How Many Different Vegetables Can Your Kids Identify?

So how many vegetables can your kids name?  Just important, how many vegetables can you as a parent identify?  Both good questions.  Many of us growing up in the city have been use to our vegetables coming out of a can.  Of course, others who were exposed to gardening at an early age are one up.  Several years ago while checking out of a local grocery store, the cashier could not identify the turnips I was purchasing.  She was about 17 years old and needed to ask the neighboring cashier what the small knobby-shaped items were.  This made me wonder--how many of us can  recognize vegetables native to our country or those locally grown? 

Be honest, would you recognize a turnip if you saw it?   The first time I looked  for turnips, I had to look at the categories above the vegetable bins.

My next post will deal with some ways your family can have fun learning the names of those luscious veggies so delightfully created for all of us to eat!

What Are You Doing With All Those Great Fresh Vegetables?

By now your garden has been well on its way to sprouting and at least partial picking depending on what area of the country you live in.  By this time your family has no doubt begun to enjoy the fruits of their labor--or more correctly "the vegetables of their labor."  Fun in the sun, some hard work, and healthy eating--who could ask for more? 

No doubt you have found ways to use your newly grown produce.  Hopefully, you have shared some with your neighbors and those in need.  Another great way to use those veggies is to start juicing.  Juicing is a  jewel in itself.  Obviously juicing is packed with vitamins; but,  the fiber for many people is the greater benefit.  Even if you don't juice, eating the vegetables raw will also increase your daily fiber intake.   Please read my article, 6 Tips For Getting in Shape While Unemployed, which contains good suggestions for all of us to get in shape.