Lunch n Lacrosse

The 30 kids of Metro LAX lacrosse program at Chelsea High had a blast making smoothies, salads, dressing and eggs in a basket with Kids Cooking Green and Art of Healthy Eating today. Each teen had a chance to stop by various cooking stations and learn about the wholesome ingredients for the recipes and also help make it. I loved watching them concoct their own smoothie recipes from assorted frozen fruit yogurt and juice- they got really creative and seemed much more likely to try the drinks since they were in charge of making them!! 

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How to get a 6 year old to eat salad.

Home made balsamic dressing! I asked Marlo, my 6 year old daughter what made her eat salad after months of failed attempts on my part – watch what she has to say! (Recipe below)




yield: 1½ cups

total time: 5 minutes

prep time: 5 minutes

An easy recipe for a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette that you can keep in your fridge for weeks!


1 clove garlic, crushed
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoons dijon mustard
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil


1. Place the crushed garlic clove in the bottom of a mason jar or other airtight container. Add the vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Cover the jar and shake vigorously to combine. 

2. Add the olive oil, cover and again and shake vigorously. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.

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