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A is for Artichokes | Atherosclerosis | Awareness | Kids Fit Kitchen |

 

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Welcome to the ABC's of Kids Fit Kitchen week of fun featuring A is for Artichoke, Atherosclerosis and Awareness! 

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Learn the Fun Facts for Kids and Fun Facts for Grown Ups about why an Artichoke is good for you!  Watch a short 'how to' video on how to steam and eat an artichoke!   And make sure to download the super yummy recipe for an Artichoke Tapenade!

Enjoy :)

A is for Artichoke

Fun Facts for Grown Ups

  • Are you a grown up who just cannot jump on the kale craze? I hear you, I get bored of chewing before I can even swallow. Crunchy kale dehydrated kale chips however I could eat all day, but I am digressing...sorry.  My point was that if you have not hopped aboard the kale train but are worried you are not getting in the antioxidants...
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C is for Cacao | Smoothie with Raw Cacao Nibs | Plant-Based Smoothie Recipe

 

This week we are celebrating one of the highest antioxidant foods on the market that happens to taste amazing like a chocolaty treat!  Yes...healthy ingredients can be so delicious that they taste like a dessert and not like chewing on an old shoe. 

I usually write the Fun Facts separate for kids and grown-ups but this time I thought they worked for both parties! But we all need to put our listening ears on for this one, there are lots of big fancy words!

Fun Facts for Kids and Grownups!

This amazing little treat is one of most antioxidant rich foods on the PLANET making it a true super food!   Tannins (I know where you were going on that one for a minute when I mentioned tannins...no it is not wine time yet) tannins in this ‘super fruit’ work as an analgesic, anti-allergic, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-viral and an antiseptic. 

wait......what and the what now?  Alright, alright, who blacked out this time from all the big words?...

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B is for Brown Rice | Brown Rice Plant-Based "Meatballs"

 

I usually write Fun Facts for Kids and Fun Facts for Grown-ups separately, but not this time.  Researching through the facts of all the health benefits of brown rice, I found that they relate to both kids and grown-ups! 

Fun Facts for Kids & Grown-ups:

Type 2 diabetes used to only be a concern for adults but now has unfortunately become an epidemic in children.  Studies have shown that just by switching out white rice with a whole grain option like brown rice daily, can reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes by 60%!  This is because brown rice is a slow releasing sugar which helps stabilize blood sugar levels. 

Did you know that brown rice is in fact white rice??!! Whaaaaaaaat??  White rice is brown rice stripped away from its outer coating and therefor stripped away from almost all nutrients and protein.  This is why you see 'enriched' on the processed white rice labels.  Companies have to add back in synthetic...

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