Eat the Rainbow // Raw Vegetable Skewers

The biggest source of anxiety for me since becoming a parent is feeding my children. With Lincoln it started with a rough introduction to breastfeeding and a stressful time pumping. When we started introducing solids, it was trying to make sure we were expanding his palette and by age one I was focused on getting him the nutrients he needed to grow and develop.

The phrase “you are what you eat” has never meant more than as I watch my tiny humans grow off of the food I’m choosing for them.

The difficult part for me right now is getting my toddler to eat the vegetables I pick up at the grocery store (or the farmers market, or my mom’s garden, or another store down the street) and it’s hard for me to imagine not being able to do that. But, did you know that almost 30 million American’s live in food deserts where they don’t have access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables? That’s nearly one in every ten people.

Naked Juice is stepping in to help and has partnered with Wholesome Wave to provide fresh produce through the #DrinkGoodDoGood campaign. They’ve already donated 250,000 pounds of produce and YOU can make that number higher. For every fruit and veggie selfie shared using the hashtag #DrinkGoodDoGood, Naked Juice will donate an additional 10 pounds of produce.

So, go whip up some of these raw vegetable skewers (or substitute the cucumber for zuchinni and you can grill them) and snap a photo to do some good with your selfie 🙂

Red: Cherry Tomatoes
Orange: Carrots
Yellow: Bell Peppers
Green: Cucumber (zucchini if you’re going to grill these)

P.S. Lincoln has not been so excited to eat vegetables in his entire life. There’s something about a rainbow wand that make them a bit more enticing for a toddler 😉

A big thanks to Naked Juice for partnering with me on this post, for donating so much produce, and for selling the one way I love to eat fruits + veggies while pregnant (but really, don’t ask how many cartons of Acai Machine I went through when pregnant with Lincoln). 
 eat the rainbow - whether you're entertaining or trying to get your toddler to eat vegetables, these raw veggie skewers are easy and tasty (and the recipe includes a grilled option too)


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  1. My toddler, age 3.5 stopped eating veggies. As a baby I pureed them and she ate them, but when they get older, they have a mind of their own. Her doctor said not to worry, most kids hate veggies. It's normal.