If you read the blog you will know that since little man has been attending his new special school, we have discovered his got rather good skills in the kitchen.
That’s right, his becoming a bit of a master chef and whats more he enjoys the activity of cooking and baking.
A few weeks back we were contacted by someone involved in the cooking with kids campaign creates by ‘The great british chefs‘ in conjunction with Tesco. The campaign is all about encouraging parents to cook with their children as a way of encouraging not only healthy eating but also food education. It provides the perfect bonding activity (unless you’re child’s like little man, not allowing you a single look in)!
There is a whole web page of child friendly recipes to create from yummy dinners to delightful desserts and cakes.
I suggested to the Little guy that we give it a go and as expected he was up for challenge.
Only instead of selecting a recipe requiring lots of ingredients, we opted for one of the more simplistic options available… so much so there was no cooking or even baking involved whatsoever! It wasn’t because we just wanted to speedily put together something simple… the recipe we chose was one that not only looked delicious within the imaging displayed on the Great British Chefs website, but something we hadn’t ever thought about trying before.
This was a recipe for strawberry sundaes, only slightly different from the norm, as these were created with yogurt and oats (Granola) instead of that of ice cream which we would always normally use when pulling together a sundae.
The sundae recipe has been created by Gavin Brothers especially for the campaign which is running in conjunction with Tescos. The recipe introduction reads, “This strawberry sundae recipe is a fantastic breakfast treat, as instead of ice cream, there’s yoghurt and granola. Quick to prepare, even for little hands, they make a nice, healthy mid-day snack for children. Feel free to experiment with other seasonal berries and fruits”
So here’s the few ingredients needed to create this relatively healthy alternative to the traditional strawberry ice cream sundae…
160g of granola
250g of low fat strawberry yoghurt
150g of strawberries
20g of icing sugar
This is said to feed a family of 4 (sundaes served in a tall glass)
We however used our sundae glasses which look much taller than the ones used for this recipe, so we had to increase our ingredients slightly.
Here’s what you do …
Remove the tops from the strawberries and place in a bowl with the icing sugar
LIGHTEN IT UP
Feel free to reduce the sugar used in this step
2. Use a fork to lightly crush the strawberries
3. Place some granola in the bottom of each glass, followed by some strawberry yoghurt. Top with the crushed fresh strawberries and serve
We also sprinkled a little icing sugar on top of our finished sundaes for decoration purposes.
Little man seriously took over (I swear he would make a great head chef… His bossy and likes to take charge). Although this recipe was really simple, he really enjoyed putting the sundaes together.
As for the taste, we all loved them! Just check out the toddler getting stuck in!
The kids have now suggested having the yogurt sundaes more often. Alice even had one for breakfast this morning.
There are loads of recipes on the campaign page. But be warned… You may suddenly find that you feel the need to munch following browsing.
So why not select a recipe and get cooking with the kids!
You can access the Cooking With Kids Campaign page on the Great British Chefs Website by Clicking Here
Disclaimer: Please Note This is not a sponsored post! I Wasn’t paid to write this and didn’t receive anything for doing so. We joined in because we wanted to. Its a campaign we believe in and a great way to teach children skills in preparation for independence (especially those on the autism spectrum like little man).