This year the journalism and culinary arts programs at Connally High School paired up for a new project, one that will be useful, educational and healthy.
Eighteen recipes, all created by CHS students, were collected and assembled into a booklet that was created by CHS graphic design students. The booklet, which also includes photographs of the snacks taken by the school’s photography students, will be distributed to all fourth and fifth-grade students attending the districts 18 elementary schools.
The snacks, which meet the nutritional guidelines outlined by a registered dietician from St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, include a vegetable or fruit, are less than 200 calories with less than 7 grams of fat and no more than 15 grams of sugar. For example, the Holy Moly It’s a Burrito, a tortilla filled with cherry pie filling, strawberries and banana slices has 175 calories, 14.8 grams of sugar, a mere 1 gram of saturated fat and 2.3 grams of fiber.
“All kids love pizza and I was determined to create a healthy, delicious and easy recipe any kid could make,” CHS culinary arts student Ashley Warren said about her pizza recipe that was included in the book.
The cook book gives the high school students a chance to build a real-world product, while also committing themselves to helping younger students.