Green and Plenty

June 2013: “Wuice”


As the weather gets warmer, don’t forget to hydrate with the #1 Better Beverage:  Water!  This recipe is so easy and versatile.  The name of the recipe comes from the combination of “Water” and “Juice”= “Wuice”.  Kids might find this recipe name entertaining, and we encourage you to make the most of their interest by having them choose the “juice” part.  The key is to limit the … [Read more...]

May 2013: Rainbow Smoothie


During the spring when greens are perfectly in season, why not start your day with some greens in a Rainbow Smoothie?  Kids love the concept of Eating a Rainbow.  Nurture recently served this delicious smoothie as part of Rainbow Day programming to promote fresh fruit and vegetable consumption by kids.  The verdict?  Thumbs up! Rainbow Smoothie -Red: 1/4 cup frozen … [Read more...]

April 2013: Apple Oat Balls


This recipe was the winner from Delaware in the 2012 Healthy Kids Lunchtime Dinner Challenge (based on MyPlate).  It was created by 8-year old Avery McNew.  It is a great recipe to make with kids, since it is an easy-no bake “hands-on” dish. Click here for the background on Avery and her recipe, including quantities and directions.  Enjoy! … [Read more...]

March 2013: Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & Brown Rice Soup


In our Elementary Nutrition & Wellness Program we speak about adding vegetables to other foods to get more veggies in their diets. One of the examples is to combine cheese and broccoli. We’ve taken that concept a bit farther here combining four of the food groups to create a well balanced, inexpensive, easy to make meals. This is a mild dish so add Tabasco sauce, red pepper … [Read more...]

February 2013: Ham, Broccoli, and Cheddar Frittata


Some nights you need to get dinner on the table fast! Here’s a tasty, simple recipe that fits the bill. This recipe was inspired by our partnership with Top Box Foods and The K.L.E.O. Center. We wanted to show how easy it is to use Family Top Boxes and Top Box Garden to create affordable, nutritious, fast meals that kids will love! Since many of the ingredients may be in your … [Read more...]

January 2013: Vegetable Lentil Soup with Poached Egg


When traveling to other countries it always surprises me how much different the meals are: grilled vegetables, baked beans, stir fry. Getting veggies for breakfast is easy! We love this recipe because it can work for any meal. Our participants love this recipe because they learn how to poach eggs and it tastes great! We hope your family likes it too! Vegetable Lentil Soup 1 … [Read more...]

December 2012: Spicy Black Eyed Pea Soup and Three Pepper Spiced Cookies


With New Year’s just around the corner, why not celebrate with some delicious, healthy soup! In the South, tradition goes that if you eat black eyed peas as the first food on New Year’s Day it will bring you luck and prosperity throughout the year ahead. We love this recipe for its versatility and flavor. We use it in our Family Program suggesting that participants can easily … [Read more...]

November 2012: Sizzling Tofu with Green Onions and Sugar Snap Peas


Nurture is proud to feature Sam Hightower, the Maryland winner of the Healthy Lunch Challenge. This Nurture kind of recipe is easy to make, very nutritious, and low budget! Feel free to use your family’s favorite veggies- mushrooms, bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, etc. We hope you enjoy Sam’s recipe and story! “My son Sam, 10, and I were the lucky Maryland winners of the … [Read more...]

October 2012: Three Bean Minestrone


This is a Nurture recipe was developed jointly with Kim Seiden and Megan Collins. This is a great hearty meal for those increasingly cool days of fall. We’ve served this during several Family Program all to great reviews. We hope your family will enjoy it as well!    Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons canola or olive oil 1 Spanish (sweet) onion, chopped 3 medium carrots, … [Read more...]

Featured Recipe: Jonah Schaik’s Pesto Pasta


How was my summer…you ask? It was the best summer ever! 53 other kids from around the United States and I experienced something so unique that set us aside from all other kids in the United States. We had lunch at the White House and met Mrs. Obama and President Obama. On Monday, August 20th, 54 Junior Chef’s attended the first Kids’ State Dinner luncheon hosted by Mrs. Obama … [Read more...]