Another week has come to an end again for Allentown’s Fruit and Veggie On-The-Move Truck and I have never seen so many kids excited to eat some fresh red grapes!
This week we served red grapes, forelle pears, summer green squash, and summer yellow squash. The kids were more than excited to see a big bowl of red grapes in my trunk this time and they kept coming back for more fruits! I love to see the enthusiasm in the kids when I hand them their fruit and veggie cups and it makes me happy to see them enjoying their weekly healthy treat. This week after an ice cream truck passed by the park, we asked the kids what they liked more, the ice cream truck or the fruit and veggie truck? One younger boy replied, “the fruit and veggie truck!” Without even asking why the young boy liked our truck more the kid then said, “i like it because it’s healthier.” Hearing that truly made me happy because I know I am doing something that these kids benefit from and also enjoy.
The superfood of the week are grapes!
Grapes are a great summertime fruit to enjoy and they contain an amazing amount of vitamins, for example vitamins A, C, and B6. They also contain a great source of antioxidants and folate. Though these tasty fruits can help prevent heart disease, people with blood sugar problems can only limit themselves to a few grapes because of their high amounts of natural sugar. Enjoy them in green, red, and purple, grapes are great to put in any breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert entree for added taste and color. Try them in a salad or on top of a piece of chicken or salmon today!