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Healthy Pizza Bap

Healthy Pizza Bap

Ingredients 1 brown or White Bap 1 tomato thinly sliced ½ onion sliced 2 oz/50g low-fat grated cheese 2 mushrooms Diced cubes of red/green pepper Method Lightly brown the bap under the grill until softened and warm, then cut in half. Cook onion in a little oil in a frying pan and add the sliced mushrooms and diced pepper if ... Read More »

Baked Potato Fillings

Baked Potato Fillings

Potatoes are a very nutritious and versatile food. Bake potatoes either in the oven or the microwave for a delicious snack at any time of day. Don’t forget to add in your child’s favourite raw or salad vegetables. If your child likes a ‘creamy’ topping use low-fat creme fraiche or greek style yogurt. Try some of these tasty fillings: Coleslaw ... Read More »

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Tea Time Scramble  A quick and economical snack the kids will love (Serves 3) What you need 3 eggs 2 dessertspoons of milk 5g / 1/4oz polyunsaturated margarine 1 tomato, chopped 50g / 2oz cooked ham, chopped 50g / 2oz cheddar cheese, grated 3 slices of toast Parsley to garnish (optional) What you do Beat eggs and milk together and ... Read More »

Easy Bolognaise Sauce

Easy Bolognaise Sauce

An ideal dish for hiding vegetables. Chutney and ketchup make this sauce sweeter for children (Serves 4) What you need 450g / 1 lb lean mince beef 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 15ml / 1 tablespoon tomato purée 1 pepper, seeded and chopped 2 small onions, sliced 5 large mushrooms, washed, chopped 15ml / 1 tablespoon of mango chutney (optional) ... Read More »

Mexican Eggs in the Pan

Mexican Eggs in the Pan

A simple tasty dish which is popular with older children and teenagers (Serves 4) What you need 20ml / 11/2 tablespoons pure vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 8 ripe tomatoes, chopped 5-6 scallions, chopped 1 chilli, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3g / 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch of sugar A little salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 ... Read More »

Chicken Dipping Fingers

Chicken Dipping Fingers

A healthier version of a favourite! (Serves 6) What you need 5 skinless chicken breasts cut into strips 250g / 10oz flour 500g / 20oz fresh breadcrumbs 500g / 20oz oats 2 eggs beaten 1 – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil A little salt and black pepper What you do Mix flour, breadcrumbs, oats and seasoning together. Place chicken strips in ... Read More »

3 Bean Casserole

3 Bean Casserole

A handy standby meal with lots of protein and fibre and a cheaper substitute for meat-based dishes (Serves 6) What you need fro 3 Bean Casserole 1 onion 1/2 clove of garlic 1/2 tablespoon of pure vegetable oil 1 can of baked beans 1 can of butter beans 1 can of kidney beans 1 can tomatoes (optional) What you do ... Read More »

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

An all-time family favourite Apple Crumble. Perfect with rhubarb too. What you need 3 cooking apples or 6 stalks of rhubarb 25g / 1oz sugar 3 dessertspoons water Topping 180g / 6oz / flour 50g / 2oz caster sugar 50g / 2oz polyunsaturated margarine What you do Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Slice each apple. Put sliced apples, ... Read More »

Fun Sandwiches

Fun Sandwiches

Fun Sandwiches Presentation is very important to children and sandwiches don’t have to be boring! What you need Your child’s favourite sandwich ingredients What you do Assemble the ingredients Using fun shaped pastry cutters, cut sandwiches into shapes to fit the occasion. (e.g. Valentine’s – hearts; Christmas – Christmas trees, holly, stars) Note: You could also try using letter cut ... Read More »

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A healthy and tasty treat for Friday lunchboxes or birthday parties. What you need 100g/ 4oz polyunsaturated margarine 75g / 3oz white sugar 75g / 3oz brown sugar 2 eggs 125g / 5oz wholemeal flour 125g / 5oz self raising white flour 150g / 6oz oatmeal 1 teaspoon sieved bread soda 75g / 3 oz. raisins What you do Cream ... Read More »