Beet the Heat!

Getting students to try something new is not always easy. Especially veggies that have a bad rap like Beets. Most people eat beets cooked and mushy or in some sort of gelatin form out of the can. Zucchini is also often thought as a veggie that has to be eaten cooked. But on a hot day no one wants warm heavy food, we want to keep things light and fresh. To break the mold of an ordinary cooked beet or zucchini, the students prepared a raw refreshing snack. They sliced the beets and zucchini then added fresh squeezed lime, a simple snack most people haven’t tried. But it was a hit!! the students kept asking for more and more servings. Some students took the recipe home because they were so excited to share it with their family.