Frugal Family Fun: Family Cooking Project: Vegetable Kabobs

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Family Cooking Project: Vegetable Kabobs

Getting your kids in the kitchen to help make your snacks or meals is a great way to spend family time together! And when kids help make the food, they are more likely to eat it! One way to encourage eating veggies is to make vegetable kabobs! We got this idea from my daughter's preschool and had to share! They are doing the I am Moving, I am Learning program to promote health and well being in our children! This recipe is from their Health Services Team:

You will need 1 cucumber, 1 Green Pepper and a package of sliced mushrooms.  Also some ranch dressing for dipping!  Other things you will need include Popsicle sticks or skewers, a cutting board or plate, and a butter knife.

Wash all the vegetables, and then slice the cucumber and green pepper. With kids around ages 4 or 5, you can let them cut with close supervision. Be sure to explain that they can only use a knife when you are helping them!! After everything is cut up and ready to go, let your child put the veggie slices on the stick or skewer. Help them if they need, and show them they can make a pattern with the different veggies by alternating which ones they put on.  Serve with the ranch dressing and enjoy!


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