This morning we made smoothies. Don't let the picture food you ( I added it last minute as I forgot to take a pic during the lab ;). The smoothie were all natural with no added sugars and low fat yoghurt. Afterwards, students researched why kale is considered a super food and why it is the only vegetable that can grow year round in he lower mainland. We also looked at the health benefits of flax seed. And yes, a majority of students enjoyed them!
Healthy dips were on order in today's class. We made six different ones and four, I would consider healthy. Guacamole, salsa, hummus, and low fat tzatziki were combined with spinach/artichoke dip and a confetti dip to give students a varied sample that they could make at home. The salsa was a favourite as we added a habenero pepper to give it some extra kick!
Dave McCallum is a Foods and Nutrition teacher at Tamanawis Secondary School in Surrey, BC, Canada