You've probably noticed the Crabapple and Japanese Cherry trees coming to full bloom in your local gardens, during your commute, or from your neighbors porch. Us too! For the last couple of weeks, we've been getting our hands dirty in the garden. With warm weather comes fresh sprouts, beautiful flowers, and our Education Team spending time getting kids of all ages acclimated to the garden. It's important for kids to understand how and where their food comes from so we encourage them to explore the "roots" of their food. There are several fun activities that can easily be translated to inside your classroom or even in the comfort of your own home - check out some of our favorites below!Read More
If it looks like a fruit and it acts like a fruit, is it a fruit? No! We've embraced the flavors of our Veggie of the Month, rhubarb, to create delicious new compote to accompany some of our breakfasts and
snacks - Strawberry Rhubarb Apple Compote. The combination of these three items makes for a delicious sweet treat. As May is the most popular harvest time for Rhubarb you can expect to see this item appearing on your menus this month, but in the meantime, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the vegetable at home by checking out our recipe below for a Strawberry Rhubarb Salad with Mint.
Our chefs have been very busy in the kitchen coming up with new additions and we're so excited to share these with all of our hungry kids. We're bringing in new flavors and a bit of interactivity for the spring season based on our schools' feedback and our chefs' imaginations. Read on to learn more about what you can expect to see on our upcoming menus.Read More
We're no stranger to broccoli! This delicious veggie has appeared on our menus since our founding in 2005 but we're always innovating to incorporate fresh veggies into our meals in fun and exciting ways. The upcoming new menu item, Broccoli Cheddar Bites, is no exception. They are savory snacks, perfect for keeping kids satisfied throughout the day While you'll start to see this popping up on our menus, you can also prepare recipes with broccoli in your own home such as our Broccoli & Chickpea Farfalle Salad.Read More
Carrots are the quintessential, simple vegetable for kids on-the-go while apples are the classic, go-to fruit. Imagine combining the two together in one salad and you have a crowd favorite! When the sweet-sour flavors of the apple are paired with the sweet-heartiness of the carrots it makes for the perfect light and refreshing dish: Carrot Apple Salad. The carrots play the leading role in the color profile of the salad and are what gives the recipe the added crunch and nutritious elements that are hard to beat!Read More
With the Olympic Torch put to rest and athletes around the world celebrating their hard-earned victories, we are looking forward to getting some rest after staying up to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live in PyeongChang!
Embrace the spirit of the Olympics with your children this weekend and celebrate the best that the world has to offer with embarking on a culinary tour of international recipes!Read More
This Monday is a time for celebration - not only because many kids and parents have the day off, but also because it is a chance to remember some of America’s great leaders. President’s Day was originally established in 1885 to celebrate the birthday of our first president, George Washington but has since expanded to include all of our presidents. From introducing waffles to the National School Lunch Act in 1946, we know that presidents are connected to food!
Cue the confetti and check out some interesting facts as we celebrate with a menu of presidential plates!Read More
Cupid’s arrow has struck again and it’s bringing with it a rush of sugar everywhere we look. The candy aisles are overflowing but what do you send along with your child if you don’t want to pass out more candy to their friends and classmates? We’ve got you covered with three Valentine’s Day messages that include nature’s candy - fresh fruit!Read More
The Sweet Potato, a naturally sweet treat!
Is it a Yam or a Sweet Potato?
Have you met Jennie Plewka, our incredible resident Food Educator? She's been having a blast this school year, visiting partners and hosing workshops all over New York. We sat down with her to learn the latest in Nutrition Education!Read More
Have you or your kids been feeling a bit grouchy recently? This time of the year is famous for the flu season, but also for the “blue” season. The shortest day of the year (December 21st) has only just past, so it will take our bodies some time to adjust for the missing sunlight. No need to worry, though! We have you covered with some ways to cheer up during these darker days.Read More
Edamame is made from soybeans. Basically it's boiled "baby" soybeans, picked while still tender and cooked just before they peak.
Soy nuts are created by soaking soybeans in water, then baking them until they have a nutty, crunchy consistency. and begin to turn hard.
Tofu is made by coagulating soy milk and pressing the remaining curd into white blocks that can be firm or creamy.
Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning ingredients made from fermented soy beans, salt and Koji, made from the fungus Aspergillus oryzae) Miso is a thick paste used for flavoring sauces and spreads, pickling vegetables or meats, and mixing with soup stock called Miso Soup.
The New Year and winter holidays bring a time for reflection and relaxation, filled with presents, delicious food and New Years resolutions. While developing healthy eating habits are important regardless of the time of year, we at Red Rabbit are excited to seize the opportunity to start the year off on a healthy foot!Read More
December is the season for celebrating with food, family and community! With the upcoming work, school and familiy holiday parties, it's likely that you will be enjoying some sweet treats or making some yourself. Learn more about the tradition of holiday cookies and some healthy alternatives!Read More
With their jewel red tones and earthy flavor, beets are one of the most dazzling colored root vegetables. Beautiful and nutritious, with a natural sweet taste, beets are a wonderful complement to a child's well-rounded menu. Plus, when mixed into foods, beets can turn any dish into a brilliant pink color that's fun to eat.
Check out these creative ways to sneak beets into your family's menu.Read More
In the US, 5.9 million children under the age of 18 have some sort of food allergy. That’s 1 in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom. The Center for Disease Control & Prevention reports that the prevalence of food allergies in children increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. As these numbers climb, there are steps we call can take to ensure our students stay safe. Read on to see the steps and protocols that Red Rabbit follows to ensure your students are safe and how you can continue to protect your students.Read More
This time of year, we like to take the time to say thanks. Practicing gratitude can enhance your overall happiness and well-being while also keeping you present in the day. It's easy to start to notice and identify the things you are grateful for in your everyday life. Tune in to the small details of your life and notice the good things (a wonderful loved one, a delicious meal, etc) that you might sometimes take for granted.
Here are a few tips to sharing gratitude at any age
Start a Gratitude JournalRead More