Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Grains and Vegetables

After a quick palate tune up with mysterious samples of the 5 basic tastes, campers learned all about Grains--6 ounces a day.  At least half should be whole grains.  While listening to Raya's ppt about the health benefits of whole grains, the campers tried three kinds of store bought bread to see which they preferred--regular white (less than 1 gram of fiber per serving)  vs white wheat wheat (3 grams of fiber per serving) vs brown whole wheat (4 grams of fiber per serving). Results varied, but now they know! Chef demonstrated how to make a loaf of homemade bread so all the campers could make bread to take home. Jenna's Vegetable ppt explained the benefits of including a whole lot of brightly colored vegetables in your daily diet. Campers sampled sugar snap peas, golden cherry tomatoes, slivers of celery root and leaves of Belgian endive while they listened.  Cooking time was busy!  But all the hard work paid off with an artfully arranged crudite platter with dips, and a big sampling of grain and vegetable dishes. Add more unusual vegetables to your daily diet?  No problem!

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