The Winneshiek County Fair is in full swing, and we could not have asked for a more beautiful week to host the fair’s fun festivities! The animals, shows, exhibits, races, and concerts are all a blast, but if you’re anything like me, you also go to the fair for one thing—the food! However, it’s no secret that the delicious greasy fair food we all love does not have much nutritional value. This week, Ashley Christensen, Laura Liechty, and myself brought healthy and delicious eating to the fair!
When looking for a refreshing treat to cool down at the fair, what sounds better than a fresh smoothie? Well, how about a smoothie blended by kids’ leg power? We thought that sounded better too! The Bike Blender was a huge success as we had many kids blend together delicious smoothies!
We also made fruit kabobs with many colorful fruits! We discussed the importance of including fruits of many different colors into our diet. Many kids were able to identify how a wide variety of colorful fruits have nutritional and health benefits for our bodies. For example, many knew that blueberries help our brain, oranges help our eyes, and strawberries help our heart. Woo-hoo!
Fun Food Fact of the Week: Smoothies are a quick, easy, and delicious treat!
Smoothies are a fantastic way to reach the goal of eating five servings of fruits and veggies every day! Our smoothie we made at the fair is quick and easy! Adding spinach or kale is a tasty way to ensure that we eat our vegetables! Below is the recipe.
1-2 cups of strawberries
1/2 cup of mangos
1 and 1/2 cups of water or orange juice
1/2 cup of plain yogurt
A handful of spinach leaves