Do you struggle to get your kids to eat vegetables? I know I do.
Miss Marnie will eat them happily at pre-school (so I’m told) but at home she flatly refuses. When she was weaning she ate everything – but now I daren’t so much a pop a carrot on her plate!
I was glad to discover I wasn’t the only mum in this situation when I was invited along to a special event with Flora.
Flora are on a crusade to connect families and especially children with the food they eat, where it comes from and the power of plant (vegetable) based foods. Plant based diets are proven to be an important source of nutrients as well as having a lower environmental impact than animal based foods.
Explaining that to a toddler or small child though isn’t so easy – so Flora are introducing a series of campaigns to help mums with this. First up is Florasaurus – a dinosaur made entirely from plants to prove how some of the biggest creatures are ‘powered by plants’.
Florasaurus will be touring around the UK to help highlight the plant based ingredients that go into Flora. As well as a cute animated TV advert targeting young viewers (watch it below) – I have to confess as an adult I wasn’t completely aware of the importance of plant based foods either.
Of course, until I tried the new Flora Freedom at the launch. A 100% diary free, vegetarian society approved spread made of plant oils and essential fats. I normally avoid all margarine’s and spreads thinking they are all bad for you. But, after making my own and seeing what really goes into it – I can totally see the benefits – and learnt how its essential for the normal growth and development in children as part of a balanced diet.
See the recipe below from Flora on how to make your own spread – seriously it was so simple and it so creamy and fresh. I added in garlic, herbs and lemon juice and have to say it would make a lovely addition for a special family dinner.
Helping children connect with their food by making it fun and easy to understand and helping to create a brighter and healthier future can only be a good thing.
Don’t you think?
To find out more about this campaign and if Florasuarus is visiting a town near you visit Flora
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