I think this extracurricular club may be one of my favorite professional gigs ever! These kiddos are so enthusiastic and fun! They are willing to try new foods each week. I’m greeted with hugs and “what are we doing today?!” every time I see them. It’s a true delight!!
We celebrated fall this month in full force! During week 1, we learned about Fiber in apples, tasted apples in a variety of ways – fresh, dried, apple sauce, and juice – and we made beautiful apple nachos! What are apple nachos? They are spiralized Granny Smith apples topped with pumpkin seeds, oats, craisins, and soy nuts….then drizzled with caramel sauce! YUM!
The kids’ creations were amazing!
During week 2, we learned about orange foods that contain Vitamin A and how this nutrient helps our eyes, skin and immune system. We made Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites (Delish!) and tasted other Vitamin A-rich foods like carrots, dried apricots, sweet potatoes and kale.
In week 3, right before Thanksgiving, we made mini pumpkin cheesecakes in a cup. The kids loved them! The healthier ingredients included pumpkin yogurt and light cream cheese, piled on top of vanilla wafers and topped with pecans. Gratefulness for all we have been given was one of our main topics of conversation while prepping our treats.
If you’re interested in bringing Tasty Kids Nutrition Club to your school, contact me!