Growing veggies is one way to promote the good stuff. I've found a few more inventive ways to make nutrition more appealing.
Baby Veggie Jammies are a line of organic pajamas that are 100% fun and 100% organic. Mom, Nicole Weinberger combined her love of fashion and food into a business. Each item of clothing from New Jammies comes with a small book. My daughter's banana pajamas (see above) came with a Counting My Fruits and Veggies book (...4 yellow bananas that love to wobble. Dance all day as the groove and gobble). $35
Another budding business was planted in Wilmington, NC--Seedling Kids. Owner Stephanie Hogan Webb creates gorgeous prints on tees and pants and has a new line of organics coming soon. Pick from pea pods, radishes, and carrots. Sizes 3-18 mos.
And did you know there is such as thing as the Mango Board? Yep, it's true an entire organization promoting this wonderful fruit full of vitamin C and A. Right now they've got a kiddie chef contest running. The mango folks are looking for chefs ages 8-14 to submit their best mangolicious recipes and win a spot on tv. Since most of our kids are too young to enter, we'll just have to enjoy the mango recipes like this Sweet and Savory Mango Roll-Up.
Ingredients (makes 16):
- 1/3 cup whipped cream cheese
- 2 burrito size flour tortillas
- 1 medium ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch thick strips
- 2 green onions, (green tops only)
- 1/2 small red bell pepper, cut into thin julienne strips
- 3 ounce very thinly sliced smoked turkey or ham
Spread cream cheese over tortillas and place mango, green onion and bell pepper over 2/3 of the surface. Top with meat and roll up tightly. Gently squeeze rolls to secure ingredients then cut into 1/2-inch thick slices.