Kids in the kitchen: Treats that are almost too cute to eat
Every now and then, we all deserve a treat that’s as easy on the eyes as it is to whip up in the kitchen with the kids. We’ve put together three recipes that are sure to let your child’s creative flare be put to good use! Whether you’re hosting a kid’s party, looking for weekend entertainment or in need of a sweet fix, these colourful and inventive recipes will inspire your cooking (and decorating) needs. From healthy fruit pizza to monster burgers, we’ve got you covered.
You’ll find all the ingredients you need at Countdown at Westfield Manukau.
Frozen yoghurt bark 3 ways
Recipe by Weelicious
Image credit: Weelicious
• 2 cups whole milk plain Greek yogurt
• 3 tablespoons honey
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Pomegranate seeds and chocolate chips
• Blueberries and almonds (m&m’s, if desired)
• Raspberries and pistachios
- Mix together the yoghurt, honey and vanilla extract.
- Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet in an even layer and sprinkle with desired toppings.
- Freeze overnight, then break into pieces and serve.
Healthy no bake chocolate fruit pizza
Recipe by My Fussy Eater
Image credit: My Fussy Eater
• 1 cup / 150g whole almonds
• 15 whole pitted dates
• 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
• 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 4oz / 110g cream cheese
• 3oz / 80g Greek yogurt
• 1/2 tsp orange juice
• 1/4 tsp orange zest
• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Strawberries, kiwi fruit, mandarin, blueberries or any fruit or your choice, all chopped.
- First up, make the base by blitzing the almonds in a food processor until they have broken down into a fine flour consistency. Add the dates, melted coconut oil, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Continue to blitz until the dates have been finely chopped and everything is well combined.
- Press the mixture into a springform tin or tart dish and place in the fridge for an hour to set. Short on time? Speed up this process by placing the dish in the freezer for 15 – 20 minutes.
- Make the filling by mixing the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, orange juice and zest and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Now spread this mixture onto the top of the pizza base and decorate with the fruit topping of your choice.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge for a couple of hours until you are ready to eat it!
Healthy monster burgers
Recipe by Boy Eats World
Image credit: Boy Eats World
• 6 Wholemeal Round Buns
• 500g Lean beef mince
• 1 small carrot
• 1 zucchini, grated
• 1 small red onion, grated
• 2 garlic cloves, crushed
• 1/2 cup chopped continental parsley
• 70g breadcrumbs
• 1 egg, lightly whisked
• 6 cheese slices
• Stuffed olives
• Red & green capsicum
• Tomato sauce
- Mix mince, grated carrot, zucchini, onion, garlic, parsley and breadcrumbs in a bowl.
- Shape mince into six bun-size patties.
- Cook patties on a medium heat in a frypan with a splash of olive oil until cooked through.
- Slice cucumber and olives into discs and use toothpicks to attach to top half of wholemeal bun.
- Cut triangles from capsicums and insert into top of burger bun.
- Cut strips from alternate coloured capsicum and attach with toothpicks.
- Cut zig zag pattern into one edge of the cheese.
- Assemble burgers with lettuce, avocado, patty, cheese, tomato sauce, and decorated bun.