It's time to show your child's teacher how much they mean to you! As a former pre-kindergarten teacher, I know from experience that healthy snacks are always appreciated. You can make your own nut and seed brittle using the recipe below and wrap up the goodies in a plastic container or mason jar. It's a DIY teacher appreciation gift kids can make, and teachers are sure to appreciate the extra love that went into the present.
Happy Earth Day! On Earth Day we should always think about what we can do to help our planet. When we cook, a lot of food gets thrown out and that hurts the environment! That won’t happen with our special Earth Day recipe: Earth Day Rainbow Carrot Peel Chips! Earth Day Rainbow Carrot Peel Chips are a easy Earth Day dish that uses every part of the carrot, so there's no leftover waste. It can even be a healthy new part of lunch or snack time!
This healthy Easter treat for kids will be super fun for the whole family to make and eat!With the food coloring that gives the bark its pretty colors, young chefs can get creative and explore a variety of colors. What happens when you mix pink yogurt with blue yogurt? Swirl them together to find out!
Top of the mornin' to ya and Happy St. Patrick's Day! The luck of the Irish will be with you if you make this St. Patrick's Day Spinach Dip! St. Patrick's Day Spinach Dip is a simple and healthy treat that’s great for a party or just a holiday snack! The best part of this dip is that you can eat every part of it so there's less of a mess.
Nom on this delicious cubed apple cinnamon oats! This recipe is perfect for a chilly fall day! This week our kitchen vocabulary word is cube. To cube food means to cut into square pieces, where all sides are equal! Oatmeal is a great source of fiber and these delicious cinnamon apples make oats even tastier!
This week we will be making an edamame dip! Edamame is a soybean that is found in many East Asian dishes. Edamame is also packed with fiber! This simple snack is made with garlic cloves, which brings us to our vocabulary word of the week: mince. To mince means to cut into very small pieces. We usually mince garlic cloves to make them smaller so we can cook with them!
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.
Our Kitchen Vocabulary Word this week is Dice. To dice means to cut something into smaller pieces or cubes. Dicing is used in salsa to cut the ingredients into finer pieces that are easier to dip into. This mango salsa recipe is a refreshing option for summer and chock-full of knife skills exercises for you and your kid chef to learn together.
With Father’s Day around the corner and temperatures soaring into the 90s in NYC, we thought it would be perfect timing to make fruit ice pops, for your pops! If your dad loves food, these 4 ingredient ice pops will be an excellent way to say “thanks Dad, stay cool.” You can make them now to prepare for Father's Day or make them the morning of, but remember fruit ice pops need to freeze for several hours. And if mango isn’t your dad’s thing, you can easily swap in a different fruit. Happy Father's Day!
Summer is just around the corner! Nothing beats the summer heat like a fresh and sweet Summer Fruit Pizza! Now, don't worry, this isn't fruit on a regular pizza, it's all sweet with none of the refined sugars. Summer Fruit Pizza is a healthy pizza that's perfect from breakfast to dessert! It's great to take to a summer BBQ, a graduation party, or a fun picnic. Summer Fruit Pizza brings the taste of summer to you, no matter the occasion!
Y is for Yogurt! Yogurt is a healthy food that can be used in a lot of different dishes such as Yogurt Ranch Dip.Yogurt Ranch Dip is an easy to make dish that can be served for an after school snack or at a party! The best part about this recipe is that all the ingredients are simple so even picky eaters will love Yogurt Ranch Dip!
Watermelon Mint Lime Popsicles are a sweet and easy treat that can be eaten as an after school snack or a healthy dessert. Watermelons are a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C and can usually be found all year round because of how popular they are.
A honeyed Ugli Fruit Yogurt Parfait is a snack time treat that is healthy and easy for anyone to make! Parfaits are a layered sweet treat that can be eaten at home or on the go. Ugli fruits are in season from November-May in the United States. We couldn’t find any Ugli fruit at our grocery store, but grapefruit or tangelo works just as well (we used grapefruit).
Make your own salad dressings are really fun to make for kid chefs. What could be more delightful than putting something in a jar and shaking as hard as you can? It can also be a fun science lesson: what is an emulsion? Why don't oil and vinegar like each other? And since you can make them so quickly, even the littlest chefs have the patience for these recipes.
Nate Nomster's in the kitchen again! This time, he made Great Green Guacamole to celebrate the one-week countdown to our Kickstarter campaign launching!
While school might have started, it still feels like summer in our neck of the woods. So, we're not ready to say goodbye to summertime food and popsicles yet! We're holding onto summer vibes with this Raspberry Yogurt Pops recipe. It's super simple for kid chefs to cook, and features raspberries, yum! Raspberries not only are delicious, but super healthy. Did you know that they have more vitamin C than oranges, and have a low glycemic index that won't spike your blood sugar? What's not to love.
Quinoa... Keen-wah... Quinn-oh-a... However you like to say it, these Quinoa Snack Bites are a delicious way to eat the super food. Quinoa is a complete protein and is packed with nutrients, so no wonder that it's become trendy in the last few years. Some people have a hard time with its slightly bitter and earthy taste, but the feta, onions, and pepper flavors in these quinoa snack bites balance out quinoa's natural flavor.
What says summer more than nectarines and corn cake? Nothing! Well maybe watermelon but really that's it! Try this very forgiving and flexible recipe for chefs of all ages. Nectarine Upside-Down Corn Cake is the perfect dessert for a hot summer day and is relatively healthy as far as cakes go!
We LOVE kale here at Nomster Chef and hope you do, too! It's high in fiber and has tons of iron, vitamin k and antioxidants. As if it could get any better, you can also make "chips" out of kale! So fun and easy to nom on. This Taco Kale Chip version has some of our favorite Mexican spices, plus nutritional yeast (an ingredient that tastes like cheese but is healthy and vegan). Mmm!
Summer is finally here!! Which also means strawberry season is here!! We decided to try our hand at make your own strawberry jam. Turns out, it's super easy to make and tastes way better than what you normally buy in the store! Also, this jam requires no heat and cooking, has no added sugar, and is only 2 ingredients. If that's not a food hack, I don't know what is!
This make your own hummus recipe is super quick and easy to make, perfect for kid chefs. The finished product is super creamy and oh so tasty, you’re going to want to make it again….and again. Trust us, you won’t regret it. Just don't be surprised if your Nomster eats it all up!
Need to cool down on a sweltering hot summer day? These fro-yo grapes are an excellent healthy summer snack for kids and they'll help the whole family cool down with icy grapey deliciousness. Assembling these grapes is extra fun because it involves toothpicks! So try these fro-yo grapes for an interactive afternoon snack! They also make a grape (!) excuse to play with your food.
Mason is a 4-year-old chef who's been cooking with his mom since he was 2 years old. We love his infectious enthusiasm for food, and are seriously impressed by his skills. Watch the video if you'd like a dose of extra cuteness!
This is the perfect snack for when your little gremlins are trying to pre-game dinner. These apple rings are also great for grown-ups who run on hobbit meal times (breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, etc.). You can even try wearing them on your fingers, but we wouldn’t recommend it. ;)