Septemer is Bean Month at Veggie Buds Club and we are excited to bring you this super green recipe from Katie at Eat Pretty Darling! You can find more recipes and tons of fun bean activities in our "Bonkers for Beans!" eBook, check it out here.
Let’s face it, we don’t all have access to farm stands and gardens year round to source our fresh produce each week. Most of us have to count on the grocery store to fill our bellies, but there’s still a fun way to get the kids involved!
Each week me and my sons head out to the grocery store with a color to find! We stick to the produce section and try to pick 4-5 items that fit our color. Sometimes it’s the color on the outside, sometimes it’s the color on the inside. Let your kids pick the items out. Getting kids involved every step of the way can help your picky eater become a little more adventurous!
Now go explore your grocery store and try a monochromatic meal! Make a meal consisting of only your color of the week. Here we picked green to feature the veggie of the month, beans, and paired it with two of our favorite green foods, green grapes and cucumbers. A meal made of one color makes it more fun!
Green Food Ideas
September is Bean Month at Veggie Buds Club and we are excited to bring you this yummy recipe from Heather at Happy Kids Kitchen! You can find more recipes and hours of fun corn activities that are guaranteed to get your kids excited about eating beans in our "Bonkers for Beans!" eBook, check it out here.
This recipe was developed by Heather Staller, a mom of two boys, ages 6 and 4, and cooking instructor specializing in bringing cooking into preschool classrooms. After college, Heather knew she wanted to be a teacher, but first followed her lifelong dream of going to culinary school. Teaching cooking combines both of her passions, and she truly enjoys introducing young children to the joys of cooking with fresh ingredients. Find Heather on Instagram (@heather.happykidskitchen), where she shares inventive kid-friendly recipes and ideas for cooking with kids at home.
Have you ever made your own pickles? A quick “refrigerator” pickle is so much easier than it sounds and no messing around with sterilizing or canning equipment. Just 6 simple ingredients, a night in the fridge, and you’ve got a yummy side dish or snack. Be sure to get the kids into the kitchen to help prep the green beans. They can either use a child-safe knife to trim the ends off the beans or snap them with their fingers. Measure and mix the ingredients for the brine together then pour in into your jar. The hardest part is waiting a little while to give the crunchy, tangy beans a try, but I promise it will be worth it.
Makes 1 Pint Jar