This week’s theme is winter greens. Our “Growing Minds Day by Day” educational resource lists are designed for families and educators to use during COVID-19 and beyond.
PrintKale Pasta – Cafeteria Scale Yield: 256 1/4 cup servings Ingredients16 (8 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz dry yields 4 cups cooked) 1 cup soybean oil 16 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in ½ 32 cups roughly chopped kale (yields 16 c cooked) (4 c raw = 3.1 oz) (32 c raw = 24.8
Interested in this recipe for your school cafeteria? View a scaled-up version for taste tests and school food service. PrintKale Pasta Ingredients1 (8 ounce dry yields 4 cups cooked) package uncooked rotini pasta 1 tablespoon soybean oil 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in ½ 2 cups roughly chopped kale (1 c cooked) (1 c raw =
By Chef Adam Hayes from the Red Stag Grill PrintGlen Arden “super” kale ravioli with queso blanco IngredientsQueso Blanco 1/2 gallon of whole milk 1/8 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar Kale “super” pasta 4 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt about 3 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup local kale puree 1
These delicious green smoothies are made with local Swiss chard. The associated lesson plan includes classroom suggestions for additional activities to do with greens.
- Swiss Chard Smoothies recipe and lesson plan (quick view as .pdf)
Students make green smoothies using local spinach and fruit. The associated lesson plan contains fun facts about spinach, curriculum connections, and extension activities.
- Spinach Smoothies recipe and lesson plan (quick view as .pdf)
This kid-friendly recipe is classroom-friendly, too! It does not require heat or special equipment and students of all ages will enjoy creating and dipping their lettuce wraps.
- Lettuce Wrap recipe and lesson plan (quick view as .pdf)
Children gain knowledge and interest in new fruits and vegetables through making an alphabet boarder for the classroom. Students learn to identify new fruits and vegetables. Students work together to complete a class project.
- Fruit and Veggie Alphabet Boarder – Preschool (quick view as .pdf)