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Monday, February 13, 2012

Homeschool Cooking Class Presented by Earth Fare, The Healthy Supermarket

Last week our homeschool group was blessed to have a representative and a chef from a local Earth Fare supermarket come and talk to some of our students about the new food pyramid put in place by Michelle Obama.  Using food from the four basic food groups and dairy, the chef demonstrated how to prepare a sweet-tasting fruit kabob and a delicious Oriental pasta dish.

The children began their class by learning what the four basic food groups are and what types of foods are included in each group:

As each food group was discussed, each child colored a paper plate depicting these groups:

Once this was completed, they learned how to make a fruit kabob.  First they had to cut the fruits.

Then they put the kabobs together:

They were given some yogurt which they could use to dip their fruit kabob into:

The next thing they worked on was the pasta dish:

The children worked on cutting the vegetables that were to be mixed up with the pasta.  Some of these included red and yellow peppers, sugar snap peas, parsley, garlic, and green onions. 

After the children were done cutting up the vegetables, they helped the chef mix the ingredients together for the dressing. 

Here is a photo of the sauce after all of the ingredients were poured in and mixed together:

It was time to taste the sauce:

Here is a photo of the Oriental pasta once the vegetables and sauce were mixed in:

The final meal:

The children enjoyed the cooking class and the moms LOVED the Oriental pasta.  The children seemed to enjoy the fruit kabobs and yogurt.

I was very pleased with the demonstration and the ladies at Earth Fare did a fantastic job!  Thank you Earth Fare!

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  1. Sounds yummy!
    Can you share the recipe?

  2. ASliceofHomeschoolPieFebruary 14, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Hi Kacie! I'm trying to get the recipe.

  3. Looks fun! We just joined a new homeschool co-op today and I offered myself to teach a cooking class. these are great ideas.

  4. My oldest would love to participate in something like this!

  5. ASliceofHomeschoolPieFebruary 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    How great that you are willing to teach the classes! Good for you!

  6. Did you have to pay for them to come out?

  7. ASliceofHomeschoolPieFebruary 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    No, it was free.


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