The Early Sprouts Cookbook

The Early Sprouts Cookbook

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Discover delicious new ways to provide healthy meals in preschool settings. Packed with more than seventy breakfast, lunch, snack, and special celebration recipes, this hands-on cookbook promotes the development of healthy eating habits in young children. Anchored by wholesome ingredients, these recipes are nutritionally sound, follow federal dietary guidelines, and are all child-tested and approved. Nutrition information, food safety procedures, tips for cooking with children, and colorful photographs of completed recipes are included.

This cookbook complements Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children, a complete nutrition and gardening curriculum to help preschoolers develop preferences for healthy foods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605541969
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

Karrie Kalich: Karrie Kalich, PhD, is a registered dietitian and an associate professor in the department of health science at Keene State College. She consults on health and nutrition topics and is devoted to conducting community-based research to help young children develop healthy eating habits.
Lynn Arnold: Lynn Arnold, RD, LD, teaches undergraduate nutrition classes at Keene State College. She is a registered dietitian and holds degrees in English and nutrition.
Carole Russell: Carole Russell is an early childhood teacher at the Keene State College child development center where she works with children and pre-service teachers. She holds a degree in early childhood and elementary education.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Importance of Nutrition in Early Childhood Years

Chapter 2: The Early Sprouts Approach

Chapter 3: Integrating Classroom Cooking Experiences with Early Learning Standards

Chapter 4: Cooking with Young Children

Chapter 5: Breakfast Recipes

Baked Apple French Toast
Baked Oatmeal
Breakfast Burrito with Bell Pepper Eggs
Brown Rice Pudding
Bulgur with Apples&Raisins
Harvest Muffins
Maple Granola Yogurt Parfait
Whole Grain Oatmeal Pancakes
Whole Grain Scones
Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Chapter 6: Lunch Recipes

Bean Cups
Bell Pepper Veggie Burgers
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Chicken Fajita
Hummus&Veggie Bar
Macaroni, Squash, and Cheese
Pasta with Peas and Carrots
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas
Vegetable Lasagna

Chapter 7: Snack Recipes

Apple Snack Cake
Cheesy Spinach Squares
Fresh Fruit&Dip
Whole Wheat Pumpkin (or Squash) Muffins
Raw Veggies&Dip
Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Root Vegetables
Smoothie Extravaganza
Vegetable Fritters
Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies

Chapter 8: Celebration Recipes

Gingerbread Pancakes
Pear Applesauce
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Turkey Burgers
Sweet Potato Wedges
Squash and Apple Soup
Multigrain Rolls
Butternut Squash Cake
Carrot Cake

Chapter 9: Connecting with Families


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