I often hear, “vegan food is bird food.” Or, for example, my carnivorous cousin was staying at our place last month and being a great sport about eating plant-based. One night while on the phone and describing the meal she had to her boyfriend he said; “that’t not food- that’s food’s food.” I thought that […]
Nourishing Kid’s Class: “Gregory the Terrible Eater”
Another great day of food and learning. We watched “Gregory the Terrible Eater” from Reading Rainbow–Awesome throwback for me! Then had a class discussion on how to not be a fussy eater. We revisited the 5 food groups that we all need to incorporate into a daily diet. We played a game where we rolled […]
Nourishing Kid’s Class: MyPlate
During this week’s Nourishing Kid’s Class we learned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate initiative. Not only do we now understand all of the elements that make a healthy diet, but we also decided to be ambassadors of healthy eating for our fellow friends and classmates. We started off with a quick video that […]
Nourishing Kid’s Popcorn Party!
This week’s nutrition education class with Austin’s only “All kids” yoga studio, The Little Yoga House, was so much fun! After all, who doesn’t like a popcorn party where you air-pop the popcorn?! The kids arrived and the room already smelled of yummy popcorn–was that the inner teacher in me trying to motivate my kiddos […]
Nourishing Kids’ Class: Pancakes Pancakes!
We had 14 little friends attending The Little Yoga House’s summer camp this week! I teach the food and nutrition segment of camp and this time we learned: how to make vegan pancakes what ingredients go in a pancake why a whole wheat & oat pancake and topped with fresh fruit provided us with great […]
Nourishing kids “Raw Pizza”
After watching The Pink Panther make a mess of his pizza, self, and kitchen, the Nourishing Kids’ class kiddos and I decided to make a pizza real easy-like with no baking necessary…Raw pizza day was awesome!! We discussed what makes food raw vs. cooked and why both types are good for our bodies. Each of […]
Nourishing a lovely family of 5
Every Thursday I get to spend time with the sweetest family. I menu plan, shop and cook food for the week. The best part, the kids have become interested in the process of cooking, they love to sample whatever I am concocting, and they beg for more veggie-loaded dishes:) Makes a girl happy! When I […]
Another great day of nourishing fun with the kids! Today we discussed our favorite fruits and veggies and why we love them. It was fun to play “guess the food” with all of the fruits and veggies fresh in our minds. With a blindfold on and an open mouth, the kids were ready to let […]
Nourishing Kids Class: Edible Easter
Dried fruit learning games, Easter egg hunting, raw chocolate making FUN!! I look forward to every Thursday because I get to spend some nourishing quality time with my cooking kiddos. We started off todays’ class watching a cute Easter video about the Easter bunny and egg hunting. We then talked about creating our own healthy Easter […]