Our mission at Taste Quest is to empower kids to nourish their bodies, their families, and their communities through play-based food education. When it comes to the “communities” piece, our goal is to equip kids with a mechanism through which they can address issues of hunger and food insecurity right from their own kitchen. As … Continue reading Talking to your Kids about Hunger in the era of COVID-19
Guest Post by Sarah Wilson of The Wandering Rumpus I have three girls who each have very different food preferences. As a parent, this is not always easy and sometimes very frustrating, but occasionally, I find a fun way to encourage them to cook or try something new. Here are three ways we’ve found this … Continue reading 3 Fun Ways to Encourage your Kids to Cook & Taste Food
Ever invented your own pasta recipe? Today is the day! All you need is some creativity with your pantry, whether you choose to make a fancy dish or a quick one-pot recipe for your family. What's more, pantry pasta makes for a great opportunity for you and your kids to play with your food (Imagine: … Continue reading Pantry Pasta SUPER BOWL!
Father's Day is this weekend! Wouldn't it be great if the kids helped prepare an awesome meal for Dad? What about a Taco Bar? The kids can pick out whatever taco toppings you have on hand, get them ready, and whip up some tacos for Dad! Better yet, what if this were a meal AND … Continue reading Tac-O-lympics: 5 games to play with your tacos
Taste Quest is ringing in the summer the best way we know how—(water)Melon Mania! We thought we'd share two of our favorite watermelon recipes for you and your family to enjoy during your socially-distanced celebrations. Play-based learning is kind of our thing, so we included a sensory game under the pico de gallo recipe to … Continue reading Melon Mania!
Can you imagine whipping up a meal out of Cheerios, flank steak, a can of Coke, and a cup of rice? Now could you imagine your kids doing this? Believe us, it’s possible! We recently checked in with one of our TQ teammates, Lilliana (age 9), who told us about how she teamed up with … Continue reading DIY Chopped: Pantry Edition
Whether you are reading this stuck inside during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, or just perusing for activities to do with your kids, you have come to the right place! Cooking with our kids can seem like a daunting task, but Taste Quest is all about making this fun for both kids and grownups. With play-based … Continue reading Bread Sculptures and Butter Dance!
After the March 3 tornadoes tore through the Middle Tennessee area, we have seen a huge effort from the community to address needs and provide support. This is super crazy awesome, but as a friend of mine said yesterday, there is so much more to do. This friend is a teacher and lives in Mt. … Continue reading #KidshelpingKids: Tornado Relief with your Kids
Happy New Year from Taste Quest! The year is already off to a busy start at Taste Quest Headquarters and there is a lot to get excited about, but before I get to that, I want to zoom out for a minute, as is custom at this time of year, and speak to the reasons … Continue reading A 2020 Vision for Mighty Kids
By Kathryn Phillips Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of representing Taste Quest to visit The East Nashville YCAP (YMCA Community Action Programs) for some foodie fun. I came armed with our Summer Bucket List Challenge, snacks to go around, a foodie game, and TQ souvenirs—all I needed were some adventurous kiddos, and boy, … Continue reading Exercising Taste Buds with YMCA Campers