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Food-Related Words: Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
almond

almond

An almond is a type of nut.
apple

apple

An apple is a juicy fruit that grows on an apple tree.
Johnny Appleseed

Appleseed, Johnny

Johnny Appleseed was a legendary man who planted apple trees through the USA. His real name was John Chapman, but he was called Johnny Appleseed because of his love for growing apple trees.

apricot

An apricot is a tart fruit with a thin, orange skin and a hard pit.
artichoke

artichoke

The artichoke is a spiny, green vegetable.
avocado

avocado

The avocado is an oily, green fruit; it is sometimes called the alligator pear. Avocados grow on trees in warm areas.


bagel

A bagel is a chewy kind of roll.


baker

A baker bakes food in the oven, like breads, cakes, and cookies.


banana

Bananas are a sweet, yellow fruit.


batter

A batter is an uncooked, liquid mixture of flour, eggs, butter and other ingredients. When a batter is cooked, it becomes solid. Cookies, cakes, and muffins are made from batter.


birthday cake

Birthday cakes care made and eaten to celebrate someone's birthday


blackberry

Blackberries are dark-colored, edible berries that grow on prickly vines.


blueberry

The blueberry is a tiny blue fruit.


bowl

You can eat soup or cereal in a bowl.


bread

Bread is made from flour and is baked in an oven.


breakfast

Breakfast is a meal that is eaten in the morning.


broccoli

Broccoli is a green vegetable.


bubble gum

You can chew bubble gum and blow bubbles.


bun

A bun is a sweet roll.


butter

Butter is a rich spread made from cream.


cake

Cake is a sweet dessert.


candy

Candy is very sweet.


carrot

A carrot is an orange vegetable that grows underground.


cauliflower

Cauliflower is a white vegetable; it is related to broccoli.


celery

Celery is a crisp, green vegetable.


cheese

Cheese is a food made from milk.


chef

A chef cooks food.


cherries

Cherries are a sweet, tangy, red fruit.


chocolate

Chocolate is a tasty treat made from cocoa beans and sugar.


chopsticks

Chopsticks are eating utensils used by many people in Asia.


coffee

Coffee is a drink made from roasted coffee beans.


cookie

Cookies are small, sweet, baked treats.


cork

A cork is used as a bottle stopper. It is made from tree bark.


corn

Corn is a yellow vegetable you can eat on its cob. Corn was grown by Native Americans for thousands of years before the Europeans settled in North America.


cornucopia

A cornucopia, also called a horn of plenty, is a horn-shaped basket that is filled with fruit and grains. It is a symbol of abundance and prosperity.
cotton candy

cotton candy

Cotton candy is a sweet treat that is spun from sugar.


cream

Cream is the richest part of milk. Butter and ice cream are made from cream.


cucumber

Cucumber is a cool, crisp vegetable that is good in salad.


cuisine

A cuisine is a style of preparing food.


cupboard

Things are stored in cupboards.


cup

You can drink from a cup.


cupcake

A cupcake is a tiny cake.


dessert

Desserts are sweet treats.


diet

A balanced diet is good for you.


dinner

Dinner is a meal that is eaten in the evening.


dish

We eat food on a dish.


doughnut

Doughnuts are sweet and have a hole in their middle.


drink

People need to drink water every day.


egg carton

An egg carton holds eggs and keep them from breaking.


eat

We eat when we are hungry.


egg

Many animals hatch from eggs. Dinosaurs hatched from eggs. People eat a lot of chicken eggs.


eggplant

An eggplant is a purple vegetable.


flour

Flour is ground up grain (like wheat). Bread is made from flour.


food

We eat food to get energy and to grow.


food pyramid

The food pyramid is a diagram that lets you know the US government's recommended diet.
Food chain

food web

The food web (or food chain) is all of the interactions between predators and prey in which plants and animals obtain food.


fork

Forks are used for eating solid food.


freezer

A freezer keeps things icy.


fruit

Fruit is the part of some plants that contains the seeds. Apples, strawberries, oranges, and bananas are fruit.


frying pan

You can cook food in a frying pan.


