Our second stop in our food tour around the world is Kenya! Home of the world’s largest tropical lake, Lake Victoria, Kenya is also known for tasty foods like bananas, beans and pumpkins. Kids in Kenya love to help their parent’s garden and one of their favorite things to grow and eat are sweet potatoes – also known as yams.
You can have a lot of fun with sweet potatoes with your child. You can slice up a sweet potato and toss it in 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper and bake at 400 for 30 minutes for your own sweet potato fries. It’s a great way to try a new food. Remember to get your child involved by asking them to help and encourage them to participate by asking them how sweet potatoes are like baking (white) potatoes – and how they are different. Enjoy a tasty treat together!
Next stop? Japan!
This is part of the Get a Move On series – keeping your child healthy through activity and movement.