Tropical Fruit Salad

Although winter has come our way for hopefully the last time this year – let’s take our minds to a nice tropical place with this delicious fruit salad recipe.  Serve this at your KES Club this week or at home to get kids in the spirit of warm weather and sunshine!

Tropical Fruit Salsa

  • 1 cup – pineapple
  • 1 medium – mango
  • 3/4 cup – strawberries
  • 2 medium – kiwi
  • 1/4 cup – coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon – mint, fresh
  • 1 medium – lime
  • Whole Wheat Baked Pita or Whole Grain Triscuits
Directions
  1. Chop pineapple, mango, strawberries, kiwi and mint.
  2. Juice lime.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients together.
  4. Mix well with a spoon.
  5. Serve  with whole wheat baked pita chips or Whole Grain Triscuits.
  6. Refrigerate any remaining salsa in a sealed container for up to two days.

Try this with some whole wheat baked pitta chips for a fun change to your breakfast menu!

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Recipe and image sourced from: http://www.superhealthykids.com/tropical-fruit-salsa/

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador.

Eggs-press Pizza!

In honor of our new Partner the Egg Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador we wanted to share a delicious and unique egg recipe for your Kids Eat Smart Clubs! If you don’t have an egg allergy at your school try this recipe at your KES Club next week.

Enjoying eggs as a Meat and Alternative can be a part of a healthy balanced diet!

Try this easy egg recipe – kids will love them!!

     Eggs-press Pizza (Makes 1-2 servings)

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL)water
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL)pepper
  • 1 whole wheat pita bread
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL)pizza sauce or tomato or pasta sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL)diced green pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL)sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL)diced ham (optional)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL)shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

    Instructions

    Step 1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

    Step 2 Whisk eggs, milk and pepper in small bowl.

    Step 3 Spray small non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture. As mixture begins to set, gently move spatula across bottom and side of skillet to form large, soft curds. Cook until eggs are thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Set aside.

    Step 4 Place pita bread on baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce on pita bread. Spoon scrambled eggs over top. Sprinkle green pepper, mushrooms, ham (if desired) and cheese over eggs.

    Step 5 Bake in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

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Recipe sourced from: http://www.eggs.ca/recipes/eggs-press-pizza

Photo from: St. Matthew’s Elementary, Kids Eat Smart Club, St. John’s

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Newfoundland and Labrador

Volunteers Always Needed for our KES Clubs!

The Kids Eat Smart Foundation has 246 Clubs throughout the province. All of our Kids Eat Smart Clubs are volunteer-run and without the valuable volunteer contribution, these clubs simply could not exist!!

Being National Volunteer Week this week we are not only celebrating our dedicated volunteers, we are also always seeking volunteers for our KES Clubs!  Our Clubs are always looking for volunteers. Anyone can be a volunteer. Parents, grandparents, teachers, students, community members, and employees of local businesses all volunteer for Kids Eat Smart Clubs in their communities. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer for a Kids Eat Smart Club please contact a school in your community.  Volunteers are a valuable part of the team! Volunteers - Paradise1 Kristin Hedges is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

Going Bananas for Bananas!

We were lucky enough to get a great donation from Costco St. John’s today of 50 boxes of Bananas!!!! We are so grateful to them for all the wonderful things they do for KES Clubs throughout the Province – Thank You Costco!  Bananas are a great fruit for all ages – they are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. Try this neat recipe with bananas for your KES Club this week:

Banana Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole Egg plus 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 small ripe Banana
Directions
  1. Mash the banana and crack the eggs in it, stirring until the mixture becomes somewhat homogenized.
  2. Heat a greased griddle or frying pan on medium heat and pour about a 2.5-inch wide puddle of batter.
  3. Delicately flip the pancake after about 25 seconds or when it browns. The recipe makes 3-4 small pancakes.

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Recipe sourced from: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/go-bananas-5-healthy-ways-to-use-overripe-bananas.html

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

 

Thanking Our KES Club Volunteers!

Volunteer Appreciation Week kicks off next week on April 10th!  Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL certainly knows the importance of our more than 6100 volunteers in the Province.  We would not be able to operate our KES Clubs without them.  They help purchase food, prepare meals, and organize clubs and serve more than 23,000 meals to school aged children throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

This year we have partnered with Egg Farmers Newfoundland and Labrador and sent all schools a token of appreciation for our 6100 volunteers.  We ask all of our KES Clubs to show their appreciation to our volunteers next week by hosting  “Thank You” events for your special volunteers.  Here are some ideas for your KES Club volunteers:

  • Host a Thank You tea for your volunteers
  • Host a Thank You breakfast for your volunteers
  • Host a Thank You lunch for your volunteers
  • Host a Thank You assembly at your school to show appreciation to your volunteers
  • Have students prepare cards in appreciation for your KES Club volunteers

The options are endless – even just the personal thank you from principals, teachers and students can make a big difference to volunteers in our KES Clubs. Be sure to show your appreciation next week!

On behalf of all of our children and The Kids Eat Smart Foundation board and staff we certainly want to extend our sincerest “Thank You” to all of our KES Club Volunteers!

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Dedicated Volunteers from Donald C Jamieson in Burin!

If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer with a KES Club in your community please contact your local school or community center that has a KES Club. It’s a very rewarding experience and you will make a difference every day!

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.