Oh boy! This winter has been busy! With the snow, our classes, and our work, we have been enjoying our time here at KidSpirit. We have created some amazing and zesty recipes in our Benny’s Family Kitchen Program this term. Our favorite protein-rich black bean quesadillas were a hit. In these delicious, easy-to-make quesadillas, we included Pico-de-Gallo and a Monterey jack cheese to increase the flavor. These quesadillas are full of fiber, calcium and vitamin C. TIP: These can been cooked anyway you like! The microwave is a great option for children. Here is our recipe:
Yield: 4 Quesadillas Serves: 4 Serving Size: 1
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min each
An easy to make, nutritious side dish is seasoned kale chips. These crunchy, green chips are an excellent source of iron and vitamin A, which are vital nutrients for developing children. TIP: Cook these in the microwave! They will have a crisp, light texture. Toss in olive oil and season however you would like. Salt and parmesan cheese are some of our favorites. Make sure to tear the leaves away from the stem before you pop them in the microwave.
And last, a colorful fruit bowl, drizzled in a lime and orange juice will make this meal complete. This is a simple, fun way to increase your fruit consumption because you can sample the fruit as you cut. Also, it is a great activity to do as a family or in a group. TIP: Try to us fruit in season, which will have great taste and be lower in cost. You can find what fruits are in season here: