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Many parents fight a losing battle to get more fruits and vegetables into their kids’ diets, but there are simple ways to give kids more empowerment and control. Teaching them to enjoy cooking and eat more sustainably gives them more flexibility and a chance to explore. Join us as we dive into practical ways to get your kids involved in preparing and enjoying healthier meals.  

Jenny Chandler is a cooking instructor and cookbook author who lives in Bristol, England. Her latest cookbook, Green Kids Cook, encourages kids to cook and eat food that’s good for their bodies and good for the planet. The book is aimed at ages 7-14 but is suitable for people of all ages with its recipes, crafts, how-tos, tips for reducing food waste, and so much more. On today’s show, Jenny and I share some of her plant-forward recipes from the book, including Green Pea and Coconut Soup, Seeded Oat Bread, and we’ll wrap up with dessert. Of course, we’ll share tips for getting kids to cook, appreciate, love, and eat more fruits and vegetables. Jenny has been on the show before to talk about pulses like lentils, beans, and chickpeas and to talk about one of her other cookbooks, Great Food for Kids. Her goal is to help you, your children, and grandchildren get more plants on the plate. 

Show Highlights:

  • Get to know Jenny’s life with her teenage daughter, a husband who makes wildlife films, and city life in Bristol that’s only a short walk to the countryside
  • Why Jenny is passionate about writing and teaching people to eat more healthily and sustainably for regard for animal welfare
  • What it means to eat sustainably
  • Jenny’s mission: to teach, inspire, and engage kids in cooking skills, so they become more adventurous eaters, especially with fruits and vegetables
  • How Jenny incorporated “theme nights” with her husband and daughter on Fridays during the COVID lockdown
  • How Green Kids Cook teaches kids to have fun in the kitchen, explore more fruits and vegetables, and learn more about where foods come from
  • How the book covers snacks and desserts but focuses on skills for cooking simple meals
  • Jenny’s recipe for Green Pea and Coconut Soup, made with sauteed green onions, garlic, ginger, cilantro, frozen peas, and vegetable stock; after pureeing the mixture, add coconut milk and lime juice. (Good served cold or hot--and it’s ready in 15 minutes!)
  • How to balance plant-forward meals for those who love meat
  • Jenny’s tips for reducing food waste at home:
    • Have a “use me now” shelf in the fridge.
    • Incorporate recipes that can handle odd scraps of vegetables, like minestrone soup.
    • Have a “clean sweep” every 3-4 days.
    • Shop locally and more often, making it a family activity for everyone. 
  • Jenny’s recipe for Seeded Oat Bread, made with rolled oats, yogurt, baking soda, various seeds, and molasses
  • A family favorite dessert recipe for Galette, made with fresh seasonal fruit and a simple pastry



Resources:

Cookbook Giveaway:

We're giving away a copy of Green Kids Cook: Simple, Delicious Recipes & Top Tips to one lucky U.S. winner. Leave a comment below telling me about the recipe your kids/grandkids love to make most and/or why you'd love to win a copy. I'll pick the winner at random on October 20th at noon. (U.S. giveaway, only.)

 

Link to Jenny’s latest book: 

https://www.amazon.com/Green-Kids-Cook-Delicious-Recipes/dp/1911663585/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=green+kids+cook+jenny+chandler&qid=1633018328&sr=8-1)

 

Jenny's website: http://www.jennychandler.co.uk/

 

Jenny on Instagram @jennychandlerUK

Jenny on Facebook

Jenny on Twitter @jennychandlerUK 

 

Liz's Links:

Author, Color, Cook, Eat! coloring book series

Website: Liz's Healthy Table

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    98: Ekua Walker, NP: Raising Resilient Kids and Nurturing Families During the Pandemic and Beyond

