During Eat This! Summer Camp, in addition to lessons in the kitchen and garden, campers learn how food is marketed to them to be smart consumers and make healthier food choices. To drive home the concepts, each camp session creates an original food product, from recipe to product name, slogan and packaging. After learning how various marketing tactics are used at the store, campers presented their creations to Revival Market, who selected their favorite goodie to produce and sell in the store.
Last year’s winner? Chocolate-Chip Kale Cookies! Made with wholesome ingredients, the sweet treats are packed with nutrient-dense kale for an extra dose of goodness.
Watch S2P Instructor Chef Susie Mullen and her daughter whip up a batch. Then, head to the kitchen to make your own!
For the 2014 VegOut! Challenge, Amy Anton, Houston mom of three boys, shares a favorite recipe of her eldest, which just happens to be a simple and tasty way to check kale off of your Veggie Log, as well as a way to get the kids in the kitchen.
Ashton’s Caesar Salad
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice of 1-2 lemons
Dash Worcestershire sauce
1 T Dijon mustard
2 anchovy filets
Yolk of 1 egg
1/2 C grape seed oil (or other mild flavored oil)
1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese
1 head kale
Juice the lemon, mince the garlic and combine, letting them sit in a small mixing bowl while you chop the kale.
Whisk in the Worcestershire sauce, Dijon, anchovies, and egg yolk.
Slowly add the oil while whisking constantly.
Whisk in the the Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour desired amount of dressing over kale and massage it into the leaves.
Let dressed salad sit, covered, in the fridge for about 30 minutes to absorb the flavors.
Top with desired add-ins, if using, and serve!
Try Ashton’s recipe and let us know what you think, or share YOUR favorite ways to eat kale below.
This March, Recipe for Success Foundation will host its second-annual VegOut! 30 Ways in 30 Days Challenge, motivating folks to eat 30 different vegetables in 30 days during National Nutrition Month. Bustling schedules and picky palettes can make the task of nourishing a family an uphill battle, so how do you get your brood to eat 30 different vegetables period, much less within one month?
Houston mom Amy Anton has a plan.
30 Ways in 30 what!?! There is no way I can do it again this year. I have three boys who will eat some veggies, but certainly not 30, and we have school, and homework, and lacrosse… and busy lives!
But this is important.
OK, breathe, and make a plan of attack.
March is busy with sports and we have a whole week off at spring break, during which we will be eating out a lot. I think I will frontload to get as many veggies as I can in during the first two weeks. That way, I can relax and we can have fun with the Challenge in the second half of the month. After all, it’s “an easy, delicious food adventure”, it’s supposed to be fun!
So, what to start with? Salads. Remember, salad dressing can be a friend, and if I make a yummy dressing or grate in some parmesan, they will usually eat it all. Possibilities are endless there. If I am really in a pinch, I can run to the salad bar and load up on already chopped goodies.
Then, I can alternate with a huge pan of roasted veggies – squash, zucchini, cauliflower and bell peppers. Just toss with some olive oil and a roast in a 375 degree oven, and there’s four more to add to the Veggie Log.
Add my oldest child’s favorite, Kale Caesar, to the list, maybe even with sliced radishes, and we’re on our way! Stay tuned for Ashton’s recipe for Kale Caesar. It’s a keeper!
How will YOU tackle the 2014 VegOut! Challenge? Tell us in the comments!
VegOut! HERE partner Piatto wants to help you eat your veggies this month. Each week, they’re offering two veggie sides to accompany their Special of the Day and Fish of the Day. Menu looks tasty, take a look!
As a mother to two little ones, Becky Flechsig over at Raising Texas has taken on the 2014 VegOut! Challenge to her tool box to help raise a family who enjoys healthy foods, with more fun and less stress.
Let's check #Zucchini off as our 31st veg! Though there are many veg we love that we haven't mentioned for #vegout2021, we hope you have had fun with us, discovered new veg & expanded your menus to a half plate of veggies with every meal. It's the fastest path to health!
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