From our friends and Roots and Wings Preschool in Thousand Oaks! There are links to their menus for December – February below. They really do a great job of educating their students about healthy and seasonal eating through our CSA Program! They are having a Discovery Day on March 7th – Open Enrollment/School Tours from 10am to 12noon and fun activities with Oranges.
Some ideas for your youngest chefs this Winter:
- Persimmon-apple salad
- Persimmon fruit leather
- Creamy radish dish with pita & veggies
- Radish – cream cheese tea sandwich
- Kale Chips
- Old Fashioned Fun: Make OJ
Get out the old, glass citrus juicer and have some fun twisting and smushing!
- Fun Afterschool Snack: Citrus Suns
Take a cross section slice of a navel orange (large circle) and use small slices of strawberries or pineapple tidbits around it for “rays”.
- Fruity Dessert: Hawaiian ambrosia
Mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, mini marshmallows and coconut are spooned into a whipped-topping-lined bowl
- Easy Salad: Sunny Breeze Spinach Salad
Combine mandarin oranges, baby spinach and raspberry dressing, or make a honey vinaigrette.
- Don’t forget, Smoothies: Citrus Morning Surprise
Combine 1 seedless orange peeled, handful of strawberries, pinch of flax and 1 cup yogurt.
Check out dozens more snack and meal ideas on the full menus.