Let's turn an old favorite into a healthy S'more Cookie! Camping Fun Cooking Class is being held at Rockin' Kids Play Center located in the Simi Valley Mall.
Pre-registration is required. Go to https://www.lilchefsclubhouse.com/enrichment-classes.html
Did you know that cooking helps with self-esteem When kids are working with food they are more excited to eat it. Lil' Chef's is offering a workshops in May! Register for a Healthy Kids Cooking Workshop!
Where we Mix Math, Simmer Science an Taste Fun!
Today is St Paddy's Day and I decided to have a healthy drink this morning. A Shamrock Shake. It was so yummy. I used 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder, 2 cups of spinach, 10 oz of almond milk, 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 Tablespoons of shredded unsweetened coconut, handful of ice and for a little extra sweetness I added 2 drops of liquid Stevia. What a great way to start my Green Day!
Daylight Savings Begins March 10th
And as you seize the daylight...
Hope you also seize enough good times
For a Great Spring ahead!
I am so excited to be announcing a new location for Lil' Chef's Clubhouse Cooking Classes at the Simi Valley Town Center.. We are in the mist of making up a Spring/Summer Schedule. If you have a budding chef, then please email me your email address and I will send you our schedule. Look forward to this new chapter of Lil Chef's Clubhouse
Last week we did a Valentine's Day Pop Up Event at our local Boys and Girls Club. I was trying to figure out what to make. With the weather getting cold, I went to my old stand by, a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Well, I thought that would be too boring and the girls most likely knew how to make that. I came up with a Healthy Grilled Pesto Pizza Sandwich!
You ask yourself, what is a Grilled Pesto Pizza Sandwich!?! You take all the ingredients of a grilled cheese, add what you would like on a pizza: pepperoni, green pepper, mushrooms, marinara sauce, pesto spread and cheese. Put this all on Italian or French bread and you have yourself a very yummy sandwich.
Recipe for Grilled Pesto Pizza Sandwich
Makes One Sandwich
2 slices French or Italian bread
1 teaspoon of marinara sauce
1 teaspoon of pesto sauce
1 slice of provolone cheese
1 slice of cheddar cheese
10 slices of turkey pepperoni
add mushroom or green peppers if you like
Butter for back of bread
1) take griddle pan and get hot.
2) spread a small amount of butter on back of each slice of bread, turn bread over and on one slice add 1 teaspoon of marinara sauce and to the other half of bread add 1 teaspoon of pesto sauce
3) cut cheese slices into a triangle and 1 triangle of each cheese on top of your sauces.
4) add your pepperoni and veggies (if using)
5) put your sandwich together and put in the hot pan butter side down. Grill for about 3 mins on each side or until cheese is melted and golden brown on the outside
Enjoy with a warm cup of Tomato Soup on a cold day.
Lil Chef’s Clubhouse is presenting a new series of Parent/Grandparent and Me Classes at Rancho Santa Susana Park - Lil Sprouts!
March is National Nutrition Month! A good rule of thumb in eating a balanced diet and striving for variety in the foods we eat! Over the course of these four weeks, that's just what we will do! The classes focus on how to prepare a variety of different fruits and vegetables to create tasty meals!
In each class we will start with a Healthy Hands Cooking activity and children will be able to associate the colors with each of the fruits and vegetables that help keep our bodies healthy.
Classes start March 4 (4 Monday’s 10:30-11:30) 3-5yrs Old
Contact me for more information Registration at www.rsrpd.org
I am looking forward to my upcoming classes for March and April at Simi Valley Parks and Recreation Center and Oak Park Community and Garden Center.
I will be working with Parents/Granparent along with their little ones on an adventure of Healthy Cooking. We will be making healthy snacks and have fun interactive activities that will incorporate a fun recipe. At Simi Parks and Rec. the sessions are March 4 to April 1 (4 Mondays 10:30-11:30) and April 2- April 30 (4 Tuesday 10:30-11:30 At Oak Park Community Center come on over on Wednesday's starting on March 6 - April 10th.
Also, this Winter for the older kids (6-9 yr olds) Does your budding chef want to do some fun cooking over Spring break, than hop over to Simi Parks and Recreation Center for Healthy Cooking Camp Fun March 25 -28. from 9:00-12:00. I will also have another fun Healthy Cooking Fun Class on April 8-April 29 (4 Mondays from 4:00-5:00) as well
Than on Tuesdays over at Oak Park your 6-9 year old can have a lot of fun starting March 5 - April 9 from 3:45-4:45.
I hope you will come back to see what we have discovered at Lil Chef's Clubhouse.
Please email me for more information or click on the registration link below ,which will take you to the Park's website, In the search engine put in in Lil Chef's Clubhouse to register.
Hey, the year has started out very slow, but I'm so grateful for the blessings that I get when I teach a class. My first class of the year was held yesterday with a group of very sweet young ladies,
We learned that the foods we eat can have a huge effect on keeping our hearts healthy. We talked about what a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks looked like. I mentioned to them that I love to eat oatmeal for breakfast and by eating a healthy breakfast gets our day moving and energized. So we are not dragging by when lunch comes around. The girls came up with fruit, smoothies, chicken, cut up veggies for all of their menu ideas.
The girls and I had fun making our grilled pizza sandwich, raspberry smoothie and some very yummy oatmeal heart shape cookies.
Wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day and keep on making healthy choices.
Our last class before the holidays, the girls learned how to chop veggies for their Veggie Quesadilla. Then they made a fun taco seasoning gift jar to give their parents after class.
Below is our Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe without the MSG or additives. 100% natural and delicious. Make extra to keep on hand! It’s not only for tacos — you can use it in so many recipes! If you prefer a more mild taco seasoning, leave out the red pepper flakes!
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 Teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 dired oregano
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt (more or less to taste)
you will need a small jar with a lid to put your seasoning in,
We put all of our seasonings in the jar, put the lid on and we shook it all up.
Add 1 to 2 Tablespoon to a 1 pound of beef, turkey, chicken or tofu to make your yummy tacos. I have used this with tempeh and made yummy enchiladas. Enjoy.
Hi! I'm a mom, wife, teacher and owner of