by Tracey Shaffer, RDN, LD
April is National Garden Month. Springtime is a perfect time to get our plants and garden ready. If you have never started a garden now is the time to start. A garden is a great place to teach kids valuable lessons while spending time together. And what kid doesn’t like to play in the dirt?
Growing a garden together can be easy with a few simple steps:
There are so many things to do with your garden harvest! Kids will love taking care of the plants and watching their garden grow. It is a great way to spend quality time with kids, teach them a new skill, and get them loving vegetables! If you need more information on gardening, contact your Local Extension Service office.
Try these Mini Zucchini Pizzas for a veggie twist on pizza that kids will love.
Mini Zucchini Pizzas
Zucchini, sliced into rounds
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded
Place sliced zucchini between paper towels to remove moisture for about an hour.
Place the rounds on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and top a dollop of pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella and.
Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes until cheese is bubbly. Then drizzle with olive oil or top with fresh basil.
Tracey Shaffer is a registered dietitian and certified health coach and owner of KC Nutrition Coach in Eastern Jackson County. She can be reached at email@example.com. You can visit her website at kcnutritioncoach.com.