Each month, as an ambassador for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, we have challenges that we are encouraged to do.
We completed challenge #2 (give someone a tour of a grocery store) this afternoon while supporting Whole Kids Foundation which raises money to support better foods in schools.
We did this by participating in a scavenger hunt in Whole Foods! Our children were given a list of items such as organic chicken, kale, flour, onions, juice, etc., and once they found and crossed off everything on their list, they received a “goody bag.”
I can’t tell you how nice it was to not have to immediately panic, react by quick inspection, and begin the sparse rationing of items in the goody bag- because i know and trust Whole Foods! It was filled with Kind Bars, drink powder sample for smoothies, Cliff Kids organic fruit rope, granola bars, tattoos, and a recipe for grilled cheese. (They use muenster, cheddar and heirloom tomatoes on multigrain bread.)
The kids enjoyed shaved ice made with fresh fruit puree, water and sugar in a blender- it even still had some seeds in it! No artificial colors or flavors. They liked it- they actually thought it was too sweet! 🙂
And that counted as our third and hopefully final treat of the week in our junk food journal.