FORT DRUM, N.Y. (June 14, 2022) — Flag Day is all about celebrating the Crimson, White and Blue, and Fort Drum neighborhood members bought a style of that through the New Dad or mum Help Program’s free class on wholesome snacks June 14 on the Enrichment Middle.
“It’s Flag Day and the Military’s birthday, so we got here up with the theme ‘Crimson, White and Un-blue-ivable’ to go along with recipes that had these colours in them,” stated Ali Larisa, Fort Drum Household Advocacy Program household improvement program educator.
Every recipe included an abundance of contemporary fruit, greens and different wholesome substances to reveal that wholesome snacks may be straightforward to organize, they usually can fulfill kids of all ages. This was evident by the younger cooks who wolfed up little handfuls of berries, tomato slices and shredded cheese.
“We attempt to embody issues are comparatively easy that children can do to assist put together the snacks,” Larisa stated. “However plenty of instances, you see it going into their mouths earlier than it goes on the plate.”
When it got here to rolling out the dough, the youngsters delighted in smashing it down with their palms.
“The concept is to make it enjoyable and engaging, and a solution to encourage them to attempt new meals,” Larisa stated. “I all the time attempt to preserve diet in thoughts when selecting the recipes.”
Throughout the cooking class, attendees made a Crimson, White and Blue Pita Pizza, with thinly sliced potatoes and grape tomatoes. A sugar cookie fruit pizza was loaded with contemporary strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. The group additionally loved do-it-yourself, kid-friendly salsa and chips. A Fireworks Cheese Stick recipe additionally included strawberries and blueberries in an clever association.
“These aren’t the identical previous snacks persons are used to,” Larisa stated. “With any of our cooking courses, we wish folks to attempt one thing new and check out utilizing contemporary substances. There are plenty of native farm stands and farmer’s markets the place you will get these substances.”
The following cooking class, “Sunsational Summer season Snacks,” is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 14 on the Enrichment Middle. To register, name (315) 772-0748 or 772-2933.
The New Dad or mum Help Program falls below the Fort Drum Household Advocacy Program, situated in Bldg. 10250 on 4th Armored Division Drive. For extra data, name (315) 772-5914 or go to www.facebook.com/FTdrumFAP or https://house.military.mil/drum/index.php/about/Garrison/directorate-human-resources/soldier-and-family-readiness-division-sfrd/SFRC/family-advocacy-program-fap.