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Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

By |July 31st, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

Yaffi_Twins Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Yaffi and her twins now expert junior chefs!

Do you struggle with a picky eater and only dare to dream of a balanced toddler meal? Is mealtime preparation tricky to balance with a curious kiddo who wants to “help” out?

Join us each Monday and select Saturdays in June and July at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum for the Toddler Test Kitchen Summer Series. The Toddler Test Kitchen is a one of a kind, hands-on cooking class for kids from 2yrs to 6yrs (recommended). Each class features an age appropriate original recipe created and presented by Baby Bloom Nutrition.

Join an experienced registered dietitian nutritionist and twin mom, Yaffi Lvova of Baby Bloom Nutrition, as she guides you and your budding chef through this fun hands-on class that leaves your child with an appreciation for healthy cooking without any clean-up!

Featured Skills:

Cooking Basics | Safety, Measuring and Keeping Clean

Life Skills | Table Manners and Setting the Table

Knife Skills | How to Respect and Properly Use Kid-safe Knives

Discovering Flavors | Vocabulary Building through Describing New and Favorite Foods

Please Note: Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.

register-now-button-pilll-red-hi Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Suggested age range is 2yrs – 6yrs old. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Tickets:

$15 / Museum Members | $45 4-class Series for Members
$18 / Non-Members | $59 4-class Series for Non-Members

To register, please click the register now button above.

Please Note!

  • Suggested age is 2 years – 6 years
  • Adults are free to attend the class; separate museum admission is required.
  • Registration is limited to 12 children per class.
  • Recipes and activities will be unique each Monday. Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.
  • Advanced registration is required.
  • Parent/Chaperone attendance is required.
  • A ratio of one adult per 1-2 children is recommended.

Here is a video from one of our latest classes.

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Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

By |July 29th, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

Yaffi_Twins Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Yaffi and her twins now expert junior chefs!

Do you struggle with a picky eater and only dare to dream of a balanced toddler meal? Is mealtime preparation tricky to balance with a curious kiddo who wants to “help” out?

Join us each Monday and select Saturdays in June and July at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum for the Toddler Test Kitchen Summer Series. The Toddler Test Kitchen is a one of a kind, hands-on cooking class for kids from 2yrs to 6yrs (recommended). Each class features an age appropriate original recipe created and presented by Baby Bloom Nutrition.

Join an experienced registered dietitian nutritionist and twin mom, Yaffi Lvova of Baby Bloom Nutrition, as she guides you and your budding chef through this fun hands-on class that leaves your child with an appreciation for healthy cooking without any clean-up!

Featured Skills:

Cooking Basics | Safety, Measuring and Keeping Clean

Life Skills | Table Manners and Setting the Table

Knife Skills | How to Respect and Properly Use Kid-safe Knives

Discovering Flavors | Vocabulary Building through Describing New and Favorite Foods

Please Note: Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.

register-now-button-pilll-red-hi Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Suggested age range is 2yrs – 6yrs old. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Tickets:

$15 / Museum Members | $45 4-class Series for Members
$18 / Non-Members | $59 4-class Series for Non-Members

To register, please click the Register Now button above.

Please Note!

  • Suggested age is 2 years – 6 years
  • Adults are free to attend the class; separate museum admission is required.
  • Registration is limited to 12 children per class.
  • Recipes and activities will be unique each Monday. Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.
  • Advanced registration is required.
  • Parent/Chaperone attendance is required.
  • A ratio of one adult per 1-2 children is recommended.

Here is a video from one of our latest classes.

10:00 am 10:00 am

Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

Yaffi_Twins Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Yaffi and her twins now expert junior chefs!

Do you struggle with a picky eater and only dare to dream of a balanced toddler meal? Is mealtime preparation tricky to balance with a curious kiddo who wants to “help” out?

Join us each Monday and select Saturdays in June and July at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum for the Toddler Test Kitchen Summer Series. The Toddler Test Kitchen is a one of a kind, hands-on cooking class for kids from 2yrs to 6yrs (recommended). Each class features an age appropriate original recipe created and presented by Baby Bloom Nutrition.

