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Kids in the Kitchen I love having young children join me in the kitchen to make their own meals and snacks. It is a great way to introduce health, nutrition, preparation techniques and food safety in a fun way. When I work with children in the kitchen, I teach them how to read the entire recipe from start to finish and then follow the directions. We differentiate between raw and cooked foods and how to handle them. I teach them knife skills and how important a sharp knife is, and the necessity of gripping the food like a bear with claws, and tucking in those fingers! Safety around hot ovens, scalding liquids and sharp knives is the most important thing learned. Once children master some easy recipes, they become more confident and can experiment. CREAMSICLE SMOOTHIE Makes 2½ cups Here’s how to make a healthier version of a popular summer treat.

Creamsicle Smoothie 1 cup orange juice 1/3 cup water 1/2 to 3/4 cups ice 1 T. honey 1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate orange slices for garnish Put everything except the orange slices into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with an orange slice.

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June 2012 Tidewater Times  

June 2012 Tidewater Times

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