Post # 1
One of my jobs is running an after school program for middle school kiddos. Over the next few months I will be teaching a class that involves cooking and nutrition. I was hoping some of you would have good ideas for quick (the class is only an hour) meals or snacks we could make that are fairly nutritious. Some things to consider: I have limited access to a stove top but should be able to use an oven. Also, it would be helpful if the ingredient list didn’t break the bank! Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
@bostonkate: Individual fritatas? Veggie pizzas on a pita bread?
Post # 4
I made these really yummy black bean quesadillas. Unfortunately I did have to use a stove, though I’m sure there are ways to make them without the stove. They’re also fun because kids can personalize them more by adding corn, other veggies, different meats, etc.
And they’re not too expensive, and I cooked mine in 15mins!
Post # 5
@bostonkate: check out a book called “eat like a dinosaur” it’s great for little kids & it’s fun and interactive as well. it also touches on those with food allergies as well…good luck!
Post # 6
I was going to suggest pita pizzas too. Although, I guess what makes it healthy is the veggies you put on top, so kids may not add them. You could always suggest they make designs or faces on them so they kids would want to do that.
You could do fruit kabobs, obviously it doesn’t involve any cooking, but the kids could choose their fruit and put it on a skewer. You could make some dips to go with them too.
Post # 7
Also, http://www.superhealthykids.com/healthy-kids-recipes/category/snacks.php has a lot of cute ideas. The chocolate banana burgers with cinniman fries look super cute.