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Posted on 12 Sep, 2018

Kids take over the kitchen Blog

 

Here at Revive Active, we understand how important it is that your little ones get the proper vitamins and nutrients each day. We also understand that it may not be the simplest task. Many children are fussy when it comes to eating a healthy breakfast and lunch in school and often opt for the less favorable sugary snack options.

One way to tackle fussy eater’s is to recruit their help in the kitchen. Here are some quick and easy recipes that both you and your child can make together:

Breakfast recipes:

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Overnight oats 

This recipe is a lifesaver for anyone with a busy schedule in the morning. Overnight oats can be prepared before your little one goes to bed, then served conveniently and quickly the next morning before they go to school.

 

What you will need:

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey / maple syrup
  • 1 cup of chopped fruit of your choice
  • 1 sachet of Junior Revive or Teen Revive

 

What to do:

  • Stir together the oats, milk, honey and Junior Revive or Teen Revive in a bowl until combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight, or up to 2 days.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and stir.
  • Top with the chopped fruit



Yogurt pots - Muesli, berries and yogurt

Similar to overnight oats, yogurt pots can be prepared the night before for convenience. Little glass jars can be a good option to use when making these yogurt pots.

 

What you will need:

  • One sachet of Junior Revive
  • 2 cups plain yogurt or greek yogurt
  • 5 tbsp rolled porridge oats
  • chopped fruit of your choice
  • dessicated coconut / chocolate shavings to decorate

What to do:

  • Mix one sachet of Junior Revive into 2 cups of plain yogurt or greek yogurt
  • Layer 5 tbsp of rolled porridge oats in the bottom of a small plastic container
  • Pour the yogurt mixture on top of the oats
  • Top the yogurt mixture with chopped fruit
  • Finally, decorate with desiccated coconut / chocolate shavings

 

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Breakfast muffins

Kids love breakfast muffins, especially making them! There are so many different types of breakfast muffins to be made from sweet to savoury. I have provided a recipe for my favourite type below.

What you will need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
  • ½ cup of almond milk
  • 1 ½ cup of rolled coats
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

What to do:

  • Mash 1 banana in a bowl
  • Add 1 egg to the mixture
  • Pour 1 tsp of vanilla extract into the bowl
  • Add ¼ cup of maple syrup
  • Add ½ cup of almond milk and stir
  • Pour 1 ½ cups of rolled oats into the mixture
  • Add 1 tsp of baking powder
  • Add 1 tsp of cinnamon into the mixture
  • Finally, sprinkle a pinch of salt over the recipe and stir
  • Pour the mixture evenly into a bun tin
  • Top each muffin with chopped fruit of your choice ( I prefer to top mine with raspberries)
  • Cook in the oven at 180 degrees celsius for 30 minutes
  • Enjoy!

I have included a link for a video which includes other recipes of both sweet and savory breakfast muffins here.

 


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Lunch recipes :

If breakfast was a hit, you could get your little ones to help make their school lunches. This will encourage them to eat their lunch in school, knowing they helped make it themselves.

 

Cold Pasta mixed with tomato sauce / Pesto 

This tasty lunch recipe is bound to go down a hit. Choose either tomato or pesto sauce depending on your child's preferability.

 

What you will need:

  • 8 ounce of pasta
  • Tomato sauce / Pesto
  • Baby tomatoes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Cheddar cheese

 

What to do:

  • Simply cook the pasta in boiling water for approximately 15 minutes
  • Add the cooked pasta into the tomato sauce or pesto mixture
  • Garnish with halved baby tomatoes and sweetcorn
  • Finally, sprinkle cheese on top


Pita Bread / Veg stick and Hummus (mixed with Junior Revive)

This is another very quick and easy recipes to whip up with your little ones. Hummus is a good source of protein and fibre. Chickpeas which are used in hummus are high in iron, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins.

 

What you will need:

  • Pita Bread
  • Carrot
  • Pepper
  • Celery
  • Hummus
  • One sachet of Junior Revive

 

What to do:

  • Mix one sachet of Junior Revive into a serving of Hummus
  • Ps. Hummus comes in many flavours that your little ones are bound to enjoy from the classic original flavour to roasted pepper.
  • Cut the carrots, peppers and celery into short sticks which make them easy to dip and dunk.
  • Toast the pita bread and cut into slices.

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We hope your little ones enjoy some of these quick & simple recipes. However, if none of these recipes tingle your child's taste buds, you can always make sure they are getting the correct vitamins and nutrients by simply adding one sachet of Junior Revive into their water in the morning or in their bottle for school.