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Recipes for kids to get them eating healthily

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Have you ever had trouble getting your kids to eat well?  Do you find that they often choose to eat a packet of chips or junk food rather than a proper meal?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone! This is something that lots of parents tend to struggle with, but we have a fabulous solution. Try getting your kids involved in the cooking process and you’re likely to find that they will be much more interested in eating the final result. Here are a couple of great recipes for kids to help you get them started.  

Chicken and Mushroom Pizza

We know what you’re thinking – pizza isn’t healthy! Let us show you how it can be healthy while still getting the kids excited for dinner time.

Ingredients to serve 6:

  • 6 x 15cm wholemeal pita breads
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 200g prosciutto, sliced
  • 3 large fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
  • 1.5 cup low fat grated mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 80g baby rocket leaves

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (it’s best that the kids don’t do this part).
  2. Lay the wholemeal bread on a cool oven tray and cover each pizza base with a thin layer of tomato paste.
  3. Arrange the tomatoes, prosciutto and some fresh basil around each piece of pita bread.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over each pizza and then top them with some grated mozzarella.
  5. The pizzas are now ready for the oven. Ask the kids to step back while they are placed into the pre heated oven.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the bread is crisp and the cheese has melted.
  7. Serve with fresh baby rocket on top for an extra healthy touch.

Beef Burgers

Children love burgers, so what better way to have them eating healthy than with healthy burger recipes for kids.

Ingredients to serve 6:

  • 400 grams minced beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 6 dinner rolls
  • Grated cheese
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 3 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 80g baby rocket leaves
  • Tomato sauce or BBQ sauce to serve

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, add the beef, garlic, onion, eggs and tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix together well.
  3. Lay out some baking paper with a light layer of flour on the bench.
  4. Using your hands, make six balls of mince, and then flatten them slightly before placing them on the baking paper.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for half an hour while the BBQ heats up.
  6. Once the BBQ is at medium-high heat, place the patties on the barbecue (this part isn’t for the kids).
  7. Meanwhile, cut each bun in half horizontally and place all the remaining ingredients on the serving table.
  8. Once the patties are ready place them on the serving table also. Allow the kids to put together their own burger from the healthy range of ingredients – they will love it!

So there you have two of our favourite recipes for kids. Not only are they healthy but they are also fun and will get the kid’s appetite rumbling!  There are lots of other recipes for kids that you can try – just remember to choose colourful and tasty ingredients to keep it interesting.

 

 


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