Kids Can Be The Head Chef! (New Day NW)

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Today, I had the opportunity to be on New Day Northwest for their kids’ special and show how easy and fun it is to make healthy meals in the kitchen, and be Head Chef. 😀

Everyone at New Day Northwest was so nice! This was my first time in front of a live audience, and I was nervous at first, but it turned out to be super fun.

You can ask an adult assistant to help you make my easy Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili with a side salad and Fronanas for dessert! Make it extra fun by making your own menu and place cards. Enjoy!



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Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
Using a slow cooker to cook is a great idea for us kids, because you don’t have to spend too much time (if any) at the stove or oven. This turkey chili has you just browning the turkey on the stove, and the rest of the magic happens in the slow cooker! Just dump, dump, dump and the flavors come together in the pot. It’s delicious, easy, and healthy too!
  1. 1 lb. Ground turkey
  2. 2 teaspoon coconut or grapeseed oil
  3. 1 package Taco seasoning
  4. 1 can 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  5. 1 can (7 oz) Mild green chilies
  6. 3 cans (16 oz) Black beans in liquid
  7. ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  8. 2 each Beef bullion cube or ‘better than buillon” paste
  9. ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
  10. 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  11. 1 medium Carrot, diced
  12. Optional toppings: diced tomatoes and diced onions
  1. Sautee the turkey in oil until cooked through. Pour into the slow cooker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir, and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  3. About 30 minutes before it’s done, pour in the carrots. You want the carrots to stay a bit crunchy, so don’t add it until near the end.
  4. Ladle into a bowl, top with fresh diced tomatoes and enjoy!
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Fronanas - Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Sandwiches
These are perfect little healthy treats for after school! Even little kids can make this.
  1. Banana
  2. Peanut Butter (100% Valencia peanut butter is best)
  3. (optoinal) high quality chocolate chips
  1. Slice the bananas. About a 1/4 inch thick works well for peanut butter sandwiches, but if you are just topping banana with chocolate, they can be even thicker.
  2. Put parchment paper on a surface that can be put into the freezer. Put a dollop of about 1/4 teaspoon of peanut butter on one slice of banana. Press another slice on top to spread the peanut butter to the sides.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth.
  4. Pour a little bit of the chocolate on top of the banana, and gently spread to cover the top.
  5. Place the bananas into the freezer.
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