Farm to Kitchen Healthy Recipe Creation

As we wind down National Nutrition Month #NMM 2015,

 Yemila and I continue to prepare for the

NNM Cooking Demo

  – RSVP on Facebook or

 Angela at angela.gallagher.rdn@gmail.com

  •  Hosted by Angela Gallagher, RDN, LDN with #HealthyMeetHappy at Vintage Living Marketplace
  •  North of Viera Blvd on US1 in Rockledge Florida  on Tuesday March 31st at 10:30am RSVP is recommended
  • This is a free event to the community of Brevard County, donations will be accepted to support the local Cocoa Food Bank and to cover energy costs for the kitchen.
  • Canned food donations will also be accepted and delivered to the Cocoa Food Bank

Today, we prepared a test recipe using a combination of local ingredients and pantry staples in the beautiful kitchen of Vintage Living Marketplace.  Feel free to check out their website at http://vintagelivingmarketplace.weebly.com/

One recipe turned out fabulous, another recipe a flop . . . but then, that’s just the nature of a test kitchen.  Some recipes work the first time out of the oven and some healthy recipes require some serious tweaking to make them reputable enough to share.  A good part of a Registered Dietitian’s baseline training is in the hands on, practical application of nutrition in the kitchen.  Test recipes, recipe modification, recipe analysis and menu breakdowns are all just a normal part of the routine…

Just as a science researcher documents, reports and analyzes their findings, a dietitian can help the community apply the sound science of nutrition to the real life application that we call life and cooking meals in a home kitchen.

We’d love to have you join us for our first annual NNM Cooking Demo, and given the overwhelming positive response…

Be sure to watch for future events with #HealthyMeetHappy as we teach that good nutrition and preventative healthcare begin in the kitchen.

  • What favorite recipe would YOU like to have modified to fit your #HealthyMeetHappy lifestyle?
  • Let’s make it another #HealthyMeetHappy week, friends!

Angela

Coconut Flour Crepes

It’s Spring Break week here in Brevard County Florida…

The girls and I made a #HealthyMeetHappy test recipe today for dinner at the request of one of our children.

The handpicked menu included a family favorite “Brinner” also known as Breakfast at Dinner alongside a dietitian inspired test recipe for Coconut Flour Crepes that I’ve been wanting to try for a while now.

The Brinner Menu included the following:

Scrambled Eggs

Applewood Smoked Bacon

Fresh Watermelon Cubes

Fresh Mixed Greens Salad

and the test recipe Coconut Flour Crepes with a Strawberry & Honey Yogurt Creme

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What was the family’s response you ask??  Our youngest giggled joyously ” this is the best dinner ever”!

Our middle child beamed with delight as she had successfully assisted in the kitchen and was now enjoying the fruits of her efforts…

Big Sister eagerly accepted the Coconut Flour Crepes and filled it with her own hand picked ingredients.  Not sure what to do with it, she kept it dry and tried eating it like a taco.  After a few bites, she decided it wasn’t for her and went back to her staple preference for Brinner.  The dietitian mom in me was proud of the kiddos for their willingness to try something new with zeal and excitement.  Another #HealthyMeetHappy success story for the blog posts…

Everyone enjoyed a delicious Brinner meal, another test recipe on the books ( not a personal favorite but) with a bit of recipe re-creation… may just become a family Winner?!

What’s your favorite family friendly dinner meal that the kids love to help out in the kitchen with?

“Studies and experience shows that kids are more likely to engage in new foods when they’ve helped create the meal.  Even a few stirs or gentle pats can help with exposing kids to new #HealthyMeetHappy foods that can become future favorites that last a lifetime!” ~Angela Gallagher, Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Nutritionist

Have a #HealthyMeetHappy Spring Break!