I’m sure many of you have seen the controversial Coke and McDonalds ads that have been airing during the Olympics and many of you are probably equally annoyed/ frustrated by them promoting unhealthy products to viewers that look up to these amazing athletes, especially young ones that hope to someday be just like them. The advertisement space is obviously driven by money,and after all, Coke and McDonalds are not only two of the largest food & beverage enterprises, but also two of the longest running sponsors of the Olympics. Thankfully most of us know that they wouldn’t be world class athletes if they were living off of a fast food and soda diet. I had though of doing a whole post on this a while back when It was being debated whether they should be allowed to advertise during the Olympics or not but ended up not and today I’d like to share some healthy Olympic snacks for your little ones. I am glad I waited and am now able to highlight the positive instead of dwelling on negatives.
The first Olympics was held in Athens, Greece in April of 1896. The 5 colors of the Olympic rings symbolize the five continents that athletes traveled from to take part in the Olympic events. The rings are linked together to represent the unity that all nations show when coming together to compete against one another.
I created a snack that represents the 5 olympic rings. It’s a fun way to celebrate the Olympics with your family, and also a great way to get them to eat a variety of colorful foods.
I made separate fruit & veggie rings to show more examples of what you can put in them, but normally I would mix & match. Here are a few more color-coded ideas:
Red bell peppers
Golden delicious apples
Yellow bell pepper
Spinach/ other greens
Have fun experimenting with different foods & fueling your champions!