Last year, Jessica Alba and the Honest Company celebrated the 5th anniversary of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign by encouraging health and fitness. The First Lady challenged the nation to share their own 5 tips for a healthier, happier life and Alba and her Honest company accepted the challenge, along with social goodness partners at FoodCorps, to help get today’s children on track for a bright, healthy future.
Alba and her team encouraged kids to eat more fruits and vegetables by doing the following:
- Drink more water and make it fun by adding fruit! Water on its own can get a little boring, but infusing it with fruit gives it flavor and extra health benefits.
- Make a soup! Soups are the perfect place to pack in a bunch of veggies. Plus, because soups can be prepared ahead of time and pretty much cook all on their own, you’ll spend less time in the kitchen. Convenience is key when it comes to eating healthy.
- Get to know your greens so you can keep things interesting. By experimenting with different types of veggies, you’ll teach your kids to be more adventurous with their eating habits and avoid getting stuck in a food rut.
- Fortify your favorite recipes for a boost of nutrition. Fruits and veggies don’t always have to take center stage, but can be added in to up the ante on an entree. You can also make a swap, like using zucchini as noodles for a tasty “pasta” dish the whole family will love.
- Get your green smoothie on! Blend up your favorite fruits and veggies with some organic yogurt and you’ll suit even the pickiest of eaters.