Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How was school today?

My first block class is Fitness for Life. I have been team teaching this with one of the PE teachers for 7 years now. It is an amazing concept. The students meet every other day with the PE teacher and work out...weights, cardio, games...the idea is to find activities that they enjoy, that can become a part of their lifestyle.
Then every other day they come to my Foods room to discuss Nutrition and making good choices. This week we made a Blender Drink and Whole Wheat Pancakes.
Orange Drink

6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate

1 cup lowfat milk

1 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

10 - 12 ice cubes
Place first 5 ingredients in blender and whirl. Add ice and blend until desired consistency.

The pancakes seemed to be a hit. Well, especially since we start our at at 8:10 a.m. I did search through several recipes. Teenagers are not all fond of eating products that are too whole grainy. This recipe used both white and whole wheat flour, so good for gluten development and has the whole grain goodness!

Whole Wheat Pancakes
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 to 2 cups lowfat milk
2 Tablespoons melted butter
Makes 4-6 large pancakes. Combine the dry ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients and stir into the dry ingredients. Cook on a griddle or in a nonstick skillet, over medium-low heat. (If the griddle's too hot, the outside will burn before they're ready to be flipped.)
Number of Servings: 6


Hey Harriet said...

Sure sounds like a rewarding and fun job you have! I also like the idea of yummy pancakes for breakfast! :)

Melody said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes. It was nice to read about your job and classroom.

Renna said...

I am anxious to try both recipes. Yum!

The OJ recipe sounds like it might taste like an Orange Julius. I don't even know if those are still around, but I remember getting them at a mall. That was when I was younger, and actually lived near a mall!

Amanda said...

hey, that sounds like an awesome class! I wish I had been offered that in high school... I still make poor health choices, and don't exercise nearly enough..

Simone said...

That looks yummy.

Yiie said...

Can't wait to try the buckwheat pancakes.. yummy!! :)