Q: I am teaching a cooking class for 3rd and 4th graders and I am at a loss for recipes. Preferably, I'd like to make healthy recipes which do not contain peanut products. The class is only an hour, so quick recipes would be fantastic! Thanks!
Sent by Caitlin
Editor: If you have access to a stove, a quick soup might be a good choice. Each student could have a different task: opening the cans of beans, pulling apart kale leaves, stirring the onions as they cook. If letting them chop vegetables isn't an option, you could pre-prepare the vegetables needing slicing. Pasta and a quick sauce (or even real mac n' cheese!) is another kid-friendly idea.
• Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup
• Quick Lunch Pasta with Greens, Mushrooms, and Meats
• Easy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Readers, what other ideas do you have?
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