Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rainbow Pancakes + April Calendar

Sometimes the beautiful colors of fruits and vegetables just amaze me. The colors are so varied and vibrant.

With that in mind, I tried out some colored pancakes by using vibrant vegetables. They kind of look like a plate of Easter eggs, and it's a really fun way to eat vegetables at breakfast!

Along with coloring Easter eggs this year, try coloring a rainbow of pancakes as a fun cooking activity together. Here's how:

Ingredients:
your favorite pancake batter (I used a recipe that was half whole wheat flour)
pureed vegetables or fruits (I used a mashed baked sweet potato, a pureed baked beet, and some spinach blended with a little bit of water.)

How-to:
Make your pancake batter thick so you can add the vegetable puree, which might be a little watery. Add enough vegetable puree to give it the color you want. If you're worried about a vegetable taste, use less. Make pancakes as normal. Serve with syrup, honey, jam, applesauce, or this delicious homemade apple syrup.




 The beets are the winners by far for most vibrant and powerful! Just a few tablespoons of the juice from pureed beets gave a great pink color.



Want yellow, purple. or light pink pancakes? Try pureed fresh pineapple, blueberries or strawberries!

Happy food-coloring!

Faith

April Food $ense Classes in Utah County

Thursday, April 2 @ 7:00 p.m.
Lehi Library
120 N. Center Street, Lehi
Create Healthy Family Meals
Create a Stir-Fry

Weds April 8 @ 12pm
South Franklin Community Center 770 S 700 W Provo
Cooking Basics Series
Baking & Measuring

Wednesday, April 8 @ 10:15 a.m.
Centro Hispano, 817 S Freedom Blvd, Provo
Cocine y Ahorre $$$
Creative Fruits and Vegetables for Kids

Wednesday, April 8 @ 7pm
Springville Library 45 S Main Springville
Get Creative in the Kitchen Series
Healthy Eating for an Active Lifestyle

Tuesday, April 14 @ 11am
USU Extension 151 S University Ave rm L700 Provo
Mommy & Me (by registration only)
Stock Your Kitchen/Create A Casserole

Wednesday, April 15 @ 10:15 a.m.
Centro Hispano
817 S Freedom Blvd, Provo
Cocine y Ahorre $$$
Healthy Treats

Wednesday April 15 @ 12pm
South Franklin Community Center 
770 S 700 W, Provo
Cooking Basics Series
Moist Cooking

Thursday, April 16 @ 11 a.m.
Department of Workforce Service – Provo
1550 N Freedom Blvd, Provo
Healthy Meals on a Budget
Create a Stir-Fry

Thursday, April 16 @ 5:30 p.m.
Garden to Table Class (Please register)
South Franklin Community Center
770 S 700 W, Provo
Garden Planning and Container Gardening

Thursday, April 16 @ 7 p.m.
American Fork Library
64 S 100 E, AF
Create Healthy Family Meals
Create a Stir-Fry

Friday, April 17 @ 11 a.m.
Macey’s Little Theater in Pleasant Grove
931 W. State Road, PG
Create Healthy Family Meals
Create a Stir-Fry


Tuesday, April 21 @ 4 p.m.
Spanish Fork DWS
 1185 North Chappel Drive, Spanish Fork
Create a Springtime Salad

Wednesday, April 22 @ 12pm
South Franklin Community Center 
770 S 700 W, Provo
Cooking Basics Series
Broiling


Wednesday, April 29 @ 12pm
South Franklin Community Center 
770 S 700 W, Provo
Cooking Basics Series
Crock Pot Cooking

Weds April 29 @ 11am
Utah County Health Department 
151 S University Ave, Provo
Create Health in the Kitchen Series
Healthy Eating for an Active Lifestyle

Thursday, April 30 @ 5:30 p.m.
South Franklin Community Center
770 S 700 W, Provo
Garden to Table Class (Please register)
Planting and Sprouting


For classes that require registration, please send an RSVP to utahcountyfoodsense@usu.edu or call 801-851-8460. 

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