Cook up some amazing healthy recipes created by Playnormous members during the 2011 Recipalooza contest! It's healthy, it's kid-friendly, it's monstrously tasty.
What better way to take what you've learned on Playnormous than by cooking healthy in the real world! We've compiled a complete set of easy, tasty and nutritious recipes that you and your family are sure to enjoy. Each recipe comes with a printable recipe card and features a particular fruit or vegetable.
- 1. Use the cutting board when cutting food.
- 2. When using a knife, curl hand holding food so that only your knuckles faces blade.
- 3. Move the hand holding the knife up and down as you cut the food.
- 4. Be careful of your fingers and hands when lowering the blade to the food.
- 5. Do not hold the knife at the blade and always cut away from your body.
- 1. Make sure the blender is unplugged before you start.
- 2. Add ingredients to the blender container.
- 3. Place the blender container on the base.
- 4. Put the lid tightly on the blender container.
- 5. Plug in the blender and press the button to begin blending.
- 6. Do not open the blender container or put anything in it while it is running.
- 7. Turn off the blender and unplug it.
- 8. Remove the blender container from the base.
- 9. Remove the lid.
- 10. Be sure your hands are dry before plugging in or unplugging the blender.
- 1. Use a microwave-safe container (no metals or plastics).
- 2. Food and liquids get very hot in the microwave, so use oven mitts when removing items to prevent a burn.
- 1. Ask a responsible adult to show you how to properly use a can opener.
- 2. When using the can opener, be sure to hold the handle of the can opener, not the sharp edge. The sharp edge opens the can.
- 3. After the lid has been cut off the can, pick it up carefully.
- 4. Throw the lid in the trash can, being careful not to touch the sharp edges with your fingers.
Both the oven and stove can get VERY HOT. Always ask a responsible adult to help you when using the oven or stove.
- one medium sized fruit (like an apple or banana)
- 1/2 cup of raw, cut up, canned, or frozen fruit
- 1/2 cup of grapes or about 15 grapes
- 1/2 cup of berries
- 1/4 cup of dried fruit (like raisins or apricots)
- 3/4 cup or 6 oz of 100% fruit juice
- Fresh: Eat it straight from the store or market but make sure to wash them first.
- Canned: Always choose canned fruit that is in water, its own juice, or "lite syrup" to keep down the sugar.
- Frozen: Frozen fruit is just as healthy as fresh. Be careful though, some have added sugar or syrup so be sure to read the label.
- Dried: Examples include raisins, apricots, dates, or cranberries.
- Juiced: Make sure label says 100% fruit juice. If it's not 100% fruit juice, it cannot be counted as a serving of fruit.
- 1/2 cup of raw chopped, cooked, canned, or frozen vegetables such as carrots or corn.
- 1 cup of raw leafy green vegetables like raw spinach or lettuce.
- 1/2 cup of cooked legumes, like pinto beans, black beans, or chickpeas.
- Fresh: Eat them whole or cut up. Make sure to always wash them first.
- Canned: Canned vegetables usually have added salt. Buy canned vegetables labeled "low-salt" or "low sodium" OR buy regular canned vegetables and rinse in a colander.
- Frozen: Frozen is just as healthy as fresh. To avoid extra fat, choose frozen vegetables that do not contain any added butter, margarine, or sauces like cream or cheese.