When we challenged our teen staff to make healthy dishes that don’t cost a lot, they tried meals their families have made and discovered that they could cook for themselves. And it tastes good too! We told them they couldn’t spend more than $7. We chose that amount because $7 is about how much a family on food stamps has to spend on a meal. We wanted to show that healthy cooking can be affordable.
Recipes include: quinoa salad, beef stew, kimchi and chicken stew, broccoli puree, vegetable fried rice and sesame chicken salad.
Junk food is all around him, but 18-year-old Ernesto is trying to make better choices when he eats. ALSO: an interview with a teen expert who shares ways to eat healthier.
Students at Locke High School #3 in Watts feel like people make assumptions about them because of where they live. But these teens want people to know they take their futures seriously.
Every time it rains, Elis, 18, worries that her family’s home will be damaged.