Health guru Lee Holmes aims to establish positive eating habits for your kids with delicious child-friendly recipes that your kids will enjoy again and again, pleasing even the pickiest eaters!
Need breakfast on the run? This shake will provide ample energy when time is short.
VERY BERRY SHAKE
125 g (412 oz/1 cup) fresh or frozen mixed berries
1/2 banana, peeled and frozen
250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) almond milk
4 ice cubes
Whizz all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
This is a great snack to let the kids make on their own – with parental supervision.
CUCUMBER SAILING BOATS
2 small Lebanese (short) cucumbers
260 g (914 oz/1 cup) plain full-fat yoghurt
6 drops liquid stevia or 2 teaspoons your sweetener of choice
pinch of Celtic sea salt
1 tablespoon chopped dill
1 red capsicum (pepper), seeded
toothpicks, for decorating
Cut the cucumbers in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds.
Combine the yoghurt, stevia, salt and dill in a bowl. Spoon into the hollowed-out cucumbers.
Cut triangles for sails out of the capsicum. Skewer each sail with a toothpick and stick the other end in the cucumber.
Cucumbers are mostly water, so they’re a great way to keep the body hydrated. They’re also a good source of B vitamins, so they’ll give your child a little energy boost.
No kid can resist a frozen treat! Make your own and you'll know they're healthy.
65 g (214 oz/14 cup) nut butter
60 ml (2 fl oz/14 cup) additive-free coconut milk or coconut water
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
14 teaspoon stevia powder or your sweetener of choice
4 iceblock (popsicle/ice lolly) moulds and sticks
Whizz all the ingredients in a food processor to combine.
Pour into the ice block moulds and add the sticks, then freeze until set.
Lee Holmes is a Certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a wholefoods chef and author of three bestselling books in the Supercharged Food Series. Her latest cookbook ‘Supercharged Food for Kids’, published by Murdoch Books (RRP £12.99), will inspire you to create fresh, wholesome and nutrient-rich meals, giving your children the energy and nourishment they need to thrive.