It's cold out and the days are shorter but rest assured there are definitely some positives that come with the winter season - new winter menu items! We love to hear how the kids are enjoying the food and we're open to your feedback after they've tried each item a couple of times!Read More
The colors are changing, the hats and scarves and coming out, and the leaves are falling! As the seasons change, we have new items coming to a plate near you. Whether for breakfast or snack you're bound to have kids asking for seconds with some of these delicious new seasonal items.
We're back in the swing of things with some fresh, new menu items just in time for the kids to enjoy this coming fall. Our chefs worked all summer to come up with fun and creative items to add pizzazz to your menus. We love to know how the kids are enjoying new menu items and we're open to your feedback!Read More
It's hot out there this summer so we're focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients! We've added several "cold" items to our menu such as refreshing salads and our version of the classic "PB&J" sandwich. Also, you might have already noticed how sweet and delicious the watermelon is and we're doing out best to keep it coming. Whether it be at camp or on field trips we know kids are on the go so we cater many of our new summer menu items off of that mentality. Check out the menu highlights below and tell us what you think!Read More
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
Ready for a corn-ucopia of knowledge? Sweet summer corn is truly something special. It's the kind of corn that's lined with row upon row of plump, firm kernels in varying shades of yellow and white that explode with sweet, fresh flavor the moment you take a bite.
Corn (scientific name Zea mays), called maize in Spanish, has been a staple ingredient in South, Central and North America for thousands of years. First domesticated over 8,000 years ago, corn has been a traditional food for Native Americans and is eaten in the diets of people living all over the world, including many populations in India, Mexico, Italy and nearly every nation in Central America.
Did you know...?
- Corn is grown throughout the warm summer months on stalks of “ears”
- Corn can be found in different varieties, including red, pink, black, blue, multicolored and pruple (like our Organic Biodynamic Purple Corn Flakes).
- The possibilities are endless! Corn is used around the world to make polenta, flour, fritters, soups, sauces and even eaten raw.
- The nutritional value of corn has helped support growing populations, especially living in impoverished areas, for many years.
This week the spotlight is on the New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD), one of Red Rabbit’s veg-tastic school partners!
During this spring semester, Red Rabbit and NYCCD joined forces to bring an extra dose of food and garden education to the school’s UPK classroom. Red Rabbit visited Ms. Lizzy’s and Ms. Patricia’s classroom each month to speak about certain foods featured that day on the Red Rabbit lunch menu.Read More
Cooking out on the grill is an American summer past time, and as we approach sunnier days and warmer temperatures, grilling becomes part of the diet. Part of the reason for its popularity is surely due to the large amounts of meat consumed! For those of us who are following a plant-based diet or are simply minimizing their intake of animal proteins, how can we feel included in the cooking out without feeling singled out by munching on veggie kebabs?Read More
It’s one of the most challenging aspects of life that knows no social, ethnic or economic boundaries: getting kids to eat – oh, dare we say it – HEALTHY. Aside from the few food superheroes who try any food put in front of them, many kids avoid anything and everything that looks green or orange, has leaves, or isn’t some dreamy concoction of cheesy pasta or finger foods. Faced with omnipresent fast food and junk food marketing, and the accessibility of processed food options, what are parents, caregivers and educators to do?Read More
This week we are proud to feature our Red Rabbit family, our very own Chef Marisa Wiker! Chef Marisa is one of our many talented cooks here at Red Rabbit. We sat down with Chef Marisa to find out a little bit more about how she became a chef, what she loves to cook, and her mother’s rule of thumb at meal time.Read More
My father used to tell me, “The world would not be able to eat without 4 vegetables; potatoes, tomatoes, onions and garlic!” Garlic? Really?Read More
Red Rabbit is back in our international kitchen, cooking up an eclectic mix of culinary delights! This winter, a group of Red Rabbit chefs-in-training is learning all about the diverse foods found around the world -- and right in their own backyards in New York City, a hub of global cuisines! This semester, the Red Rabbit cooking program with Roads to Success at PS 333 is highlighting cultures that are important parts of our lives, as well as the lives of our neighbors, friends and classmates.Read More
One of my favorite things to do as a little girl was going out to lunch with my dad and three sisters every Saturday. Because we were a large family operating on a country lawyer’s budget (Mom was our “domestic engineer”), the restaurant was usually not a fancy one (there weren’t - aren’t - any Zagat-rated places in my small Illinois hometown). In fact, most of the time our destination was McDonald’s.
Fast forward 20-something years: rates of obesity have skyrocketed, unemployment has risen and thus the ability for many folks to feed home-made meals to their families has been hampered by wages not keeping up with inflation. This has led to a growing dependence upon fast-food restaurants to feed families on shoestring budgets, and while they are able to meet that consumer need, the highly processed, high-sodium and high-sugar-laden meals have long been suspected of exacerbating the increased rates of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes not just in adults, but in our children.Read More