Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cooking with Kids

Kyler and I took a free cooking with kids class. OHMShosts some free community cooking classes all the ask for is some donated food goods for the local food pantry. Our class was Healthy Snacks for after school.

Kyler seemed to enjoy it even if it was mostly prep work.

We made 4 out of the 5 Snacks they shared with the class.

8 oz low fat cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup low fat sour cream
½ teaspoon garlic salt
sandwich bread, flattened with a rolling pin
carrots, cut into ¼ inch sticks
cucumbers, cut into ¼ inch sticks

Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic salt. Spread mixture on each piece of bread to lightly coat one side. Place a few pieces of carrot and cucumber at one end of each slice of bread. Roll up and press gently to seal. Cut crosswise into one inch thick slices.

graham crackers
peanut butter
thinly sliced apples

Spread each graham cracker with enough peanut butter to evenly coat. Top half of graham crackers with apple slices. Drizzle apples with a little honey. Top with another graham cracker, peanut butter side down.

fat free cottage cheese
low fat ranch dressing
mini rice cakes

Mix together cottage cheese and ranch dressing to taste. Put a small scoop of filling between two mini rice cakes. Try using different flavors of rice cakes (white cheddar would be good). Finely chopped fresh veggies (like broccoli, carrots, celery, bell peppers…) can be added to the cottage cheese.

low fat cream cheese, room temperature
mini pretzels
dried apricots
mini chocolate chips

Place softened cream cheese in a zip lock bag and cut one of the corners (just a small opening). Squeeze a little out onto a dried apricot. Use the cream cheese as glue to attach a small pretzel (see demonstration). Turn over. Squeeze out a small amount of cream cheese for an eye and place a mini chocolate chip in the center.

2 cups low fat vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
½ cup finely chopped almonds
Assorted fresh fruit (strawberries, apple slices, banana slices, grapes, pear slices, blueberries on toothpicks...)

Mix together yogurt, honey, and almonds. Serve with fresh fruit.

Kyler's favorite was the Fruit with Yogurt dip. Mine was the yummy cream cheese dip made for the veggie Sushi sandwiches.

1 comment:

Audrey said...

Cooking with kids is so fun, I love to get my 6 year old involved in the kitchen. Thanks for posting the recipes!