Join an experienced registered dietitian nutritionist and twin mom, Yaffi Lvova of Baby Bloom Nutrition, as she guides you and your budding chef through this fun hands-on class that leaves your child with an appreciation for healthy cooking without any clean-up!

Featured Skills:

Cooking Basics | Safety, Measuring and Keeping Clean

Life Skills | Table Manners and Setting the Table

Knife Skills | How to Respect and Properly Use Kid-safe Knives

Discovering Flavors | Vocabulary Building through Describing New and Favorite Foods

Please Note: Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.

register-now-button-pilll-red-hi Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Suggested age range is 2yrs – 6yrs old. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Tickets:

$15 / Museum Members | $45 4-class Series for Members
$18 / Non-Members | $59 4-class Series for Non-Members

To register, please click the Register Now button above.

Please Note!

  • Suggested age is 2 years – 6 years
  • Adults are free to attend the class; separate museum admission is required.
  • Registration is limited to 12 children per class.
  • Recipes and activities will be unique each Monday. Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.
  • Advanced registration is required.
  • Parent/Chaperone attendance is required.
  • A ratio of one adult per 1-2 children is recommended.

Here is a video from one of our latest classes.

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Recipe: Apple Nachos

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Recipe: Apple Nachos

apple-nachos-sized Recipe: Apple Nachos

Maybe you started off the summer with visions of feeding your kids healthy meals and snacks galore, making their little hearts sing with fruit and veggie-loving delight. Yes! you said to yourself. It can’t be that hard! I’ll just find some cute, creative ideas on Pinterest to turn fruits and veggies into appealing treats. You know, something simple and easy to whip up in a flash, like…

Watermelon-ship Recipe: Apple Nachos

(Just kidding.)

And then, somewhere along the way, it the “fruit” part turned into fruit snacks, the veggies were nixed entirely, and the feeding part turned into, well, this:

FeedingFrenzy Recipe: Apple Nachos

It’s ok. We’ve all been there. But if your best-laid summer plans for healthy snacks have gone a bit off the rails, it’s not too late to get back on track. Did you know that the American Heart Association has an entire website of simple, heart-healthy recipes? These Apple Nachos from the AHA’s recipe repertoire turn an everyday snack into something a little more special—without a ton of effort or any fancy ingredients. Apple slices are layered with healthy toppings of cranberries, nuts, and a peanut butter drizzle to achieve a “nacho” effect. Kids can even get involved with the preparation by sprinkling their own toppings. It’s a simple kid-pleaser that’s big on taste and presentation.

From all of us at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum, have a safe and healthy rest of your summer!

Apple Nachos

Ingredients:

1/3 c. dried, unsweetened cranberries or raisins
1/4 c. sliced, unsalted almonds
2 Tbsp. hulled, unsalted sunflower seeds
3 red or green apples
1-2 tsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. water
1/4 c. reduced-fat smooth peanut butter
1 Tbsp. honey

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine dried cranberries/raisins, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
  2. Core each apple and thinly slice into about 12 pieces each. Layer half the apples onto a large plate or platter. If the apple slices will be sitting out for awhile, sprinkle them with the lemon juice to prevent browning.
  3. Using the microwave or a teapot, bring 2 Tbsp. water to a boil. In a small bowl, combine water, peanut butter, and honey. Stir mixture until smooth.
  4. Drizzle half the peanut butter mixture over the apples on the platter, then sprinkle with half the cranberry mixture. Layer the remaining apples on top and repeat with remaining peanut butter and cranberry mixture. Serve.
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Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

By |July 17th, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

Yaffi_Twins Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Yaffi and her twins now expert junior chefs!

Do you struggle with a picky eater and only dare to dream of a balanced toddler meal? Is mealtime preparation tricky to balance with a curious kiddo who wants to “help” out?

