Food

4 of the Best Reasons to Have Kids Help in the Kitchen

For starters, cooking at home makes them more likely to sit down with family to eat

It’s important to get kids into the kitchen, says cooking instructor Billy Mawhiney. Mawhiney will be leading a class on Thanksgiving Prep for kids, among others, at Plum’s Cooking Company this coming weekend. He says studies show kids get better grades, have a better self-image, and are more likely to eat something they make themselves if they are involved in the…

A Nutritionist’s Tips For Ordering Off The Kids Menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many restaurants and fast food chains with kids menus claim to implement nutrition into their food choices, but does that make them healthy? Nutritionist Jenna Klepatz with Profile by Sanford has some advice for parents when navigating a kids menu. Watch the video above for some of her tips.

Clever Tips For Adding Nutrition To Your Child’s Lunch

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- School is back in session, and summer eating habits can be tough to break. The Fit Chic Annie Mello stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share some delicious ways to sneak nutrition into your child’s lunch. Mello says it’s easier to get a kid excited about their lunch when it’s sported in a cool lunch bag. It’s a…

Local Effort Uses Month Of September To Fight Hunger

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Feeding South Dakota is using the month of September as “Hunger Action Month” to inspire people to take action and raise awareness about the hundreds of thousands of people who experience hunger in our communities. In South Dakota, one of every eight people are considered food-insecure. This includes one of every six children. Jennifer Stensaas with Feeding South…

5 Simple And Healthy School Lunch Ideas To Try This Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As parents prepare for crammed school nights and busy mornings, Chef Scott Teal from Hy-Vee is offering a few creative ways to make preparing lunches quick and easy. Keeping lunches healthy and colorful is key. As a dad, Chef Teal knows green is a big no-no for kids! He suggests avoiding green vegetables and packing colorful bell peppers. When…

LifeScape And Dairy Queen To Host ‘Livin’ It Up For LifeScape’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- LifeScape is inviting the public to their Livin’ It Up for LifeScape event on August 17 to help fund their mission to empower people living with disabilities. The carnival event will be at Dairy Queen on Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17. Jill Willard with Dairy Queen says they’re always happy to…

Game, Fish & Parks Offering Free Outdoor Cooking Classes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Game, Fish and Parks is offering a variety of free classes to children and adults to learn how to cook outdoors. Naturalist for Game, Fish and Parks Jen Nuncio says they’ve had a great turnout this summer for their classes. Nuncio says safety is the biggest lesson they emphasize in the courses. Students don’t have to bring…

Event Planner Shares 5 Tips For An Unforgettable Wedding

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Known for her “statement makers” and sharp attention to detail, Katie Jane Murphy’s passion is creating unforgettable memories for her clients at Jane Rae Event Planning. Murphy stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share her top five wedding trends of the year that will make your special day one to remember. When choosing dresses for your bridesmaids, Murphy…

Sanford’s Profile Perform Products Aim To Manage Weight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Eating well and exercising is always a good idea but sometimes you need an extra boost, which is why Profile by Sanford launched their line of Profile Perform products for before and after workouts. Profile by Sanford is a program that helps clients live a healthy lifestyle with fitness, meal plans and individualized coaching. Alyssa Koens, a dietitian with…

The Rib Shack Serving One-Of-A-Kind Barbecue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It started as something for their four kids to do over the summer and 10 years later, Cedrick and Annie Donaway are still running The Rib Shack as a catering business and food truck. Everything on the menu is made from scratch. The Donaways guarantee their customers won’t find barbecue like theirs anywhere else. Cedrick grew up in…

Healthy 4th Of July Recipes With The Fit Chic Annie Mello

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- To keep our 4th of July celebrations guilt-free, the Fit Chic Annie Mello stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share some healthy, patriotic recipes that the whole family will enjoy. American Flag Fruit Skewers:  12 wooden skewers 1 pound of strawberries (halved) 6 ounces blueberries 3 bananas Directions: Rinse and dry berries. Chop the stems off strawberries, then cut into halves from…

Squealer’s Smoke Shack Introduces New Menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Family-owned Squealer’s Smoke Shack is rolling out a new menu for summer at their barbecue restaurant in Tea. The new menu includes specials that were frequently requested by customers, like their “Angry Boss” sandwich and Grandma’s Mac and Cheese. To see the full new menu, click here. Andrea Kuiper and her husband started Squealer’s with a food truck in…

Healthy Ways To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- June is National Candy Month and the Fit Chic Annie Mello stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share some healthy options for satisfying your sweet tooth. Though Mello admits to having sugar cravings (especially gum,) she always sticks to organic candy. One of her favorite summer treats is a strawberry puree popsicle, which are only 90 calories…