This week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with a group of Girl Guides to help them earn their Healthy Eating badge.
This is a lively group of 9 and 10-year-old girls. I had gone in with a plan to engage the kids. When we sat down, I began with a question, “Who makes their own lunch?”
The first thing that struck me was how many of these kids are making their own lunches (or mostly a good chunk of them). More importantly, I was blown away by how educated this generation of kids are in terms of what makes a healthy diet and how to make good food choices. The kids led the discussion and went into areas of organic vs. non-organic, GMOs, and also talked about trans fats. It was like I wasn’t even there. It was so inspiring to see young kids so engaged in their own health and their food choices.
We wrapped the night up with a snack that we all enjoyed. Our dear customer Joan H. gave this recipe to us, and it was very well received. Thanks Joan!
You can adapt this to your taste:
Cucumber roll up snacks
What you need:
Long english cucumber
- Cut the cucumber in half
- Using the cheese slicer, cut the cucumber into thin slices
- Cut carrots and peppers into thin match stick pieces
- spread hummus on cucumber, place a few carrots and few peppers inside
- roll ‘em up!
Also, wanted to send our congratulations to Sherry T, the winner of the $50 gift certificate contest!