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    On this week’s show, we’re talking about raising resilient kids and nurturing families during the pandemic and beyond. We can accomplish this with help from good nutrition, healthy eating habits, regular mealtime routines, and help from today’s guest.  Ekua Walker is a pediatric child development nurse and CEO (chief encouragement officer) who lives and practices in the San Francisco Bay area. Ekua works with families of young children and teens with a range of challenges, including ADHD, communication delays, and disabilities that impact learning. She is board-certified in primary care pediatrics; she also hosts the phenomenal podcast, Moms Changing the World, where moms of all kinds from all over the world find encouragement, tools, and inspiration to raise world-changers, one child at a time, one day at a time. In today’s show, we’ll discuss the importance of established routines, helping kids stay focused, and re-establishing social skills, along with how good nutrition and routines can help with anxiety. Let’s learn more about how we can change the world with good nutrition and strong families.    Show Highlights: Ekua’s life in the Bay area, where she works in a large specialty pediatrics practice, partnering with parents for the treatment and management of many problems for kids; she’s the mom to two girls, ages 7 and 10, hosts her podcast, and loves Zumba What’s come out of the disruption of routines due to the pandemic The mental health impact of the pandemic for children and young people How we can use coping strategies like mindfulness and awareness and making space for the feelings How parents can be the calming influence when a kid’s stress level is escalating Why children need their parents to “just be there” above all else, even in the middle of stressful situations Why downtime and rest are necessities for kids and adults One habit that helps promote attention and focus is single-tasking instead of multitasking What family meals look like at Ekua’s house Ekua’s family background as immigrants from Ghana; her culture has carried over into her cooking The importance of sleep for focus; manage light and screens and use natural sources of melatonin How cooking together with kids can be a powerful teaching tool and help develop their social skills Anxiety: what it is, how it’s common to people of all ages, and foods that can help Ekua’s podcast, in which she talks to moms who are changing the world in interesting ways   Resources: www.momschangingtheworld.org Moms Changing the World - Podcast https://www.momschangingtheworld.org/episodes Moms Changing the World (private group on Facebook -- anyone can join) https://www.facebook.com/groups/320775455777462
  • Liz's Healthy Table podcast

    97: Eat Like a Flexitarian...With a Side of Joy with DJ Blatner, RDN

    52:38

    On this week’s show, we are adding flexibility and joy to the meals you feed yourself and your family. Join us to learn how to balance your plate with foods that still allow fun and freedom instead of leaving you burdened and oppressed by dietary restrictions.  Dawn Jackson (DJ) Blatner is a fellow registered dietitian and author of The Flexitarian Diet: 100 Quick and Delicious Recipes and The Superfood Swap: The 4-Week Program to Eat What You Crave Without the C.R.A.P. DJ is a certified specialist in sports dietetics and on the advisory board of Shape magazine. She’s also a celebrity diet consultant for People magazine and a trusted expert who appears regularly on local and national media outlets such as Good Morning America. DJ starred in and won the primetime, weight-loss reality ABC TV show, My Diet is Better Than Yours. She owns a nutrition consulting and communications business with a focus on real food, more fun, and no BS. DJ is a proud Chicagoan who admits to a healthy obsession with jumping rope. In today’s show, you’ll learn why a flexitarian diet is the eating style you may want to adopt, and we’ll share a bunch of recipes to curb your cravings for sugar and bring super nutrition to your table. Join us! Show Highlights: Getting to know DJ, who has been married for 17 years and is stepmom to Christian; she loves her hometown of Chicago How the pandemic spurred DJ to jump rope, which she loves DJ’s Nutrition WOW (Words of Wisdom) that come through an email every Monday How brand work gets DJ’s creative juices flowing Why DJ believes that fun and joy are critical elements of success in life How to balance your plate with your “wild child” and your “health nut” in mind every time you eat “Flexitarian”--a plant-based, vegetarian-ish eating style that doesn’t cut anything out, where meat becomes a condiment-sized part of the meal that can be swapped out for a plant protein One of DJ’s favorite recipes: Nutty Brown Rice, which is made with chopped nuts, green onion, and an egg DJ’s Chickpea Flatbread with Tahini Sauce, which is made with chickpea flour, water, and olive oil; cook it like a pancake How tahini (made with ground sesame seeds) pairs great with yogurt and lemon to make great sauces DJ’s BBQ Chicken Bowl, which is made with canned beans cooked in a skillet with BBQ sauce (but it can be made without the chicken!) How to use beans and themes in swapping out meat for plant protein by adding taco seasoning, pesto, or lemon juice and herbs DJ’s tips for adding fun to meals and reducing stress in meal planning How to break up with sugar but “own it like a boss” when you decide to enjoy a treat; DJ says it’s all about the situation and the energy with which we eat it DJ’s tips for dealing with picky eaters: Use the calendar to allow each person to pick the family meal and respectfully try to enjoy everyone’s choices. Also, have a snack list on the refrigerator of what’s in stock What’s next for DJ? Final words from DJ: “Wake up and show up. Do the work in front of you with joyful enthusiasm, and stay open to all possibilities.”   Resources:   Website: djblatner.com IG: @djblatner   Liz Weiss Author, Color, Cook, Eat! coloring book series Website: Liz's Healthy Table Listen to my Podcast Read my Blog

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