Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Healthy Appetites #3!

We've been moving right along in our little cooking class.   The kids are having fun. Eager to cook, learn, help and discover.  Having fun is the most important piece, I think.  I'm also finding that these kids like to be engaged all the time.  At times, with a class of 12, this isn't always possible.  But busy hands make happy kids (and a happy teacher ;) ). So this week I've decided to take on 2 recipes; Apple-Peanut Butter Pizzas and Cool and Light Fruit Shakes.

Apple-Peanut Butter Pizzas

2 Large Golden Delicious or Granny Smith Apples
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Flaked coconut, dried cranberries and granola (I'm using this granola) about 1/3 cup of each

Using an apple corer, core the apples. Cut each apple crosswise into 6 or 7 rounds.
Using a small spreader, spread about 1 tbsp of peanut butter on each apple slice. Sprinkle each slice with the coconut, cranberries and granola.  Serve

Cool and Light Fruit Shakes

Fruit sorbet or frozen yogurt (we're using raspberry frozen yogurt) about 3/4 cup per serving
Fruit juice, any kind (we're using OJ) about 1 cup per serving
1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)

Put the fruit sorbet or frozen yogurt into a glass. Fill it halfway.
Pour the juice into the glass until it is just a little bit higher than the sorbet or yogurt
Pour into a blender.  Blend until smooth.  (Add a little more juice if it seems stiff).  Pour back into the glass.
Taste it.  If it's too sweet, add 1/2 tsp or so of lemon juice.  Stir and enjoy!
Each recipe makes 1 or 2 servings.

Happy Cooking everyone!


  1. Yummy! The apple pizzas sound so good, and those fruit shakes - love sorbet! I know my girlies would enjoy both. I'm so glad the class is going well - what a great job your are doing with it! Happy Teacher = Happy Class and visa versa!!!