Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Adventures of Leafy Greens

Samantha and Danielle visited from the Cornell Nutrition program to teach us about the important nutritional value of leafy greens.

We looked at, smelled, and touched kale, dandelion greens, rainbow chard, spinach, red lettuce, chicory, and more.

We made leaf rubbings and leaf paintings with the larger leaves.

And for a yummy snack we made our own salads with an orange vinaigrette dressing.

Here's the recipe for an individual serving of dressing:
(why not let your child make this one night for your salad at home?)
The juice squeezed from 1/2 an orange
One tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
One teaspoon of olive oil
Salt and peeper to taste

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