Garden on a Plate



4 celery or carrot sticks or baby carrots, washed
4 Tablespoons refried beans or hummus
2 Tablespoons canned corn kernels, drained
2 Tablespoons low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
6 broccoli florets, washed
1 jar salsa (optional)

  1. Place carrot sticks on the plate in the shape of a rectangle. This represents your garden bed.
  2. Fill the rectangle with beans or hummus. This represents the soil.
  3. Place corn kernels evenly spaced over the surface of the soil. This represents the seeds that are planted in a garden.
  4. Cover the surface of the beans or hummus with cheese. This represents mulch that will keep the plants moist and prevent weeds.
  5. Place broccoli florets upright in the soil. This represents the plants that grew from the seeds.
  6. You can “water” your garden with salsa, if you like.
  7. Eat your garden by dipping the broccoli and carrots into the hummus or refried beans.

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