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April Fit Bit

Fit Bit April 2018

From Seed to Table! Gardening is a fun, hands-on activity that teaches children where food comes from and is a great family activity. Growing food can help foster healthy eating habits and attitudes as children are often willing to eat fresh vegetables and fruit that they have grown.

Include children in all stages of the gardening process. They can plant the seeds, water and feed the plant, pick the produce, and help to prepare a meal.

Growing a Cherry Tomato Plant

Supplies:

  • A package of cherry tomato seeds
  • A small pot, seed tray, clean yogurt container, egg shell, or newspaper folded into a container shape
  • A spoon or small hand-held shovel
  • Seed starting soil
  • Fertilizer
  • An outdoor pot

 

Instructions:

  1. Start planting in April, unless the seed package says to start at a different time.
  2. Fill the pot with the seed starting soil and level out the top.
  3. Place the seed on top and cover with a small layer of soil. Water the seed.
  4. Place in a warm and sunny place.
  5. As the plant grows, remember to water and use fertilizer. (Read the directions on the seed bottle or box for frequency and guidance.)
  6. Transfer the seedling into an outdoor pot and place it outside after the last frost (June). For the first few days outdoors, keep the plant in a shadier spot away from the wind.

Caprese Salad Skewers

Makes 15-20 skewers

Ingredients:

  • 15-30 cherry tomatoes picked from plant
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 container reduced-fat bocconcini mozzarella cheese (20% M.F.)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 package of small skewers

 

Place one cherry tomato, bocconcini and basil leaf onto a skewer.

Once all skewers are complete, place on a plate and lightly drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

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