I’m a Healthy Eater Patch Program®
This 2″ iron-on embroidered patch is part of our patch program®®.
Eating healthy can be delicious! Try some of these ideas:
- Instead of potato chips, try apple chips
- Instead of chocolate chip cookies, try raspberry oatmeal cookies
- Instead of chocolate brownies, try black bean brownies
- Instead of buttered and salted popcorn, try roasted chick peas
- Instead of chocolate chip muffins, try dark chocolate quinoa muffins
- Instead of sugary cereal, try apple cinnamon oatmeal
- Instead of eggs and toast, try microwave quiche
- Instead of pancakes and syrup, try whole wheat pancakes with strawberries
- Instead of an Italian sub sandwich, try cucumber turkey subs
- Instead of pizza, try humus pizza
- Instead of a sandwich, try lunch kabobs
- Instead of a chicken salad sandwich, try chicken lettuce wraps
- Instead of baked ziti, try cauliflower baked ziti
- Instead of hamburgers and fries, try turkey burgers with sweet potato fries
- Instead of spaghetti and meatballs, try spaghetti squash with Bolognese sauce
- Instead of macaroni and cheese, try butternut squash macaroni and cheese
Suggestions for how Daisy* and Brownie* Girls can earn the Healthy Eater Patch:
Have a healthier snacks at your meetings.
- Commit to healthier snacks at your meetings. Try experimenting with unsalted, unbuttered popcorn and adding your own toppings: popcorn toppings
- Bring home some leftovers that you think your family would like to try. Ask if you can keep the ingredients at home for after-school snacks.
Suggestions for how Junior* and Cadette* Girls can earn the Healthy Eater Patch:
Cook with your troop.
Plan, budget and cook a healthy meal with your troop. Share a favorite family recipe and consider making all the recipes in a book to bring home and try with your family.
Suggestions for how Senior* and Ambassador* Girls can earn the Healthy Eater Patch:
Educate others about healthy eating.
Host an event about eating healthy or a meal that was made using healthy alternatives to traditional favorites. Make sure to check with your council regarding food safety guidelines that must be followed so that the girls can prepare healthy food to serve. You can host an event for:
- a younger troop
- your service unit
- as a thank you for sponsors or mentors
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