Health Tip: Bravo to the Carrot

  •   In Discovery of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables class with Laurence, the children experiment weekly with new tastes. When focusing on ways to prepare vegetables with high vitamin content, a favorite ingredient for many children is the carrot, for which the nutrient beta-carotene was named.

      While preparing the dish, which is as simple as it is healthy, a young cook exclaimed: “J’adore, je vais voir comme Batman.” (I love it, I am going to see like Batman.)

      Carrots are considered one of the world’s healthiest foods, with a combination of phytonutrients, including Vitamin A in the form of carotenoids, hydroxycinnamic acids and polyacetylenes. They are also robust in biotin, vitamin K, dietary fiber, molybdenum, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, and include manganese, niacin, vitamin B1, panthothenic acid, phosphorus, folate, copper, vitamin E and vitamin B2. Wow! Bravo to the carrot!

      Making the connection between food and health, a student remarked, “C’est bon, je ne serai plus malad avec les vitamines.” (It’s good, I will never be sick with the vitamins.)

      The lemon juice in this recipe adds extra vitamin C. This is easy to make with your child at home.

    CARROT SALAD 

    Carrots – shred one bunch with your grater
    Salt – to taste
    Olive oil – one glug
    Lemon juice – squeeze one lemon, use to taste

     

      At tasting time on campus, one young chef made plans to prepare the salad at home. “J’adore! Il a maman n’en fait jamais.” (I love it! My mother never makes it for me.)

  • Nutritional Information Carrots

    Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

    Children’s Recipes