It’s the way they are prepared. Most school districts have no idea how to cook and present vegetables. They are focused on Meat and Dairy. As a result, they unknowingly have turned children off to eating healthier fare. Food Service Directors across the US have complained to the State that kids don’t like vegetables and… more »
Kids usually like simple when they are trying something for the first time. Sometimes an overly strong taste (like spicy) turn a child off to to the taste of the vegetable. We made this Simple Sweet Potato Soup in class today. The students cut rounds into half-moons and then triangles. They toasted pumpkin seeds and… more »
These bars are satisfying to children as well as adults. Heat Maple Syrup, Barley Malt and Peanut Butter in a small saucepan. Bring to boil and add nuts, seeds and cut-up dried fruit of your choice. Place in oiled cookie sheet until cooled. Cut into shapes.
We celebrated the Chinese New Year yesterday in class by making vegetable Won-Tons. We were honored to have the Parents of a Chinese student in class, making the skins by hand and showing us different ways to fold. The flavors of ginger, soy, sesame oil and the vegetables has made this popular with all students… more »
Bok-Choy is a popular food with children and adults alike. It has thick dark leaves with long white juicy stalks and can be used in a myriad of ways. You’ve probably seen it at your local market. Did you know there are many different varieties to experiment with? I like Baby Bok-Choy, Pak Choy, Joy… more »
It has been my 18 year pleasure to spend my time cooking with kids, in schools (k-5), summer camps and private homes. I have observed that even the pickiest of students will eat healthy foods like Brown Rice, Vegetables, Beans and Fruit (if given the chance). In time, their exuberance for these foods spreads at… more »