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Kidzworld Kitchen: Fall Food

Oct 06, 2014

If there is one positive thing about the summer coming to an end it is that the beautiful season of fall is beginning.

Fall means cozy sweaters, Thanksgiving, football, falling leaves and hearty, delicious fruits and vegetables! Squashes, apples, carrots, beets, artichokes, cranberries and much more are at their peak right now so take advantage by trying these recipe ideas. A healthy soup is a great lunch or dinner that will warm you up and get you your daily veggies servings. And what better way to enjoy the crisp weather than sipping on a hot cup of apple cider with a warm pumpkin cookie on the side!

Hot Apple Cider

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 whole orange
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. In a large deep saucepan add the juice, sugar and spices
  2. Mix thoroughly and bring to a simmer over medium heat
  3. Take the whole orange, and spike the whole cloves into the rind and add it to the simmering mixture (Hint! This will add a nice orange-clove flavor and make it easy to remove before drinking)
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes after adding the orange and remove from heat
  5. Pour into mugs and enjoy!

Kidzworld Kitchen: Fall FoodApple CiderCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (Hint! Canned pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie filling works great)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F/175 C)
  2. Cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy
  3. Beat in egg, vanilla and pumpkin
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, raisins and flour
  5. Adding a cup at a time incorporate the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture.
  6. Drop about heaping teaspoons of cookie batter onto greased cookie sheets
  7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly browned around edges.
  8. Remove from oven and place on a cooling racks

Kidzworld Kitchen: Fall FoodPumpkin CookiesCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Roasted Fall Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 peeled garlic
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (cubed with skin on)
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 3 turnips (cubed)
  • 1 acorn squash (cubed)
  • 3 carrots chopped in roughly 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3-4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ cup cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Sour cream (optional for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F/225 C
  2. Thoroughly wash and chop all the vegetables
  3. In a large bowl toss the vegetables with the olive oil and spread them out in a single layer on a pan
  4. Sprinkle veggies with salt and pepper
  5. Roast for approximately 1 hour, tossing every 15 minutes, until they are browned and tender.
  6. Remove vegetables from the pan and set aside to cool
  7. When vegetables are cooled spoon them into a blender and add the stock, lemon juice and optional cream until smooth
  8. Pour the blended soup into a large saucepan and cook on medium heat until hot. Add salt and pepper (if needed)
  9. Serve immediately with crusty bread and a dollop of sour cream

Kidzworld Kitchen: Fall FoodRoasted Fall Vegetable SoupCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Enjoy this beautiful season!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes. Follow us on Twitter and let us know what recipes you want to see. 

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labimba
labimba posted in Style:
Neko girl I have to get back in shape for September if u want we can be training buddies!  :)  
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animallover468
animallover468 posted in Style:
EndlessDream is right. Skipping breakfast and lunch can result in stomach ulcers and sudden weight gain (had personal experience...), ESPECIALLY skipping breakfast! You have to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Stomach and body fat is mostly caused by lack of exercise, and maybe that means you need to do toning exercises. Try doing simple exercise videos like the 3-mile powerwalk on YouTube (trust me, I sweat like crazy when I do those workouts). Anything that gets you sweating, is the kind of exercise you need to do.  I hated working out when I first started my weight loss journey too. I would always start wheezing every time I started working out. But after pushing through everyday, I think working out is one of the best stress busters I've ever had!  If you want to lower your appetite though, I suggest eating a full lunch and breakfast and skipping your dinner. If you can't skip dinner, then at least try aiming for an early dinner, around 5:30 or 6:00. Your body needs time to digest at least 4 hours before you sleep. I started gaining weight around puberty when I was 12, it could be the same for you too.  But honestly, there's nothing wrong with having consciousness about your weight. Now starving yourself and dieting is BAD, but there's nothing wrong with changing your lifestyle in order to be fit. It's a good thing that kids start caring about their health, and the earlier you start, the better off you are. 
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EndlessDream
EndlessDream posted in Style:
You need breakfast and lunch. Starving yourself, even if you aren't hungry, makes you loose energy to the point you could pass out from not eating. Keep your diet healthy. For breakfast, at least have yogurt, fruit, and juice. Drink at least 4 full glasses of water a day. Trim down on the snacks. Everyone has different bodies and build. You may just be large-boned. And that's not bad! That makes you stronger and higher ability to gain muscle. Loosing weight doesn't happen over night. It can take months. 
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Nekogirl101
Nekogirl101 posted in Style:
For years my parents would tell me I'm skinny but compared to other people, my waist was bigger and I would always hide it. Though it was obvious I weighed more, I've only been doing this for a week and I didn't ever tell anyone what I was doing until my parents found out. I would skip lunch and breakfast and say I was full. I only ate a big dinner every night. Once my parents found out, they said it was unhealthy and if I didn't  stop, I would develop an eating disorder. I obviously listened to them, but I've tried as best as I can so far. I have barely lost any weight from exercise and my parents won't let me go on a diet because I already 'eat healthy enough'. I want to lose weight without exercising being 3/4s of my lifestyle. I know, I'm a lazy idiot for saying all this.
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rainbowpoptart
Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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