With school holidays just round the corner we imagine you parents among us are frantically sourcing fresh ideas about now that are gunna keep the little terrors occupied.
These fun and healthy recipes may help. They may not, but you’ll enjoy them. We can all enjoy them!
20 mins (time you’ve cut all the fruit)
Watermelon, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, fig, crème fraîche, mint and honey. Maybe swap the fig for grapes if you are making this with/for children.
Matcha Chia Pudding
10 mins + overnight soaking
Or any chia pudding flava that grabs ya!
1/2 cup chia seeds, 1 tin coconut milk, 2 tsp maple syrup, the goo from a vanilla pod. Whisk everything together, leave to soak overnight, enjoy for breakfast.
Watermelon and Cherry Granita
5 mins + freezing
Granita, Gran-ee-ta! There’s every chance you’ll have some watermelon left over from the watermelon pizza, make this! Couldn’t be any simpler. Or tastier, frankly.
Take watermelon, cherries (pipped), mint leaves and honey, whizz it all together in a blitzer. Pour the lumpy liquid you now have into a shallow dish and stick in the freezer for an hour. Remove from the freezer, scrape along the top with forks until you reach the layer that hasn’t melted yet and bung it back in the freezer for another 45 mins – 1 hr. Take from the freezer when ready to serve, scrape it all up again, et viola.
15 mins + chocolate setting
Melt about 150-200g chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, dip the tips of the cones in the chocolate, dip in coconut or sprinkles, then drop a dollop of chocolate into the bottom of the cone. When the chocolate has set, fill the cones with fruit.
These are so simple the kids could do them for you to be honest. Once you’ve done the whizzy bit. Whack a sharing bag of popcorn and a packet of soaked pitted dates into a blender and whizz. Form the slightly sticky powdery stuff into small balls. (Okay, so this one’s a little less healthy, but it’s the holidays right). So good.
PS: The timings are how long it would take you make the dish without ‘help’ from little ones. With ‘help’ you can expect these activities to keep ’em entertained for a fair few minutes!