Friday, October 1, 2010

3 Minutes Power Breakfast

CHEESE! 1 slice of cheese (1½ ounces or so) equals to 1 glass of milk (8 ounces of milk). Cheese has everything good for young children. My 5 year old son is generally a lazy eater but he found an easy, tasty and quick recipe involving cheese ……

Four Continents of Cheese on a Budget (2 pound)
Click to find out more about cheese

My little boy’s recipe is simple:

You need:

A toaster
2 slices of bread – sides kept
A Little butter
1 slice of cheese

Preparation Method

Toast both slices of bread

Quickly place the slice of cheese on one slice after toasting (the bread is still hot helping the cheese melt into the bread)
The other slice of bread – spread with a little butter which he will eat after he finishes the first slice with the cheese
Cheese Bread

Walla! He calls it CHEESE BREAD

Teaching Ideas:

I took the opportunity to inject some information – only took 3 minutes
1. Praise – this is an excellent recipe – where did you get it from?
2. Do you know where cheese comes from?
He answered cheese comes from the store! You explain that cheese originally comes from milk which comes from cows
3. Why is cheese good for you?
It’s got calcium for your bones and teeth
4. Bread is good too. What’s in it
Carbohydrates. It gives you energy.

Interesting Facts about Cheese

Cheese is really concentrated milk. Cheese is really proteins and fat from milk. The milk protein, casein is coagulated. Typically, the milk is acidified and addition of an enzyme causes coagulation. (Read more on Wikipedia. Useful to print the information and read it to you children)

Did you know that that eating cheese after a meal may actually reduce cavity formation by neutralizing the mouth acids that promote dental decay?

Other ways for our kids to eat cheese:
(i) Cheese can be part of an entree, a snack, or eaten as dessert.
(ii) Let kids nibble plain cheese, cheese and crackers
(iii). Vegetables take on added appeal when cheese sauce tops them. Sprinkle grated cheese such as Parmesan on macaroni or on steamed vegetables.
(iv) Make grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza, macaroni and cheese, and of course lasagna.

Cheese has:
- Calcium
- Protein
- Phosphorus and
- Fat

A 30-gram (1.1 oz) serving of Cheddar cheese contains about 7 grams (0.25 oz) of protein and 200 milligrams of calcium. It takes about 200 grams (7.1 oz) of milk to provide that much protein, and 150 grams (5.3 oz) to equal the calcium.

(Read more on Wikipedia)

Happy Teaching and Cooking!

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