Super-foods disguised as scones, and other recipes to cook with kids

I’ve been trying to minimise our lives a bit of late. Cue TV ban and massive playroom clear-out (a story for another post). But the most important thing I want to cut down on is SUGAR.

Such a sticky little sucker. I never had an issue with it before I got pregnant but cutting out the booze, left a power vacuum; it was only a matter of time before another Vice crept in. Enter the sweet stuff.

Unfortunately, I seem to have passed the addiction on to my children. I look back on our days of Vanilla Mini-Milks with a sigh. Today’s reality includes Cornettos and Flakes, de rigueur. Oh, the shame when I found myself arguing with my 2-year-old over a Magnum the other day. ENOUGH!

When the kids go back to school I’ll be harnessing the power of a new routine and making some changes. I’ve pulled out some recipes I’ve been wanting to try for ages.

Cook with the kids
Enter this corker: Salmon, Cheese and Watercress scones, or Superfood Scones, as I call them – though not in earshot of the kids. (Daren’t risk scaring them with anything healthy sounding.)

My son and me were taught this recipe by the fabulous Fiona Faulker – a self-taught home cook, author and food writer at a fab event organised by Persil Washing Up Liquid aimed at reaching out to families and encouraging them to roll up their sleeves and cook together to make memories in the kitchen.

I confess I was sceptical; Fish. Scones. Really? But the little dude got stuck into making them (and eating them afterwards.) Hello, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. It’s been too long. Check out the recipe here.

Next up was Sweet Potato, Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes – a great twist on a family staple we’ll definitely be repeating at home though perhaps I’ll leave out the sugar. (We don’t use sugar in our usual pancake recipe.) Recipe here.

It was an honor to be invited by Persil and to meet Fiona. The event was a celebration of all things messy, tasty and fun, and inspired us to think beyond cupcakes next time we’re mucking about it the kitchen.

Fancy getting your hands dirty? Look out for the ‘Cook With The Kids’ logo next time you’re buying washing up liquid for your chance to collect rewards including baking sets, aprons, whisks and Haven holiday vouchers and be entered into a draw for a chance to win £250.00 of supermarket gift vouchers.

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