|Three Sisters Salad (zucchini, beans, corn) -- an American Indian Tradition with tomatoes, lemon and olive oil (photo: Lexi Van de Walle)|
This new book is rich with years of experience from both authors, who teach teens in NYC's public schools about cooking, and delicious, wholesome and easy recipes via the Teen Battle Chef program with Dr. Mehmet Oz's HealthCorps. Get Your Family Eating Right! is guaranteed to get stay-at-home and working moms and dads not only talking about how they can reduce pre-packaged and prepared foods at home but cooking and eating with the family.
|Venezuelan Arepas or Corn Pancakes with Fresh Corn and Peppers (photo: Lexi Van de Walle)|
Get Your Family Eating Right! is a step-by-step manual, including tools, tips, and recipes with instructions specifically for the adult and those for the child highlighted. If you follow the 30-day plan, including their shared secrets on what to do when you get resistance from the kids, you'll give your family the gift of a lifetime on the joys of healthy food. They'll not only adopt healthy habits, understand nutrition, and experiment with new foods and recipes from around the world but they'll eat well too (and, for life).
|Snap Pea and Mint Pasta (photo: Lexi Van de Walle)|
|10-minute Cucumber and Yogurt Soup (photo: Lexi Van de Walle)|
Three Sisters Salad - a classic native American salad made with the "three sisters" -- squash (grated zucchini), fresh corn kernels and beans (cannellini) -- cherry tomatoes and a basil, lemon and olive oil dressing.
Snap Pea and Mint Pasta -- super easy farmers market fresh taste pasta dish made with snap peas, mint, a little olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
Venezuelan Arapas (Corn Pancakes) - a delicious and savory South American pancake made with cornmeal and chock full of fresh corn, and peppers. Serve with sour cream and fresh cilantro (great with maple syrup too)! This recipe is worth buying the book for.
10-minute Yogurt Cucumber Soup - a blender soup made with uncooked cucumber, red onion, green pepper (I only had a yellow pepper), garlic and herbs (mint, and basil), great in the summer, especially when all the ingredients come from a local farm.
To make some of the recipes in the book, take your kids to the farmers market or sign up for community support agriculture subscription. Here's where you can find locally grown food in New York.
GrowNYC's GreenMarkets -- Farmers Markets in the 5 boroughs
Slow Food East End (Hamptons and North Fork) Farmers Markets
Slow Food East End Farm Stands
Just Food Community Supported Agriculture in the 5 boroughs of NYC
Farmigo - the new Community Supported Agriculture online shopping engine connecting employees and apartment residents in New York with local farm food delivered to their office or building.