Z is for Zucchini! The last of the vegetable alphabet, Zucchini is a veggie that's in the same family as pumpkins! Zucchinis are technically fruits because they grow from a small yellow flower. Zucchini's a great sources of vitamin C and can be used in just about any dish, such as Zucchini Sushi!Zucchini Sushi is a new take on an old favorite that's easy to make and even easier to eat! It's the perfect dish for a snack, a party, or for a fun and creative afternoon savory treat! Don't worry about the raw fish in this kind of sushi, we used canned tuna.
Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? The world may never know, but we sure know that they taste delicious. Tomatoes are an excellent source of nutrients, including vitamins A and C, calcium, and potassium. There are over 7,500 varieties and they come in colors from all across the rainbow. Tomatoes are seen in many different cuisines from all around the world, especially in Italian food like sauces for pasta and pizza. There are so many ways to them, but have you ever thought of making stuffed tomatoes?
This week we are featuring 5 healthy lunches for kid chefs and their parents to make together. The best part: they aren’t all sandwiches! Many of them are rolls, or "sandwich cousins" as we like to call them. We are also super excited for spring to finally arrive so we went for maximum color in these lunches. (And as you might know, "eating the rainbow" is a great way to make sure your kiddos get lots of different types of nutrients.) Yum!
Tired of plain tater tots? Try something new and healthy with these zucchini tots! This week's Kitchen Vocabulary Word of the Week is 'Grating.' Making these tots will help your kid chef learn how to use a grater. Grating is the process of changing solid foods into small thin pieces by rubbing them into a grating tool like a box grater.
Packed full of fiber, these triple berry muffins are a delicious and nutritious treat for any time of the year. This recipe is full of measuring, a skill that every kid chef can easily learn at a young age. Measuring while cooking is a great way to introduce kids to fractions. There are a lot of ingredients in this recipe that you might be able to find at home in your kitchen, but it also includes a few fiber-packed ingredients like bran and whole wheat flour.