Gluten Free Sweet Potato Biscuits

Today we’re working on our alphabet, and not so our children can learn how to read. We want to help them make the connection between what goes into their mouths and how their body uses it. Because it’s not enough to say “eat it; it’s good for you.” They need to understand why. And develop a taste for real food, which only happens through experience.

So we’re starting with Vitamin A, which is housed in sweet potatoes and essential for the formation of white blood cells. And white blood cells fight off infections.

Our boys loved watching this video of white blood cells chasing bacteria. Their world is made up of “good guys” and “bad guys.” As the creators of Popeye knew, there’s nothing like the threat of a bad guy to get our boys to eat their vegetables.

We’re using our left-overs from Thanksgiving to make these gluten free Sweet Potato Biscuits, adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Because everybody knows gluten is the root of all evil. I’d be 5 lbs lighter if it wasn’t for it. (Or if I had self control.)

Oh no. I see somebody’s fingerprint in the front biscuit.

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27. November 2010 by Jennifer Jeanne Patterson
Categories: Food | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. That is a great idea, I try to explain to my kids what they do for our body (like Carrots help our eyes be healthy) but the alphabet trick is great too!!! I am going to steal it!

  2. Cool! I might use that video for my class. Tell your kids it’s called phagocytosis when the white blood cells engulfs the bacteria and kills it.
    The biscuits look good too!

  3. So, how did they taste?

  4. That is a great idea– two birds /one stone. (alphabet & vitamins). I thought L M N O was one letter/one word when I learned the alphabet. “elemeno.” Got a vitamin for that?

  5. I think this is an excellent technique to teach children about nutrition. It didn’t occur to me, but yes, children do bifurcate the world into good and bad, and the video is a tangible illustration. Those biscuits look so good. I’m afraid gluten is inavoidable over the holidays in my house.

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