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Healthy Cooking with Kids: 2 Recipes (Videos)



  • Soft flat bread: like Lavash/middle eastern flat bread or extra large tortillas/chapatti
  • 1 can organic refried black beans
  • tsp ground cumin
  • tsp garlic salt
  • 1 container vegan cream cheese: like Tofutti or Follow Your Heart (you can also substitute with regular organic cream cheese)
  • 4 roasted bell peppers (from a jar): cut into slivers
  • Julienned vegetables: carrots, cucumbers, jicama or daikon root
  • Lettuce greens
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 container of broccoli sprouts or alfalfa sprouts


1. Arrange all the ingredients in an assembly style station.
2. Spread cream cheese over bottom half of flatbread.
3. Spread refried black beans above the cream cheese.
4. Follow with the roasted bell peppers and then veggies, each in succession.
5. On the last row layer a handful of lettuce greens.
6. Sprinkle 1 tsp. cilantro on top of the black beans.
7. Layer a large pinch of sprouts onto the cream cheese.
8. Starting at the bottom roll upwards into a tight roll.
9. When you reach the end, spread a small amount of cream cheese along the top end to help seal the roll.
10. Complete the rolling.
11. Slice into desired wheel widths.


Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 45 minutes


  • 8 cups organic oats
  • 4 cups organic puffed brown rice
  • 1 cup chopped nuts like walnuts, almonds, pecans (you can add more nuts for more protein if you wish)
  • cup flax seeds
  • cup organic canola oil or olive oil
  • 1 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (adds sweetness without sugar)
  • cup dried unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup shelled sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 8 cups oatmeal with 4 cups puffed whole grain rice.
3. Add 1 cup chopped nuts.
4. Stir in 1/4 cup organic flax.
5. Add 1/2 cup organic canola oil or olive oil.
6. Add 1 cup maple syrup or honey.
7. Add 1 teaspoon real vanilla, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, and 2 cups dried coconut.
8. Mix well.
9. Place parchment paper on 3 to 4 cookie sheets.
10. Spread out granola mixture evenly.
11. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
12. Remove from oven and stir.
13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 about three times, until the granola is lightly browned.
13. Add dried fruit or seeds of your choice.

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6:18PM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

6:57AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011


6:18AM PDT on Oct 14, 2010


3:00AM PDT on Aug 28, 2010

cool, thanks

8:53AM PDT on Aug 26, 2010

Joey here- from The Kids Cook Monday. Thanks for the terrific post Nicole. Families cooking and eating together every week is crucial to teach the next generation about the joys of cooking healthfully.

I'm moved by the enthusiasm from these other comments. If any of the commenting families would like to get involved with The Kids Cook Monday please email me at

Happy Cooking!

-Joey Lee
Project Associate
The Kids Cook Monday

6:51PM PDT on Aug 24, 2010

i'll try them. thanks!

1:17PM PDT on Aug 19, 2010

I will try these with my granddaughter when she is a little older thanks

7:44AM PDT on Aug 18, 2010

it's great to get kids cooking - makes them more interested in what they eat. thanks for the article.

2:21AM PDT on Aug 18, 2010

Wow this is awwsome^^
Thanx for sharing
Kids need to starrt eating healthy
and what a better way to start
by learning how to cook:D

7:37AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010


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