November is Kale Month at Veggie Buds Club so we are excited to bring you a delicious classic kale recipe from Noelle Martin of @motherhoodandmeals- kale chips! We still have a few "Kids Love Kale!" Veggie Buds Super Club boxes left in our shop, purchase one today to receive fun hands-on kale activities, games, growing projects, and more!
Kale is such a powerhouse vegetable and yet one that kids often turn their nose up at if served “as is”. One recipe that is always a winner in our house is Kale Chips. And as soon as I heard the November veggie of the month was kale I knew this was the recipe I would share! These are a great snack or side to any meal. I have even served them with scrambled eggs at breakfast!
Break apart on head of fresh, washed kale...or better yet, have your children pull it apart! Place pieces on a baking stone or sheet and drizzle with avocado oil, maple syrup, and a small sprinkle of turmeric. Add sunflower seeds and roast at 400F for about 8-10 minutes or until kale is crispy. This can also be made in a toaster oven at 400 for 3-5 minutes. It’s that easy!!! That calls for a Kale Yeah!
Noelle Martin is a Registered Dietitian and mom of three young boys. She has a passion for education, inspiring, and empowering moms to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. Noelle loves involving her children in food planning and preparation for their home and sees the kitchen as a perfect area for teaching both academic and life skills. Follow @MotherhoodandMeals on Instagram for Noelle's nutrition tips, recipes, product reviews, and motherhood moments.
We are excited to bring you this month's post from Katie Blauser, the creator of Eat Pretty Darling. Each month on our blog we feature a "Color of the Week" that corresponds with Veggie Buds Club's veggie of the month. November's veggie is KALE, and we're having fun this month by celebrating RAINBOW veggies and a RAINBOW KALE kid-friendly recipe!
Katie Blauser is the mama of two boys, wife of a picky eater, and food lover at Eat Pretty Darling. She believes in making food fun, healthy, & pretty! Katie’s not only outnumbered by boys in her little family, but also by picky eaters. She loves trying to find new ways to get both kids and adults to eat healthy while making food pretty yummy, pretty healthy, and pretty fun! Find Katie on Instagram (@eatprettydarling), where she shares colorful and cute food ideas for both picky and adventurous eaters.
Color of the Week - Rainbow
Some weeks we like to have a little fun and instead of picking a color, we pick all of the colors! Rainbow is a color in our book. We grabbed one item in each color to go with our green kale in this month’s Veggie Buds Club box. My son picked some of his favorites for each color. Blueberries for blue, carrots for orange, yellow bell pepper for yellow, tomatoes for red, and purple cabbage for purple.
Salads may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of kid food, but making it full of color and having them help pick the ingredients makes it a little more exciting. The fun thing about this recipe is you could use almost any fruits or veggies that fit the colors, as long as you try to make a rainbow! Have your kids be a part of it from start to finish.
November's featured veggie is KALE at Veggie Buds Club! We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes for Gluten-Free Kale Crackers and Kale White Bean Dip from this month's Veggie Buds Club subscription box.
This recipe was developed by Heather Staller, a mom of two boys, ages 6 and 3, and cooking instructor specializing in bringing cooking into preschool classrooms. After college, Heather knew she wanted to be a teacher, but first followed her lifelong dream of going to culinary school. Teaching cooking combines both of her passions, and she truly enjoys introducing young children to the joys of cooking with fresh ingredients. Find Heather on Instagram (@heather_kidskitchen), where she shares inventive kid-friendly recipes and ideas for cooking with kids at home.
Kale and White Bean Dip
Blending kale into a simple, creamy dip is a great way to get kids involved in cooking with the veggie of the month. Your little chef can get hands-on experience by preparing the kale for this recipe: wash and dry the kale leaves, remove the kale stems, and rip or cut the kale into small pieces. The kale is first cooked with garlic to infuse the dip with lots of flavor and make the kale easily blend into the white beans. Make sure you have your little one push the button on the food processor and watch the bean dip turn a beautiful shade of green. Serve the dip with crackers and fresh veggies, or spread it on bread for a delicious sandwich filling.
Gluten-Free Kale Crackers