Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Healthy Cooking Class Update

What a great event on Friday! Over 40 kids showed up plus parents in tow to watch a great documentary about where school food comes from and then learn to make their own healthy snacks. Chef Bhavani Jaroff (See did a great job of walking us through three different snacks - and we all got to witness several known picky eaters trying and liking everything!

First, we all got to get a little sticky making our own nori rolls (please see the previous post with the recipes if you are interested.) We mushed brown rice on our seaweed and added our choice of sauteed carrots and onions, tofu, cucumbers, tamari and toasted sesame seeds before rolling it up and slicing them. Bhavani made a great point -- you can roll anything you like into the seaweed (buy the pre-toasted kind!) - whatever you would normally put in a wrap or a sandwich - tuna fish, for example. It's a great change of pace and really good for you.

Then, it was on to the hummus pinwheels. We spooned out the fresh, homemade hummus onto Turkish whole wheat flatbread, added tomatoes and lettuce, rolled it up - added toothpicks and sliced into pinwheels. Again, you can use whatever ingredients you like.

Delicious! Watch for these foods in a lunchbox near you.

Finally, we all tried sesame noodles. Don't miss the recipe below! We took ours to go and my daughter had inhaled hers by the time we got to the car.

Should we do this again sometime? Let us know.


1 comment:

  1. We had such a great time watching the movie, cooking with our friends and eating the lovely Nori rolls. How great would it be if our students could eat this kind of simple, nourishing food together in the cafeteria? I love the idea of more cooking classes and would welcome the opportunity to learn and eat together.