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3 Must-Try Yummy Recipes For Kids

Let’s explore some wholesome foods for children. We all know that healthy whole foods are better than processed foods. The key to maintaining a healthy diet is to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables and other foods in moderation. It is best to make your own meals and bake your own cakes and cookies instead of relying on convenient foods. Better still, rope in your little one to help prepare meals or let him choose  the next dinner plan. Jazz up your home dining fares with some recipes we curated for you. NUTRITIOUS RICE Eating rice doesn’t have to be boring if you learn how to include different varieties into meal plans. Choose from brown, multi-grain, white, glutinous rice and even grain types; long or short grain, and adopt different cooking methods for different textures. New in Singapore is Fragrance 43°N Japonica Rice ($11.70, 2.5kg;  $23.20, 5kg, NTUC FairPair Xtra hypermarkets and Finest supermarkets) that is cultivated in Jilin, Northeast China which is know for its pristine and fertile black soil. Check out the Japonica Kim Chi Fried Rice recipe below. Kim Chi Fried Rice for the Family Photo courtesy of Sino-Singapore Jilin Food Zone

Kim Chi Fried Rice (Serves 4) Ingredients                                                                                           400g          Steamed Fragrance 43°N Japonica Rice 120g          Korean Kimchi 80g            Korean Chilli Paste 5                Fresh Eggs 40g            White Onion Slices 20g            Korean Sesame Oil 4g              Korean Black Pepper Powder 4g              Fine Salt 4g              Fine Sugar 40ml         Cooking Oil 40g           Butter Method      
  1. Heat oil and butter in a pan, add onion slices and fry till fragrant. Stir in four eggs till cooked.
  2. Add in kimchi, chilli paste and rice. Stir fry till ingredients are well mixed and rice is warm.
  3. Remove from heat and serve onto plates.
  4. Separately, fry last egg and julienne. Garnish with fried eggs and shallots.
  5. Chicken slices or prawns may be added.

AMAZING QUINOA Quinoa is a pseudo grain crop – similar to buckwheat but not a true cereal – closely related to beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds. It is known to be a rich source of protein (high in amino acids) and other nutrients. Make your kiddos a nutritious Quinoa Energy Bar using with this recipe from SuperLife Co with the quinoa selections they have (Mixed Quinoa, $27.40; Red or Black Quinoa, $29.10; White Quinoa, $24.60). Quinoa Energy Bars for the Family Photo courtesy of SuperLife Co

Quinoa Almond Butter Super Bars (Makes 8 squares) Ingredients                                                                                                         1/2 cup      Quinoa (Uncooked) 3/4 cup      Rolled Oats 1/2 cup      Nuts (Almond Flakes or Crushed Cashews) 2 tbsp         Almond Butter 2 tbsp         Brown Sugar 2 tbsp         Honey Method  
  1. Line a thin cake pan with baking paper.
  2. Cook quinoa in a rice cooker (1 part quinoa, 2 parts water).
  3. Cool the quinoa for a short while and mix in the rolled oats and nuts.
  4. Heat the saucepan and add the brown sugar, honey and almond butter.
  5. Remove from heat once it starts to bubble slightly.
  6. Stir in the heated liquid mixture with the quinoa and rolled oat mix.
  7. Pour out the mixture into the cake pan and let it cool overnight.
  8. Cut them into your desired size and serve.                                                                            

WONDERFUL BUTTER Welcome to the world of the re-discovered goodness of butter. While it holds a bad reputation of containing bad fat in the past, recent scientific findings have shown that it contains two essential vitamins that are of extreme importance – vitamins D3 and K2. There are many reasons why butter is not the ‘devil’ you should keep out of your child’s diet as it is not only a great source of vitamins and minerals but also contains glycospingolipids which helps to promote digestion and the same “anti-stiffness” nutrient in raw animal fat that ensures calcium is properly used in the body, an extremely important function for growing children. Make some delicious Coconut Cupcakes for your family as tea-time or recess snacks. Coconut and Lime Cupcakes for the Family Photo courtesy of SCS Butter

Lime and Coconut Cupcakes (Makes 12 Cupcakes) Ingredients                                                                                                          175g        SCS Butter 175g        Sunshine Self-Rising Flour (sifted) 175g        SIS Cater Sugar (Almond Flakes or Crushed Cashews) 1 tbsp      Lime Juice 1               Big Lime (zest) 4 tbsp      Coconut Cream *(optional) Shredded Fresh Coconut (toasted) Method      
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
  3. Fold in the lime zest, lime juice, coconut cream and flour.
  4. Spoon the batter into lined muffin trays and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown and the cake tester comes out clean.
  5. Let it cool and top with toasted coconut and lime zest.

Try it for yourself now! What are some other yummy recipes you have? Share it with us below!

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