In celebration of International Day of the Girl Child, we have pulled together some ‘so easy a child could follow them’ recipes for more nutritious versions of childhood favourites, for the responsible adult in you.
Embrace your inner child and take yourself back to the days when your only worry was what you were going to find in your lunchbox that day.
Peanut butter is jam-packed with protein, fibre and good fats, a great macro complex which keeps your energy up and leaves you feeling satisfied for a long time. It is a natural substance which contains essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, which helps control fluid balance in the body and magnesium, which optimises the way our bodies convert food into energy. Opt for a no added sugar variety for maximum virtuosity.
Blueberries are antioxidant and phytonutrient rich and provide a heady vitamin boost all as one of your 5-a-day. Perfect as an on-the-go snack or addition to a breakfast pancake or muffin. Use your blueberries to pep up the taste and nutritional benefit of all manner of combos.
Rice cakes are a great source of fibre and healthy carbohydrates and are low in fat. The ultimate base for random and creative toppings which won’t draw your palette away from the main flavours.
What you will need (for 1 serving)
One tablespoon of no added sugar peanut butter
A handful of fresh blueberries
2 rice cakes
Step 1 Smooth a generous layer of peanut butter over each rice cake.
Step 2 Top with a scattering of blueberries.
Step 3 Enjoy with a glass of fruit squash for maximum nostalgia.
Tip. Mix up your base. Seeded bread increases the comfort food factor and protein rating or the toppings can also be added to crispbreads, oatcakes and all manner of bases.