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Healthy Eating Starts Young

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




cheese slicer

  1. Cut the cucumber in half
  2. Using the cheese slicer, cut the cucumber into thin slices
  3. Cut carrots and peppers into thin match stick pieces
  4. spread hummus on cucumber, place a few carrots and few peppers inside
  5. roll ‘em up!

Also, wanted to send our congratulations to Sherry T, the winner of the $50 gift certificate contest!

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