gingerbread

Gingerbread is a spicy cookie. Gingerbread men and gingerbread women are cookies shaped like little people.


glass

We drink out of glasses.


grapefruit

Grapefruits are a type of citrus fruit that sometime squirt you when you eat them.


grapes

Grapes are delicious fruit that grow on vines.


grater

A grater is a tool used to cut food into tiny pieces.
string bean

green bean

A green bean is a long, thin, green vegetable. It is pod that contains bean seeds. It is also called a string bean.


ham

Ham is a type of meat that comes from the top part of a pig's leg.


hamburger

A hamburger is a cooked patty of ground beef, usually served in a bun.


honey

Honey is a sweet substance made by bees.


hot dog

A hot dog is a type of cooked meat in the shape of a sausage; it is usually served in a long bun.


hungry

When you're hungry, you want to eat some food.


ice

Ice is frozen water.


ice cream

Ice cream is cold, creamy, and sweet treat.


ice cream cone

An ice cream cone is nice to eat on a hot summer day.


iced tea

Iced tea is a cold drink.


jam

Jam is a spread made from fruit.


jelly

Jelly is a spread made from fruit juice.


jellybeans

Jellybeans are colorful and sweet.


jug

A jug holds a liquid, like water.


juice

Juice is pressed from fruit or vegetables.


kettle

A kettle is a pot in which you boil water.


kitchen

People prepare and store food in a kitchen.


kiwi

The kiwi is a tangy fruit that grows in warm areas.


knife

You can cut things with a knife.


ladle

A ladle is a large spoon used to serve soup and gravy.


lemon

A lemon is a sour, yellow fruit.


lemonade

Lemonade is a drink made from water, lemon juice, and sugar.


lettuce

Lettuce is a leafy vegetable that is good in salads.


licorice

Licorice is a type of chewy candy.


lime

A lime is a sour, green citrus fruit.


lollipop

A lollipop is candy on a stick.


lunch

Lunch is a meal eaten in the middle of the day.


lunch box

Some people carry their lunch in a lunch box.


macaroni

Macaroni is a tube-shaped noodle.


meal

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are meals.


measuring cup

A measuring cup is useful in baking and cooking.


meat

Meat is a type of food that comes from animals. Some types of meat are beef and ham.


melon

Melons are fruits that have a rind.


microwave oven

Microwave ovens heat up food quickly.


milk

Milk comes from cows and other mammals.


muffin

Muffins are small, baked goods made from a batter.


mug

A mug is a large cup.


mushroom

Mushrooms are fast-growing fungi. They grow in dark, damp places.


napkin

After you eat, you can clean your face with a napkin.

nectarine

A nectarine is a sweet, juicy fruit with smooth skin; it is related to the peach.
noodles

noodles

Noodles are flat strips of pasta. Noodles were invented in China.


nut

A nut is a dry seed or fruit with a hard shell.


oatmeal

Oatmeal is a cereal.


oil

Oil is a greasy liquid.


olive

An olive is an oily fruit that grows on an evergreen tree.


omelet

An omelet is a dish made from eggs.


omnivore

An omnivore is an animal that eats plants and meat. People are omnivores


onion

Onions are sharp tasting vegetables.


orange

Oranges are sweet, juicy fruit.


orange juice

Orange juice is made from oranges.


oven

Ovens get very hot. You can bake food in an oven.


oven mitt

An oven mitt protects your hand when you put things in or out of an oven.


oyster

The oyster is a soft-bodied marine animal that is protected by two hard shells.


pan

You can cook food in a pan.


paper plate

A paper plate is a disposable plate that is made out of paper. People use paper plates at picnics.

pasta

Pasta is a type of food made from flour. Spaghetti and macaroni are types of pasta.

peach

Peaches are sweet, juicy fruit with fuzzy skin.


peanut

Peanuts grow underground; they are a type of legume.


pear

The pear is a sweet fruit with a thin skin.


pea pod

Peas grow in pea pods.


peas

Peas are small, round vegetables.


pepper

Pepper is a spice that many people use to season their food.


