A New View of Healthy Eating: Kids Cooking at The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix

Posted by

By Melanie Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, speaker, Founder & CEO, Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

This season we have been holding amazing, fun cooking classes, just for kids at The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, just a mile from my home. I’m sharing this blog because I’m in awe and so inspired by the kids cooking and wanted to share some inspiring photos by Nath Rocha.

The intention of the fun, hands-on cooking classes are for the kids to have fun with food, and we prepare the same food that adults prepare, with a kids twist. Plus, my 11-year old niece, Meredith and her friend, Kaitlyn assisted, for their first time, in teaching the class. Kids teaching kids!

The morning of the class, I shopped at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market for the goodies for the class including just harvested dinosaur kale, rainbow carrots, bell peppers, lemons, and edible flowers.

The beautiful, outdoor farm “cooking classroom”.

Getting set for class, with gloves and beautiful food.

In our Spring Kids Cooking Class at The Farm, the kids made their own salad dressing with fresh,  local Arizona lemons, and herbs including dill, cilantro, and parsley. Squeeze lemon, add olive oil, taste, shake, a little salt, shake, taste.

Meredith showed the kids how to easily take the stem off the kale. Fun! And, the kids took turns massaging their kale for about 7 minutes.

The kids spiralized colorful zucchini, sweet potatoes, and apples for their salads.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

And, look at the amazing salads created by the kids!

For more Kids Cooking Classes at The Farm at South Mountain, visit www.TheFarmatSouthMountain.com or www.EXPNutrition.com

Our final classes for the 2017 season are Sunday, April 9, 11:30-12:30 and May 6, 2017, 11:30-12:30 pm.

Hope to see you!

Have fun cooking with your kids!

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s