The ‘Healthy Kids’ Round-Up

February 12, 2015

Family Foodies Jan PicJanuary’s Family Foodies event was all about ‘healthy kids’, needless to say a theme right up the Eat Your Veg street. And by heck did we get some temptingly tasty wholesome fodder linked up by you healthy little lot. Everything from homemade sushi to kale samosas, mango smoothies to energy balls galore!. Soups, savoury nibbles and bakes, family-friendly mains, better for you puds and healthier cookies and cakes. Prepare to be feasted, in a healthy kinda way!.

molecular-gastronomy-kit-spheres-mainWe have a prize this month, kindly offered by the folks at Cheeky Monkey Cream Chargers. A fascinating and no doubt great fun ‘Molecular Gastronomy Spherification Kit’ no less. Just how cool? Do read through to the bottom to see which lucky blogger has won the chance to go all Heston on us.

Super Soups and Savoury Nibbles:

Soups & Savoury Nibbles

1. Slow Roasted Tomato & Garlic Soup from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

2. DIY Sushi from By the Way….by Nasifuet

3. Pizza Muffins from The Gluten Free Alchemist

4. Beetroot Puri from Herbs, Spices and Tradition

5. Broken Wheat Chickpeas Pulav from Home Cooked Food

6. Kale & Cauliflower Samosas from Bangers & Mash Chat


Wholesome Mains:

Family Foodies Wholesome Mains

1. A Simple Country Chicken Casserole from The Hedge Combers

2. Quorn & Veggie Cottage Pie topped with Sweet Potato Mash from Eat Your Veg

3. Roo’s Vegetable Pasta with Crispy Bacon and Seeds from The Free From Fairy

4. Sausage, Apple & Bean Casserole from The Gluten Free Alchemist

5. Veggie Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Traybake from Family-Friends-Food

6. Mushroom, Spinach & Barley Bake from Family-Friends-Food

7. Oat Pancakes from The Gluten Free Alchemist

8. Sausage, Roasted Pepper & Pea Frittata from Feeding Boys and a Firefighter


Healthier Sweet Treats

Family Foodies Healthy Kids- Sweet Treats

1. Easy muesli Cookies from Family-Friends-Food

2. Coconut, Apricot & Sultana Snack Balls from Searching for Spice

3. Super Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins from the Free From Fairy

4. Chocolate Bliss Balls from Green Gourmet Giraffe

5. Mincemeat and Cranberry Flapjacks from Jibber Jabber

6. 5 Ingredient Energy Balls from Home Cook Food

7. Healthy Digestive Biscuits from Tales From The Kitchen Shed


Puds & Drinks:

Healthy Drinks & Puds

1. Mango Smoothie from Herbs, Spices & Tradition

2. Greek Yogurt Cheesecake (Gluten & Sugar Free) from Instructables

3. Fruity Bread & Butter Pudding from Eat Your Veg

Well that’s it for January folks, I wasn’t wrong when I said it was a feast this month was I? Thank you so much to everyone who very kindly contributed. Which now of course leaves me with the task of picking a winner of the molecular gastronomy prize. Gosh, that’s definitely a hard one as I can honestly say I’m tempted by each and every recipe this month. Truly. But the winner for me had to be the Free From Fairy’s ‘Vegetable Pasta with Bacon and Seeds’, invented and made by Vicki’s seven year old daughter Roo! I couldn’t help but be impressed that a seven year old could not only think up such a wholesome meal but actually ask to make it for her family. I wonder if the day will come that one of my own monkeys will announce they want to cook tea, fingers crossed!.

Thanks again for all your lipsmackingly tasty entries folks. I’ll see you again next month, but in the mean time do link up your pancake recipes to February’s Family Foodies over at Bangers & Mash,

Keep healthy!

L x

4 thoughts on “The ‘Healthy Kids’ Round-Up

  1. Vicki Montague

    Thank you so very much for choosing Roo’s dish at the winner!! She will be delighted when I tell her in the morning!!! I have to say that the occasion of asking to cook for us and creating such a lovely dish has only happened once! I keep hoping that she might suggest cooking something again but nothing so far!! It is all down to her school because they had been designing a healthy pasta dish there and she was all inspired to come home and cook!


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