Join us each Monday and select Saturdays in June and July at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum for the Toddler Test Kitchen Summer Series. The Toddler Test Kitchen is a one of a kind, hands-on cooking class for kids from 2yrs to 6yrs (recommended). Each class features an age appropriate original recipe created and presented by Baby Bloom Nutrition.

Join an experienced registered dietitian nutritionist and twin mom, Yaffi Lvova of Baby Bloom Nutrition, as she guides you and your budding chef through this fun hands-on class that leaves your child with an appreciation for healthy cooking without any clean-up!

Featured Skills:

Cooking Basics | Safety, Measuring and Keeping Clean

Life Skills | Table Manners and Setting the Table

Knife Skills | How to Respect and Properly Use Kid-safe Knives

Discovering Flavors | Vocabulary Building through Describing New and Favorite Foods

Please Note: Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.

register-now-button-pilll-red-hi Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Suggested age range is 2yrs – 6yrs old. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Tickets:

$15 / Museum Members | $45 4-class Series for Members
$18 / Non-Members | $59 4-class Series for Non-Members

To register, please click the Register Now button above.

Please Note!

  • Suggested age is 2 years – 6 years
  • Adults are free to attend the class; separate museum admission is required.
  • Registration is limited to 12 children per class.
  • Recipes and activities will be unique each Monday. Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.
  • Advanced registration is required.
  • Parent/Chaperone attendance is required.
  • A ratio of one adult per 1-2 children is recommended.

Here is a video from one of our latest classes.

10:00 am 10:00 am

Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

By |July 15th, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

Yaffi_Twins Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Yaffi and her twins now expert junior chefs!

Do you struggle with a picky eater and only dare to dream of a balanced toddler meal? Is mealtime preparation tricky to balance with a curious kiddo who wants to “help” out?

Join us each Monday and select Saturdays in June and July at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum for the Toddler Test Kitchen Summer Series. The Toddler Test Kitchen is a one of a kind, hands-on cooking class for kids from 2yrs to 6yrs (recommended). Each class features an age appropriate original recipe created and presented by Baby Bloom Nutrition.

Join an experienced registered dietitian nutritionist and twin mom, Yaffi Lvova of Baby Bloom Nutrition, as she guides you and your budding chef through this fun hands-on class that leaves your child with an appreciation for healthy cooking without any clean-up!

Featured Skills:

Cooking Basics | Safety, Measuring and Keeping Clean

Life Skills | Table Manners and Setting the Table

Knife Skills | How to Respect and Properly Use Kid-safe Knives

Discovering Flavors | Vocabulary Building through Describing New and Favorite Foods

Please Note: Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.

register-now-button-pilll-red-hi Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Suggested age range is 2yrs – 6yrs old. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Tickets:

$15 / Museum Members | $45 4-class Series for Members
$18 / Non-Members | $59 4-class Series for Non-Members

To register, please the Register Now button above.

Please Note!

  • Suggested age is 2 years – 6 years
  • Adults are free to attend the class; separate museum admission is required.
  • Registration is limited to 12 children per class.
  • Recipes and activities will be unique each Monday. Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.
  • Advanced registration is required.
  • Parent/Chaperone attendance is required.
  • A ratio of one adult per 1-2 children is recommended.

Here is a video from one of our latest classes.

10:00 am 10:00 am

Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

Yaffi_Twins Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Yaffi and her twins now expert junior chefs!

Do you struggle with a picky eater and only dare to dream of a balanced toddler meal? Is mealtime preparation tricky to balance with a curious kiddo who wants to “help” out?

Join us each Monday and select Saturdays in June and July at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum for the Toddler Test Kitchen Summer Series. The Toddler Test Kitchen is a one of a kind, hands-on cooking class for kids from 2yrs to 6yrs (recommended). Each class features an age appropriate original recipe created and presented by Baby Bloom Nutrition.

Join an experienced registered dietitian nutritionist and twin mom, Yaffi Lvova of Baby Bloom Nutrition, as she guides you and your budding chef through this fun hands-on class that leaves your child with an appreciation for healthy cooking without any clean-up!

