This all-star brigade will meet with small groups of students to speak with them about healthier diets and share their own personal stories of cooking and eating. Each chef will demonstrate a recipe with the assistance of students and feed them a healthy snack of fruit nachos. Students will go home with stickers and an activity sheet that focuses on pumpkins as food instead of just the palate for a jack o' lantern.
Not to spoil the surprise, but I imagine that not many first-graders read Bites. So in case your child isn't one of the lucky ones to get a chef visit, here's the recipe for what they'll be preparing. Feel free to make it at home this weekend and discuss these issues within your own family.
1 (10”) Whole Grain Tortilla
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ cup Apples — cut into small bite size pieces
¼ cup Orange Segments or Mandarin Oranges — cut into small bite-size pieces
1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
1 Tablespoon Raisins (optional)
3 Tablespoons Vanilla Yogurt
1 teaspoon Honey
Fruit: Cut apples and oranges into small bite-size pieces. Combine apples, oranges and orange juice in a small mixing bowl.
Chips: Preheat oven to 350°F
Spray the tortilla lightly with non-stick spray and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cut each tortilla in half. Then cut each half into 10 pieces (like a slice of pie).
Spread chips evenly on baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes at 350°F or until golden brown, let cool.
Sauce: In a separate mixing bowl, mix the vanilla yogurt and honey together and set to the side.
On a plate, arrange a layer of chips, topped with fruit mixture and drizzle with yogurt sauce. Enjoy!