Helping in the kitchen is a fun activity for kids to do, with a good reward at the end. It’s a good time to educate children on what’s healthy and nourishing for our bodies and how to have fun with food. It’s also a great way to encourage them to try different foods, they are more likely to eat something you’ve made together for fun as opposed to being told to try something.
Here are a few good, easy and healthy recipes to try:
90g Rolled Oats
1 tsp baking powder
150ml Plain yoghurt
2-3 drops vanilla extract
Splash of milk or almond milk (optional)
Butter for greasing
Punnet of blueberries
Mix all ingredients except for blueberries together. Grease a frying pan/griddle with butter and place a dessert spoon or two of mixture on. Add blueberries to batter while cooking, in patterns of your choice. Cook one side until bubbles start to appear and then flip.
Hot smoked salmon and sweet potato cakes
100g hot smoked salmon (pulled apart in small pieces)
1 medium sweet potato (boiled and mashed)
1 grated zucchini
1 tbsp bread crumbs (for binding – works well without)
Extra breadcrumbs to roll the cakes in before cooking
Mix all the ingredients well together with hands. Form into small balls to form cakes. Roll to coat in breadcrumbs and cook in frying pan in a small amount of olive or coconut oil until golden brown.
Fruit/s of your choice
Remove the core from an apple and cut into thin slices length ways, to make round pieces with a hole in the middle - “donut shaped”. Cover the donuts with Greek yoghurt and top with fruit of your choice and sprinkling of Granola – get creative and make lots of different varieties!