Nutrition Month – The Potential to Bring us Together

In Celebration of Nutrition Month we are giving tips from the campaign all month long. The theme this year is “Unlock the Potential of Food!”. The fifth topic is The Potential to Bring us Together. As Newfoundlanders and Labradorians we know that food brings us all together. From family gatherings to birthday parties, in every celebration we know food is usually involved. This theme shows us the importance of sharing meals because it opens dialogue, connects people and helps us eat a more balanced diet. It’s an enriching experience for people of all ages to share meals — from children to older adults. For more information about the campaign visit http://www.dietitians.ca

Try this recipe together at your KES Breakfast Club this month:

Cheesy Butterfly Quesadilla

Ingredients

    • 2 small whole wheat flour tortillas
    • 2 slices cheddar cheese
    • 1small tomato, thinly sliced
    • 1 large leaf romaine lettuce
    • carrot sticks
    • grapes
    • blueberries

Making your snack into a fun shape or animal can be a new way to enjoy it. By cutting your quesadilla and using some other vegetables, you can create this tasty butterfly snack.

Step 1 Place one of the tortillas on a plate. Top with cheese, tomato and lettuce. Place remaining tortilla on top

Step 2 Cut into 4 quarters and separate slightly. Place grapes in middle of quesadilla for body. Place carrot sticks and blueberries as antennas.

Information sourced from: https://www.dietitians.ca/Downloads/Factsheets/NM2018-FactSheet-05BringTogether-EN.aspx

Recipe sourced from: http://www.cookspiration.com/recipe.aspx?perma=E7EA384E0F6&d=21&i=2&s=1

Image sourced from: http://www.creativekidsnacks.com/2013/03/21/butterfly-quesadilla-weekly-kids-co-op/?_szp=214693

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

 

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