- RED Sauce over Spaghetti
- Tossed Salad with RED Radishes & Tomatoes
- RED Strawberry & Vanilla Yogurt Layered Parfait
Activities: Choose an activity that is best suited to your child's personality. Or, let them flex their imaginative muscles and do them all!
Crafters: Have kids cut out heart shapes in any color paper. Help kids write a Valentine’s Day message in the center. Tear tissue paper into small pieces and crumple into balls. Glue crumpled paper onto cards to decorate. Or, color with crayons.
Artists: Have kids fold any color paper in half. For the front of the menu, kids can draw a name and logo for their restaurant. On the inside, kids can draw pictures of the dinner menu items. Decorate with Valentine’s Day stickers or crumpled tissue paper balls. Or, get out crayons for kids to draw.
Writers: Have kids create a restaurant menu with heart health facts. List the facts on the menu cover. Older kids can create a few extra menus with heart healthy foods to serve later in the month.
Cooks: Depending on their skill level, pick an activity that is safe and fun for kids.
· Cap the strawberries.
· Wash the lettuce for salad. Tear into bite size pieces.
· Slice the strawberries, tomatoes and radishes (see Safety Tips).
· Heat and stir the sauce.
· Layer the yogurt parfait.
· Serve plates with spaghetti and spoon on the sauce.
· Prepare salad with radishes and tomatoes.
· Shake on the Parmesan.
Bonus RED Game: Spend a few minutes during dinner to see who can list the most foods that are red. Will the winner get out of cleaning up after dinner?
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