Healthy Kids CookKale Pesto

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It's hard to find a more nutritious vegetable than kale but at first glance it's not likely to be popular with kids. PCC Jackie Freeman proves otherwise, using kale pesto to make green eggs and ham with four-and-a-half-year-old Kazuo.

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Nutrition & fun facts

  • There are more than 50 varieties of kale, but in every case, the leaves will be sweeter and more tender if they are smaller. Lacinato (sometimes called dinosaur) kale is typically the mildest variety of them all.
  • Kale has been cultivated for more than 6,000 years, and is a component of traditional dishes from Kenya’s sukuma wiki to the Irish classic colcannon.
  • Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, with impressive amounts of vitamins A, C, K and 45 different flavanoids. If your kid is a salad hater, kale chips and smoothies can be an easier way to get them to try it.

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  • While most U.S. apricots are grown in California, Washington is the second-highest producing state for the fruit.
  • Apricots are a kind of fruit called a drupe, frequently called “stone fruit.” They’re related to cherries, plums, peaches, olives, almonds and coconuts.
  • Apricots are a great source of vitamin A and potassium. Ripe apricots won’t have green undertones to their skin, and will have a noticeable fragrance. Their softness makes them a poor choice for packing in lunches, but they make amazing smoothies.

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