At the Torba Store, we’ve started giving away mini trays of vegetables for kids. We want to encourage kids to have a good relationship with food from a young age and also to embrace healthy eating as the norm and not an exception. Establishing healthy eating habits at an early age has been proven to have positive lasting effect on a person’s diet through to adulthood. To help out, here are a few easy, and healthy, recipes you can do with your kids. And tasty too.
These are a delicious and easy alternative to potato chips. Fantastic for busy kids.
- Fresh kale
- Olive oil
Take your fresh kale and remove the stems, either by stripping the leaves off them by hand, or using scissors or a knife.
Coat in olive oil and a generous pinch of salt.
Bake at 175 degrees celsius until the edges of the kale become brown and crispy. (around 5 mins)
These muffins are a great way to get some vegetables into your child. Even better when they help to prepare them, eat the end result and realise how tasty veggies are.
- Flour (about half a cup)
- Shredded cheese
- 1 egg
- Cumin (optional)
Grate your zucchini and spread onto a paper towel. Cover with another paper towel to help remove moisture.
Place the zucchini into a medium bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
Stir together until the flour and egg have combined to create a muffin mix.
Add to muffin tray or muffin cups.
Bake at 180 degrees celsius until set (about 15mins) and lightly golden brown. Serve warm!
Cherry Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers
Quick and easy, these skewers are simple and tasty as well. Plus you can grow tomato and basil at home.
- Fresh cherry tomatoes
- Mozzarella balls
- Fresh basil
Pierce tomatoes, mozzarella balls and basil alternately through a skewer. (Wedges of tomato work as well if you have no cherry tomatoes.) Serve.
Note: you can also season with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or a fresh pesto.
All the ingredients in these recipes are readily available. Keep an eye out for the free kid’s veggie trays at the store where we put in some of the ingredients for these recipes. They are quick and easy to prepare and taste delicious. Happy cooking!