Featured Skills:

Cooking Basics | Safety, Measuring and Keeping Clean

Life Skills | Table Manners and Setting the Table

Knife Skills | How to Respect and Properly Use Kid-safe Knives

Discovering Flavors | Vocabulary Building through Describing New and Favorite Foods

Please Note: Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.

register-now-button-pilll-red-hi Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Suggested age range is 2yrs – 6yrs old. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Tickets:

$15 / Museum Members | $45 4-class Series for Members
$18 / Non-Members | $59 4-class Series for Non-Members

To register, please click the Register Now button above.

Please Note!

  • Suggested age is 2 years – 6 years
  • Adults are free to attend the class; separate museum admission is required.
  • Registration is limited to 12 children per class.
  • Recipes and activities will be unique each Monday. Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.
  • Advanced registration is required.
  • Parent/Chaperone attendance is required.
  • A ratio of one adult per 1-2 children is recommended.

Here is a video from one of our latest classes.

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Summer Events at HHCM

By |June 30th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Summer Events at HHCM

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For many of us, the beginning of July marks the halfway point of the summer. We’re halfway through time off school, swim lessons, and (thankfully! hopefully?) days in the 120 degree range. Here at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum, now that June is past, we’re looking back fondly on the past month and feeling excited about all the activities to come during the rest of the summer! Here’s a quick recap of the fun events we’ve experienced so far at the museum and several more to come before summer’s end.

So far in June…

Since the start of summer, Camp Heart Beat has been in full swing, with a different theme each week. Campers explore the museum’s 16,000 square feet of interactive exhibits that teach them what it means to live heart-healthy lives. After their tour, our Kids’ Cafe provides campers with a nutritious lunch courtesy of St. Mary’s Food Bank.

Cafe Summer Events at HHCM

Summer is also the time for Terrific Tuesdays at the museum! Did you know you can get your heart pumping by getting down with your bad self at our weekly dance party? Every Tuesday at 1:00 P.M., join us on the dance floor (yes, a real dance floor!) as we shimmy and shake to upbeat music. We top off the experience with a balloon drop—because, as anyone who has ever danced with balloons knows, it ROCKS!

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Kids Cook with Heart is another HHCM program from the month of June we’re still drooling—er, reminiscing—about. This brand-new monthly class is a great opportunity for school-aged kids! During a 90-minute session, they join a guest chef for a cooking lesson that includes useful, age-appropriate nutrition info. Did we mention it’s free? Register here for upcoming sessions.

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As summer programming adds to our event offerings, that doesn’t mean the HHCM’s beloved regular activities are on hold. Toddler Test Kitchen continues throughout the summer with a 4-week series teaching the youngest chefs the basics of cooking and kitchen safety. And Fridays are as high-energy as ever with Get Moving! and Little Rhythms fitness classes for little ones up to age seven.

Still to come in July…

There’s a whole lot more heart-healthy fun to come! Our hearts will go on as four weeks of themed events make up the month of July.

During CPR Super Hero Week (July 5th-8th) real-life superheroes–also known as first responders–will be joining us to share about the amazing work they do in our community. All this week, admission for first responders and their families will be complementary, and our first 300 guests ages 17 and under will receive free superhero capes! (‘Cause who doesn’t want a superhero cape?)

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Kids Move with Heart Week (July 10th-15th) will feature an indoor inflatable obstacle course that proves there’s always a way to have heart-healthy fun, even when it’s boil-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot outside.

HHCM visitors always enjoy our exhibit about animal hearts…but what about dinosaur hearts? Dinosaur Discovery Week (July 17th-21st) promises to be a roaring good time as we uncover the cardiovascular systems of prehistoric creatures.

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Join us for thought-provoking lessons on practicing green living during “Our Planet, Ourselves” Sustainability Week (July 24th-29th), where we’ll learn how the health of our hearts and the health of our planet go hand in hand.

