It is well and openly known that what we eat impacts our health (short and long term), our mental health, our brain development in early stages, and our behavior. Our choices in food has the power to change how we experience our day. We at Seasons Path have had a commitment for over 35 years to ensuring children a conscious diet with support and education for the teachers. We have families in various places in their nutritional journey. Everything from Vegan to Paleo and all things in between. We work closely with all families in our school community to ensure a support for healthy balance for all children and families.
While at Seasons Path, children are asked to bring a share snack potluck item every day. This provides an environment around sharing, contribution and creative connection. This aspect of Seasons Programming is an integral piece to Seasons as a whole.
All food brought into Seasons Path must be Organic, Free from GMO's, not be sweetened unless with Organic pure fruit or fruit juice, although we much prefer sugar to arrive in the form of whole fruit. If you have any questions, please email us your questions.
We are grateful for the infants integrated into seasons and are aware of their unique nutritional needs around new foods. We practice baby led weaning at Seasons Path and happily walk our families through this process. Additionally, we have children with special diets and food restrictions. We have lists of great foods to bring to Seasons Path to support our littlest ones while exploring foods for the first time as well as ways to share with everyone. We have some recipes for the creative cooks in our community as well! Have fun, and we love seeing what you send!
Safe simple foods list
~Banana ~Avocado ~Cooked Sweet Potato ~Hummus ~Mashed Beans ~Cooked Broccoli ~Winter Squash ~Summer Squash ~Beets ~Pears ~Wild Blueberries ~Scrambled Egg ~Meat/Fish ~Mashed Cooked Apples
~Bone Broth ~Creamed Soups ~Yogurts unsweetened ~Cheeses ~Cooked Carrot ~Seaweed Snack ~Herbal Tea ~Seed Butters ~Nut Butters* ~Tomato* ~Prune Sauce* ~Unsweetened Baked Goods* ~Citrus*
Be aware that there are often good reasons to avoid foods with an asterisk in many individualized cases. Email us to discuss these if you are unsure.
1 can of garbanzo beans drained (save liquid), 1 garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Add all ingredients to food processor. Blend until creamy. Add 1/8 cup of saved liquid and continue to blend. Add more for desired consistency. Refrigerate and serve.
Soaked almonds, Grapeseed oil, lemon juice, Nutritional Yeast, Coconut Liquid Aminos, Garlic, Spices and Himalayan Sea Salt
We are just starting to play with this recipe and would love your favorite balance to add! Blend, Refrigerate and Serve.
Cubed peeled root veggies, Olive oil, Himalayan sea salt, ground pepper, chopped fresh rosemary
Spread root veggies on oiled baking sheets, drizzle with oil, salt, pepper and rosemary. mix around and spread evenly again. add more oil, salt, pepper and rosemary. Bake 20 minutes at 425 degrees. stir, turn and rotate. Continue baking and check with a fork for when soft through. Let cool for 15-20 minutes to cool. Serve.
1 can any beans drained, 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil, 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, seasonings of choice, 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Serve.
2 boiled then peeled beetroots, 2 cloves of garlic mashed, fresh dill chopped, 1/2 cup strained yogurt, 1 tablespoon mayonaise, Himalayan sea salt
Blend beetroot, mix other ingredients and top will dill. Serve.
1 head of cauliflower, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of cheese, spices as desired
Blend cauliflower in food processor, cook on stove low for 5 minutes, remove from stove and drain completely in cheese cloth. Mix with cheese and egg in a bowl. Add Italian seasoning, Himalayan sea salt and fresh rosemary if desired. Roll out thin on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 - 20 minutes. Cool to set then serve.