#HealthyKidsfor£20 - Week One (Monday Recipes)
Porridge, Banana and Peanut Butter
This comfort food is also nutrient packed, and can also be used as a snack for hungry growing children!
• 40g oats,
• 150ml milk (more or less to make consistency you enjoy) ,
• Optional toppings- 1 banana or 1 tsp peanut butter
Place 40g oats in a bowl and add 150ml milk. Place in the microwave for 2mins. You do not need to buy the prepacked ‘2 min oats.
If you would like you can add a dollop a teaspoon of peanut butter on the top or stir in OR Top off with a sliced banana and enjoy this comforting breakfast.
Home-made pizza - makes 3 mini pizzas
Pizzas bought from a shop can use a lot of additives to make sure the base so that it doesn’t lose its shape. By making your own you can keep an eye on that goes into it and on top of it. A simple flour, oil and water base really keeps ingredients to a minimum and provides a slow releasing source of carbohydrates, once cooked.
The more vegetables used as toppings the better, as they add vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Also, by adding ham, tuna, chicken or kidney beans adds a good protein source.
Cheese is great to make sure that the topping stays where you want it to. It is also is a good source of calcium and protein but be careful not use too much as it is high in saturated fats.
Cottage Pie – serves 4
This cottage pie is a great way to increase your protein and vegetable intake.
You can add lots of extra vegetables to the mixture to further enhance the vitamin and mineral content and fibre.
Potatoes are a great source of vitamin C, slow releasing carbohydrates, fibre and energy.
Mince beef is a good source of protein that helps muscle repair and growth.
The leaner the choice of meat the better but this does often make it more expensive.
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