This week I thought I would look at a healthy sugar free meal for each part of the day.
Hope you get inspired in the kitchen!
Lets begin with breakfast – the most important meal of the day. A study of 5,000 nine to 11 year olds found a strong link between kids eating a healthy breakfast and scoring good marks. This is one of my favourite breakfasts dishes –
Though there are many ingredients I only have a small amount of each.
Here is what my breakfast looks like-
My lunches vary everyday according to if I’m home or not and what time of the day it is that I get to eat lunch. I sometimes have a toastie, soup or make a salad but I thought I would share my ‘light lunch’ idea – hummus dip with raw veggies and rice crackers.
This dip is based on a Jamie Oliver hummus recipe which I halve.
- 2 x 400g cans of chickpeas
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tsp crushed sea salt
- 6 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
- 3½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Paprika (optional)
- Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)
Put all ingredients in a blender and get your vegetables ready and enjoy.
One of the kids favourite dinners is hamburgers.
My meat mix is based on a Jamie Oliver recipie-
- 12 crackers
- fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 500 g quality minced beef
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 clove of garlic
- Coconut oil (instead of an egg)
Then I lay out all of the ingredients….
and the kids come and create their own unique burger.
I often choose to eat mine as a deconstructed burger with no bun or as an open sandwich burger.