Last but not least, all programs from June–Camp Heart Beat, Terrific Tuesdays, Kids Cook with Heart, Toddler Test Kitchen, and Little Rhythms/Get Moving!–continue through the month of July. Every day of summer is a new chance to explore healthy lifestyles at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum!

 

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Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

By |June 26th, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

Yaffi_Twins Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Yaffi and her twins now expert junior chefs!

Do you struggle with a picky eater and only dare to dream of a balanced toddler meal? Is mealtime preparation tricky to balance with a curious kiddo who wants to “help” out?

Join us each Monday and select Saturdays in June and July at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum for the Toddler Test Kitchen Summer Series. The Toddler Test Kitchen is a one of a kind, hands-on cooking class for kids from 2yrs to 6yrs (recommended). Each class features an age appropriate original recipe created and presented by Baby Bloom Nutrition.

Join an experienced registered dietitian nutritionist and twin mom, Yaffi Lvova of Baby Bloom Nutrition, as she guides you and your budding chef through this fun hands-on class that leaves your child with an appreciation for healthy cooking without any clean-up!

Featured Skills:

Cooking Basics | Safety, Measuring and Keeping Clean

Life Skills | Table Manners and Setting the Table

Knife Skills | How to Respect and Properly Use Kid-safe Knives

Discovering Flavors | Vocabulary Building through Describing New and Favorite Foods

Please Note: Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.

register-now-button-pilll-red-hi Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Suggested age range is 2yrs – 6yrs old. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Tickets:

$15 / Museum Members | $45 4-class Series for Members
$18 / Non-Members | $59 4-class Series for Non-Members

To register, please click the Register Now button above.

Please Note!

  • Suggested age is 2 years – 6 years
  • Adults are free to attend the class; separate museum admission is required.
  • Registration is limited to 12 children per class.
  • Recipes and activities will be unique each MOnday. Saturdays may repeat recipes.
  • Advanced registration is required.
  • Parent/Chaperone attendance is required.
  • A ratio of one adult per 1-2 children is recommended.

Here is a video from one of our latest classes.

10:00 am 10:00 am

Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

By |June 24th, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler Test Kitchen – Summer Series

Yaffi_Twins Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Yaffi and her twins now expert junior chefs!

Do you struggle with a picky eater and only dare to dream of a balanced toddler meal? Is mealtime preparation tricky to balance with a curious kiddo who wants to “help” out?

Join us each Monday and select Saturdays in June and July at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum for the Toddler Test Kitchen Summer Series. The Toddler Test Kitchen is a one of a kind, hands-on cooking class for kids from 2yrs to 6yrs (recommended). Each class features an age appropriate original recipe created and presented by Baby Bloom Nutrition.

Join an experienced registered dietitian nutritionist and twin mom, Yaffi Lvova of Baby Bloom Nutrition, as she guides you and your budding chef through this fun hands-on class that leaves your child with an appreciation for healthy cooking without any clean-up!

Featured Skills:

Cooking Basics | Safety, Measuring and Keeping Clean

Life Skills | Table Manners and Setting the Table

Knife Skills | How to Respect and Properly Use Kid-safe Knives

Discovering Flavors | Vocabulary Building through Describing New and Favorite Foods

Please Note: Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.

register-now-button-pilll-red-hi Toddler Test Kitchen - Summer Series

Suggested age range is 2yrs – 6yrs old. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Tickets:

$15 / Museum Members | $45 4-class Series for Members
$18 / Non-Members | $59 4-class Series for Non-Members

To register, please the Register Now button above.

Please Note!

  • Suggested age is 2 years – 6 years
  • Adults are free to attend the class; separate museum admission is required.
  • Registration is limited to 12 children per class.
  • Recipes and activities will be unique each Monday. Saturdays may repeat recipes featured on Mondays.
  • Advanced registration is required.
  • Parent/Chaperone attendance is required.
  • A ratio of one adult per 1-2 children is recommended.

Here is a video from one of our latest classes.