pepper

A pepper is a sharp-tasting, hollow vegetable. Peppers can be red, green, yellow, and orange.


pickle

A pickle is a cucumber that is preserved in brine.


pie

A pie is a dessert that is made with fruit and has a crust.


pitcher

A pitcher is a container for pouring liquids.


pizza

Pizza is made of dough that is covered with tomato sauce and cheese; it is baked in an oven.


plate

A plate is a flat dish on which we put food.


plum

A plum is a sweet, juicy, purple fruit.


pod

Peas grow in pea pods.
popcorn

popcorn

Popcorn is a snack food made from corn that bursts open after being heated.


popsicle

A popsicle is a sweet, frozen treat on a stick.


pot

People cook food in pots.


potato

Potatoes are starchy vegetables that grow undergound.


pretzel

Pretzels are salty, knotted snacks.


prune

A prune is a dried plum.


pumpkin

The pumpkin is a large, orange vegetable that grows on a vine.


pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie is a dessert made from pumpkins.


radish

A radish is a sharp-tasting vegetable that grows underground.


raisin

Raisins are dried grapes.


raspberry

Raspberries are a type of edible berry that grows on a prickly vine.


recipe

A recipe is a set of instructions for making a type of food.


refrigerator

A refrigerator is a machine that keeps food cold.


rice

Rice is a food. It is a grain that grows in warm, wet soil. Rice is an important food in much of Asia.


roll

A roll is a small piece of baked dough.


rolling pin

A rolling pin is used to roll out dough.


salad

A salad is a type of food that is usually made with lettuce and other vegetables.


salami

Salami is a type of salty, spicy meat product, usually made from beef and/or pork.


salt

Salt is an important crystalline mineral that we use to season our food.


sandwich

A sandwich is cheese, peanutbutter, meat, or another filling between two slices of bread.


sausage

Sausage is a type of meat.


slice

When something is sliced, thin pieces are cut from it.


soup

Soup is a type of liquid food. Vegetable soup and chicken soup are two kinds of soup.


spatula

A spatula is a tool that has a wide, flat end.


spoon

A spoon is used for eating food like soup and cereal.


squash

Squash grows in warm weather.


steak

Steak is a slice of meat.


stove

You can cook food on a stove.


straw

A straw is a hollow tube that is used to drink liquids.


strawberry

The strawberry is a sweet, red fruit.
string bean

string bean

A string bean is a long, thin, green vegetable. It is pod that contains bean seeds. It is also called a green bean.


sugar

Sugar is a sweet food.


sunflower

A sunflower is a plant that turns to face the sun.
taco

taco

A taco is a Mexican food that consist of a folded, fried tortilla that contains a mixture of food, usually beans, meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.


tea

Tea is a drink that is brewed from tea leaves.


teapot

You can brew tea in a teapot.


toaster

A toaster is a machine that heats up slices of bread, making toast.


tomato

Tomatoes are soft and tangy; they grow on vines.


tuna

The tuna is a very large, bony fish that lives in the ocean. People eat a lot of tuna.


turkey

Turkeys are large birds that nest on the ground.


utensils

Utensils are tools used in the kitchen, like knives, forks, and spoons.


vegetable

Vegetables are edible plants, like spinach, celery, and kale; they very good for you.


vinegar

Vinegar is a sour liquid that is used to flavor or preserve foods.


walnut

A walnut is an edible nut from the walnut tree.


water

Water is a liquid that we drink and use to wash. Water covers over two thirds of the surface of the Earth, and much of our body is made of water.


water bottle

A water bottle holds water.


watermelon

Watermelon is a large, delicious, red fruit with a thick green rind.


wheat

Wheat is a grain. Flour is made from ground-up wheat.


whisk

A whisk is used to beat eggs or batter.


wok

A wok is a cooking pot used in Asia.


yam

Yams are sweet vegetables that grow underground.


yogurt

Yogurt is a dairy food made from milk.


yolk

The yolk of an egg is yellow and contains stored food for a bird or reptile before it hatches.


zucchini

Zucchini is a type of squash.


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