My favorite nutrition podcaster has another bit of newsletter info the other day that surprised me: Plain button mushrooms have more antioxidants than tomatoes, carrots or zucchini!
I love mushrooms more that carrots or zucchini, so that’s not a problem for me, but I know they can be a sticky situation for many kids (and grown ups too).
Luckily, there are some great online resources for getting kids familiar with the wonder that is the mushroom:
- NAMA’s Manual for Teachers and Naturalists They even rent teaching kits; so cool!
- The Great Morel Fun photos of kid shroomers.
- Fun Facts About Fungi Utah State University hosted site includes games, facts and great fast-motion video of growing mushrooms.
And often times play food can help kids get used to new veggies as well. We have a couple types of play-food mushrooms, as well as some other good-for-you veggies like peppers, tomatoes, carrots and more!
Do you have tips for getting kids to eat more veggies? We all want to know!