CHALLENGE 4: GREEN CUISINE
BAKE SALE, REINVENTED
For groups; maximum points: 150 (50 points/entry);
YOUR CHALLENGE: Many schools have lost a time-honored source of income for the PTO with the banning of the traditional Bake Sale. Perhaps school administrators fear that promoting the purchase of delectable sweets leads to unhealthy students. That certainly doesn’t have to be the case. What if a bake sale could be made up of healthier, lower-calorie, lower-fat, but still delicious, desserts? Here’s your chance to come up with a menu of more health-conscious bake sale items that will make everyone happy. (Here’s a mini-poster to get the word out.)
- Choose a traditional “bake sale” item and make a healthier version with lower calories and higher nutritional value, or make a “new concept” healthful baked good or sweet suitable for a bake sale. We realize that you are not bakers or chemists, so recipes do not have to be original, so long as you credit the source and give it a new and appealing name!
- Submit the recipe and a photograph of the dessert as your entry to Phipps.
- In addition, submit a paragraph explaining: a) the need for rethinking the traditional school Bake Sale; and b) the ways in which your recipe is healthier than traditional sweets.
- Natural sweeteners only (NO artificial sweeteners, e.g. aspartame, allowed.)
- At school: Bring enough of the bake sale item in for your class to taste small samples.
- Have classmates rate your dessert on the Taste Tester Ratings form (download here).
- School submits: Challenge entry form; up to three recipes, each with a photo and completed taste tester rating form.
- Due at Phipps: Friday, February 22, 5:00 p.m.