At Park Academy Childcare, we prepare a large selection of dishes with a huge variety of fresh ingredients. Not only does this provide a balanced and nutritious diet for our children, but it also promotes a more adventurous attitude towards food. The more foods and flavours a child has been exposed to from a young
This recipe is a quick and easy way to add some variety into a child’s diet. Couscous salad is perfect for lunch, or an accompaniment for dinner, and will contribute towards your child’s five a day. It also makes a great alternative to sandwiches, for parents who are trying to cut down on their bread
Ingredients: Tin of chopped tomatoes Bag of baby leaf spinach Handful of basil leaves 2 cups of yellow split peas, cleaned and drained. 1 clove of garlic 1 onion A pint and a half of vegetable stock Method: – Sauté the onion and garlic in a hot pan. – Add tomatoes, basil, and spinach leaves
Here is a simple, one pot, one dish recipe to use up some of the leftover turkey meat this Christmas. It will also make good use of any extra breadcrumbs and fresh herbs that are still in your fridge. Turkey can be dry, so the creamy sauce in this recipe adds some much needed moisture to
This delicious and simple recipe has no added sugar. It also looks great as a Christmas dessert, dusted with icing sugar. The sweet potato and banana ensure that the brownies are moist & gooey…as well as providing lots of goodness! Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods you can eat, packed with Beta Carotene, anti-oxidants, Vitamin
Most of our recipes in the crèche use a homemade vegetable stock as its base ingredient so you will notice this listed in most of our recipes. While you can buy stock cubes, they tend to contain be a lot of additives such as mono-sodium glutamate. These will often be listed by their long chemical
Our Nature Kindergarten children love foraging for wild and wonderful foods around our forest, so today we decided to make Nettle Ice-Pops to cool us down in the summer heat. As none of us had even heard of Nettle Ice-Pops before, this was a bit of an adventure!
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Tomato based sauces are one of the most versatile kinds and add flavour to many different meals. They are also very popular with children; hence this is a recipe that I would use a lot in the crèche. There are lots of supermarket options on the market but most of these contain quite a bit
This is a nice simple Valentine’s recipe that can be made with your children. The biscuits look very cute and can be given to a loved one or will make a nice lunchbox surprise! This is just a basic shortbread recipe but I have reduced the sugar content by half to make it more suitable
Food intolerances are becoming increasingly common these days but that doesn’t mean that pancakes are off the menu! Thanks to Chef Gill’s recipe, none of our little ones had to miss out on the treats at Beacon Court this Pancake Day. This recipe is egg and dairy free and therefore is also suitable for vegans.
In the second part of our ‘Super Shakes for Wellbeing’ series, Chef Rohan shows us how to incorporate super food vegetables into your breakfast smoothie…and yes they do taste great! These shakes are choc-a-bloc with fantastic nutrients for the body and are suitable for adults and children alike. They are also quick and simple to