Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Favorite Cole Slaw Recipes

“If you can shred a vegetable, you can make slaw.” 

                                                                           --Chef Michael Glatz

Summertime is here and all kids deserve access to healthy foods.  Here is a simple food idea that kids love to help make.  Gather together the ingredients in this delicious Summer Slaw recipe.  Put the kids in the back yard* with a grater, a head of red or green cabbage, and a big bowl.  The key to most slaw recipes is to make them ahead of time, allowing the flavors marry in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. 

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·        ¼ head red cabbage
·        ½ jimaca (or substitute rainbow carrots)
·        ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
·        1/3 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
·        1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
·        3 Tablespoons local honey
  • SHRED cabbage and jimaca in food processor (or use a hand grater).
  • WHISK together remaining ingredients. 
  • MIX juice mixture with the vegetables, cover and place in fridge for at least 1 hour. 
SERVE with your favorite summertime dinner such as shrimp tacos or black bean burgers.

In gratitude,
Nancy Heinrich

Founder, Growing Healthy Kids, Inc.

*Kids and cabbage can get a little messy, so taking this preparation step outside will keep your kitchen neat.

NOTE TO PARENTS:  If using a mandoline for the cabbage, do this yourself.  This kitchen tool is not for kids.