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Butterflies and Bananas: Blending Nature and Nutrition for Great Food and Family Fun

Marilyn Robinowitz, Illustrated Raul Gonzalez

Pages: 144
ISBN: 978-145752-446-2
List Price: 19.95
Category: Health, Self-Help & Spirituality
Available: April 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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Butterflies and Bananas: Blending Nature and Nutrrition for Geat Food and Family Fun, offers parents and children: exceptional healthy food, nature fascination, and family fun. The fun is provided in clever shake recipes named after animals, insects or birds. Illustrations, fun facts, and ecological rolls –– all serve to engage children, and bring nature indoors. All of the shakes are nutrient dense, supplying the body with healthy carbohydrates, proteins and fats, along with essential fiber often lacking in a child’s diet. In addition to the shake recipes, the book features a chapter called It’s A Green Thing, which encouragesfamilies to explore nature firsthand, and party with the creatures. The book concludes with Recipes for Vibrant Living, ideal for bringing the family together. All of the recipes follow three guidelines: (1) easy to make and economical, (2) healthy and delicious, (3) all ingredients are available at most supermarkets.

Marilyn Robinowitz resides in Houston Texas with her husband and partner of 60 years. She takes great pride in being an 81-year old physically fit grandmother, with gray hair and biceps. As a volunteer naturalist at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Marilyn has interpreted environmental education to elementary school age children for 14 years. She started making shakes with her grandson, then garnered feedback from more children, and from family and friends. The weekends find Marilyn busy with granddaughters, Camila and Lilliana, ages three and five, who inspire her to share her passions: nature and nutrition.