen for anything to quickly fill your belly, it’s easy to opt for junk food. While junk food seems like an easy fix to resolve your hunger pangs, and is certainly okay every once in awhile, it won’t do much for you energy wise. Sugary and processed foods don’t usually do the trick in curing our hunger. Solve this dilemma by keeping healthy and fueling snacks on hand, ready to grab out of the freezer. This will just take a bit of (fun) prep work! Spend an afternoon cooking with an adult so you can fill your kitchen with these freezer friendly snacks!
If you’ve ever gone to a restaurant or special event with a buffet, you know how much fun it can be to build your own plate of food! Follow these helpful tips for creating your own fruit and veggie buffet bar. This family activity includes loads of fun, flavor, and nutrition! Grab an adult to help you, and let’s get started.
Some foods naturally make great partners. Peanut butter and jelly, milk and cereal, etc. Pairings like these are legendary for how great they taste together, but did you know there are many pairings that aren’t as well known, but are just as delicious? These combos may sound a little wacky to you at first, but give them a try! We’re certain some of these crazy combos will be your new favorites!
Silly Food Fact
Do you know the difference between raspberries and blackberries? It’s not the color, like you might think. Raspberries can be red, gold, purple, and even black! Here’s the answer: raspberries have a hollow core while blackberries do not. In the United States, 90% of all raspberries are grown in the Pacific Coast states of California, Oregon, and Washington. So if you’re visiting or live in one of these places, you might notice your raspberries are extra fresh!
Why Our Bodies Love Them
Raspberries have tons of fiber. With 17 grams per cup, that’s more fiber per calorie than any other fruit! They’re also a rich source of vitamin C and manganese (which plays an important role in converting nutrients into energy for our bodies). Raspberries have a high antioxidant content, and their leaves can be used in herbal and medicinal teas.
For some reason taking a simple lunch from the kitchen table to a picnic blanket instantly transforms that same lunch from ordinary to extraordinary! Eating your meal outside manages to turn the basic routine of eating a meal into a fun experience for all involved! Don’t believe us? Grab a picnic blanket and use our super tips to plan your best picnic yet!
Silly Food Fact
At one time, pepper was used as money. Yes, in medieval times, a pound of pepper equaled a pound of gold! In fact, pepper was so valuable that dishonest traders mixed in juniper berries or ground charcoal to secretly “stretch” their pepper. Black pepper is ground from peppercorns, which today are (by monetary value) the most traded spice in the world.