Time flies when you’re having fun! It’s already week 5 of our 6-week after school cooking program at Lambert-Lavoie Elementary. So far we’ve made pumpkin chocolate chip squares, green monster popsicles, personal pizzas, spring rolls, and tacos with fresh salsa and guacamole. This Thursday we’ll be getting creative decorating cupcakes and working on recipe books to take home at the end of the session. To wrap things up next week, we’re having a smoothie competition! Students will work in teams to design the ultimate smoothie creation, choosing from a variety of fresh and healthy ingredients. Smoothies will be judged on creativity, taste, and nutrition. Bonus points will go to teams who create rainbow smoothies using at least one fruit or vegetable from each color group. Below is one of our favorite rainbow smoothie recipes that’s always a hit with kids and adults alike:
Keep a lookout for the smoothie competition results on Instagram and Facebook next week! We'll also be sharing a digital recipe book on our website, which you'll be able to find here once the class wraps up. A big thank you to Chef Becky at Lambert-Lavoie for leading this awesome class and always being willing to go the extra mile to support our farm to school goals!
The ChicopeeFRESH team is a group of creative individuals who are working to feed Chicopee students healthy, local and FRESH foods each day.