When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:
❁ scrub cucumbers under running water.
❁ safely peel cucumbers using a vegetable peeler.
❁ measure and mix ingredients.
❁ arrange a plate of colorful vegetables.
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced or grated (about ½ cup)
1 cup nonfat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt
¼ to ½ teaspoon garlic powder or 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon salt
⅔ cup vinegar (any type)
⅓ cup water
1 teaspoon salt
2 to 4 teaspoons sugar
1 to 2 Tablespoons seasonings (see Notes)
1½ cups cucumber slices
Slicing – most common in grocery stores and good for eating fresh. Usually 6 to 9 inches long with thick skin.
English – found in some grocery stores (wrapped in plastic) and good for eating fresh. Usually 1 to 2 feet long with thin skin.
❁ The most common types of cucumbers can be found in grocery stores year round.
❁ Choose cucumbers that are firm and evenly colored. Avoid those with scars or soft spots.