So when your toddler asks to make star biscuits, you can’t really say No. I’m not a fan of my kids having too much sugar so we always are on the look out for ways to reduce the sugar content of our baking, here we have used just a little apple juice and it worked well. A plain biscuit but you could add spices to it and make it your own. The plain biscuits are good for weaning too.
I used a greek yoghurt topping so the kids could decorate their biscuits which they loved. You need to only decorate the ones you aret going to eat there and then. Store the rest in a tin and the topping in the fridge. The decorating was a good after school activity and make your own snack session.
Easy Peasy Star Bicuits
Simple, low sugar star biscuits that you can add spices to and make your own.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 30
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 100g wholemeal or rye flour
- 100g plain white flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 75g margarine
- 75ml apple juice
- 1 tbsp Greek yoghurt and 1 tbsp cream cheese mixed with a dask of milk
- sunflower seeds
- chopped dried fruit
- Weigh out the flour and baking powder.
- Rub the butter into the flour and baking powder mix.
- Add the apple juice and mix to a dough.
- Roll out on a floured surface.
- Cut and put onto a greased and lined baking tray.
- Bake at Gas Mark 4 for 15 minutes.
- Eat as they are or top with the Greek yoghurt mix.
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That time of year has come, the children are on summer holidays and there’s quite a few weeks of hearing those words “I’m hungry, can I have a snack?”
In my house it’s not just small mouths to feed but the adults like to snack too, so here’s a few healthy, yet tasty snacks to keep the chocolate gremlin away and the energy tank topped up. The added bonus – these snacks are fun to make, so why not turn it into an activity to make a few snacks with the kids involved. Get someone else to clean up 😉
Instead of choc-ices and additive filled lollies try these fresh, fruity alternatives:
- Frozen Grapes
- Frozen slices of banana (tastes just like banana ice-cream)
- Yoghurt Lollies: Mix your favourite yoghurt/fromage frais with a little milk, pour into an ice-lolly mould and push a few berries in
- Juice Lollies: Dilute fruit juice with water and pour into a mould
- Fruit Towers: cut up a selection of different shaped pieces of fruit – long fat blocks of melon, chunks of apple, halved grapes, pineapple pieces and let the kids make their own towers, top with a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
- Hedgehogs: Slice the sides/cheeks off a mango, and cut each piece in half lengthways. Without cutting through to the skin, score 2 criss cross slits into the flesh, push up from the skin so the fruit pops up into a hedgehog.
- Homemade flapjacks with plenty of dried fruit, oats and seeds.
- Cheese scones.
- Oatmeal cookies.
- Chocolate chip and berry muffins
Dip Dip Dab
Dips are a great way to get kids into trying different foods. Make some of the following dips and serve with some of the following: breadsticks, pretzels, fingers of toast, rice cakes, cucumber, carrot, celery or pepper strips. Also great for lunches.
- Guacamole: 1 ripe avocardo, juice 1/2 lime, 1 tbsp, half clove garlic, crushed. Mash it all together. Will go brown quickly, so eat on the day.
- Tzatziki: Half a cucumber, peel, seed and grate, miz with 200g greek yoghurt and 1 tbsp mint.
- Hummous: 1 tin chickpeas pureed with 1 clove garlic, 2 tbsp olve oil, juice of half a lemon and 2 tbsp natural yoghurt.
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