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Educational Resources For Teachers

Standards-aligned classroom activities for grades K-6

Lentil Chili

Lentils have a mild, nutty, earthy flavor and will give any dish a boost of fiber and nutrients. Because of their hearty texture and protein content, lentils are sometimes used as an alternative for meat. Available dried or canned, lentils are highly versatile & make a great shelf-stable food. INGREDIENTS: 3.5 cups crushed tomatoes (canned) […]

Vegetarian Chorizo Tacos

Vegetarian Chorizo Tacos

Earlier this month, we partnered with Chef Becky Tranchell of Rose and Fern Cafe to host a cooking class for Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwest MI. Kids attended with their mentors and learned skills on how to use kitchen tools properly and prepare a vegetarian version of Chorizo Tacos using cauliflower! Kids also learned about […]

Last taste test of the year

Last taste test of the year

This past week we wrapped up our school lunchroom taste tests for the year! We tasted 11 different vegetables and recipes this year with the students. This month our featured vegetable was Asparagus for Spring. We taste tested a fresh asparagus and carrot coleslaw with mint, green onion, and vinaigrette dressing. Recipe available on the […]

Family Cooking Nights

Family Cooking Nights

Early April we partnered with Chef Loghan Call of Planted Cuisine to hold cooking classes with the families at Courtade and Westwoods, focusing on ways to incorporate more vegetables onto the dinner plate! We made vegetable tacos with cajun black lentils, turmeric amaranth rice, roasted butternut sauce and pea shoots! We engaged the whole family […]

Stay warm with Bean Chili

Stay warm with Bean Chili

This February we got record snow and chilling temps but kept our students toasty with our Michigan Dry Bean Chili taste test! Did you know that Michigan is the top producer for black beans and the second top producer of other dry beans in the country? Dry beans are a great affordable option to get […]

Rainbow Potato Salad and Veggie Roll-Ups

Rainbow Potato Salad and Veggie Roll-Ups

We brought in lots of colorful vegetables into the schools this January. Our taste tests featured Rainbow Potato Salad with purple and yellow fingerling potatoes from Lakeview Hill Farm. It was the first time many kids had tried purple potatoes as well as trying a vinegar based one! Getting creative with new recipes helps kids […]

Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

This December, we taste tested Beet Hummus in our school cafeterias and asked our students what they thought. 70% of the students who tried it voted they LOVED IT! We partnered with Lakeview Hill Farm to source our beets, that helped turn our hummus a beautiful shade of pink. From the color to the taste […]