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Tips and Tricks for Kids

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  • Instead of whole nuts use slivered almonds for younger children who may choke on whole nuts.
  • If your children are not keen on vegetables sneak them in sauces or grate them into patties, meatballs, casseroles, soups, cakes and muffins (carrot, beetroot and courgette are all good for sweet recipes). Green smoothies are also a great way to boost your daily vegetable count.
  • Involve kids in growing their own vegetables, lettuce, spinach, peas, beans and celery are very easy to grow.
  • If you would like to get your kids to eat brown rice instead of white, try mixing half white and half brown. Start cooking the brown rice and halfway through add the white. Over time gradually reduce the amount of white rice, until they are only eating brown rice. This method can be used for switching kids (and adults) from rice to quinoa, amaranth and other unfamiliar grains.

Snacks to have on hand for hungry kids

  • Rice crackers, pea or organic corn chips, chickpeas (to make hummus or crunchy chickpeas), bliss balls, nuts and seeds, eggs (for quick dinners, lunches or snacks-for fritters or piklets).
  • Celery (organic or home grown as celery is heavily sprayed), carrots, cucumber and avocado
  • Fresh, frozen (uses in smoothies, piklets and muffins) and dried fruit.
  • Cold chicken drumsticks, meatballs or falafel.
  • Frozen peas and corn (fritters or as a snack)
  • Olives and gherkins
  • Toasted Nori Sushi wrap- cut into strips and let kids munch on it.


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